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The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is once again breaking new ground through its partnership with Washington, D.C.’s International Spy Museum. This collaboration marks The Carnegie’s and Kisco Senior Living’s longstanding commitment to enriching the lives of seniors with cultural and intellectual stimulation. 

Engaging Events and Cultural Exploration 

Ahead of its Summer 2024 opening, The Carnegie has already begun offering its future residents a taste of what’s to come. The first event in this series, which took place in October 2023, was an immersive dining experience featuring Jonna Mendez, the former CIA Chief of Disguise.  

This event laid the groundwork for a series of unique experiences centered around espionage and history. Guests assumed secret identities and enjoyed a cocktail hour that afforded them the rare opportunity to converse directly with Mendez. 

It also featured an appearance by a Bond impersonator and an exquisitely designed menu by Well Dunn Catering, with every detail designed to amplify the aura of intrigue.  

Continuing this theme, the upcoming event, “Shaken, Not Stirred: 50 Years of Bond Villains,” scheduled for December 4, 2023, promises to be another highly engaging experience. This outing will include an informative session on the Bond franchise, led by Amanda Ohlke from the Spy Museum, furthering the partnership’s goal of providing intellectually stimulating experiences. 

For more information, or to RSVP for an upcoming event at The Carnegie, visit our Events page or call 240.690.0726. 

The Art of Living Well®: Enriching Senior Lives 

This partnership dovetails with The Carnegie’s Signature wellness program, The Art of Living Well®, which focuses on multiple dimensions of wellness, including intellectual, emotional, and social well-being. The initiative responds to the increasing desire among retirees for lifelong learning and engagement, as supported by recent studies. Regular exclusive events like SpyChat sessions and private museum showcases are part of this enriching initiative. 

The partnership between The Carnegie and The International Spy Museum extends beyond just events; it’s an innovative approach to enhancing retirement living. According to Jennifer Pastora, general manager at The Carnegie, this collaboration aims to provide a lifestyle that is intellectually fulfilling and comfortable, redefining the experience of senior living.