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Georgetown Village - Here to Help During the Pandemic As Always!

An Indispensable Community Resource - O
ur spring benefit was cancelled -
But the work must go on!  
See below for our list of ongoing COVID Activities and Pictures of our valuable volunteers providing services.

2019 Annual Fundraiser


Volunteer Services

"It was the right time to join Georgetown Village."

"My husband Guy had been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease and I was wondering how I would cope with this. As Guy’s condition progressed, I realized what a great help the Village was. Volunteers did grocery shopping for us, yard work, handiwork around the house, provided transportation, etc. In these circumstances, to know that the Village was a phone call away was a tremendous morale booster and helpful relief.


Then Guy passed away, peacefully, at home.  

For Guy we joined the Village. Now, of course, Georgetown Village is still here, for me. I feel the experience was rewarding and…priceless!" - MRdL


Feb. 27th - Second Careers

Welcome to Georgetown Village 
We're glad you're here!

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!

Our Impact - 4,661 Services To Our Community- So Far

Georgetown Village News and Events

Connecting During Covid-19

Georgetown Village Virtual Programming

Our program committee chairs, Carol Kelly and Emily Sommers have arranged some very interesting speakers for a new series of talks we are calling Cocktails, Conversation, and Covid.  Click here to view our Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid Programming Through September

Please see below for upcoming programs in this series.   

Wednesday, August 19th at 5:30 pm

"Fake News and Real Journalism: Why It's So Complicated"


with Bill Plante, former CBS News Journalist

and Georgetown Village Board Member

Wednesday, September 16th at 5:30 pm

“Your Next Chapter - A Woman’s Guide to Successful Retirement”

with authors Alexandra Armstrong, CFP and Mary Donahue, PhD

joinus - Saint Martin de Porres Academy
If you missed any of our  previous Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid programs
please click here to view them on our YouTube channel.

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: to sign up. 

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:

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

Covid-19 Information Resources

COVID-19 Updates | Department of Aging



Georgetown Village Upcoming Programs

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, are arranging some very interesting speakers for a new series of talks we are calling Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid.  Our next upcoming programs in this series are scheduled for Wednesday, August 5th, and Wednesday, August 19th.  

  Monthly Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Use this link to view the Summer 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 

Online Happy Hour

 Tuesday, August 11th
5:30 pm

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. 

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!


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 - 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.

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

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!

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.

Virtual Book Chat

 White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by [Robin J. DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson]Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Monday, August 17th

10:15 am –Social Chat
10:30-Book Discussion

"White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism"
Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword)

In this in-depth exploration, anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what can be done to engage more constructively.

"Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption"
by Bryan Stevenson

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

If you have recommendations or suggestions please email them directly to Toni Russin  

Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid

Wednesday, August 19th 
5:30 P.M.

"Fake News and Real Journalism:

 Why It's So Complicated"


with Bill Plante, former CBS News Journalist

and Georgetown Village Board Member


Bill Plante, is former CBS News journalist and correspondent known for many aspects of his career, most especially his coverage of the civil rights efforts of the 1960s and several tours on the Vietnam War.

Bill was asked to provide his thoughts on how journalism is in the process of changing in America and also the crisis situations in which America and journalism find ourselves. This will be a session not to be missed, with a long-time expert on and participant in American life and journalism.
To sign up please contact the GV Office at 202-999-8988 or Email:

To view our CCC programming schedule through September please click here.  

Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid

Wednesday, September 16th 
5:30 P.M.

 "Your Next Chapter - A Woman’s Guide to Successful Retirement” with 
Alex Armstrong & Mary Donahue

After so many years of working, raising a family and more, all women deserve to have the retirement they choose. Join us as these two authors - a psychologist and a financial planner—speak to this topic from personal and professional experience.

Your Next Chapter” provides women with the information they will need in order to be successful in navigating this complex time in their lives.

To sign up please contact the GV Office at 202-999-8988 or Email:

To view our CCC programming schedule through September please click here.  


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. 
PPE Distribution 

We still have some small bottles of portable hand sanitizer and masks available for our members and active volunteers.  Please contact the GV office for more information.  


Grocery Shopping &
Prescription Pick Up

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.

Quick & Remote IT Assistance

Our volunteers are available to assist members remotely with IT issues such as downloading new apps, streaming online services, Zoom Tutorials, and in person with printer installation, and replacing ink cartridges.   

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

COVID-19 Engagement Opportunities


Click the links below to register to attend virtual art class, and the best art classes of the year.  

The best online art classes of 2020.


Click the links below to check out these awesome gardening sites.  

Learn how to create a butterfly garden
Or how to plant a vegetable garden.
Find that Plant! (Apps)

iNaturalist ( More than 250,000 species represented (includes fish, birds, etc.).

PlantNet ( A searchable database of more than 27,000 species and growing.


Sommelier Erik Segelbaum

August 14 - Burgundy
September 18 - Northern Italy

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned—and you follow along with an at-home tasting kit. This workshop focuses on the Bordeaux wine region.

Interested in learning about other French and Italian wine regions? View additional dates in this series:
Learn More


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

Try Yoga for Seniors-click on the link 
Yoga 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
Hillwood Reopened

Make a reservation

As the District of Columbia has entered Phase 2 of reopening, Hillwood is excited to welcome back the broader community. Thank you for your patience during this time. We cannot wait to see you!

In addition to the gardens, the mansion, the museum shop, and the special exhibition, Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems, will be open for viewing.

If you're eager to get out of the house for a social distancing activity this weekend, use our Georgetown Murals guide for a self-guided tour of a dozen more public art pieces.


Dance for Parkinson's Disease with Bowen McCauley Dance Co.

Dance for Parkinson's Disease with Bowen McCauley Dance Co.

BMDC is providing FREE live video streamed classes for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from
2:30 – 4 pm

To register email

Click here for more information. 

Dance Place

Dance Place

The local dance presenter is offering a range of virtual media to stay moving, engage in conversation, and thrive in community with one another.   
Click here for more information.



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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 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. 

To take a look at an amazing article about Georgetown Village please click here 

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.

Thursday, August 20th 

Art Thursday: Forest Bathing – A Photographic Presentation

Registration is required and open to wider community.  Please click here to register.

You will receive the Zoom link prior to the program.

Dr. Lynn Cates' photographic presentation is inspired by shinrin-yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing. It is based on the premise that being immersed in the atmosphere of the forest improves well-being. Forests instill a sense of peace, calm, joy, and wonder. These images were selected because they distill the chaos of the forest down to its essence. These are the kinds of scenes that evoke the feelings you can experience when you take the time to be still and quiet and welcome all that surrounds you in the forest. Dr. Cates will take you through redwood forests in northern California, along DC's Capital Crescent Trail, and will end with a collage of forest scenes from across America.  Lynn Cates' interest in photography began after she retired. She loves cross country road trips and the photographic opportunities they afford her.

There will be time for questions and discussion after the presentation.

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2 pm

Bring the Wild Beauty In! How I Came to Photograph Birds from North America to Australia
Speaker - David Cohenis a writer and photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and online, from The Washington Post to Harvard Magazine to Look for his wildlife photos at

His career includes having served as the executive director of a coalition of national unions and a partner in a law firm. Born in Washington, DC, and a Forest Hills resident since 1962, David has volunteered with Northwest Neighbors Village since 2014 and served on its board.

This will be a 30-minute talk with slides and 30 minutes for discussion.


Theater J Offers Discounted Virtual Classes for Village Members

Join Theater J, the nation’s largest and most prominent Jewish theater, for virtual classes this summer. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in discussion-based classes for theater lovers from the comfort of your couch, taught by some of DC’s greatest artists. No experience required. You can register on Theater J’s website:  And as a Village member, Theater J is offering a discount of $20 off for members of DC Villages. When checking out, use the code VILLAGES.   

Chair Yoga

4:00 pm

Capitol Hill Village has added a Chair Yoga program on Thursdays at 4 pm, and any Village members who want to attend are welcome.  Click here to be forwarded to the  registration screen and follow the instructions below.  

Registration Instructions

Click on the Add+ button on the right column under “Register,” complete the registration form and press “Continue.” If the info shows up correctly, select “Continue” again.  Once registered, you’ll receive a link to join the program on Thursday.  

Feel free to call their main line with any questions 202-543-1778.

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

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

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

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