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2019 Annual Fundraiser

 
  
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Volunteer Services


Slideshow
Feb. 27th - Second Careers





SF Youth Sports Academy

Thursday, May 28th
Time:  5:30 pm

"Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir" 

Via Zoom-Click Link Below to Register


Click here Sec. Madeleine Albright & Bill Plante Program to sign up
or download Sec. Albright Form and mail with check to the office.
 
 

As of today, May 26, 2020 please contact the office at 202-999-8988 to let us know if you are mailing a check as it might not arrive before the program. 




Great article in the Georgetowner about Secretary Madeleine Albright and our upcoming fundraiser. Click below to read the article and the one about our upcoming fundraiser with Secretary Albright and Bill Plante
 Georgetowner May 20, 2020 .

Albright
Support Georgetown Village and enjoy a fascinating evening-use link below. 

Sec. Madeleine Albright & Bill Plante Program 
on May 28th at 5:30 pm

We Hope to See You there!



Need Help Using Zoom? 

Georgetown Village members and volunteers are here and happy to talk with you via phone calls, or Zoom calls and assist you with using Zoom. This computer platform has gained in popularity as it enables us to see our friends and family rather than just speak with them on the phone. 

For step by step instructions on downloading, installing, and using the Zoom app on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer please click the link below.

Downloading, Installing, and Using Zoom

If you would like to join us please contact the GV office at 
202-999-8988 or Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org to sign up. 


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 Villages nationwide, including many in the Washington, DC area, in which neighbors are helping neighbors thrive. 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 is open Monday through Friday from 10 am -6 pm. Our 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 Mondays through Thursdays.
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
SF Youth Sports Academy

Thursday, May 28th
Time:  5:30 pm

Please join us as The Honorable Madeleine Albright will be discussing her latest book with GV Board Member Bill Plante.  


"Hell and Other Destinations: 
A 21st Century Memoir" 

Via Zoom-Click Link Below to Register

Sec. Madeleine Albright & Bill Plante Program
or download Sec. Albright Form and mail with check to the office. 

As of today May 26, 2020 please contact the office at 202-999-8988 to let us know if you are mailing a check as it might not arrive before the program. 



Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reflects on the final stages of her career, and working productively into your her decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir.

In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America’s first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. “I don’t want to be remembered,” she answered. “I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last.”

Hell and Other Destinations reveals this Albright at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.



COVID-19 Updates

Mayor Bowser Extends Stay At Home Order and Public Health Emergency Through June 8th


Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-066 to extend the District’s public emergency and public health emergency and continue to require individuals to stay home through June 8, 2020. The Mayor’s Order can be found here.


“The continued sacrifices by residents and businesses are saving lives and helping us get to the other side of this incredibly difficult time for our city,” said Mayor Bowser. “Together, by staying home a little longer, soon we will be able to reopen DC safely and sustainably.”


As the District continues to prepares to #ReOpenDC, the Mayor today outlined several criteria based on federal guidance that the District must meet before beginning phased reopening:

  • COVID-19 Case Decline
  • 14-day sustained decrease in community spread
  • Transmission rate of fewer than 1.0 for three days
  • Testing Capacity
  • Ability to test the following groups: symptomatic, at-risk health care workers, essential workers, and close contacts of all new positive cases
  • Health Care System Capacity
  • Less than 80% health care capacity (without medical surge) over seven-day period
  • Public Health System Capacity
  • Contact tracing attempt of new cases within one day, and contact tracing attempt of their close contacts within two days

The Mayor ordered the District to examine several areas to prepare for eventual reopening. The Department of Parks and Recreation shall determine whether any of its outdoor facilities, including park athletic fields and dog parks, but not playgrounds, may safely open to members of the public for allowable recreational activity. In addition, the City Administrator shall develop a recommended plan for the restoration of office-based and other site-based District government operations.

The Mayor’s Order also requires the use of masks or face coverings for all individuals in the District while they are engaging in:

  • Essential business or minimum basic operations for nonessential businesses when other persons are present.
  • Essential travel if social distance cannot be maintained.

Individuals would not have to wear a mask when participating in Allowable Recreational Activities or when engaging in essential travel if they can maintain social distance. Masks continue to be required for public transit employees and operators, and for all users and operators of taxis, Transportation Network Companies, and private transportation providers. The requirement to wear masks or face coverings shall not apply to:

  • Children under the age of nine years old. Parents are strongly encouraged to have their children between two and nine years old wear a mask.
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Individuals who cannot wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition or disability, or who are unable to remove a mask without assistance

  • Non-essential businesses remain closed, and DC students will continue to learn at home. Large gatherings of more than 10 individuals not of the same household continue to be prohibited in the District.

For more information on the District’s response, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.

 




Some Useful Information to Keep You Healthy 
USEFUL INFORMATION | The Social Media Monthly





"Disinfecting, Cleaning, and Best Practices for Protecting Your Family During the COVID19 Pandemic."

Full webinar details and slides are available here:
https://www.healthandenvironment.org/webinars/96524


Georgetown Village has been compiling both useful and entertaining information regarding COVID-19.  Please click the link below for details.  


Covid-19 Information Resources



Your donation will help Georgetown Village in our mission of neighbors helping neighbors thrive.

Thank you! 


 


Georgetown Village
Monthly Activities

Mark Your Calendar for Circle of Concern Golf Tournament & Trivia ...
Our program committee chairs, arranging some very interesting speakers for a new series of talks we are calling  Cocktails, Conversation, and Covid.

We hope you will join us! 
 


Photos from Georgetown Village Events:  
Slideshow
Feb. 27th - Second Careers

    
Monthly Newsletter

Our May Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Use this link to read the newsletter.

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?  This will be offered remotely, and might be a good time to learn how to use online services for shopping, streaming videos, etc.  For more information contact the Georgetown Village office at
202-999-8988


Book Discussion
 
Book Discussion 

"Where the Crawdads Sing"
by Delia Owens


If you have recommendations or suggestions please email them directly to Toni Russin tonirussin@hotmail.com.  

To view the 2019 - 2020 GV Book List please click here.


Memorial Day in 2020/2021 - When, Where, Why, How is Celebrated?

The GV Office is closed on all federal holidays, therefore we will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. 

 

Georgetown Village has  various opportunities to stay in shape while at home.

Click here for more information.

Let's Get Moving! Top 7 Exercises to Keep Seniors Active | Luba's ...

Basic Training- 4 Your Body 
Exercise Class - MOVED ONLINE


Given the latest events and development, for the safety of our Fit & Well Seniors, the Y has temporarily cancelled all Fit & Well Senior classes until further notice.

YMCA leadership will continue to monitor any changes and progress as it pertains to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we will let you know when the Fit & Well Senior Program will continue.

To aid in remaining Fit & Well please click here.


 


Canasta Online
Have you been wanting to play canasta, but not confident enough to join the game? Do you prefer to play from the comfort of your home? Here is a link to online Canasta, this website also has other games.  
 Canasta Online

 

 



Online Happy Hour
Every Other Tuesday

June 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm


Zoom in to join us and see your friends.  Please check the email blast sent to members to obtain the link and password.  

Many of our board members hope to join us for this Happy Hour, we hope you will be there too. 
   



Around Town DC Logo

To minimize exposure to COVID-19, we’ve partnered with Around Town DC to provide you with a list of online activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! Click here to view upcoming virtual Around Town DC events!



STUCK INDOORS?


If you are stuck indoors, and would like to exercise, one of our members has a treadmill to give away.  

Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 for more information.  




 

  
Coffee & Conversation

Wednesday @ 11 am

Dial in Number 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505

No Agenda-just call in and share your thoughts, anything you want to discuss, how you are doing, etc.

We welcome all members and volunteers to call in and let's keep in touch!

 


COVID - Information Call 

Thursday @ 
10:30 am

Conference Call

Dial 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505


GV Vice President and Health Care Committee Chair Pam Godwin is joining us at Coffee Talk this week to discuss your concerns and share information about the coronavirus. All members and volunteers are welcome to call in and join us.

            

 


Book Chat

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

"Where the Crawdads Sing"
by Delia Owens

Monday, June 8th


Conference Call
Social Chat @ 10:15 am
Book Discussion @ 10:30 am


Dial in Number 1+515-604-9094

Access Code-190-486-505

Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

 


Wednesday, June 10th 

5:30 pm 

Join us as Dr. Frederick Rickles provides his insight on telehealth.  We look forward to seeing you!  Zoom information will be provided in the email blast.  

 


Tired of Cooking?

Many Georgetown Restaurants are remaining open and offering meal delivery. If you are tired of cooking, this is a great way to support local businesses. Here is the BID list of open restaurants and their current situations-BID LIST





Ongoing Services 


Friendly Phone Calls 

A Phone Call a Day Keeps the Loneliness Away: Nonprofit Helps ...

Georgetown Village offers daily friendly phone calls for our members.  Feel free to contact the GV office for more information. 
Mask Distribution 



GV is offering masks to our member and active volunteers.  If you need a mask, please contact the GV office at
202-999-8988.

 

Grocery Shopping 

Our volunteers are shopping for our  members on a regular basis.  With a few days notice we will make certain you get your orders filled.  (as much as possible)

Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 for more information.


Remote IT Assistance



Our volunteers are available to assist members remotely with IT issues such as downloading new apps, streaming online services, and Zoom Tutorials.   

Please contact the GV office at
202-999-8988 for more information. 

COVID-19 Engagement Opportunities

 

Reach Across the Stars: A Universe of Explorers



The app allows you to journey to Mars in 3D with Ellen Stofan, the John and Adrienne Mars director of our National Air and Space Museum. Ask Stofan questions to hear about her hardest professional moment, her favorite rock, and when she thinks humans will be able to travel to Mars.  Click here for more information on installing and using this application.



Here is the linked email address for those who are interested -gwreachingout@gmail.com



You may have heard, but if not, the DC Library system has gone fine-free! Forget about grace periods -- you have until you've finished the book to bring it back (we'd prefer sooner than later, of course, but if you're reading Capital in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty, for example, we understand that it might take you more than a month. There will still be a charge for lost books, however, so please! Don't lose them! 
 
But for now -- don't return books until they reopen; just hold onto them. Fines have been suspended during the stay-at-home order.
 
Speaking of free: many of our digital resources that were only available in a branch are now available to you at home! (They were always free, of course.) I know that the listservs are excellent sources of recommendations for all sorts of things, but if you want more, DC Library has Washington Consumers' Checkbook and Consumer Reports in our collection.
 
To access Washington Consumers' Checkbook, click here: https://www.dclibrary.org/consumerscheckbook You will need to enter your library account, then create an account using your e-mail address.
 
Click here for Consumer Reports, enter your library card number, then click on the Consumer Reports link on the page that will open.



 

YOGA CLASS FOR SENIORS
  


Want to try a new type of exercise while you are home?

Try Yoga for Seniors-click on the link
Yoga for Seniors
DANCE CLASS FOR SENIORS
  


Do you prefer to dance when you exercise? 

Try the Senior Gold Dance Workout-click on the link here-

Senior Gold Dance Workout

 

 



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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.



As many of you know "Villages" are lending a helping hand to seniors across the country.
Click here to take a look at an with Georgetown Village.  


Click here to read this informative article which mentions five lifestyle habits that could decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s by 60 percent. 

 

 



Villages in the DC area work closely together and share resources and invite each other to participate in our larger programs. Below are some programs we have been invited to attend by other DC Villages.




Northwest Neighbors Village has developed a Virtual Speaker Series and would like to invite all villages.  Please 
Click here for information.

Tuesday, May 26, 1:30 pm
Your Closet:  Friend or Foe?

Speaker: Susan O. SingerFounder and Owner of Closet Curator, Wardrobe Consultant and Personal Stylist www.closetcurator.com

A conversation about clearing your closet and defining your wardrobe. The Closet Curator will offer tips and tools for creating new looks, as well as how to purge and organize your closet. 



Every first and third Tuesday (via Zoom)
from 2:30 – 3:45
Contact:  Phyllis Kramer

If you are interested in participating in the group, please email Phyllis directly at 
pfkramer38@gmail.com

Foggy Bottom West End Village is opening its Caregivers’ Support Group to new members in May and is welcoming members of several neighboring villages, including ours.  Whether you are currently in a caretaking role or were in the past and still want to address it, you’re welcome to participate
 
The facilitator of the group, Phyllis Kramer, is a licensed clinical social worker who has over three decades of experience working with people struggling with depression, grief, and the complexity of caretaking roles.
 
If you are interested in participating in the group, please contact via email at pfkramer38@gmail.com




Your donation will help Georgetown Village in our mission of neighbors helping neighbors thrive.