Sunday, July 10, 2011

DC Youth Services Will Mow Lawns for Seniors

Good news for seniors who are not up to mowing the lawn. This announcement arrived from the DC Government:

The Office on Aging has been working with the Department of Youth Services (DYS) to expand the free lawn cutting service for seniors initiative that was started last year in Ward 5. This program is being expanded to all eight wards.

DYS kicked off this intergenerational initiative on July 8 by cutting the lawn of one 92 year old senior in Ward 3 and the lawn of another senior, 111 years old, in Ward 5.

They are looking for additional senior residents who are in need of this service.

Under this initiative:
  • DYS workers will cut the lawn (size not a problem) 
  • The youth performing the work will be supervised. 
  • The lawn cutting can start as early as next week. 
  • Priority is given to seniors who are physically challenged and live alone. 
Please identify senior resident(s) who need this service by the close of business July 11. Please send the name, address and contact information to:

Sedrick Muhammad
Executive Office of the Mayor
Office of Neighborhood Engagement, Ward 1
The John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW  Suite 332
Washington, DC 20004
Sedrick.Muhammad (at)

PS: Let us not forget the District regulations prohibit property owners commercial and residential from allowing grass and weeds on their premises to grow more than 10 inches in height. Failing to adhere to the rule could lead to fines of more than $500. Between May 1 and October 31, DCRA can immediately mow properties and issues fines.

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