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PO Box 3563
Washington, DC 20027



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 (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!












Georgetown Village News and Events 
What's Going on at Georgetown Village

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Photos from Georgetown Village Annual Celebration:  



Slideshow
2018 Annual Celebration


















Monthly Activities    
                              
Monthly Newsletter
Our June Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here - June 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 June 20th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.


Happy Hour 
Monday, June 4th
5:30 - 7pm

Mai Thai 
3251 Prospect Street NW



DC Village Collaborations



Hoarding Workshop
Tuesday, June 19th 
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Road NW
Building A, Conference Room 2



What is Hoarding? What are the signs of hoarding disorder? What causes it? What do we do about it? What if our family member has it? How can we help?  What are some resources available for those that have the Hoarding disorder and for family members to cope and deal with this?

Beckyanne Theriot will help us to understand what hoarding is and how to identify it.  She has worked with clients and their families in addressing hoarding issues.
Beckyanne G. Theriot,  has her BIS in Gerontology and is the owner/founder of AFCM Services LLC (aka A First-Class Move or AFCM), a business that focuses on facilitating all aspects of lifestyle transition needed by her diverse clientele. 

Parking & Transportation:  Pay parking is available in the Visitor's Parking Lot.  There is limited on-street parking.  Shuttle Service is available every hour on the hour at the Tenley (Red line) Metro Station.  Sibley is served by the D6 and M4 metro bus.

Please let us know if you would like to attend by calling 202-244-3310 or email 
eblanton@palisadesvillage.org.
 

This training has been made possible by a grant from the District of Columbia Office on Aging.







 


 



Lunch
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
Paolo's
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.




 




















Ongoing Services offered by Georgetown Village


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.




What's New and in the News






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.

 


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.

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