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Healthy & Independent Living

Healthy and Independent Living


Healthy and Independent Living (HAIL) was established in memory of Andrew Bergner and his family who were active parishioners at Emmanuel. It serves a conduit to programs benefiting older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. HAIL also links with the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) services as well as subject matter experts, and opens the door for a wide range of topics and activities to benefit our congregation and the entire Middleburg Community.



HAIL hosts talks on a wide range of topics. Past presenters include:

  • Lesley Katz from the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging who shared information on adult day centers, caregiver services, chore corps (simple repair and chore services for older adults and adults with disabilities), and senior trips. Visit for more information.

  • Cristin Wipfler, Registered Dietitian in Middleburg with a Master’s in Public Health. on nutrition and getting and staying healthy while balancing life's demands. Following the presentation, everyone who attended got to take home a salad in-a-jar to enjoy.

  • Karen DiFederico, Assistant Vice President and Market Leader at Truist, who offered three presentations on financial scams, identity theft, and choosing a financial representative.

Each event is followed by a buffet lunch. All events are free and open to all.

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