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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

Scroll down to our What's New and In the News section.  There you will find resources on "How to Protect Older Adults from Financial Fraud," and the "Top 25 Cars Best for Seniors". 
What's Going on at Georgetown Village

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


Photos from Georgetown Village Events:  

Slideshow
February Wine & Cheese Tasting


Georgetown Village Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter

Our February Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click here 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 March 6th & 20th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.




Book Discussion

"Glass Castle" by Jeannette Wall  The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant.

  For more information please contact Toni Russin
tonirussin@hotmail.com.  Please click here to check out the 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. We will be creating an online photo album to showcase our members and volunteers enjoying their summer excursions.   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 Holtzclaw via email at
varnita@georgetown-village.org



Basic Training 4 Your Body
Exercise Class


Every Monday at 11:30 am 

(Except Federal Holidays) 

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! 





Tuesday, March 19th @ 5:30 pm

High Street Cafe 
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Come join us for great food, and an awesome evening! 

click here  to view the Happy Hour menu



Birthday Tea for Members

Wednesday, March 20th

4 – 6 pm


This is an event for village members celebrating birthdays during the months of January – March.  We will enjoy tea, amazing treats, great conversation.  

To RSVP please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 or email lynn@georgetown-village.org 


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Tuesday, March 26th @ 5:30 pm

AMC Loew's Theater Georgetown

Dinner at Mr. Smith's on K Street NW


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




Decluttering 101 and How to Sell Unwanted Art and Other Collectibles”

Wednesday, March 27th @ 6pm
St. John's Episcopal Church
3240 O Street NW


Two speakers will address the group.  Nicole Anzia moved to Washington DC in 1995 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin.  She worked in politics and communications for a decade before founding her professional organizing company, Neatnik, in 2007.  Her company has helped hundreds of people in the DC area organize their homes.  In 2012, Nicole started as the organizing columnist for The Washington Post, writing a monthly column for the Local Living section.  She lives in Chevy Chase with her husband and two daughters.Amy Kuhnert will cover the basics of how and where to sell unwanted art.  Amy’s background as an appraiser and art advisor combines formal education with extensive hands-on experience in the art market.  She has a graduate degree from Cambridge University through Christie’s auction house -London.  Amy also has a degree from Rhode Island School of Design in Appraisal Studies in Art and Antiques.  Prior to beginning her appraisal and art advisory practice, Amy worked in Washington DC for Sloans and Kenyon auction house.  She has also worked for Henderson Phillips Fine Art, a Washington based fine art insurance company.  


To sign up, please contact the GV office at 
202-999-8988 or email 
lynn@geogetown-village.org


Wine & Cheese Tasting


Wine & Cheese Tasting 

Thursday, March 28th @ 5:00 pm

Safeway 
1855 Wisconsin Avenue NW


Georgetown Village invites prospective members to join us for a Wine & Cheese Tasting and to meet our members while learning more about the village.

After the wine tasting, we will cross Wisconsin Avenue and have dinner at Café Divan.  

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


Friday, March 29th @1pm

National Gallery of Art

6th and Constitution Avenue NW

West Building, Main Floor



We will have lunch before at the NGA cafeteria, and meet the docent at 1pm in the West Building Rotunda.

“Tintoretto:Artist of Renaissance Venice”

This 60 minute tour with docent Eric Denker will show,a major exhibition organized in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth.This is the first retrospective of the artist in North America and the exhibition will include many significant international loans traveling to the US for the first time.Nearly 50 paintings will be featured and more than a dozen works on paper spanning the artist’s entire career and ranging from regal portraits of Venetian aristocracy to religious and mythological narrative scenes.
To sign up, please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 or email
lynn@geogetown-village.org




HARLEM QUARTET: GAME CHANGERS

Ilmar Gavilán, violin/Melissa White, violin/Jaime Amador, viola/Felix Umansky, cello

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Dumbarton United Methodist Church 
3139 Dumbarton Street NW


We will have dinner before the concert at Martin’s Tavern at 6 pm


Praised for its “panache” by The New York Times and hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” the Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world: from a 2009 performance at The White House for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, to a highly successful tour of South Africa in 2012 and beyond.

 


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. 


 

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.



"Understanding and Addressing Elder Abuse"

Tuesday, March 5th 
10:30 am - 12 noon

Forest Hills of DC 
4901 Connecticut Avenue NW

To reserve your space, please email Stephanie Chong at Northwest Neighbors Village at schong@nwnv.org or call 202-777-3435

Even with 5 million people experiencing it every year, elder abuse is still a hidden epidemic. Join the ElderSAFE Center for an interactive workshop to shine light on this important topic. We will discuss your role as village volunteers in addressing elder abuse, including identifying the warning signs and making reports. We will use case examples to explore how best to serve your neighbors and help keep them safe.


Dupont Circle Village Presents
"Fashion & Function Showcase"


A common challenge many older adults face is the act of getting dressed and undressed by themselves. This can be the result of a physical disability, chronic condition, and/or other restrictions that may come with age.

On March 9th, Dupont Circle Village will be hosting a free Fashion and Function Showcase. Come learn about some functional clothing and accessories available from vendors.

Space is limited so please RSVP soon-see below


Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:00 pm

Author Talk 
"Suffragists In Washington, DC: 1913 Parade And The Fight For The Vote"


The Columbia Residences
2425 L Street NW - 
Community Room

Click here to register.



Please join us for a fascinating and timely story of how women ultimately gained the right to vote. Those decades-long efforts were revitalized by The Great Suffrage Parade of 1913, the first civil rights march set in the capital, and subsequent protests, picketing and creative politicking led by the National Women’s Party and supporters. Learn about the cliff-hanger decision that ultimately led to ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.


 



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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PO Box 3563
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