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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018

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Georgetown Village
PO Box 3563
Washington, DC 20027

Welcome to Georgetown Village
We are glad you're here!

Georgetown Village (GV), is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing services and programs in Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, and nearby neighborhoods. GV was established to help our neighbors age in place by providing them with a variety of support services, educational opportunities, cultural and social programming. We provide trained and vetted volunteers and when necessary professional service providers to meet our members’ needs.

Georgetown Village is part of a growing network of similar communities nationwide, including many in the Washington, DC area, in which neighbors are helping neighbors. Our village represents the new face of aging-in-place that allows Village members to live full lives in their own homes with the assistance of  their neighbors. In this way we create a caring, supportive, local community to help seniors remain safely and happily in their own homes.

Come be part of a caring, supportive community.

The Georgetown Village office is located in the Penzance building (formerly Long & Foster), on the lower level of 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The office is staffed by our Executive Director, Lynn Golub-Rofrano, and volunteers, Monday through Thursday, from 10 am - 6 pm. The office is not open on Federal Holidays.  Be sure to call before you stop by in case we are out helping one of our members or enjoying some of our trips or social activities!

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Photos from Georgetown Village Annual Celebration:  

2018 Annual Celebration


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Our May Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here - May 2018 Newsletter to read the newsletter.

Coffee Talk - Thursdays at 10:30 am 

Please join others for coffee, tea, cookies, and discussion. All are welcome. If you have never attended a Thursday GV Coffee Talk, it is a great way to get out and try some new things and meet new people - we hope to see you soon!

We meet in the St. John's Episcopal board room - please use the entrance on Potomac Street (3240 O Street NW) 

Portable IT Support

Do you have a question about using your iPhone or android phone? Do you need to learn how to change the font on your laptop or kindle?  Bring your portable electronics and your questions to our IT Support Group sessions and learn from our volunteers and other members.  We also share tips about useful apps. Some of our 
members have also learned how to use Uber and Lyft during these sessions! Join us 10:30 am-11:30 am on May 16th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.

Oak Hill Cemetery Tour
June 1 @ 11am

3001 R Street NW

Superintendent Dave Jackson has agreed to host our group in the historic Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel. Oak Hill Cemetery is a historic 22- acre cemetery located in Georgetown. It was founded in 1848 and completed in 1853 and is a prime example of a garden cemetery. Many famous people are buried at Oak Hill and the cemetery has a large number of Victorian-style memorials and monuments. Parking is limited at the cemetery so it is best to walk or Uber. The Chapel is not air-conditioned. No food is allowed. There is some walking required but it will be limited. The cemetery's internment of Willie Lincoln, deceased son of President Lincoln, was the inspiration for the novel, Lincoln the Bardo by George Saunders.

June 1st
5 - 8:30 pm  
Location:  National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden  (Constitution Avenue & Madison Drive Between 7th & 9th Streets NW)

The US Army Blues Swamp Romp (traditional New Orleans jazz)

Every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. through August 24, 2018, the Gallery will invite visitors to find a seat among the monumental works of art in the Sculpture Garden and enjoy one of the city's favorite summertime activities. To date, more than 1,735,000 visitors have started their weekend off with the long-standing concert series.

Highlights of this year's schedule include the 12th year of collaboration between Jazz in the Garden and the DC Jazz Festival. Visitors can enjoy new additions to the outdoor grill menu—as well as to the Pavilion Café's menu indoors.

With a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden, the Pavilion Café has indoor and outdoor dining areas. The Café's menu includes pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Wine and beer are also available.  Visitors are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into the Sculpture Garden.  

Please bring your own folding lawn chair.  

To sign up contact the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988


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This show from a Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning creative team,comes the world premiere musical comedy Dave, adapted from the Oscar nominated film.  Dave tells the story of high school teacher (and presidential lookalike) Dave Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than "presidential" circumstances, Dave is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people...and the First Lady.

Village members and volunteers have two opportunities to see this show at a special rate, but you must sign up quickly as these tickets are limited and will go quickly!

Tuesday, July 17- Village Night at Dave-Waterfront Village has arranged to reserve 25 Tickets at only $59.00 each. You can register online by clicking on this link-DAVE Tickets.

Payment In Advance Only
Attendance is limited to members of Washington-area senior villages and their guests. If registering online, please register as Non-Members. You may also email your seat request to or call 202-656-1834. Village seating for this performance is top-category Center Orchestra.

Tickets will be mailed and a casual pre-theatre dinner meet-up at The Wharf will be coordinated approximately 3 weeks before the performance.Venue is ADA complaint.

Thursday, August 2 at 1 pm special ticket pricing will be available for $53.00 each (usually $74+) Register as soon as possible to get the best seats.  Please notify GV office if you wish to get tickets to DAVE by March 7 or sooner as this will sell out and we want you to be able to see it.

DC Villages Collaborations

Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV) in collaboration with the Washington Hebrew Congregation is hosting our bi-annual Healthy Aging Forum.  This year our theme is Navigating Life’s Choices.

Washington Hebrew Congregation 
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016

This event will explore the skills needed to maintain quality of life as we grow older.  Through informative workshops, a dynamic keynote address and a vendor resource fair, attendees will learn techniques and ideas to help live life with fulfillment and purpose.  New this year, we’re hosting this event on a Sunday to accommodate family caregivers, with workshops specially geared to care giving.  We are particularly excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Kojo Nnamdi of NPR and WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show.  

All DC Village members are being offered the discounted ticket price of only $18.00.  Be sure to let them know you are a member of Georgetown Village when you sign up. Tickets and more information available at

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Please let us know if you are planning to join us so we are sure to have a big enough table reserved.

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June 13th @ 1pm

Renwick Gallery 
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Burning Man is a unique cultural festival that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every year, attracting more than 75,000 people in honor of creativity. Massive, large-scale installations are built, celebrated and sometimes burned ritually in the temporary, man-made city in the desert. With the exhibit at the Renwick Gallery, you’ll be able to experience the spirit of a festival that takes places thousands of miles away without leaving the nation’s capital.

No Spectators is so epic, museum walls cannot contain it. The Renwick teamed up with Golden Triangle Business Improvement District to expand outside of the museum's walls and into the surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood. Look for jaw-dropping sculptures and installations scattered throughout the 43-square-block radius, including an ode to Maya Angelou, a math-inspired deltahedron entitled Golden Spike and a fitting pair of ten-foot-tall stainless-steel letters,
X-O, standing side-by-side.

Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 to sign up.

Book Discussion
June 18th @ 10:15 am

By: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

Happy Hour 
Monday, June 18th
5:30 - 7pm

Mai Thai
3251 Prospect Street NW


Ongoing Services offered by Georgetown Village

Pre-Scheduled Trips to Safeway and Trader Joe's


Contact Lynn to make your reservation

by Wednesday at 3 pm.

We provide transportation to Safeway every Friday 

Trader Joe's every 1st and 3rd Thursday (times vary)

Check our event calendar for additional information.

Service for GV Members: E-Cycling
If you have old un-wanted electronics to get rid of, you can drop them off at the Georgetown Village office during office hours, or we will arrange to have a volunteer pick them up from you.  We will be collecting electronics, and a volunteer will take them to the DC e-cycling center.

What's New and in the News


The Private Security Camera Incentive Program, administered by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (Office), creates a rebate for residents, businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions to purchase and install security camera systems on their property and register them with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The program provides a rebate of up to $200 per camera, with a maximum rebate of up to $500 per residential address and $750 for all other addresses. (Note: The rebate is exclusively for the cost of the camera(s), installation and accessories are not eligible). This program is intended to help deter crime and assist law enforcement with investigations. Please review the following information and if you have additional questions, please contact the program at or 202-727-5124.

Did you catch All Things Considered on National Public Radio? Ina Jaffe, NPR correspondent who reports on aging has created a three part series on the Village movement and the first of the three segments aired.

To hear the rest of the series, be sure to tune into your local NPR station. Here is an additional link with the NPR transcript attached for your convenience.

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