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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


“Fun Facts to Know and Tell About Covid-19”

with Resha M. Putzrath, PhD, DABT (retired) 
Board Member and Member, Health Committee 

 Pam Godwin, APRN, BC 
Board Member and Chair, Health Committee 


Click here to watch a video of the March 10th presentation with Resha Putzrath, and Pam Godwin


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Our Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid series is continuing in 2021 and we hope you will join us online for this special programming, designed to make sure seniors can make the most of their opportunities while at home!  We welcome our community neighbors and friends to enjoy the series with us as a way to thank the community for its ongoing support of Georgetown Village.

Invite your friends!!

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

2021 Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid Program Schedule 

Click here watch a video of the April 7th presentation with Joe Sternlieb.

Click here to watch a video of the March 24th presentation with Nancy Hirshbien

Click here to watch a video of the March 10th CCC presentation with Tevi Troy


Click here to watch a video of the Feb. 25th CCC presentation with Jane Hyatt Thorpe

Click here to watch a video of the Feb. 10th CCC presentation with Martha Joynt Kumar

Click here to watch a video of the Jan. 28th CCC presentation with Peter Greenberg


Click here to watch a video of the Jan. 14th CCC presentation with Rebecca Roberts



R
emember, if you weren't able to attend our Cocktails, Conversations, and Community programs we have recorded the programs and you can watch it on our YouTube channel.


 

 

Monthly Newsletters – First United Methodist Church Oviedo

Monthly Newsletter 

The electronic copy of the April newsletter is available.  Click here to view the April 2021 newsletter.




Remote 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


 


 


Join us this week for Happy Hour! | Happy hour, Happy, Grape vines

Online Happy Hour 

Tuesday, April 13th 
5:30 pm

Join us to see your friends! 



Let's Make Music Together!


One of our newest members Warren Zwicky is an accomplished pianist and would like to start a Village musical group to play together.  Do you play an instrument or love to sing, you don't need to be a professional. Warren is just looking for people who share his love of music making.


Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 for more information!



Weekly Chat & Check In 
  
Wednesday @ 11 am

Check-in & Chat – Magnificent Midlife

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!





Want to Register yourself for the
YMCA Fit & Well Seniors Program?


Click the link below for more information.
https://forms.gle/3kf3ii1PNDC7MZXe8


 

Online Book Discussion

Monday, April 19th

10:15 am - Chat
10:30 am - Discussion


"Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep
Origins of Consciousness"

by Peter Godfrey-Smith


In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how subjective experience crept into being―how nature became aware of itself. As Godfrey-Smith stresses, it is a story that largely occurs in the ocean, where animals first appeared.

We hope to see you there! Join us to share your thoughts and opinions.  



Wednesday, April 7th 
5:30 pm


"Georgetown in the Coming Months"

 

with Joe Sternlieb, CEO of the Georgetown Business Improvement District

 

Please join us as Joe Sternlieb, CEO of the Georgetown Business Improvement District, discusses “Georgetown in the Coming Months”.  Joe will speak to us about upcoming and proposed plans the BID has for 2021, including the C&O canal boat launch, plans to expand the streatery program, and how we can best help struggling Georgetown businesses survive. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the future of Georgetown businesses and ask any questions you might have.

Invite your friends!!


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




COVID - Information Call

Every Other Thursday @
10:30 am

Conference Call

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


GV Board Members and Health Care Committee Members Pam Godwin, and Resha Putzrath join us weekly to discuss your concerns and share information about the coronavirus. All members and volunteers are welcome to call in and join us.

 




Wednesday, April 21st

5:30 pm 


“Wills, Trusts & Estates” 
with Megan M. Wallace, J.D., LL.M.


 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 discusses Estate Planning focused on the needs of DC residents.  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 do you make a legacy gift?
 

Megan M. Wallace, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), principal of Wallace Law, LLC, focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.  She is an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law (Wills, Trusts & Estates), and a member of the Maryland, Virginia, and DC bars.


Invite your friends!

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

 



Ongoing Services 

 

Indoor & Outdoor Home Assistance 

Need a bulb changed, holiday decorations hung, 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.  

Bi-Weekly COVID - Information Call



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


 GV Board and Health Care Committee members Pam Godwin and 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 at 202-999-8988 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. 


In addition, in response to requests from the public, the District has produced a STEP BY STEP guide to making an appointment online. If you don't feel confident about how to navigate the website, please take a look at the guide in advance.  Please feel free to contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 if you need assistance.  


DC CAN - DC Covid Alert Notice 
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Last week DC went live with a system to automatically track when people may have been exposed to individuals who test positive for Coronavirus. But it only works if people actually use it. The good news, though, is that if you follow these simple steps, you’ve done all you need to do. The system works by sitting in the background and logging whenever you come near someone else using the system. If any of those people later test positive, you will get a notification.  
There are two different sets of instructions, depending on whether you have an iPhone or an Android-based phone.

  Click here for more information, and instructions to install the app.

COVID-19 Engagement Opportunities

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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LISTEN TO RADIO STATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Click the link below, then click on the green dots on the globe to listen to radio stations.

Click on the link to get the globe map.
http://radio.garden/live/ toulouse/radiopresence


 

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.

 

 


Brought to you by Millennium Stage

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 4 p.m.*


Have you tuned-in to one of our Couch Concerts yet?  Join us for a LIVE streaming performance, direct from artists' living rooms to yours! 

Join Us on the Couch



 


 

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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!


 


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.



Wellness Wednesdays is a new series for DC Village members, focusing on physical and emotional wellness through fitness, health care, nutrition, and self-care programs.

Capitol Hill Village

Every Thurs, 4 pm. -Mellow Flow Chair Yoga

Cleveland & Woodley Park Village

Wed. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. -Morning Stretch
Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon -Meditation with Erin
Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon -Poetry Group

Dupont Circle Village

Cooking with Claire: First Lesson - Crêpes!
Friday, April 9, 1:30-3:00 pm

RSVP: Register Online or contact DCV Office at (202) 436-5252 or admin@dupontcirclevillage.net

East Rock Creek Village 
Chair Yoga with Antonia 

Click here to join the Zoom session.

Email info@eastrockcreekvillage.org  or call 202-656-7322 if you are new to Zoom or have problems getting to class.



Foggy Bottom West End Village

The Murrow Boys — News Broadcasting During WWII with Brian Belanger, Tuesday, March 23rd at 2:00 PM. Find more info and register here.

Laughter Matters!

Wednesday, March 24th, at 2:00 PM
Find more info and register here.

Caregivers’ Support Group
1st & 3rd Tues. from 2:30 – 3:45
Phyllis Kramer 
pfkramer38@gmail.com

Northwest Neighbors Village
Thursday, April 8, 1 p.m.
What is Old Age For? Stories from The Fulfillment Project at Farther On

Palisades Village

MINDFUL KNITTING

If you're new to knitting or a bit rusty, email Roseanna at rschwamm@yahoo.comto set up a time to help you get started.

Strength & Resistance Exercise Class with William Yates. Mondays @ 3 pm -Register here.

STORYTELLING
Tuesday 11-12 pm - Register here.

Village of Takoma Park
Thurs. March 25th 12:30 - 2pm
Aging Well: Understanding Age- Related Hearing Loss Click here

Waterfront Village
The events below are open to all DC Villages members.(Events - Waterfront Village (dcwaterfrontvillage.org))

Meditation for the Masses -Mon.@ 11am

Chair Yoga with Tara -Mon. at 5pm

Technology Boot Camp-1st& 3rdWed. @ 3pm

Happy Hour -Fri. @5:00


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