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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


Georgetown Village Annual Fundraiser
Honoring Ann Satterthwaite


Thursday, May 9th 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Foley & Lardner LLP
3000 K Street NW

The success of our annual fundraiser has allowed us to keep our membership dues at the same rate since we launched our Village 7 years ago! (What other costs can you think of  that have not increased in 7 years?!  We need YOUR help to be able to continue this success. 

Please become a Sponsor. Click here to view Sponsorship levels. We would love to acknowledge your generosity on the printed program, so let us know your Sponsorship level by no later than April 30th. We all know people whose dearest wish is to stay in their home as they age. You can help them get their wish and you’ll know that you have played a major role in making Georgetown Village even better in the days ahead.

To purchase tickets please click 



Thank you to everyone who attended the panel on Wednesday, March 27th to help explain how to deal with Decluttering and How to Sell Art & Collectibles.  Although we did not have Marie Kondo joining us, our equally impressive line up of speakers helped attendees "spark joy" and de-clutter in a mindful manner. 

This event was a huge success! Amy Kuhnert and Nicole Anzia offered some valuable information for all of us.  To view the resources provided please 
click here.

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 April 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 April 3rd & 17th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.



Book Discussion

"Delta Wedding" by  Eudora Welty  This novel tells of the experiences of the Fairchilds family during a particularly unexceptional year in the Mississippi Delta.

  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


Christ Church will not be available on April, 22nd thus, class has been cancelled. We will resume on Monday, April 29th.
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 2pm - 4pm
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 the GV office at 202-999-8988 or Email:   lynn@georgetown-village.org




Tuesday, April 2nd @ 5:30 pm

Happy Hour @ Guapo's
3050 K Street NW


Come join us for good food and great conversation.  We hope you can join us!

Click here to check out the menu. 

“Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms”

Friday, April 5th @  2 pm

George Washington University Textile Museum 

701 21st Street NW

$8 per person donation suggested

Detail of "The Problem We All Live With"

Docent led tour of the “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms” exhibit.    We will have lunch before at either Circe or District Commons.   Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces make their way to Washington as part of a major international traveling exhibition on the four freedoms famously outlined by Franklin D Roosevelt:  freedom of speech; freedom of worship; freedom from want; and freedom from fear. 

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


Book Discussion


"Delta Wedding", by Eudora Welty 

April 8th @ 10:15 am
4000 Cathedral Avenue NW, #402 B


The book is available in the DC Library but in limited quantities so order them now. They are also on Amazon used book list for low prices. Order now so they arrive in time.


Delta Wedding is a 1946 Southern fiction novel set in 1923. This novel tells of the experiences of the Fairchilds family during a particularly unexceptional year in the Mississippi Delta.



Lunch 
Wednesday, April 10th @ 12:30 pm


High Street Cafe 
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Click here to view the lunch menu. 


Staying  Safe at Home: How Emergency Response Systems and In-Home Electronics Can Help

April 10th @ 6pm


St. John's Episcopal Church
3240 O Street NW
(Use Potomac Street Entrance)


Join us as Pam Godwin, Adult Nurse Practitioner and certified Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist shares information about various in home emergency response systems and their advantages and disadvantages. Pam
will have a handout of questions for you to review before choosing a system. File of Life © pouches will also be distributed at this presentation.Pam graduated from Boston College, NYU and Catholic University. During her life's work of over 50 years Pam has worked in nursing, hospitals, as a university professor, as an LTC in Army Nurse Corps and co-owner of a primary care medical office. Pam chairs the Georgetown Village Health Care Committee and is GV Vice President.

Georgetown Village Executive director Lynn Golub-Rofrano will provide information about in-home devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home and explain how they can be used to assist seniors in their home. We will
also have a raffle for an Amazon Echo Dot at the presentation. Lynn Golub-Rofrano, MSW is the founding Executive Director of Georgetown Village and serves as a Field Instructor for graduate and undergraduate Catholic University School of Social Work students. In addition, Lynn has worked with Village to Village Network for 4 years as part of the National Village Gathering planning committee as well as presenting at the conference. 


Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. 
Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Georgetown Village by Monday, April 8th
Call: 202-999-8988 or Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org

Friday, April 12th 

Tour of the Kennedy Center @ 4 pm






Tamagawa University and Taiko Group
Millennium  Stage Performance @ 6 pm

After the performance we will enjoy dinner in the Kennedy Center cafeteria.      

Tamagawa University and Taiko Group, is presented in collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  Thundering taiko drumming meets traditional Japanese dance as nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University and Taiko Group take the stage.  The performers make up one of Japan’s top-ranking taiko groups coming out of the premier arts university in Japan.  
      
To sign up please contact the GV office at 
202-999-8988 or Email: 
lynn@georgetown-village.org  



Tuesday, April 16th @ 5:30 pm

Happy Hour @ High Street Cafe
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW


High Street Cafe is this year's fundraiser sponsor.  Let's show them our thanks and support by getting a good size group for Happy Hour!   

Click here to view the Happy Hour menu

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Tuesday, April 23rd @ 5:30 pm

AMC Loew's Theater Georgetown
Dinner at Mr. Smith's on K Street NW



Georgetown Village Annual Fundraiser 

Thursday, May 9th 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Foley & Lardner LLP
3000 K Street NW


The success of our annual fundraiser has allowed us to keep our membership dues at the same rate since we launched our Village 7 years ago! (What other costs can you think of  that have not increased in 7 years?!

We need YOUR help to be able to continue this success. At the fundraiser we host a Silent Auction that is crucial to the fundraising efforts. In order for the auction to be a success we need to offer quality goods, services and opportunities. If you are a frequent customer at any of the local shops, please bring them a form to donate to our silent auction. If you own a vacation home or have airline tickets you can offer that would be great! If you have lovely giftware you are not using and would like to donate we would appreciate it. Please call Gail Nordheimer or the GV office if you have something  to donate or questions about what we can accept





Date: May 17th, 2019 @ 11am

(Date & Time Are Subject to Change)
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

ALL visitors must be US citizens or green card holders and need to provide your name, date of birth and social security number in advance.

Please provide this information no later than 
April 15th. Even if you are NOT POSITIVE of your attendance. We can easily delete names from the list but we CAN NOT add to the list after it has been submitted!

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

The FBI Experience is a 2- hour self-guided tour at FBI Headquarters.Visitor service representatives are stationed throughout, and all are FBI or former FBI and are very knowledgeable.The tour features interactive multimedia exhibits, content and artifacts.Highlights of the tour are: an exhibit on surveillance, J Edgar Hoover’s desk, and significant exhibits on the World Trade Center on 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing and the Oklahoma City bombing.


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.


 



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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