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News - November 15, 2021


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Goodwin House Inc. Joins the Encore Creativity Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA – A member of Goodwin House Inc. joined the Board of Directors for Encore Creativity in September, 2021. Goodwin House Alexandria Administrator of Assisted Living and Memory Support Jackie Barbarito was presented by Board President Dr. Anthony (Tony) Tambasco and voted in unanimously. Dr. Tambasco is also a resident of Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads and a member of the Goodwin House Board of Trustees.

“It is time to expand the board and to be creative,” said Tambasco. “We selected Jackie because she will bring talents in the health field where we want to expand our footprint, working especially with adults challenged by dementia. We also want creativity in growing in both diversity and geography, and Jackie has been singled out as a young leader to watch for the future.”

With more than 2,000 members, Encore is the nation’s largest chorale organization for adults over the age of 55. They provide friendly, educational and artistic platforms for older adults to learn and share their musical talents. Recently, Encore has grown to 22 local chorales that professionally train older adults across Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Dozens of older adults within the Goodwin House Life Plan Communities are pleased to participate in Encore’s programs each year, especially as the holiday season approaches.

The history between Encore and Goodwin House stretches back decades. Encore’s Founder, Jeanne Kelley, conducted a peer reviewed study in 2001 on The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on the Physical Health, Mental Health and Social Functioning of Older Adults. Goodwin House provided the first chorales for Jeanne to work with, and after years of seeing the positive effect of music on older adults she founded Encore Creativity in 2007. Goodwin House is pleased to continue to support Encore in their mission.

As a member of the board, Jackie plays a crucial role in strengthening the partnership between Encore and Goodwin House, steering Encore towards a sustainable future and fulfilling the mission of Goodwin House. To learn more about Encore and their upcoming programming, please visit


About Goodwin House Incorporated: Celebrating 54 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a not-for-profit, Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Through its growing family of senior living and healthcare services owned and operated across Northern Virginia, GHI serves 2,000 older adults with options that include: two Life Plan Communities—Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads; an innovative continuing care at home program—Goodwin House at Home; and a portfolio of healthcare services and partnerships delivering Home Health, Rehabilitation, Primary Care, Palliative Care and Hospice.

GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving low-income older adults in McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. GHI also advances its mission through the Goodwin House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides financial support to current and future residents in need and to fund programs dedicated to promoting growth and education of staff as well as overall well-being and vibrant living as we age.

About Encore Creativity: Encore is the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over the age of 55. Encore’s mission is to provide an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.

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