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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 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

Connecting During Covid-19


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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, Conversation and Covid Programming Schedule Through September.

Please see below for upcoming programs in this series.   
Time permitting, you will be able to ask questions. To sign up please contact 
202-999-8988 or Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org to join us.

These Georgetown Village programs are free and open to the community!

Wednesday, July 8th at 5:30 pm
"Remote Life: Looking and Feeling Your Best"

During the time of the pandemic, all of us are living differently, dressing differently, and using new ways to connect with one another. Lynne Glassman, a long-time image consultant, and owner of "Doctor of Dress" has a long history of working successfully with clients so they present themselves in the best possible way both for work and in their other personal interactions. Please join us for a fascinating conversation about dressing to look and feel your best now,  plus projecting your best image during interactions online like Zoom. 

Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:30 pm
“Philanthropy, Pandemic, & Protests” 

Giving to nonprofits has hit all-time highs in the face of exploding demands.  The needs are great and we are inundated with requests to support organizations we know and many we do not.  As donors, how do we sort through the many requests and make the difficult decisions as to where to give that will make a difference? And, what should organizations do to encourage support for their mission and work?  Join us for a fact-filled and informative discussion with Barbara Hall, Georgetown Village Board Member and former chief development officer, and Tom Henteleff, Chair of the Bethesda Metro Area Village Board and retired lawyer, that will provide practical advice on how to evaluate organizations and contribute where you gift might have the greatest impact. Questions are encouraged.
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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. 

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

COVID-19 Updates | Department of Aging

The District of Columbia entered into Phase Two of reopening on
Monday, June 22.   

For more information on Phase 1 and Phase 2 of reopening please click the links below. 

Phase Two Reopening Order

Mayor's Order: Phase Two of Washington, DC Reopening

Phase One Reopening Order

Mayor's Order: Phase One of Washington, DC Reopening

Phase One Modified Government Operations

 

Department of Parks and Recreation: Starting May 29, athletics fields, gated parks, dog parks, tennis courts, and skate parks will start to re-open. Contact sports and groups of more than 10 people remain prohibited.


DC Public Library:
 Residents may reserve books to be picked up curbside at the Anacostia, Benning, Cleveland Park, Mt. Pleasant, Northeast, Shepherd Park, West End, and Woodridge libraries. Residents may reserve books using the cart function at dclibrary.org or by calling the library.

Department of Public Works: Starting May 29, residents can visit the Fort Totten Transfer Station for all normal operations including: bulk trash drop-off, food waste drop-off, document shredding, mulch pickup, and household hazardous waste drop-off.

Department of Motor Vehicles: On Tuesday, June 2, the Southwest Service Center will be by appointment only for residents to access: first-time/conversion DC license/ID card (including learner permit), first-time/conversion DC vehicle titling/registration, and knowledge test. No vehicle inspection or road tests are offered at this time. Make an appointment at dmv.dc.gov.


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

 

 


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, Conversation, and Covid.   Our next upcoming programs in this series are scheduled for  Wednesday, July 8th and Wednesday, July 22nd.  

Wednesday, July 8th at 5:30 pm
"Remote Life: Looking and Feeling Your Best"

Lynne Glassman, a long-time image consultant, and owner of "Doctor of Dress" has a long history of working successfully with clients so they present themselves in the best possible way both for work and in their other personal interactions. 




 

As a reminder, the GV Office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Georgetown Village follows the Federal Holiday schedule.

 




Cocktails, Conversation, and Covid 


Wednesday, July 8th
Time:  5:30 pm

"Remote Life: Looking and Feeling Your Best"

During the time of the pandemic, all of us are living differently, dressing differently, and using new ways to connect with one another. Lynne Glassman, a long-time image consultant, and owner of "Doctor of Dress" has a long history of working successfully with clients so they present themselves in the best possible way both for work and in their other personal interactions. Please join us for a fascinating conversation about dressing to look and feel your best now, plus projecting your best image during interactions online like Zoom.

This Georgetown Village program is free and open to the community.

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 September please click here.  


 


    
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
202-999-8988



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.

To aid in remaining Fit & Well please click here.






Online Happy Hour

 Tuesday, June 30th 
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!



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

Monday, July 20th

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


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

by Madeleine Albright

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

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.

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. 

 


Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid


“Philanthropy, Pandemic, & Protests” 
with Barbara Hall & Tom Henteleff

Wednesday, July 22nd
Time:  5:30 pm

 

Giving to nonprofits has hit all-time highs in the face of exploding demands.  The needs are great and we are inundated with requests to support organizations we know and many we do not.  As donors, how do we sort through the many requests and make the difficult decisions as to where to give that will make a difference? And, what should organizations do to encourage support for their mission and work? 

Join us for a fact-filled and informative discussion with Barbara Hall, Georgetown Village Board Member and former chief development officer, and Tom Henteleff, Chair of the Bethesda Metro Area Village Board and retired lawyer, that will provide practical advice on how to evaluate organizations and contribute where you gift might have the greatest impact.


 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 September 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

“The Changing Face of Georgetown”

Checking In with Joe Sternlieb - The Georgetowner
Joe Sternlieb, CEO Georgetown BID

As a part of our Cocktails, Covid, and Conversation series Joe Sternlieb, CEO, Georgetown Business Improvement District, discussed “The Changing Face of Georgetown”, how Covid is impacting Georgetown business and what to expect when the city reopens.

Click here to watch a video of the presentation.   

Click here to view the June 24th - Cocktails Conversation and Covid w/ Joe Sternlieb - Presentation




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 


We still have some masks available for our members and active volunteers, please let us know if you need a mask. We also have hand sanitizer available for volunteers as well.

 

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
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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!


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
 

 

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 p.m. To register email dance@bmdc.org.

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 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. 

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. 


Their chefs are cooking up some delicious meals weekly!  As a reminder, below are the options for a contactless delivery of healthy, balanced meals from Chefs for Seniors. A special discount for Village Members is being offered during the month of June.  

For more information please contact Liz Wing at 202-888-2722 or via email liz.wing@chefsforseniors.com

 

 



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.




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: https://theaterj.org/classes-for-theater-lovers/.  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.   

 

 





 
Virtual LGBTQ Social Hour
 
Join Capitol Hill Village for their inter-generational social hour Mondays at 4 PM. LGBTQ folks of all ages and abilities are welcome to join to chat with one another. A great way to connect with others as we work to combat isolation, and continue to foster relationships. Bring your questions and topics that interest you, and get ready for a few ice breakers. Hope to see you there!
 
Dates
Monday, June, 22, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020

Time
4:00 PM
 

Click here to register for social hour. 




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


Thursday, July 2nd 
11 am

The Current State of the Movie Business; COVID-19's impact on Movie Theaters


Speaker: 
Josh Levin - has served in a leadership capacity in all three segments of the film industry -- as a distribution and marketing executive, documentary film producer and cinema owner/operator. Josh served for three years as Chief Marketing Officer for Film Movement, the New York-based distributor of award-winning independent, foreign and documentary films, before transitioning into documentary filmmaking, producing such titles as CORMAN'S WORLD: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (Sundance and Cannes, 2011) and CAPE SPIN: An American Power Struggle (IDFA 2011, Film at Lincoln Center Art of the Real November 2012). 

 



Chair Yoga

Thursdays 
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 
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.




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