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Georgetown Village - Here to Help During the Pandemic As Always!


An Indispensable Community Resource - Our work never stopped!

See below for photos of our valuable volunteers providing services, and our ongoing activities during the pandemic.



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2019 Annual Fundraiser



     



 
  
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Volunteer Services

"It was the right time to join
Georgetown Village."


"My husband Guy had been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease and I was wondering how I would cope with this. As Guy’s condition progressed, I realized what a great help the Village was. Volunteers did grocery shopping for us, yard work, handiwork around the house, provided transportation, etc. In these circumstances, to know that the Village was a phone call away was a tremendous morale booster and helpful relief.

 

Then Guy passed away, peacefully, at home.  

For Guy we joined the Village. Now, of course, Georgetown Village is still here, for me. I feel the experience was rewarding and… priceless!" - MRdL

 

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Feb. 27th - Second Careers



Georgetown Village Activities

Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid
Wednesday, September 30th 

"A New Contract for the Middle Class" 
with Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution


Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, will discuss the American middle class.  A renowned expert at Brookings Institution on children, families, and the middle class in America, she also served in the Clinton Administration as an Associate Director at the Office of Management and Budget and is the winner of many prestigious awards.  Her most recent book, A New Contract for The Middle Class, is about the American middle class, currently under tremendous strain through the place in history that we find ourselves, and the current emergencies of Covid and unemployment.  Her book examines income stagnation, fragmented families, and time pressure, among other topics.

To sign up please contact the GV Office at 202-999-8988 or Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org

These programs are free and open to the community!  


To view our CCC programming schedule through November please click here


To watch videos of previous CCC programs click here.



 

Mark Your Calendar for Circle of Concern Golf Tournament & Trivia ...
Our program committee chairs, are arranging some very interesting speakers for a new series of talks we are calling Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid.  Our next upcoming programs in this series are scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, and Wednesday, September 30th.  





Monthly Newsletter 

Our September Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Use this link to view the September Newsletter.




6 Reasons Why IT Support is Important for Your Business

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?  This will be offered remotely, and might be a good time to learn how to use online services for shopping, streaming videos, etc. 

For more information contact the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988


 


Coffee & Conversation

  

Wednesday @ 11 am

Dial in Number 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505

No Agenda-just call in and share your thoughts, anything you want to discuss, how you are doing, etc.

We welcome all members and volunteers to call in and let's keep in touch!



 

Georgetown Village has various opportunities to stay in shape while at home.

Please click here for more information.

Let's Get Moving! Top 7 Exercises to Keep Seniors Active | Luba's ...

Basic Training- 4 Your Body
Exercise Class - ONLINE



To aid in remaining Fit & Well please click here.





COVID - Information Call


Thursday @
10:30 am

Conference Call

Dial 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505


GV Vice President and Health Care Committee Chair Pam Godwin is joining us at Coffee Talk this week to discuss your concerns and share information about the coronavirus. All members and volunteers are welcome to call in and join us.

 

 

 



Online Happy Hour 

Tuesday, October 6th & 20th 

5:30 pm

Join us to see your friends! 


Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid


Wednesday, October 14th at 5:30 P.M.

"My 50 Years as A British Journalist in America”
with GV Member Joy Billington Doty

Join us for an interesting look at the past 50 years of America through the eyes of British Journalist Joy Billington Doty.  Joy, a writer who covered the White House for the Washington Star over five administrations, was Entertainment Tonight's Washington reporter and also covered the Reagan administration for the San Diego Union after the demise of the Star in 1981. She began her career as a journalist in Singapore, wrote a column in North Borneo, worked for AP and USIA in Bangkok, and in swinging London in the late 60's wrote for The Times of London.

To sign up please contact the GV Office at 
202-999 8988 or Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org


To view our CCC programming schedule through November please click here



Online Book Discussion
Monday, October 19th 

"The Shadow of Vesuvius" by Daisy Dunn

10:15 am –Social Chat
10:30-Book Discussion

At its heart, The Shadow of Vesuvius is a literary biography of the younger man, who would grow up to become a lawyer, senator, poet, collector of villas, and chronicler of the Roman Empire from the dire days of terror under Emperor Domitian to the gentler times of Emperor Trajan.


Remember, if you don't want to go online, you can also call in and participate as if it were a conference call. 



Wednesday, October 28th at 5:30 P.M.

“Climate and Covid: Tackling the Greatest Challenges”

with Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow, the Wilson Center


Join us as Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center, provides a thought-provoking session on climate change and Covid, two of the greatest challenges of our time. Climate change remains an existential threat to our globe at the same time the greatest pandemic since 1918 is upon us. Our guest speaker is uniquely positioned to discuss these twin crises and how they relate to one another. Sherri is credited with educating U.S. military and government officials over the last generation about the nexus between climate change and national security. 

To sign up please contact the GV Office at 
202-999 8988 or Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org


To view our CCC programming schedule through November please click here





Vote Safe DC
The DC Board of Elections is mailing every registered voter a ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election.  
Georgetown Village is happy to provide to transportation for our members who wish to vote in person.  

Click here for more information

The Board of Elections is committed to providing a safe environment where every vote is counted. Voting by mail is strongly encouraged to protect the public and election workers. Voting by mail is safe, secure and simple.  Of course, you don't have to vote by mail. The city will still offer in person voting, both ahead of election day and on it. You can go to any early voting center to vote, but the closest to Georgetown will be Hardy Middle School.


2020 General Election Ballot Drop Boxes

Ballot Drop Boxes for 2020 General Election (current as of 8.14.20)
Early Vote Centers for the General Election will open Tuesday, October 27th through Monday, November 2nd from 8:30 am - 7:00 pm



Ongoing Services 

 

Indoor & Outdoor Home Assistance 

raking leaves
Need a bulb changed, or leaves raked?  These are just a few of the services Georgetown Village offers to our members.  We have wonderful volunteers who are happy to assist you with outdoor yard assistance and quick in-home assistance. 
Please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988.  

Weekly COVID - Information Call



Conference Call
Dial 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505


 GV Vice President and Health Care Committee Chair Pam Godwin and GV member Resha Putzrath have been sharing the latest medical and scientific information related to COVID19. They have explained the changes we are reading about and answered many questions. 

Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, call in, and join us for information. All members and volunteers are welcome to call in with questions or concerns. 

 

Friendly Phone Calls 

A Phone Call a Day Keeps the Loneliness Away: Nonprofit Helps ...

Georgetown Village offers daily friendly phone calls for our members.  Feel free to contact the GV office for more information. 
PPE Distribution 


We have some small bottles of portable hand sanitizer and masks available for our members and active volunteers. 

Please contact the GV office for more information.  

 

Grocery Shopping & Prescription Pick Up

Our volunteers are shopping for our members on a regular basis.  With a few days notice we will make certain you get your orders filled.  (as much as possible)

Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 for more information.


Quick & Remote IT Assistance



Our volunteers are available to assist members remotely with IT issues such as downloading new apps, streaming online services, Zoom Tutorials, and in person with printer installation, and replacing ink cartridges.   

Please contact the GV office at
202-999-8988 for more information. 

COVID-19 Engagement Opportunities




Hagia Sophia: The History of the Building and the Building in History

We are delighted to announce that the Hagia Sophia webinar recording is now available online. The webinar, held on September 1, 2020, brought together four distinguished scholars who have actively promoted research on the Hagia Sophia, covering historical facts, Dumbarton Oaks’ involvement, and the issues related to the recent reconversion of the monument.

The Garden Life


Check out these sites with great tips, tools, and tours for gardeners.  

Explore the Smithsonian’s 13 outdoor HABITAT exhibits in real life. They include nests, trees, monarchs, native landscapes. 

Learn from Smithsonian Gardens how to create Monarch waystations in your garden. 

Take a tour behind the scenes at the Smithsonian greenhouses.

 
YOGA CLASS FOR SENIORS
  


Want to try a new type of exercise while you are home? 

Try Yoga for Seniors-click on the link 
Yoga for Seniors
DANCE CLASS FOR SENIORS
  


Do you prefer to dance when you exercise? 

Try the Senior Gold Dance Workout-click on the link here- 
Senior Gold Dance Workout

 

Dance Place


Dance Place

The local dance presenter is offering a range of virtual media to stay moving, engage in conversation, and thrive in community with one another.   
Click here for more information.



 


Around Town DC Logo


To minimize exposure to COVID-19, we’ve partnered with Around Town DC to provide you with a list of online activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! 

Click here to view upcoming virtual Around Town DC events!


 


Health Apps for Seniors 

Clink the link learn about health apps for seniors.

Also, take a look at "Useful Things To Know" from Cyber-Seniors Sessions



As many of you know "Villages" are lending a helping hand to seniors across the country. 

Take a look at the story CBS News did about Georgetown Village please click here 

See also this featured article about Georgetown Village featured in the Georgetowner.  Click here to view the article.


Click here to read this informative article which mentions five lifestyle habits that could decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s by 60 percent. 

 



Villages in the DC area work closely together and share resources and invite each other to participate in our larger programs. Below are some programs we have been invited to attend by other DC Villages.



Live and Learn: 
Estate Planning

Monday, September 21st 
3:30-5:00 pm
RSVP:Register Onlineor contact DCV Office at
admin@dupontcirclevillage.net

Do you have your medical and legal documents in order? Don’t wait until a crisis happens!Join elder law attorney Megan M. Wallace, Esq. as she leads a Zoom presentation on Estate Planning focused on the needs of DC residents, and get answers to questions like:

What documents do you need in case you develop dementia or become disabled?

What documents do you need for your estate to run smoothly after your death?

• What is the difference between a Will and a Trust? Do you need both?

• How can you avoid probate?

Megan M. Wallace, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), principal of Wallace Law, LLC, is an attorney who focuses her practice on estate planning, probate and trust administration in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She has advanced training in tax issues and is an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law (Wills, Trusts &Estates), a member of the Washington, DC Estate Planning Council, Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, as well as the Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

 



Getting Smarter about Transportation for Seniors & People with Disabilities

Yellow Cab of DC understands that transportation safety and social distancing remains a public concern. In response, Yellow Cab of DC has installed state of the art technology in their vehicles and regularly educate their drivers on appropriate cleaning measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19. A call or click away, Yellow Cab of DC has introduced the "Book in Advance" feature, that allows passengers to schedule rides ahead of time to provide drivers ample time to sanitize their fleet in between rides. 

DC Villages are committed to ensuring that seniors have up-to-date information regarding transportation options and safety measures being taken by local providers. To learn more about the various programs available through Yellow Cab of DC, including non-emergency medical transit, TransportDC, and what they are doing to keep you safe register for the following online training sessions.


Q & A Session to follow the presentation.

Tuesday, September 22 at 11:30 AM - Register Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting. 

Please contact Tomeka Lee, Transportation Outreach Manager with questions or concerns at (202) 543-1778 ext. 107 or tlee@capitolhillvillage.org.


Safety precautions installed to decrease the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Shield Taxi Bubble  - a plexiglass divider between the driver and passenger
  • Contactless Payments including: 
    • Samsung, Apple, and Google Pay
    • NFC Card Readers
    • Credit Card tap or swipe machines
  • COVID-19 safety protocol training for drivers, including vehicle sanitization

When making a reservation, passengers can choose the taxi that best needs their needs, including wheelchair accessible vehicles. To schedule your next ride, download the DCYellowCab App, book online at here, or call (202) 544-1212. 


Chair Yoga

Thursdays at 4:00 pm

Capitol Hill Village has added a Chair Yoga program on Thursdays at 4 pm, and any Village members who want to attend are welcome.  Click here to be forwarded to the  registration screen and follow the instructions below.  
Feel free to call their main line with any questions 202-543-1778.

 



Every first and third Tuesday (via Zoom)
from 2:30 – 3:45
Contact:  Phyllis Kramer
If you are interested in participating in the group, please email Phyllis directly at 
pfkramer38@gmail.com

Foggy Bottom West End Village is opening its Caregivers’ Support Group to new members in May and is welcoming members of several neighboring villages, including ours.  Whether you are currently in a caretaking role or were in the past and still want to address it, you’re welcome to participate.

 The facilitator of the group, Phyllis Kramer, is a licensed clinical social worker who has over three decades of experience working with people struggling with depression, grief, and the complexity of caretaking roles.
 
If you are interested in participating in the group, please contact via email at pfkramer38@gmail.com.




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