Welcome to Georgetown Village!
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 recently moved to the Long & Foster building, and thanks to their generosity we are now located 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!
GV Board Leadership- Passing the Gavel
Lincoln Cottage Trip
Bill Plante Community Lecture -
"Selma 50 Years Later"
News and Events
December 2015 Newsletter
Movie Night and Dinner November 24
We are meeting for dinner at Mr. Smith's on K Street at 5:15 pm. Following dinner we will be walking down the block to see the movie Spotlight.
Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy.
Please be sure to let us know if you are joining us for one or both activities, so we reserve enough seats at the restaurant and we know who to look for at the theater.
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)
Port Said Revisited-Book Discussion on November 16
This very interesting memoir by Georgetown Village member, Sylvia Modelski offers us the opportunity to learn about her fascinating background. A panoramic view of Port Said emerges from the blending of a childhood memoir of the 1930s with an appreciation of this well-known but ill-understood global city at the north head of the Suez Canal. The author revisits her birthplace and reflects on the changes she observes, and on a rich past of which most people are unaware. Sylvia Modelski describes how her family came to settle in Port Said, her school life, her vacations, her family life, the town of Port Said itself, the main ethnic groups and nationalities that lived in Port Said, her contact with Egyptians, and life in the Jewish community. Enhancing the book is a review of events leading to the construction of the Suez Canal and various historical details about developments of the Suez Canal and Port Said. The book is very informative, clearly written and is a pleasure to read.
Our book discussion group has chosen this book for our next discussion on November 16.
Try it and join the discussion!
Private Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey Home
Our trip this month is to the Pope-Leighey home in Virginia, with a private tour scheduled with the resident Frank Lloyd Wright expert. The tour will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, November 20 at the Pope-Leighey Home, which is located on the ground of Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Virginia. The design of this house follows Wright’s Usonian model of well-designed space for middleincome residents, with a design that brings nature inside, using modest materials and a flat roof. The L-shaped single story plan features two bedrooms and a bathroom in one wing and living and dining areas in the other. At the juncture of the two wings are the home’s entrance, a study and the kitchen. To accommodate the original site’s slope the house features two levels. The furniture was also designed by Wright This home was completed in 1941 and has been moved relocated twice. The home belongs to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is another one of the many gems located here in the DC area. Please call the office to RSVP if you are interested in participating in this trip. The house is not very big, and they prefer not to take groups larger than 20.
Maybe you already know that driving at night, on the highway, or in bad weather is a problem for you. Some older drivers also have problems when yielding the right of way, turning (especially making left turns), changing lanes, passing, and using expressway ramps.
Safe driving tips:
- Have your driving skills checked by a driving rehabilitation specialist, occupational therapist, or other trained professional. Driving programs and clinics can test your driving and suggest ways to improve your skills.
- Update your driving skills by taking a driving refresher course. Some car insurance companies may lower your bill when you pass this type of class.
- When in doubt, don’t go out. Bad weather like rain, ice, or snow can make it hard for anyone to drive. Try to wait until the weather is better, or use buses, taxis, or other transportation services.
- Look for routes that help you avoid areas where driving can be a problem. For example, choose a route that avoids highways or other high-speed roadways. Or, find a way to go that requires few or no left turns. Left turns can be especially dangerous because you have to cross oncoming traffic and be aware of all the cars around you.
- Ask your doctor if any of your health problems might make it unsafe for you to drive. Together, you can make a plan to help you keep driving and decide when it is no longer safe to drive.
Click here to read morehttps://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/older-drivers?utm_source=20151026_drivers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ealert