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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/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 Anniversary Celebration

 
Georgetown Village Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter
Our December Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click here  to read the January 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 January 15th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.

Book Discussion
 
Book Discussion 

Monday, January 20th

"The Overstory," by Richard Powers

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


Monday @ 11:30 am
(Except Federal Holidays) 


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, January 7th
5:30 - 7 pm

(Cancelled Due to Weather)
Mai Thai
3251 Prospect Street NW 

 


Lunch
Wednesday, January 8th
12:30 pm 

Pinstripes Bistro
1064 Wisconsin Avenue NW

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

 

Quarterly Birthday Tea

Thursday, January 9th 
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

3400 O Street NW

 Celebrating members with birthdays in the months of October - December.  Spouses are welcome!  To RSVP, contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 or email lynn@georgetown-village.org.


“Safety with Transfers When Transporting Members”


Monday, January 13th 
1:00 pm 
1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW 
Lower Level

This training is open to volunteers providing transportation to Village members. Information covered will include tips to make your volunteer assignment safer and easier for you and the Village member. Assistive devices for use during transport will also be discussed and demonstrated. Training will be conducted by GV Board Member & Volunteer, Pam Godwin, CRNP and GV Volunteer Pat Loughlin-Reed, MSN, RN. Pam has served as an adult nurse practitioner and certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist. Pat is a retired registered nurse.

DC Villages are invited to participate. Due to space limitations, outside villages are limited to two volunteers per village. More will be accepted based on space availability. Please RSVP no later than 5pm Wednesday, January 8th so we will know if we can accept additional participants. 

To RSVP Contact: 202-999-8988 or Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org 





 


Volunteer Training 


Wednesday, January 15th
5:30 pm
1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Lower Level

If you have spare time, even if it is only an hour or two a month, we can use your help! 

Our volunteers have the opportunity to help their neighbors in many ways including:

  • Providing transportation for medical appointments or errands
  • Helping with basic computer or technology issues
  • Running errands; assisting members with shopping needs
  • Helping with pet, plant or mail monitoring while members are away
  • Friendly Visiting or Phone Calling with home-bound seniors
  • Helping with gardening, raking, outside household chores
  • Cooking and/or delivering meals to GV members
  • Serving on Georgetown Village committees-assisting with social events, programs, outreach, communications and fund-raising
  • Administrative assistance in the GV office-social media, mailings, data entry, etc.

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

 

Book Discussion

  
"The Overstory"
by Richard Powers

Monday, January 20th

10:30 am

3400 O Street NW

 The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours―vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

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






Tuesday, January 21st
5:30 - 7 pm

Brasserie Liberté

3251 Prospect Street NW


 



"BONNARD TO VUILLARD: THE INTIMATE POETRY OF EVERYDAY LIFE"

The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant

Wednesday, January 22nd 
Lunch @ 12pm - Phillips Cafe Tryst 
Tour 2 pm - 3 pm



The Phillips Collection invites you to a special tour of Bonnard to Vuillard: The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life with exhibition curator Elsa Smithgall. The exhibit presents over 60 exquisite, rarely seen works by a leading group of European Post-Impressionist artists who ushered in a new form of artistic expression in the 1890s. Assuming the name "Nabis" (from the Hebrew navi, meaning "prophet"), its members shared a belief in art's intimate connection to everyday life.

The tour will be led by Senior Curator Elsa Smithgail who curated the show. Many thanks to Barbara Hall, both Georgetown Village Board Member and on the Board of Trustees of The Phillips Collection, for our access to this special event which she advises is, "A gorgeous exhibition that will have wide appeal." 

To sign up please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988.



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Tuesday, January 28th 

Dinner @ Mr. Smith's on K Street NW

Movie at AMC Georgetown 



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Financial Planning, Wills, Trusts, Estates for 55 and Older”

(Particularly Helpful for Singles)

Thursday, January 30th @ 6:00 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church
3240 O Street NW
(Use the Potomac Street Entrance)

Living well with solid finances in retirement takes planning, and as we age, the best choices for investment change.
Join us for a thought-provoking panel with three experts on wills, trusts, and estates, who will also discuss financial
scams targeting seniors.


To reserve your participation in events, please contact the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 or email rsvp@georgetown-village.org

Moderator:
Josh Kuhnert
Georgetown Village Assistant Treasurer

Speakers:

Doug Woodward, Certified Financial Planner™
Private Client Group Relationship Manager
TD Wealth

Roland Schrebler, JD (Wills, estates, trusts)
RMSLAW

Sydney Palinkas (Financial scams targeted at seniors)
Community Educator
Charles E. Smith Life Communities

Georgetown Village is offering this set of four educational programs FREE to its members. The cost to Village volunteers and members of other Villages is $30.00 for the series and $10.00 per session, for community members the cost is $15.00 per session or $50.00 for the entire series.


Georgetown Village thanks our series sponsors:

Toni and Jonathan Russin ∙ Jim Smith ∙ Barbara Hall ∙ Kelly Advocacy Outcomes, LLC ∙ Emily Sommers

Reserve early to assure your spot in the room!

 

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 3 pm Wednesday.
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.





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