King Farm Association News – December 23, 2021

published: December 23rd, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Management Office Closed – 12/24
Wishing everyone a safe and joyous holiday season from the Management Office!  

Management Office Closures: The King Farm Management Office will be closed Friday, December 24th, in Observance of Christmas Eve and Friday, December 31st, in Observance of New Years Eve. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, December 27th (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) and Monday, January 3rd, 2022, (8:30 am — 5:00 pm).  

King Farm Shuttle Bus – No Holiday Service:
Please note that the King Farm Shuttle will not provide service on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31). 
King Farm Santa Photos Now Available 
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the holiday party with Santa and friends this past Sunday. If you had your photos taken with Santa, please click here to access the photo gallery of Santa photos. The password to download the photos is Santa. Enjoy and thanks to all who came out to enjoy the celebration.
King Farm Neighbors Village News
Events King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) is looking forward to the beginning of the 2022 with the following events:  

Movie Club on January 6, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm where the movie, The Wife, a 2017 drama directed by Bjorn L. Runge, based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer will be reviewed.  It stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Christian Slater.   Glenn Close playing a wife questioning her life choices won several awards for her performance, including: the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress;  

Book Club on January 13, 2022 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm where the book, The Woman I was Before by Kerry Fisher will be discussed. As goodreads.com writes, “The Woman I was Before is a book about the things we hide from those closest to us—and the terrible consequences that keeping those secrets can have. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain;” and

The first Coffee and Conversation of 2022 on Wednesday, January 19th from 10:00 to 11:30 am, where the topic will be: New Year’s Resolutions: Are they useful? Please take a look at the KFNV Blog under the News section of the KFNV website for articles about events as well as news relevant to the KFNV community. Also, both the Movie Club and Book Club welcome new members.  Please see below for KFNV membership details.   

The KFNV Survey            

In October, KFNV undertook a survey of its members and potential members.  The survey was disseminated via the KFNV email list, website, and Facebook page, as well as through the King Farm Citizens Assembly Chronicle and weekly email Blast. The KFNV Board of Directors (Board) was pleased to receive responses from nearly half of the KFNV members, plus others interested in joining.  Highlights of the survey were: 

1.     Survey respondents expressed interest in current and potential KFNV aging-in-place services and in social and educational events.  
2.     Respondents offered their time to volunteer through KFNV, in providing aging-in-place services such as rides to medical appointments.  
3.     Survey respondents encouraged KFNV to begin transitioning to more in-person social and educational activities.  
4.     Respondents suggested new events and activities for KFNV to consider, and some respondents offered to lead new social activities.  
5.     The KFNV heard that its members mainly receive information about KFNV from the Chronicle, King Farm Email Blast, and KFNV emails; and  
6.     The survey respondents provided helpful suggestions regarding the KFNV webpage (KFNV.org).  

The KFNV Board and its committees are in the process of reviewing survey responses and plan to reach out to respondents who told the KFNV that they would like more information on KFNV, or who are interested in participating in KFNV activities and services.  At the KFNV Annual Meeting in April, the Board will discuss the results of the survey and provide more information on future events and services. The KFNV Board has planned this annual meeting to be its first in-person event since March 2020 and invites the King Farm Community to attend this meeting at the King Farm Community Center to get an idea of what the future holds for the KFNV. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their ideas with the KFNV through the survey. Your suggestions and comments will help the KFNV to provide more and better opportunities for the KFNV to realize its mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”  

How to Contact KFNV For most of the KFNV monthly events, membership is required; but membership is free and as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form.   The KFNV does, however, accept and welcome donations; for these donations help defray the cost of KFNV services and events.  In addition, and in anticipation of end-of-year tax planning, a donation to KFNV is tax deductible.  For information on how to register for any of the above events, to become a KFNV member, or to make a donation, please contact the Member Coordinators at kfnvinfo@gmail.com,  leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at  www.kfnv.org.  

Holiday Greetings            
As 2021 comes to an end, the KFNV Board would like to thank the King Farm Community for its support this past challenging year and wish the Community members a peaceful, relaxing, and healthy holiday season and New Year.  Hopefully, 2022 will bring an end to the pandemic and open up more opportunities for KFNV to continue its mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” 
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