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 Long & Foster building, and thanks to their generosity we are 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!
Do you have questions about Georgetown Village? We have recently produced a new brochure to help better explain what we do and the services we offer. Please click here to take a look at our general services brochure and click here for our health care services brochure.
If you are a member of Georgetown Village and would like some brochures to pass out to friends and neighbors you think might be interested in the Village, please stop by the office, we have them fresh
off the press and ready to go.
New 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.
Accepted electronics recycling items are:
- Audio/visual equipment
- Audio cassettes
- Carbon monoxide detectors
- CD Rom drives CDs/DVDs
- Cell phones
- Computers and monitors
- Connectors / cords / wires
- Copy machines
- Fax machines
- Floppy drives / hard drives
- Memory chips
- Network / video / sound cards
- Power supplies
- Scrap computer plastic
- Scrap computer metal
- Smoke detectors
- Tape drives
- VCR tapes
- Video games and software
Grandchildren Coming to Visit?
Little Grandchildren Coming to Visit? Nothing to play with? Do you need some good toys to keep them busy. The Village has assorted quality building blocks, Lincoln Logs, toddler toys, cars, trucks, and books that you can borrow. Contact the office or Toni Russin for more details.
Pre-Scheduled Trips to
Safeway and Trader Joe's.
Contact Lynn to make your reservation 202-999-8988
by Wednesday at 3 pm.
Safeway every Friday @ 3 pm
Trader Joe's Second and Fourth Thursday (times vary)
Check our event calendar for additional information.
Call the office to schedule 202-999-8988
September Tour of the Kennedy Center
September Tour of Joan Danziger Studio
August Tour of the Martin Puryear Exhibit
News and Events
October 2016 Newsletter
Rosh Hashanah - October 3 & 4
On October 3rd and 4th our staff will be be observing Rosh Hashanah. On these days calls to the office will be answered by volunteers.
Jonathan Russin Sharing Memories of Christmas in Tanganyika-October 5 @ 5:00 pm-3240 O Street NW
Jonathan wrote this memoir about his experiences in 1961 when he took a year off from law school to take part in a one-year assignment as a research assistant to the Dean of the Law Faculty at the new University of East Africa. During the Christmas/New Year recess, Russin volunteered with the Home Ministry to assist with a program to aid refugees from the Hutu-Tutsi conflict in Ruanda—which became Rwanda in 1962 upon gaining independence. The book was written upon Jonathan’s return from the refugee camp and the story is as fresh today as it was more than fifty years ago. It is a story of reaching out to help others; it is a story of perseverance, it is a story of hope. Join us to see pictures and hear Jonathan talk about his experiences and answer questions.
Wine and Light refreshments will be served, please rsvp so we know how many people to expect.
Volunteer Training - Thursday, October 13
We will be having our next volunteer training on Thursday, October 13.
raining will take place at 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm
1680 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Lower Level of the Long & Foster Building
To RSVP call 202-999-8988 or email email@example.com
Woodrow Wilson House Tour
Friday, October 14 @ 11:30 am
The President Woodrow Wilson House gives a special glimpse into the private life of Woodrow Wilson while preserving his important legacy for future generations. After serving as the twenty-eighth President of the United States, where he led the nation through World War I, won the Nobel Peace Prize and created the League of Nations, Woodrow Wilson moved to S Street in 1921 to reflect on his career as educator, president and world statesman.
The tour costs $8 per person and can be paid at the door.
RSVP by October 7th 202-999-8988.
Book Discussion-October 17 @ 10:15 am
This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind by Ivan Doig
A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West. Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he deciphers from his past with piercing clarity is not only a raw sense of land and how it shapes us but also of the ties to our mothers and fathers, to those who love us, and our inextricable connection to those who shaped our values in our search for intimacy, independence, love, and family. A powerfully told story, This House of Sky is at once especially American and universal in its ability to awaken a longing for an explicable past. Book Discussion Location TBD.
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)
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