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PLEASE JOIN US TO HONOR
NANCY TAYLOR BUBES
AT THE ANNUAL GEORGETOWN VILLAGE FUNDRAISER
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018
6:30PM-8:30PM
ATOP 3000 K STREET, NW AT WASHINGTON HARBOUR* 
Parking at 3000 K Street NW
This is a ticketless event. The guest list will be held at the door.


Tickets
If you would like to support Georgetown Village by becoming a sponsor of this event please click here to view our sponsorship information.  To make your donation send in your check with the form or click the donate button below.  

 



Mail checks to:
Georgetown Village
PO Box 3563
Washington, DC 20027



Welcome to Georgetown Village
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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 building (formerly Long & Foster), 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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Healthcare Panel 4-12-18














 



Monthly Activities    
                              
Monthly Newsletter
Our March Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here - April 2018 Newsletter to read the 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 - please use the entrance on Potomac Street (3240 O Street NW) 


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-11:30 am on May 2nd & 16th

and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.



National Council of Jewish Women Dinner and a Movie ...
Dinner & Movie Night
April 24th @ 5:30pm
Loew's Georgetown
3111 K Street NW



Don Ciccio & Figli
April 28th @ 1pm
6031 Kansas Avenue NW,  2nd floor

From the picturesque Amalfi Coast in southern Italy to historic Washington DC , an Italian family’s legacy steeped in rich tradition lives on through the launch of Don Ciccio and Figli.  Francesco “Ciccio’ Amodeo, President and Master Distiller, has created a small batch, hand crafted line of artisanal spirits.  We will arrive at 1 PM for a free tour and complimentary tastings of Amari, Apertivi and Cordials.      

Please call the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 to sign up.

 

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This show from a Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning creative team,comes the world premiere musical comedy Dave, adapted from the Oscar nominated film.  Dave tells the story of high school teacher (and presidential lookalike) Dave Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than "presidential" circumstances, Dave is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people...and the First Lady.

Village members and volunteers have two opportunities to see this show at a special rate, but you must sign up quickly as these tickets are limited and will go quickly!

Tuesday, July 17- Village Night at Dave-Waterfront Village has arranged to reserve 25 Tickets at only $59.00 each. You can register online by clicking on this link-DAVE Tickets.

Payment In Advance Only
Attendance is limited to members of Washington-area senior villages and their guests. If registering online, please register as Non-Members. You may also email your seat request to events@dcwaterfrontvillage.org or call 202-656-1834. Village seating for this performance is top-category Center Orchestra.

Tickets will be mailed and a casual pre-theatre dinner meet-up at The Wharf will be coordinated approximately 3 weeks before the performance.Venue is ADA complaint.

Thursday, August 2 at 1 pm special ticket pricing will be available for $53.00 each (usually $74+) Register as soon as possible to get the best seats.  Please notify GV office if you wish to get tickets to DAVE by March 7 or sooner as this will sell out and we want you to be able to see it.

Thursday, May 3

6 - 8 pm


THE WASHINGTON DC VILLAGES:

Palisades Village, Georgetown Village, Capitol Hill Village, Cleveland And Woodley Park, Dupont Circle Village, East Rock Creek Village, Embracing Our Pearls Of Wisdom, Foggy Bottom West End Village, Glover Park Village, Kingdom Care Village, Mount Pleasant Village, Northwest Neighbors Village, Pennsylvania Avenue East Village and Waterfront Village

 

PRESENTS

 

AUTHOR OLIVIA HOBLITZELLE

DISCUSSING HER NEW BOOK

"AGING WITH WISDOM"

 

ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

3240 O STREET NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20007


How do we find beauty and meaning in aging? What is the impact of living in an age-phobic culture? How do we cultivate an inner life resilient enough to cope with the vicissitudes of later life?

 

Olivia Hoblitzelle, author ofAGING WITH WISDOM: Reflections, Stories and Teachings,will present a talk and slide show on how to explore the positive opportunities of later life.

The last phase of life is often the most heroic–rich with opportunity for reflection, growth, and resolution. Offering new perspectives on aging, this talk based on her new book, offers inspiration for potentially the most meaningful chapter of our lives.


For two decades, Hoblitzelle has been focusing on conscious aging and how to enrich and embrace the last stage of life and ease some of the inevitable struggles. Having taught a course on “Conscious Aging and Mindfulness Meditation” for many years, she asserts that one of the secrets to a happy, peaceful old age lies in cultivating the life of the spirit.

Hoblitzelle knows first-hand the power of a resilient inner life. When her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, they made a pact to negotiate his illness consciously and lovingly, anchored by their training in psychology and Buddhist meditation. She chronicled their journey in her award-winning bookTEN THOUSAND JOYS AND TEN THOUSAND SORROWS: A Couple’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s.

Hoblitzelle offers loving guidance for embracing life in all its fullness and wonder, drawing from her own experience, as well as from varied wisdom traditions and cultures that revere elders. While acknowledging the unsettling realities of later life, she highlights that this phase of life—what she calls “the most heroic”—has rich opportunities forreflection, growth and resolution and offers many joys and blessings. Hoblitzelle does not shy away from death. In a section titled “Passages: Dying Into Life” she approaches the subject with stories showing a range of experiences that explore the mysteries that unfold before and during dying. In the final section of the book, she shares the profiles of six “Wayshowers,”elders she admires for their approach to aging with grace.

 

An empowering, comforting and uplifting guide, AGING WITH WISDOM will provide readers with fresh perspectives on aging and dying that could transform their later years.

The event will begin with a wine and cheese reception, followed by the talk, a discussion and book signing.

To reserve your place, please call the office at
202-999-8988 or contact Palisades Village directly at
202-244 3310 or email eblanton@palisadesvillage.org





Ongoing Services offered by Georgetown Village


Pre-Scheduled Trips to Safeway and Trader Joe's

 

Contact Lynn to make your reservation
202-999-8988

by Wednesday at 3 pm.

We provide transportation to Safeway every Friday 

Trader Joe's every 1st and 3rd Thursday (times vary)

Check our event calendar for additional information.


Service for GV Members: E-Cycling
If you have old un-wanted electronics to get rid of, you can drop them off at the Georgetown Village office during office hours, or we will arrange to have a volunteer pick them up from you.  We will be collecting electronics, and a volunteer will take them to the DC e-cycling center.




What's New and in the News








 

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.

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