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Welcome to Georgetown Village
We're glad you're here!








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Basic Training 4 Your Body


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Drum Circle


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/Long & Foster building, on the lower level of 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The office is staffed by our Executive Director, Lynn Golub-Rofrano and Administrative Assistant, Varnita Holtzclaw 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 Events:  

Slideshow
2019 Annual Fundraiser



"What You Should Know About Medicare"

New GV Board Member Diana Dennett provided a very insightful overview of the Medicare program, what the program means to you, and how to change private plan options during open enrollment.


Click here to view the presentation.  
 
Georgetown Village Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter
Our December Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click here to read the December 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 -
(3240 O Street NW) please use the entrance on Potomac Street

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-12 pm on October 2nd & 16th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.

Book Discussion
 
Book Discussion 

Monday, December 9th

If you have recommendations or suggestions please email them directly to Toni Russin tonirussin@hotmail.com.  Please click here to check out our 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.  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
Exercise Class


Hope to see you there!

Christ Church of Georgetown
3116 O Street NW
Parish Hall (Second Floor)
Cost $10.00

Free for GV Members!

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. All are welcome! 

Please contact the GV office at 
202-999-8988 to sign up.

 


Canasta Game
2 - 4 pm 

Our canasta group is looking for new members  and they would love to have you join them!  If you haven't played in a while and would like a refresher, or would like to learn how to play, they are happy to teach you. 

This friendly game takes place regularly at Pat Scolaro's home.  Let us know if you would like to join in the fun!   

For more information, please contact Pat Scolaro.

 

 



Tuesday, December 3rd
5:30 - 7 pm

High Street Cafe 
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW




How to Go Online Shopping
I.T. Series 
Wednesday, December 4th
at 10:30 am
1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW
(Lower Level of the Long & Foster Building)


Are you tired of going to the supermarket every week? As the Holidays are fast approaching, wouldn’t you love to get your groceries and holiday purchases delivered directly to your front door?

Join us to learn about Peapod, InstaCart, Amazon and other  delivery services. These services are particularly helpful when you have a lot of heavy items to purchase and you don't want to have to carry them home. Of course, this doesn't replace the handy Georgetown Village grocery transportation, we are just offering information about another resource for our members to know!

Join us as we show you the benefits, convenience, and easy methods of ordering your groceries from the comfort of your own home by simply using your computer, tablet, or other electronic devices!


To sign up please call the GV office at
202-999-8988 or email lynn@georgetown-village.org




 


Dumbarton Concerts - An Emerald Isle Christmas 

Saturday, December 7th @ 8:00 pm
Dumbarton Methodist Church
3133 Dumbarton Street NW


Dinner at Martin's Tavern @ 6pm
1264 Wisconsin Avenue NW


Every year, the Dumbarton Concert series features a holiday concert. This year, they have a new ensemble, Celtic Music with Danu, a group which is the winner of key awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine. Please join us for an evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group! We will also host dinner before the show at Martin's Tavern at 6:00 p.m. 

Tickets are no longer available for purchase through Georgetown Village. 

Please call Dumbarton directly at 202-965-2000 to purchase tickets, as this concert sells out very early each year!



Book Discussion

  
Monday, December 9th
10:30 am
3400 O Street NW

Join us as our GV Book group continues the discussion of GV member, David Roll's latest release "George C. Marshall, Defender of the Republic".  


The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall—America’s most distinguished soldier–statesman since George Washington—whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century.   

Please contact the GV Office at 202-999-8988 to sign up. 





Lunch
Wednesday, December 11th
12:30 pm 

High Street Cafe
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW


High Street Cafe was this year's fundraiser sponsor.    


Please contact the GV office at 
202-999-8988 to sign up.





Thursday, December 12th @ 6:30 pm

St. John's Episcopal Church 
(Blake Hall)
3240 O Street NW

Please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 to RSVP. 

 

 


Fannie Mae Tour & Happy Hour 
Thursday, December 19 @  4:30 pm

Happy Hour @ 5:30 pm
University Club 
1135 16th Street NW

Midtown Center is situated in the heart of Washington DC, at the corner of L Street Northwest and 15 Street Northwest. The building was constructed on the site of The Washington Post's former home, which was razed in 2016.

Encompassing 865,000 square feet, the new building serves as the headquarters for mortgage company Fannie Mae. Designed by New York-based SHoP Architects, the 14-storey U-shaped building is organized around an expansive ground-level plaza.
Stretching high above the plaza are three bridges, which act as "sculptural elements that animate the courtyard below".

The building's facades are sheathed in glass, enabling natural light to penetrate the interior workspaces. Copper accents on the exterior, which will develop a patina over time, are meant to pay heed to local design traditions.”

During the planned tour, Georgetown Village guests will see multiple interior spaces, walk across the interior and exterior bridges, visit the roof deck, and experience the state-of-the-art video conference rooms.  To sign up please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988.


 

Georgetown Village News and Events 






Pre-Scheduled Trips to Safeway and Trader Joe's

 

 

We provide transportation to Safeway every Friday and Trader Joe's every 3rd Thursday (times vary)


Check our event calendar for additional information.

Contact the GV Office at 
202-999-8988 to make your reservation 
 
by Wednesday at 3 pm.
E-Cycling Service for GV Members:

If you have old unwanted electronics to dispose of, you can drop them off at the Georgetown Village office during Georgetown Village Office Hours , or we will arrange to have a volunteer pick them up from you.  

We will collect the 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. 


 

 



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Get Medicare Info on Your Cell Phone

Did you know that you can now get some of the most-used information from the Medicare.gov website on your mobile phone? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a new app, called "What's Covered," that is available for free in both Google Play and the Apple App Store. For more information, you can read about the app on the CMS website.




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

 





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.