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


An Indispensable Community Resource - Our work never stopped!

See below for photos of our valuable volunteers providing services, and our ongoing activities during the pandemic.



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2019 Annual Fundraiser



     



 
  
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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

 

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Feb. 27th - Second Careers



Georgetown Village Activities



Wednesday, October 28th at 5:30 P.M. 
Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid

“Climate and Covid: Tackling the Greatest Challenges” 
with Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow, the Wilson Center 


Join us as Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center, provides a thought-provoking session on climate change and Covid, two of the greatest challenges of our time. Climate change remains an existential threat to our globe at the same time the greatest pandemic since 1918 is upon us. Our guest speaker is uniquely positioned to discuss these twin crises and how they relate to one another. Sherri is credited with educating U.S. military and government officials over the last generation about the nexus between climate change and national security. 

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


Click here to view the Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid video "My 50 Years as A British Journalist in America” with Joy Billington Doty.

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

These programs are free and open to the community!  


To view our CCC programming schedule through November please click here



 

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, September 16th, and Wednesday, September 30th.  





Monthly Newsletter 

Our October Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click here to view the October Newsletter.




6 Reasons Why IT Support is Important for Your Business

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


 


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.

Please 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


To aid in remaining Fit & Well please click here
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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.

 




Online Happy Hour 

Tuesday, November 3rd

5:30 pm

Join us to see your friends! 



Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid


Thursday, November 12th at 5:30 P.M.

 

"What You Should Know About Medicare"

Come join us as GV Board Members Diana Dennett and Carol Kelly provide an overview of the Medicare program, what the program means to you, and how to change private plan options during open enrollment. Together, Diana and Carol have more than 50 years’ experience. They will also discuss the history and parts of Medicare, key questions most often asked, with answers.


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


To view our CCC programming schedule through November please click here


Online Book Discussion
Monday, November 16th 
The Weight of Ink: Kadish, Rachel
"The Weight of Ink" by Rachel Kadish 

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

Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order reconcile the life of the heart and mind.

Remember, if you don't want to go online, you can also call in and participate as if it were a conference call. 




Vote Safe DC
Special voting lockboxes are now available throughout the city with a convenient one in front of the Georgetown Library on Reservoir Rd. and Wisconsin Ave. However, please note that it appears to be padlocked. Don't be discouraged as some of us were the first time we tried to deliver our Vote by Mail ballots. The slot is open so you can either mail or use this box for your vote. Georgetown Village is happy to provide to transportation for our members who wish to vote in person.


Click here for more information

The Board of Elections is committed to providing a safe environment where every vote is counted. Voting by mail is strongly encouraged to protect the public and election workers. Voting by mail is safe, secure and simple.  Of course, you don't have to vote by mail. The city will still offer in person voting, both ahead of election day and on it. You can go to any early voting center to vote, but the closest to Georgetown will be Hardy Middle School.


2020 General Election Ballot Drop Boxes

Ballot Drop Boxes for 2020 General Election (current as of 8.14.20)
Early Vote Centers for the General Election will open Tuesday, October 27th through Monday, November 2nd from 8:30 am - 7:00 pm



Ongoing Services 

 

Indoor & Outdoor Home Assistance 

Need a bulb changed, or leaves raked?  These are just a few of the services Georgetown Village offers to our members.  We have wonderful volunteers who are happy to assist you with outdoor yard assistance and quick in-home assistance. 
Please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988.  

Weekly COVID - Information Call



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


 GV Vice President and Health Care Committee Chair Pam Godwin and GV member Resha Putzrath have been sharing the latest medical and scientific information related to COVID19. They have explained the changes we are reading about and answered many questions. 

Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, call in, and join us for information. All members and volunteers are welcome to call in with questions or concerns. 

 

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 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


Shakespeare Anyone?

 
 
Click the links to view the Folger Theater and Two River Theater Company’s present "Macbeth": Part 1 and Part 2.  

The Garden Life


Check out these sites with great tips, tools, and tours for gardeners.  

Explore the Smithsonian’s 13 outdoor HABITAT exhibits in real life. They include nests, trees, monarchs, native landscapes. 

Learn from Smithsonian Gardens how to create Monarch waystations in your garden. 

Take a tour behind the scenes at the Smithsonian greenhouses.

 
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
Relax Your Body & Mind


Enjoy an art-inspired Meditation and Mindfulness session through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.

 

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.



 


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!


 


Health Apps for Seniors 

Clink the link learn about health apps for seniors.

Also, take a look at "Useful Things To Know" from Cyber-Seniors Sessions



As many of you know "Villages" are lending a helping hand to seniors across the country. 

Take a look at the story CBS News did about Georgetown Village please click here 

See also this featured article about Georgetown Village featured in the Georgetowner.  Click here to view the article.


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.



At Home in Alexandria (AHA)
Please RSVP toaha@athomeinalexandria.orgor by
calling 703-231-0824.

Racial Equity Series: Book discussion on Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys Thursday, October 29, 10-11am.
RSVP by October 28, 12 noon

Capitol Hill Village:
Every Thurs, 4 pm. -Mellow Flow Chair Yoga
Fridays, September 18 - October 23, 12-1 p.m. -Virtual Grief, Loss and Bereavement Support Group

Foggy Bottom West End Village
Caregivers’ Support Group
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

Little Falls Village

How to Age with Vitality, Dignity, and Humor with Chris Palmer Wednesday, October 28, 1:00-2:30pm This event is in Partnership with LFV and the Little Falls Library of Montgomery County Public Libraries.Registration Link:www.littlefallsvillage.org/Vitality
Northwest Neighbors Village

Wednesday, October 28th - Healthy Eating on a Budget - Information on Sodium and Cooking Demo -https://nwnv.helpfulvillage.com/events/1448

Coping with Uncertainty
October 28th 1-2 pm

click here to rsvp.

Forum Theater: An Exploration of Race and Racism in America

The virtual meetings will take place from 2 pm - 3:30 pm on October 29th, November 19th and December 3rd.
Click here to register

Palisades Village
Strength & Resistance Exercise Class with William Yates. YMCA Fitness instructor William Yates is continuing to offer his fitness class on Mondays at 3 via Zoom. If you are missing his Strength and Resistance training, please join us. To register for October 19, you can do so here.


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