We first got to know Forest Hills neighbor David Cohen the way many of us get to know our neighbors: by meeting his dog, Romeo. Soon, we learned that Cohen is an avid wildlife photographer, and that thanks to Romeo, he discovered and started volunteering with Northwest Neighbors Village, or NNV.
NNV and other villages are neighborhood networks connecting the elderly with volunteers who help can assist with everything from rides to the doctor to changing a few light bulbs. The villages’ purpose is to help people stay in their own homes as they age. Northwest Neighbors Village also hosts tours and other events for members – and often welcomes the wider community.
The NNV Virtual Speaker Series is a free and open to all. And Cohen’s experience as a wildlife photographer is the next topic (more below). Register here to receive the Zoom link and tune in from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18th to watch as Cohen talks about the art – and luck – of capturing birds with this camera.
Another neighbor, Milton Shinberg, gave the last talk, titled “This is Your Brain on Architecture.” You can view the video here. Previous talks have covered topics as widely varied as the Rwanda genocide, the pandemic’s impact on movie theaters, and the importance of grandparents. Here is the Virtual Speaker Series video archive, and future speakers in the series.
And from NNV, here’s more on David Cohen’s talk on August 18th.
Bring the Wild Beauty In! How I Came to Photograph Birds from North America to Australia
David Cohen, is a writer and photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and online, from The Washington Post to Harvard Magazine to foresthillsconnection.com. Look for his wildlife photos on Instagram @davidcohenphotodc.
His career includes having served as the executive director of a coalition of national unions and a partner in a law firm. Born in Washington, DC, and a Forest Hills resident since 1962, David has volunteered with Northwest Neighbors Village since 2014 and served on its board.
This will be a 30-minute talk with slides and 30 minutes for discussion.
Click here for the Zoom registration link for this session. You will be asked to include your name, email address, and confirm you are not a robot. Once complete, Zoom will immediately email you a link to the program.
Northwest Neighbors Village is a local non-profit dedicated to building a supportive community where older adults are valued and age with dignity. We are delighted to offer these programs for free to our neighbors, and keep you engaged and learning. To learn more about us or to support our efforts to enable older adults to thrive in Northwest, DC, please visit our homepage.