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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 September Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click here to read the September 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 September 4th & 18th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.

Book Discussion
 
Book Discussion 

"Becoming" by Michelle Obama

Monday, September 9th

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


Mondays 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! 

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.

 

 

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Georgetown Village office closes on all federal holidays, and therefore we will be closed  Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. 




Tuesday, September 3rd
5:30 - 7 pm

High Street Cafe
1303 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Click here to view the happy hour menu.

High Street was this year's fundraiser sponsor. 

 

Book Discussion 
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"Becoming" by Michelle Obama


Monday, September 9th @ 10:15 am 

Becoming is the memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother. 



 


Lunch
Wednesday, September 11th
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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Bob Levey Speaks
Thursday, September 12th
Reception @ 6 pm

St. John's Episcopal Church
3240 O Street NW - Blake Hall 

Please join us for an evening with the former and renowned Washington Post columnist Bob Levey who has written a new book entitled, "Larry Felder, Candidate" about a Washington journalist who quits his job to run for Congress. 

Bob is very clear that the book is not about him! It is, however, based on his extensive experience in Washington and an amalgam of journalists he has admired. 


 Please call the GV office at 
202-999-8988 or
email: lynn@georgetown-village.org to RSVP by 5 pm September 9th.





Quarterly Birthday Tea

 Members Celebrating Birthdays 
July - September

Monday, September 16th @ 4-6 pm 

Spouses are welcomed

3400 O Street NW

Hope you can join us!

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

 

 



Tuesday, September 17th
5:30 - 7 pm

1310 Kitchen
1310 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Click here to view the happy hour menu

 


Wine Tasting at Safeway

Thursday, September 19th @ 5pm
1855 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Join us as we invite prospective members or volunteers to to meet Georgetown Village members and volunteers at our Wine & Cheese tasting.

Following the tasting we will go across the street to Café Divan for dinner and to continue the conversation. We hope you will be able to join us.

Please RSVP so we know who will be there.For more information and to RSVP contact the Georgetown Village office
202-999-8988 or
Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org
We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the Village while you are there!

 




Tuesday, September 24th @ 5:30 pm

AMC Theater Georgetown

Dinner at Mr. Smith's on K Street NW




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. 


 


Recent Retiree Coffee 
Wednesday, September 25th
9 am
Firehook Bakery
3411 Connecticut Ave NW

We will again meet in the back garden of the Firehook Bakery on Connecticut Avenue. The Cleveland Park metro is nearby.  

Following our coffee, there is a seminar series at the Cleveland Park Library beginning at 10:30 am on
 ''Wise Aging''. 

Cleveland Park Library
3310 Connecticut Avenue NW
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For those interested, we can meet for coffee and then quickly walk over and attend the seminar together.  If you are interested in this series, you need to pre-register.  It is limited to 15 participants.  See information below;  

The Wise Aging Seminar Series, led by trained facilitator Harriett Stonehill, is designed to initiate key conversations in a small group about addressing the challenges and opportunities of aging.  The seminar series is based on Wise Aging Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit by Rachel Cowel and Linda Thal.  Learning models include contemplative listening and speaking, mindfulness, movement exercises, reflecting,, and journaling.  This class is limited to 15 participants and will close once 15 attendees signup.  

The program consists of weekly workshops held on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 am until 12 pm.  The weekly class will take place September 4th through October 23rd in the Cleveland Park Library Second Floor Conference Room. 

visit dclibrary.org/node/64519.  This program is free and suggested audience is age 55 plus.

 

The Days of Awe: Understanding the Jewish High Holy Days

This program is designed for people of all faiths and backgrounds


Tuesday, September 3rd
2-3 pm


Forest Hills of DC
4901 Connecticut Avenue NW
Location: Assembly Hall 

Please join us for this informative program as we learn about the Jewish High Holy Days.

In Judaism, the Days of Awe are the 10 days from the beginning of Rosh Hashanah to the end of Yom Kippur. This important period, which always occurs in the autumn, is devoted to introspection, repentance, and atonement for sin.

According to Jewish tradition, it is during the Days of Awe that God decides on each person's fate in the next year. 

Presented by Rabbi Eliana Fischel.

Please RSVP on the website

or call
(202) 777-3435
Consumer Financial Protection Session

Wednesday, September 11th

1-3 pm


 Forest Hills of DC 
4901 Connecticut Avenue NW
Location: Assembly Hall

Money Smart for Older Adults

Please join us for:

A presentation of the FDIC and CFPB’s Money Smart for Older Adults by members the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Pro Bono Subcommittee, and a panel of local experts on elder abuse and consumer protection, including panelists from the DC Office of the Attorney General and Legal Counsel for the Elderly.

 
We plan to cover:

Elder financial exploitation
Identity theft
Planning for unexpected loss
Preparing for financial disasters
Other helpful resources on managing money
 

Participants will receive informational materials to take home.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP on the website

or call
(202) 777-3435

 


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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.

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.



















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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Georgetown Village
PO Box 3563
Washington, DC 20027