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Snow Update:

Sidewalk Shoveling Exemption

All residential and commercial property owners must remove snow/ice from the sidewalks around their property within the first eight hours of daylight after the storm ends. You may be exempt from sidewalk shoveling enforcement if you live in your own home and are 65 years old or a person with a disability. To apply for your exemption go to Sidewalk Shoveling Exemption Form, or DC residents can call 311 to apply for the exemption.

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Welcome to Georgetown Village!

 

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 recently moved to the Long & Foster building, and thanks to their generosity we are now located on the lower level of 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW. 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!

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News and Events

 


Upcoming Events
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February 2016 Newsletter

Our February has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available here- February 2016 Newsletter.
Reminder: We are closed Monday, February 15th in honor of Presidents Day.

Happy Hour-Tues. February 16 

Join Lynn at the Daily Grill for Happy Hour from 5:30-7pm on Tuesday, February 16th.
 

GV Member Page Wilson on TV                                          

GV member Page Wilson, author of Carnage and Courage was interviewed as part of the Smithsonian Special on Kathleen Kennedy-How Kathleen took England by Storm
 

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 - please use the entrance on Potomac Street (3240 O Street NW)                                            
     

Shop Amazon and Donate to G-V 

When you shop smile.amazon.com .05% of your purchases are donated to Georgetown Village. Click here to shop at Amazon.com and donate to Georgetown Village

Museum Trips-February 26 & March 11

Power and Pathos –Feb. 26 @ 11am

Bronze Sculptures at the National Gallery of Art

Power and Pathos presents some 50 bronze sculptures and related works, dating from the fourth century BC to the first century AD. They span the Hellenistic period when the art and culture of Greece spread throughout the Mediterranean and lands once conquered by Alexander the Great. Through the medium of bronze, artists were able to capture the dynamic realism, expression, and detail that characterize the new artistic goals of the era. This exhibition will feature works from renowned archaeological museums in Austria, Denmark, France, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, the United States, and the Vatican. As only a small fraction of ancient bronzes survives—most were melted down over the centuries--this exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to appreciate the importance of bronze in antiquity and the innovations of Hellenistic sculptors.

Join other GV members for this private tour of this fascinating exhibit. At this point we are very fortunate to have Dr. David Gariff scheduled to lead our group. Dr. Gariff is a senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art and we have been privileged to have had him lead many excellent tours for our group. If you are planning to join us please RSVP by 2/23.

 

GV Tour of Glenstone-12002 Glen Road, Potomac MD

March 11 @ 11 am

Georgetown Village members have the opportunity to tour Glenstone, the private art museum in Potomac Maryland. Glenstone only opens for small groups so this is a unique opportunity open to GV members. Glenstone has an outstanding collection of post-World War II and contemporary art. Rotating exhibitions are presented in a uniquely designed building and monumental outdoor sculpture is also presented in a specially designed landscape. The goal of the museum is to shift how art is seen and experienced. As our numbers are very limited for this tour, you should reserve quickly if you wish to attend. We will arrange carpools to get to the museum.

 

Be a Safe Driver

Maybe you already know that driving at night, on the highway, or in bad weather is a problem for you. Some older drivers also have problems when yielding the right of way, turning (especially making left turns), changing lanes, passing, and using expressway ramps.

Safe driving tips:

  • Have your driving skills checked by a driving rehabilitation specialist, occupational therapist, or other trained professional. Driving programs and clinics can test your driving and suggest ways to improve your skills.
  • Update your driving skills by taking a driving refresher course. Some car insurance companies may lower your bill when you pass this type of class.
  • When in doubt, don’t go out. Bad weather like rain, ice, or snow can make it hard for anyone to drive. Try to wait until the weather is better, or use buses, taxis, or other transportation services.
  • Look for routes that help you avoid areas where driving can be a problem. For example, choose a route that avoids highways or other high-speed roadways. Or, find a way to go that requires few or no left turns. Left turns can be especially dangerous because you have to cross oncoming traffic and be aware of all the cars around you.
  • Ask your doctor if any of your health problems might make it unsafe for you to drive. Together, you can make a plan to help you keep driving and decide when it is no longer safe to drive.
Click here to read morehttps://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/older-drivers?utm_source=20151026_drivers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ealert

              

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