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Welcome to Georgetown Village
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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, 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!

Georgetown Village News and Events

Scroll down to our What's New and In the News section.  There you will find resources on "How to Protect Older Adults from Financial Fraud," and the "Top 25 Cars Best for Seniors". 
What's Going on at Georgetown Village

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Photos from Georgetown Village Summer Excursions:  

Slideshow
2018 June & July Trips

Georgetown Village Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter

Our September Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here - 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 September 5th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.




Book Discussion

I have heard only from a few people, and the votes received have selected “The Lemon Tree” is the narrative non-fiction book chosen for the October book discussion.  It's fiction set in Palestine or Israel, which was very positively reviewed.  For more information please contact Toni Russin
tonirussin@hotmail.com.  Please click here to check out the book list.



Georgetown Village Around the World

Please share your amazing travel photos of the last place you've traveled to with the village electronically. We will be creating an online photo album to showcase our members and volunteers enjoying their summer excursions.   The name of the album is "Georgetown Village Around the World".  Please limit your photos to no more than three of your favorites so we can try to include as many Village members as possible.
Images can be sent to Varnita via email at
varnita@georgetown-village.org




Basic Training 4 Your Body



Monday September 24th 
11:30 am (Every Monday)
Christ Church of Georgetown
3116 O Street NW

This is a fitness class that focuses on the basics of functional movement. Great for first times, deconditioned adults, and anyone looking to improve their activity level. We work on balance, memory, flexibility, breathing, strength, cardio, etc. The class includes a variety of seated and standing exercises and is a perfect start for most seniors. Please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 to sign up.

Dinner & Movie Night
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Tuesday, September 25th

AMC Loews Theater
Dinner at Mr. Smith's on K Street NW
Chat with Dr. Hans Kaper 

Hans G. Kaper
“Climate and Climate Change:  What Is It and Why Should We Care?”

September 26 @ 6pm

St. John's Episcopal Church
3240 O Street NW


  
Dr. Kaper is a research mathematician currently affiliated with Georgetown University.  Dr. Kaper came to Washington DC in 2001, when he joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) as Program Director for Applied and Computational Mathematics.  Before joining NSF, Dr. Kaper spent almost 40 years as a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.  His most recent research is focused on planet Earth, in particular Earth’s climate system and the impact of climate change on sustainability, biodiversity, food, energy, and water systems.  He is the co-author of several books and more than 100 articles in professional journals.   
Please contact the GV Office at 
202- 999-8988 or email varnita@georgetown-village.org to 
RSVP.



 

 



Tuesday, October 2nd @ 5:30 pm
Mai Thai
3254 Prospect Street NW


Chat w/ Michael Usdan
"America's Future: Some Perspectives On The Roles On Education"
Thursday, October 4th
6pm - 8pm
St. John's Episcopal Church
3240 O Street NW

Dr. Usdan, who worked on the staff of the late Dr. James B Conant in the latter’s famous studies of American education h
as taught at Columbia University, City University of New York, Northwestern and Fordham Universities.  He served as President of the  Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) from 1981 to 2001 when he became a Senior Fellow at the organization.
  



Friday, October 5th @ 11:00 am
(Meet at GV Office at 10:45 am)

This is a one hour walking tour (avoiding hills and staying in flat areas) of the Georgetown Heights neighborhood led by Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Guides of Washington DC. 
The tour will begin and end at the Georgetown Village offices. We will have lunch after the tour at Martin’s Tavern and Dwane will join us. Dwane Starlin has lived in Washington DC for 35 years (originally from Colorado). He is an actor-performer who specializes in historical characterizations in addition to being a licensed tour guide. He has worked for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History portraying John Henry, Clarence Darrow, Mark Twain, John Philip Souza, Walter Cronkite, and Robert Frost.
Please contact the GV office at  
202-999-8988.


October 8th
2 - 4 pm
Pat Scolaro's Home

Anyone for Canasta...
Want to learn this exciting game...or brush up on your skills? Join with other interested members on October 8th, for "An Afternoon of Canasta" to learn the ins and outs of this popular game. Our Board President Gail Nordheimer will be the coach, teaching you tips and tricks and helping to refresh the memory of those of you who used to play.  We will meet at the home of Pat Scolaro. Please call the GV office at 202-999-8988 to sign up.




Lunch

Wednesday, October 10th
12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
Pinstripes (Georgetown Park)

1064 Wisconsin Ave NW
Please let us know if you are planning to join us so we are sure to have a big enough table reserved. Call the GV office at 202-999-8988 to sign up.



Tour of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation 
Friday, October 19th
10 am - 3 pm 
 The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation dedicates itself to preserving and sharing the traditions, history and culture of the U S Marine Corps.  The National Museum of the Marine Corps. shares with us the American story of the Corps’ contributions, sacrifices, valor and victory. 


Tuesday, October 16th
5:30 pm
Los Cuates
1564 Wisconsin Avenue NW





Georgetown Village News and Events 




Pre-Scheduled Trips to Safeway and Trader Joe's

 

Contact Lynn to make your reservation
202-999-8988 
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.
DC Village Collaborations

Villages in the DC area work closely together and we often share resources and invite each other to participate in our larger programs.  Therefore, we are now listing joint Village activities in a new category labeled DC Village Collaborations. 


 




Northwest Neighbors Village member and volunteer, Benita Lubic, has generously donated a group of tickets to the National Museum of African American History and Culture for distribution to the Village community.  The tour dates available are:

Wednesday, September 19
Monday, October 10
Wednesday, Nov 7


Please note, this is a self-guided tour.  There is a lot of standing and walking and not many areas for rest.  Wheelchairs are available at the museum on a first come first serve basis.  Museum goers can expect to be there from 2-6 hours to see the exhibits depending on their interest and crowds.  Tickets are available while supplies last.

To reserve your tickets, please contact Stephanie Chong,
202-777-3435 or schong@nwnv.org.



Waterfront Village is delighted to welcome members and their guests from all the Washington area senior villages to our special evening. 



Special Event: D.C.- Area Villages Book Lecture and Reception:



"Raising the Flag"


When:
Thursday, September 20, 2018

6:00 PM until 8:00 PM


Where:
Capital Yacht Club
800 Wharf Street SW 
Washington, DC 20024 

(202) 488-8110

Contact:
Ellen I Spencer
202-302-0230
 eispencerdc@gmail.com  


RSVP is required, simply email us your name, Village affiliation, and telephone number to events@dcwaterfrontvillage.org



Peter Eicher’s book can be ordered online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble online. You can also check at Barnes and Noble stores or Politics and Prose locations for ordering ahead for in-store pickup. Please allow enough time for books to arrive prior to the event if you’d like to have them signed that evening. We will not have books for purchase at the event. 



Backstage at the Kennedy Center Honors:

From the Green Room to the Podium


Saturday, September 29th
3 - 4:30 pm

West End Library 
23rd and L St NW
Host: Foggy Bottom West End Village
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Fully accessible
Registration: Public welcome

Please click below to register

https://www.fbwevillage.org/content.aspx?page_id=4008&club_id=471107&item_id=867675


Four insiders describe the excitement and unexpected moments of the Kennedy Center Honors weekend from
the arrival of the honorees to the last sip of champagne, from rehearsals to showtime.

Presenters Sandra Davis, Patrick Gossett, Lorna Grenadier and Howard Menaker have decades of experience working on this exceptional Washington event and will share their fondest memories with you
on September 29.

There truly is no business like show business!


 



What's New and in the News





Protecting Older Adults from Financial Fraud

Financial fraud targeting older Americans is a growing epidemic that costs seniors an estimated $2.9 billion annually according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This estimate is likely low as often seniors do not report fraud because they are too ashamed to admit they have been scammed, may not even know that they are victims, or do not know how to report it.  In the ongoing efforts to protect seniors from internet and telephone scams, the US Senate Special
Committee on Aging (Aging Committee) has taken a keen interest in helping protect seniors from internet and telephone scams. 

With help from Leading Age a voice for the aging, this guide will help answer the many questions regarding telephone and internet scams targeting older adults. Click here to learn how to protect older adults from telephone and internet scams.  


Top 25 Best New Cars for Seniors


Senior drivers and others with limited mobility need a car that’s easy to get into and out of, with controls that are easy to reach and intuitive to use. Here are 25 new models that best fit the bill.

Subaru Forester             

Subaru Outback               

Kia Soul                              

Chrysler Pacifica               .

Subaru Legacy   

Kia Sportage      

Toyota Highlander          

Toyota RAV4     

Honda Odyssey                                              

Nissan Rogue    

Ford C-Max        

Toyota Sienna   

Honda Pilot      

Honda CR-V

Kia Forte                            

Hyundai Sonata                

Ford Escape       

Toyota Corolla                 

Subaru Crosstrek                                           

Honda HR-V                                     

Kia Sorento        

Hyundai Santa Fe             

Kia Cadenza                                     

Audi Q7

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport   

 

These Senior Features represent vehicles that excel for particular attributes:

Front-Seat Access - Low door sills, wider openings, and step-in heights that reduce the need for ducking or climbing make entry easier for those with physical limitations.

Visibility - 
Cars that enable all drivers to see better out of the front, sides, and back of the vehicle.

Controls -  
These cars have easy-to-read gauges and intuitive controls for changing the radio, shifting gears, and adjusting the heating and cooling.

Headlights - 
High-performing headlights can make driving at night safer and easier for everyone.

AEB- If a car equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) senses a potential collision and you don’t react in time, it starts braking for you. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data shows rear-end collisions are cut by 50 percent on vehicles with AEB and FCW.

FCW -  Forward-collision warning (FCW) technology provides a visual, audible, and/or tactile alert to warn the driver of an impending collision with a car or object directly in its path. IIHS data show that FCW reduces rear-end accidents by 27 percent.

BSW- 
Blind-spot warning (BSW) is a technology that detects and warns of vehicles you can’t see alongside your car. It gives a visual, audible, and/or tactile alert to indicate that it’s unsafe to merge or change lanes. The system may provide an additional warning if you use your turn signal when there is a car in the lane next to you.

To read the complete article published by Consumer Report click here.

Many of you know our Founding Board Member and past Treasurer Pat Scolaro.  We thought you would be interested in this article about Pat that was published in this month's  Burleith Citizen Association 's newsletter.  We learned a lot about Pat, and you will too.  
Click here to read this interesting article and learn more about a fellow Georgetown Village member.














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 security.cameras@dc.gov or 202-727-5124.  http://ovsjg.dc.gov/service/private-security-camera-system-incentive-program


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.

Read this story











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Georgetown Village
PO Box 3563
Washington, DC 20027