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Service Board of IRC

Service Board

To enhance the lives of Ingleside at Rock Creek residents, primarily those in Assisted Living and the Health Services Center, by visiting, providing entertainment, and developing projects designed to improve their environment.


We are a group of volunteers, retired and working, from all around the DC metropolitan area who enjoy an active life sharing our time and talents helping others.


Ingleside at Rock Creek began in 1906 as the Presbyterian Home of the District of Columbia with six residents in a downtown DC house run by the Board of Lady Managers. It moved to its current location in 1960 and is now a fully accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community with residents in Independent Living, Assisted Living and a Health Services Center, complete with rehabilitation.
As professional management assumed responsibilities in 1960 after Ingleside moved to its current location and became a fully accredited CCRC, the Board of Lady Managers evolved into a powerful volunteer organization, the Women’s Board.  In 2015, we changed our name to the Ingleside Service Board to better reflect our mission.


  • Offer a warm and friendly smile, friendship, and a listening ear as we visit residents in Assisted Living and the Health Services Center.
  • Staff the Variety Store which offers various sundries at cost to Ingleside residents.
  • Bring cheer by decorating for the holidays and other special occasions.
  • Host parties and plan other entertainment.
  • Propose, supervise, and finance projects to enhance the environment of Ingleside.
  • Provide activities and funds to help raise money for the Ingleside Resident Supporting Fund for residents who have outlived their means.

The Service Board meets on the first Thursday of each month from October through June.  We review the month’s activities, discuss new projects, and learn from staff about new developments.  Many linger afterwards to share lunch and fellowship.
Whether you enjoy socializing with residents or working behind the scenes, your talents are always of use.
If this is a volunteer opportunity of interest to you, email us at to meet some of us and learn more about our activities.


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