New Benefit for our Members!
Pre-Scheduled Trips to
Safeway and Trader Joe's.
Contact Lynn with your reservation 202-999-8988
Starts July 1st
Safeway Friday's @ 10am
Trader Joe's Select Thursday's at @11am
Check our event calendar for additional information.
Thank you to our Donors and Supporters in Celebration of
Robert (Bob) P. vom Eigen
At our Annual Georgetown Village Party on the Potomac
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Donor Information and Larger Photos can be found in the tabs across the top of the page.
Visit to Glenstone
Georgetown Olive Oil Company
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!
Tea & Talk With Page Wilson
Textile Museum 2016
Anniversary Party 2015
News and Events
June 2016 Newsletter
Our June newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available here- June 2016 Newsletter.
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Trip to The National Building Museum
The National Building Museum is offering us a very special viewing of Small Stories: At Home in a Doll House on Friday July 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Small Stories reveals the fascinating tales behind some of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood’s best-loved doll houses, taking you on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives, and changing family relationships.
The National Building Museum has also kindly invited Village members to coffee in the Corinthian Lounge before the tour starts. Please let Lynn know if you would like to go by July 12 so that the Museum will know how many to expect. Registration is limited so reply soon.
The National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington DC 20001
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)
August 8, 2016
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson (Goodreads Author)
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.
With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties.
Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic.
Movie Night Tuesday, June 28th