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Georgetown Village

 Neighbors Helping Neighbors                                    


                  

 

Welcome to Georgetown Village!

 

Georgetown Village(GV), is a 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 on the fourth floor of 3000 K Street, NW, thanks to the generosity of Foley & Lardner LLP. The office is staffed by our Executive Director, Lynn Golub-Rofrano, and volunteers, 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!

 

         
    

 

 

 

 

 

News and Events

 

 

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
                            
                         

October Newsletter

The Georgetown Village October newsletter has been mailed out, and we are placing a link to it here so you can see all the programs available for you to participate in during October - October 2014 Newsletter
                      

Trip to National Harbor - Friday, October 24 

This month's trip is to National Harbor to ride the Capital Wheel and have lunch at one of the lovely restaurants overlooking the water. The group will vote on where to eat. Following lunch, there will be a few minutes to walk around and see The Awakening sculpture and/or shops.
 
We'll leave from St. John's Church at 10:30 am and return at approximately 2:00 pm (to St. John's Church). The cost of the day, including round trip transportation and a ride on the Capital Wheel is only $43.00 per person.
 
This trip is handicapped accessible with a minimal amount of walking. The van will drop us off less than two blocks form the Capital Wheel. Please call the office with any questions: 202-999-8988.
 
 

Movie Night - Tuesday, October 28

Georgetown Village Movie Night is this upcoming Tuesday. Please join us for the movie, The Judge, and/or dinner afterwards. The group going will collectively decide on the restaurant for dinner. We'll meet in the AMC Georgetown theater lobby at 6:30 pm. Please call us and let us know if you plan on joining: 202-999-8988.
 
The Judge is showing at 6:40 PM and is two hours and twenty-one minutes long. In "The Judge," Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with his estranged family.
 

Coffee Talk - Thursday, October 30 at 10:30 am at St. John's Church

Join your fellow Georgetown Village members for coffee, tea or other hot drinks and discussion every Thursday morning from 10:30 - 11:30 am.  Coffee Talk is held in the conference room of St. John's Episcopal Church, use the Potomac Street Entrance and the room is on street level.                     
   

Book Club - Join the discussion on Monday, November 3  

All members are welcome to participate in the Georgetown Village Book Club.  We are now reading Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 by Giles Milton. A discussion of the book will be held on Monday, November 3. You are not obligated to read every book selected - participate when you see a book of interest!
 
Book summary: On Saturday 9th September, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire. What happened over the next two weeks must rant as one of the most compelling human dramas of the twentieth century. Almost two million people were caught up in a disaster of truly epic proportions. PARADISE LOST is told with the narrative verve that has made Giles Milton a bestselling historian. It unfolds through the memories of the survivors, many of them interviewed for the first time, and the eyewitness accounts of those who found themselves caught up in one of the greatest catastrophes of the modern age.
    

An Afternoon with Dr. Liliane Willens, Author of "Stateless in Shanghai" - Wednesday, November 12 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church  

The Foggy Bottom West End Village invites GV members to join an afternoon with Dr. Liliane Willens of Washington, the author of "Stateless in Shanghai." This will include a presentation, a reception and a book signing with Dr. Willens. The date is Wednesday, November 12, from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 2430 K Street, NW.
 
Please hold the date. Reservation information will be available shortly.


Friday, November 21 Trip: El Greco in the National Gallery of Art and Washington-Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration 

Plan to join the Friday, November 21 Georgetown Village trip to see and learn about El Greco at the National Gallery of Art. This event will include a private guide for our group. The commemorative exhibition of El Greco's paintings is on the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death. For addition information about the exhibition, go to: 
 
 

Easy to get around on the DC Circulator

The Circulator's distinct red buses are unlike any other public transit service around town - with low floors, big windows and multiple doors for easy on-and-off service. Also, passengers don't need a bus schedule; the Circulator comes every 10 minutes and each ride only costs $.50 for Seniors. Circulator Map: http://www.dccirculator.com/Home/BusRoutesandSchedules/CirculatorRouteMap.aspx                                    
                       

Support Georgetown Village  With Amazon Purchases

Georgetown Village has been accepted into the Amazon Smile program, please support us when you shop at Amazon online.
Do you shop at Amazon.com?  You can now give back to Georgetown Village while you shop online!  Amazon smile is a simple way for you to support our village every time you shop at no cost to you. 
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to GV.  This may seem minimal, but it multiplies quickly into help for the Village!
  
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? 

Go to Amazon Smile Georgetown Village  Login to your Amazon.com account or create one.  You will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from purchases.  When  you type in Georgetown Village one of the options will be Georgetown Village Inc. Washington DC.  That's us!  Please click on it and from that point on Amazon Smile will remember your selection, and every purchase you make on Amazon Smile will result in our receiving a donation, unless otherwise noted.  Amazon will directly deposit the donations in our account on a monthly basis.  From time to time,
Amazon may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations. 
 
We appreciate your shopping and giving to Georgetown Village.
                       
                                     

Georgetown Village ER Flash Drive Program                   

Georgetown Village is very excited to be able to present each of our members with a flash drive pre-loaded with a form for you to enter your important medical information. This program is available to our members because of a very generous donation from John Bradshaw, a GV volunteer and Georgetown resident.  John heard me talking about this program when I returned from the Village to Village annual conference and offered to cover the cost of bringing this program to our members.  We are extremely grateful to John for providing this for Georgetown Village members.
The pre-loaded form on the flash drive includes space for you to enter current medications, allergies, emergency contacts and other important information. Here is a link to the ER Info ER Info Form In addition, you can upload copies of any medical directives or other important information you would want communicated in the event of an emergency.  We are the first Village in the DC area to offer this, and the program is based on a successful program being offered by Avenidas Village.
This program has been covered by their local NBC News affiliate and we have placed a link to the news story here to further explain the program Flash Drives :Putting Seniors at Ease
  

GV Member IT Help - Portable Electronics

If you would like assistance in learning how to use a new cell phone, laptop, tablet, Kindle, and/or i-pad, please call the office and schedule a time to visit the office with your portable electronics. An intern will be pleased to assist you.
 

IRS Scam Alert for Seniors

Earlier this year the IRS provided for the public a list its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes. 
                                          

Change to Medicare Coverage for Skilled Care

Recent changes in Medicare coverage means that they will now pay for skilled care services such as physical therapy for beneficiaries who have chronic conditions to help them maintain their condition and prevent deterioration.  Although in the past coverage for such services might have been dropped if there was no improvement, this is no longer the case.  Medicare officials were not required to let beneficiaries know about this change.  For more information or to check on your coverage call 1-800-MEDICARE.
 

CBS News Features Georgetown Village

Georgetown Village member, Page Wilson and volunteer, Jim Smith were the focus of a great piece on CBS about the Village movement and how important it is to helping people remain in their homes as they age.  This piece was aired nationally on Thursday, February 20, and we have received some emails and calls from across the country from others looking to get involved with a Village.   Here is the link to the story, please watch it, like it, and share it with your friends and neighbors!
 

Georgetown Village You Tube Channel

Georgetown Village's Health Care Advisory Committee is offering a series of  Health Lectures for the Community.  We are also taping these lectures and placing them on You Tube for those who are unable to attend the lecture.  Please be sure to click the thumbs up icon to 'like' our video in order to keep it visible on You Tube.
 
In addition to our HCAC lectures, we will also be highlighting other videos available on You Tube that will be of interest to our members.  Visit our You Tube channel and check out the You Tube video of the week. We have added our January lecture-Dementia: Early Signs and Behavior Changes.
Our link of the week is Easy Yoga for Seniors-visit our You Tube channel by clicking on this link-Georgetown Village You Tube Channel                                         
 

Georgetown Village Featured in CAG Newsletter

Edith Schafer, writer and GV Member, has written a wonderful article about Georgetown Village that was published in the CAG (Citizens Association of Georgetown) November Newsletter.  I have included a link to the paper for those of you who haven't seen it CAG Newsletter November 2013
As the article states, the Village movement is about community, and we at Georgetown Village are very excited to be forming such a dynamic one! 
If you are not yet a member, and you would like to join us, call the office at 202-999-8988, or download the application from this website, and send it in with your check.                                                                                                                           
                 

GV is on Facebook and Twitter

If you use Facebook be sure to check out our Facebook page, and don't forget to 'like' us on Facebook.  Tell your friends and family they can keep up with Georgetown Village and see pictures from our activities by liking us on Facebook.  This is also another way you can get regular updates on events and activities. If you use Twitter, our User Name is Georgetown VillageDC.
 

The best way to stay informed is still to check this page on a regular basis as the first updates are always on our website.

                                                                                                                                                      

                       

 

 

 

 

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