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








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Basic Training 4 Your Body


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Drum Circle


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/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 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
What's Going on at Georgetown Village

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


Photos from Georgetown Village Events:  

Slideshow
2019 Annual Fundraiser



"What You Should Know About Medicare"

New GV Board Member Diana Dennett provided a very insightful overview of the Medicare program, what the program means to you, and how to change private plan options during open enrollment.


Click here to view the presentation.  





Georgetown Village Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter
Our October Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the image below to read the October 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 October 2nd & 16th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.

Book Discussion
 
Book Discussion 
Toni Morrison

Monday, October 14th

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


Hope to see you there!

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.

 

 

 
Tuesday, November 5th 
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. 



It's Back!!
Wine Tasting at Safeway


Thursday, November 7th @ 5 pm 
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.  This tasting will focus on Spanish wines. 

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. We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the Village while you are there!

To RSVP please call the GV office at
202-999-8988 or email varnita@georgetown-village.org so we know who will be there.



 


Lunch
Wednesday, November 13th
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.


 


"David L. Roll
Speaking about his latest book
 George Marshall, Defender of the Republic"

Thursday, November 14th
Reception @ 6pm

St. John's Episcopal Church
3240 O Street NW

David Roll provides a portrait of Marshall that is far more penetrating and nuanced than past biographies and establishes very clearly that George CMarshall was an extraordinary defender of the republic at one of the most perilous times in our history.”

We will gather in the chapel of St. John's at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments, followed by the presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  To join us for this wonderful opportunity click here to RSVP or call Varnita in the GV office by 5pm Tuesday, November 12th



Book Discussion
November 18th 
10:15 am

"George Marshall, Defender of the Republic", Author David Roll



"David Roll provides a portrait of Marshall that is far more penetrating and nuanced than past biographies and establishes very clearly that George CMarshall was an extraordinary defender of the republic at one of the most perilous times in our history.”




How to Go Online Grocery Shopping

Monday, November 18, 2019
at 1:00 pm
1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW
(Lower Level of the Long & Foster Building)


Are you tired of going to the supermarket every week? As the Holidays are fast approaching, wouldn’t you love to get your groceries delivered to your front door?

Join us to learn about Peapod, InstaCart and other grocery delivery services. These services are particularly helpful when you have a lot of heavy items to purchase and you don't want to have to carry them home. Of course, this doesn't replace the handy Georgetown Village grocery transportation, we are just offering information about another resource for our members to know!

Join us as we show you the benefits, convenience, and easy methods of ordering your groceries from the comfort of your own home by simply using your computer, tablet, or other electronic devices!

To sign up please call the GV office at
202-999-8988 or email lynn@georgetown-village.org





Tuesday, November 19th
5:30 - 7 pm

Location: TBD

 
City Singers Concert

Friday, November 22

Reception @ 7:00 pm 
Concert 8:00 - 8:45 pm


Ticket Cost: $10.00

Christ Church of Georgetown
3116 O Street NW


Please join us for an evening concert performed by the City Singers, touring group for the much acclaimed City Choir of Washington.  The City Singers are drawn from the full City Choir membership and bring performances of choral music - light classical, popular, patriotic, show tunes, folk music - to audiences who may not be able to attend the regular concert performances of the City Choir.   Critics and audiences have praised The City Choir of Washington and Artistic Director Robert Shafer for consistently beautiful choral tone, clear diction and exquisite attention to musical detail.  The City Choir has performed with the National Symphony and the Washington National Opera Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and at Wolf Trap Park. In addition, the group presents its own yearly subscription series.

To sign up for this wonderful performance, please contact Lynn in the Georgetown Village office at lynn@georgetown-village.org or call 202-999-8988 by 5:00 pm Tuesday, November 19th.



Tuesday, November 26th

AMC Georgetown 

Dinner @ Mr. Smith's on K Street 

Contact the GV Office at 202-999-8988



The GV Office closes on all Federal holidays, therefore we will be closed Thursday, November 28th.

Georgetown Village News and Events 






Pre-Scheduled Trips to Safeway and Trader Joe's

 

 

We provide transportation to Safeway every Friday and Trader Joe's every 3rd Thursday (times vary)


Check our event calendar for additional information.

Contact the GV Office at 
202-999-8988 to make your reservation 
 
by Wednesday at 3 pm.
E-Cycling Service for GV Members:

If you have old unwanted electronics to dispose of, you can drop them off at the Georgetown Village office during Georgetown Village Office Hours , or we will arrange to have a volunteer pick them up from you.  

We will collect the 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, October 23rd 
9:30 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.  

 



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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