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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 May 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 -
(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-11:30 am on June 5th & 19th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.


Book Discussion

"My Dear Hamilton"
by  
Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Haunting, moving, and beautifully written, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before—not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal—but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.


  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.  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



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Tuesday, May 28th
Landmark Theatres - West End
2301 M Street NW

Dinner at Cafe Deluxe @ 5:30 pm
2201 M Street NW

"Wild Nights with Emily"
Showtime - 7:15 pm


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.





Tuesday, June 4th 
5:30 - 7pm

High Street 
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW 

High Street Cafe was this year's fundraiser sponsor.  Let's show our support! 





Date: June 7th, 2019 @ 11 am

J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The sign up list is CLOSED


The FBI Experience is a 2- hour self-guided tour at FBI Headquarters.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.


My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by [Dray, Stephanie, Kamoie, Laura]
Book Discussion
June 10th @ 10:30 am 
3900 Cathedral Avenue NW #605A
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
From the New York Times bestselling authors of America’s First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton—a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy.

 

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Volunteer Training 

Monday, June 10th @ 1:00 pm

1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW - Lower Level

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

 



Lunch
Wednesday, June 12th
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.  

 

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Quarterly Birthday Tea
 Members Celebrating Birthdays 
April - June

Spouses are welcomed


Wednesday, June 12th 
4 pm - 6 pm
3400 O Street NW

Hope you can join us!

To RSVP please call 202-999-8988 or email 
lynn@georgetown-village.org

 



Tuesday, June 18th 
5:30 - 7pm

Mai Thai
3251 Prospect Street NW


 

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Wine & Cheese Tasting 
Thursday, June 20th @ 5 pm

Safeway 
1855 Wisconsin Avenue NW 

Dinner @ Cafe Divan


Meet our members while learning more about Georgetown Village.  Following the tasting we will go across the street to Café Divan for dinner and to continue the conversation.  To RSVP call the GV office at 202-999-8988. 

We hope to see you there! 

 

Friday, June 21st 
11 am - 2 pm 

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National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street NW
Cost $12.00

Lunch @ The Greenhouse, Jefferson Hotel
1200 16th Street NW

Click here  to view the Greenhouse lunch menu. 


Travel back in time with National Geographic to visit ancient Egypt, one of the world’s greatest civilizations, and get to know some of its lesser-known leaders—Egypt’s mighty queens. Learn about the hidden role of women in all aspects of Egyptian society.

Please call the GV office to sign up.

 

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Tuesday, June 25th @ 5:30 pm

AMC Loew's Theater Georgetown

Dinner at Mr. Smith's on K Street NW

Movie selections will be provided Sunday, June 23rd. 

Please contact the office with your selection no later than 2 pm Monday, June 24th.

 

 

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To sign up for events and excursions please call the GV office at 202-999-8988 or Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org

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. 


 

New Alternatives for Moderate
Hearing Loss


 Wednesday, May 29th
11:00 – 12:30 pm

Forest Hills of DC 
4901 Connecticut Ave NW

Come learn from Bill Iverson about low cost personal amplification devices.  Better yet, “there’s an app for it” – several in fact – that can act as a hearing aid for moderate hearing loss.  Soon, self-fitting hearing aids will let you adjust sounds to meet your personal needs and preferences.  And over-the-counter hearing aids may dramatically lower the high cost of hearing aids purchased through audiologists. 

To sign up please call 202-777-3435 or click here.




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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.

 



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
Washington, DC 20027