Virtual Anniversary Celebration
Veteran Resident Alfredo Diaz
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Christy's Corner
Resident Life
Thank You Community Partners
Welcome Mark Fleming
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Be Thankful – and take the time to support a 
Fellowship Square resident struggling to make ends meet…
Just TWO weeks away… RSVP NOW!

Join us for a festive ‘virtual’ evening as we celebrate our milestone anniversary and learn to mix some delectable holiday cocktails!

Hosted by Sommelier, Felicia Colbert

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Plus, hear about Fellowship Square’s exciting new projects that are making an IMPACT on the future of affordable housing!
Thank You to our Sponsors!
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Lake Anne Fellowship House Resident
Mr. Alfredo Diaz
Alphredo Dias
To commemorate this year's Veterans Day, Fellowship Square wanted to highlight one of our very own veterans.

Mr. Alfredo Diaz, a resident at Lake Anne Fellowship House, served 21 years in the United States Army. He was first drafted in 1972 as a result of the on-going war in Vietnam. Read more about Mr. Diaz on our website…
Fellowship Square’s Stringent Safety Practices Pay Off for Seniors
Our successful efforts to proactively limit the spread of COVID-19 were recognized in a recent article on Reston Now, a local news site. We are proud of our work to keep our residents safe, while continuing to provide creative ways for them stay socially engaged.

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One of the biggest battles we face is keeping Fellowship House residents mentally sharp and engaged as the weather becomes colder and daylight is limited. In the past, we prided ourselves on a plethora of activities, programs and activities designed to appeal to our residents and keep them socially active through the Winter months. This year, the COVID pandemic has all but shut-down our buildings – no group gatherings, no in-person holiday celebrations and no health and fitness activities in or around the building. This Winter, residents will spend a majority of time in their apartments – for many the television is a constant companion; for others, they do not have the option of this distraction because they have no TV. Even in the best of times, cold weather makes it difficult for seniors to stay active; and the COVID pandemic makes it almost impossible. 

The Fellowship Square team is working tirelessly to plan important engagement opportunities for our 800 residents – most of whom do not have internet access. All of our Winter activities must be ones they can do safely in their home alone and with limited materials or supplies. This planning has proven more challenging than you might expect.

We welcome ideas, volunteers and donated supplies of everything from drawing paper and markers to puzzle books and jigsaw puzzles. Like each of us, Fellowship House residents have their own interests and abilities. Some may like games and challenges; others may like writing poetry or short stories; while others may be more inclined to have a conversation over the phone and discuss current issues. Coming up with engagement opportunities that appeal to everyone is a big challenge!

We were thrilled that 25 seniors participated in our virtual Chair Yoga program last month. While most of the 800 seniors do not have access to the internet, we hope those that do will take advantage of our online programs.

There’s no question that creating programs that help seniors stay mentally engaged is critical. We know that as mental health deteriorates so does one’s physical health.

If you’re able to lend a hand – either by donating supplies, volunteering or making a generous financial contribution to Fellowship Square – we would be grateful for your participation. We continue to push through these challenging times – our seniors and staff are and doing a fantastic job battling through the pandemic – but our toughest challenges may lie ahead. I hope we can count on your support through these trying months.

With gratitude,
Christy Zeitz
Fellowship Square Residents
Stay Active at Home with Chair Yoga!
Thanks to our Community Partner, Kevin Barbera and his ‘Kev’s Gym’ fitness company, our seniors at ALL FOUR Fellowship Houses are able to take advantage of some fun fitness activity while staying safely in their homes.  Each week a member of Kevin’s staff leads a 30-minute virtual session for our residents.
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Our Thanks to Community Partners
During this season of gratitude, we want to express our deep appreciation for our numerous Community Partners who support Fellowship Square’s residents.

Community Partners are other non-profit organizations, faith institutions, government agencies and schools; for-profit businesses; and even individuals… all working with Fellowship Square to provide much needed assistance and services for our low-income seniors.

Community Partners provide a wide range of support to residents such as low-cost or free medical and dental assistance, food and supply donations and delivery, legal services, health and wellness activities, educational opportunities, spiritual support, transportation assistance, fitness programs and much more.
For more information on how YOU can become a Community Partner, please contact Judy Singer, Director of Development, at or 703-860-2569.
Meet Hunters Woods Fellowship House’s Newest Board Member
Mark Fleming
Mark Fleming
Hunters Woods Board of Directors  

Mark Fleming, CMB, serves as a senior advisor to organizations adopting eMortgage technology. He also supports non-profit organizations that are focused on affordable housing in Virginia. Mark recently completed an assignment with the Federal Housing Finance Agency where he was responsible overseeing the early-stage development and successful launch in June 2019 of the Common Securitization Platform (core operational infrastructure for the secondary mortgage market).

Previously, as Operations Director for NVR Mortgage, Mark was responsible for operational execution and strategic technology projects for mortgage originations, secondary marketing, and regulatory compliance. Prior to NVR, as Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Actualize, Mark managed projects that provided strategic, operational and regulatory advisory services related to capital markets, loan origination and servicing operations. Mark also has significant experience in emerging technologies used for automated underwriting and loan origination.

Mark has held positions as a partner at Great Elm, various executive positions at Freddie Mac including VP of Mortgage Operations and VP of Systems Development, and from 1996-2006, Mark served as a Founding Board Member of the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) on both the Executive and Audit Committees.  He holds a B.A. degree and a Master’s Degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Certified Mortgage Banker and a member of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO).

Mark has served on Fellowship Square’s Asset Management Committee since November of 2019 and is an active member of the Reston-Herndon Communities.
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