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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

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Georgetown Village Thanks You for Your Support of our Annual Fundraiser held on May 9th! 

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Ann Satterthwaite, please Click Here.


What's Going on at Georgetown Village

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


Photos from Georgetown Village Events:  

Slideshow
2019 Annual Fundraiser

Georgetown Village Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter
Our Summer Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click here to read the June 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 July 3rd & 17th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.

Book Discussion
 
Book Discussion 
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Becoming Michelle Obama

Monday, September 9th

Becoming is the memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother

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


Mondays at 11:30 am
Christ Church of Georgetown
3116 O Street NW
Parish Hall (Second Floor)

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

Mondays
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, July 2nd
5:30 - 7 pm

High Street Cafe'
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW 

Hosted by Board Co-Presidents Gail Nordheimer and Jim Smith

We hope you will join us, as this is a great opportunity to speak with Gail and Jim, and share your thoughts about the Village.


 



Remember that the Georgetown Village office closes on all federal holidays, and therefore we will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Enjoy your July 4th celebrations!



 

 


Lunch
Wednesday, July 10th
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.  

 



Tuesday, July 16th 
5:30 - 7 pm

Los Cuates
1564 Wisconsin Avenue NW


 

Thursday, July 18th @ 11:15 am 

 “Art Across Cultures” 
Docent led Tour 

Freer/Sackler Galleries 
1050 Independence Avenue SW 


We have arranged this tour on a Thursday, to also tour the Peacock Room. Once a month in the afternoon of the third Thursday the shutters will be open, allowing us to see it in a whole new light.  

We hope to see you there! 

“Whistler in Watercolor”
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This one- hour docent led tour of “Art Across Cultures” will focus on the “Whistler in Watercolor” featured art exhibit.  Charles Lang Freer amassed the world’s largest collection of Whistler’s watercolors, with more than fifty seascapes, nocturnes, interior views, and street scenes.  His vast collection also included prints, drawings, pastels and oil paintings by the artist.  Due to Freer’s will, these works have never left the museum, and the fragile watercolors have rarely been displayed.  This is the first major exhibition of his watercolors at the Freer Gallery since the 1930’s.  

Tour of the Peacock Room 

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 When the shutters are open (once a month in the afternoon of the third Thursday), a flood of natural light turns the Peacock Room into a glowing jewel of blue, green and gold tones. The natural light reveals hidden details, colors and textures. 

 

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Tuesday, July 23rd @ 5:30 pm

AMC Loew's Theater Georgetown

Dinner at Mr. Smith's on K Street NW

 

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“Votes for Women:  A Portrait of Persistence”
Friday, August 2nd 
12 pm - 2 pm

National Portrait Gallery
 

The exhibit will outline the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today.  The presentation is divided chronologically and thematically to address:


Radical Women 1832-1869

Women Activists 1870-1892

The New Woman 1893-1912

Compelling Tactics 1913-1916

Militancy in the American Suffragist Movement 1917-1919

The Nineteenth Amendment and Its Legacy

These thematic explorations are complemented by a chronological narrative of visual biographies of some of the movement’s most influential leaders.  We will have a picnic lunch in the courtyard.  Members can pack and bring their own lunch or purchase a lunch in the shop. 

 

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Friday, August 16th
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
330 Independence Avenue SW
(entrance for tours is on opposite side of building C Street, SW entrance)


The tours begin promptly at 12 pm.  VOA reaches 236.6 million people weekly in 45 languages.  Programming and content are available on the Internet, social media, mobile devices, and more than 2,500 radio and television stations around the world.   

 

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 and Trader Joe's every 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. 


 



National Building Museum  
Historic Building Tour 
401 F Street NW

July 30th @ 11:15 am

Meet outside the Museum Shop, where seating is also available.

Transportation is not provided to this event. 


Join us as Docent and Waterfront Village Executive Director Bob Craycraft will be taking Downtown Villages' members on a 45-minute historic building tour at 11:15 am, including many areas not generally open to the public.

Free admission is from 9-11am
(Stay as long as you wish).
Photo ID is required to verify you are a Ward 2 or 6 resident.

 
Exhibits

Rendering by the LAB at Rockwell Group.

"Lawn" an immersive summer fun installation taking up the entire Great Hall


"Flickering Treasurers," the story of Baltimore's grand movie palaces there will be a private, docent-led tour for Villagers at 12:30 pm. (Meet outside the exhibit entrance).

"Animals, Collected," an exhibit of architectural elements

"Hoops,"
a photo essay by Bill Bamburger on the power of basketball to unite communities

"House & Home," an exhibit on what it means to be at home in America

Metro Rail:  Judiciary Square (Red Line). 
MetroBus: 74 stops one block away on 7th Street SW.


 


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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.

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Retiree Group
Join recent retirees for coffee and to discuss issues of common interest and activities.

Wednesday, July 10th @ 9:30 am
Firehook Bakery
3411 Connecticut Avenue NW DC
(Across from the Uptown Theatre)
Meet in the garden in the back


Thursday, July 18th @ 9:30 am
Compass Coffee - Spring Valley 
4850 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Meet at the table in the back


 



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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