COVID-19 Engagement Opportunities
Hagia Sophia: The History of the Building and the Building in History
We are delighted to announce that the Hagia Sophia webinar recording is now available online. The webinar, held on September 1, 2020, brought together four distinguished scholars who have actively promoted research on the Hagia Sophia, covering historical facts, Dumbarton Oaks’ involvement, and the issues related to the recent reconversion of the monument.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
Live and Learn: Estate Planning
Monday, September 21st
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Do you have your medical and legal documents in order? Don’t wait until a crisis happens!Join elder law attorney Megan M. Wallace, Esq. as she leads a Zoom presentation on Estate Planning focused on the needs of DC residents, and get answers to questions like:
•What documents do you need in case you develop dementia or become disabled?
•What documents do you need for your estate to run smoothly after your death?
• What is the difference between a Will and a Trust? Do you need both?
• How can you avoid probate?
Megan M. Wallace, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), principal of Wallace Law, LLC, is an attorney who focuses her practice on estate planning, probate and trust administration in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She has advanced training in tax issues and is an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law (Wills, Trusts &Estates), a member of the Washington, DC Estate Planning Council, Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, as well as the Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia Bar Associations.
Getting Smarter about Transportation for Seniors & People with Disabilities
Yellow Cab of DC understands that transportation safety and social distancing remains a public concern. In response, Yellow Cab of DC has installed state of the art technology in their vehicles and regularly educate their drivers on appropriate cleaning measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19. A call or click away, Yellow Cab of DC has introduced the "Book in Advance" feature, that allows passengers to schedule rides ahead of time to provide drivers ample time to sanitize their fleet in between rides.
DC Villages are committed to ensuring that seniors have up-to-date information regarding transportation options and safety measures being taken by local providers. To learn more about the various programs available through Yellow Cab of DC, including non-emergency medical transit, TransportDC, and what they are doing to keep you safe register for the following online training sessions.
Q & A Session to follow the presentation.
Tuesday, September 22 at 11:30 AM - Register Here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting.
Please contact Tomeka Lee, Transportation Outreach Manager with questions or concerns at (202) 543-1778 ext. 107 or email@example.com.
Safety precautions installed to decrease the spread of COVID-19 include:
- Shield Taxi Bubble - a plexiglass divider between the driver and passenger
- Contactless Payments including:
- Samsung, Apple, and Google Pay
- NFC Card Readers
- Credit Card tap or swipe machines
- COVID-19 safety protocol training for drivers, including vehicle sanitization
When making a reservation, passengers can choose the taxi that best needs their needs, including wheelchair accessible vehicles. To schedule your next ride, download the DCYellowCab App, book online at here, or call (202) 544-1212.
Thursdays at 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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