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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, 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!

Georgetown Village News and Events

Scroll down to our What's New and In the News section.  There you will find resources on "How to Protect Older Adults from Financial Fraud," and the "Top 25 Cars Best for Seniors". 
What's Going on at Georgetown Village

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Photos from Georgetown Village Summer Excursions:  

Slideshow
2018 June & July Trips



Georgetown Village Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here - Click here 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 August 1st and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.








An Afternoon of Canasta

August 20th
2-5 pm

Want to learn this exciting game…or brush up your skills?
Join with other interested members on Monday, August 20 for “An Afternoon of CANASTA”  to learn the ins and outs of this popular game.   Gail Nordheimer is the coach…  We’ll meet at the home of Pat Scolaro.  Space is limited.  Please call the Village office at 202-999-8988 to sign up no later than Thursday, August 17.   A pleasant diversion during these lazy days of summer.  Hope to see you there!




 

August 17th 
5-8:30 pm
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
3 Divas, A Swing Piano Trio
3Divas is the powerhouse, super-swingin’ trio that sparked the fire that ignited the award-winning show Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, described by the New York Times “blistering hot.”

Highlights of this year's schedule include the 12th year of collaboration between Jazz in the Garden and the DC Jazz Festival. Visitors can enjoy new additions to the outdoor grill menu—as well as to the Pavilion Café's menu indoors.

With a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden, the Pavilion Café has indoor and outdoor dining areas. The Café's menu includes pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Wine and beer are also available.  Visitors are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into the Sculpture Garden.   

Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 to sign up. 


 
Please bring your own folding lawn chair.



Happy Hour
Tuesday, August 21st
Paolo's
5:30 - 7 pm

1303 Wisconsin Avenue


Georgetown Village News and Events 




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.
DC Village Collaborations

Villages in the DC area work closely together and we often share resources and invite each other to participate in our larger programs.  Therefore, we are now listing joint Village activities in a new category labeled DC Village Collaborations. 


 

Village Nights at Arena Stage

Village Nights at Arena Stage are facilitated by Waterfront Village on behalf of members of all DC-area senior villages and their guests. We would like to thank  our neighbor Tom Sherwood of WAMU for renewing his generous support as Season Guarantor for Village Nights at Arena Stage. are available for purchase on the Waterfront Village's web site (http://www.dcwaterfrontvillage.org/) by clicking on the "Events" button and going to the corresponding dates on the calendar.

The dates and prices are:
Sep. 11, 7:30pm - "Turn Me Loose"/$48
Nov. 6, 7:30pm - "Anything Goes"/$53
Feb. 12/7:30pm - "The Heiress"/$47
Mar. 12, 7:30pm - "JQA"/$57


Our Group benefits for 2018-19 will include an optional pre-performance dinner with a member of Arena's creative team in their Richard's Cafe, three courses just $20, and on-site parking for $17.

This is a courtesy notice of the dates of our 2018-2019 performances. All, especially "JQA," are expected to sell out, so if you recognize a performance you are certain you'd like to see, please reply to events@dcwaterfrontvillage.org
with your name, address, and telephone number and we will email you payment options or book on-line at www.dcwaterfrontvillage.org/events.



What's New and in the News





Protecting Older Adults from Financial Fraud

Financial fraud targeting older Americans is a growing epidemic that costs seniors an estimated $2.9 billion annually according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This estimate is likely low as often seniors do not report fraud because they are too ashamed to admit they have been scammed, may not even know that they are victims, or do not know how to report it.  In the ongoing efforts to protect seniors from internet and telephone scams, the US Senate Special
Committee on Aging (Aging Committee) has taken a keen interest in helping protect seniors from internet and telephone scams. 

With help from Leading Age a voice for the aging, this guide will help answer the many questions regarding telephone and internet scams targeting older adults. Click here to learn how to protect older adults from telephone and internet scams.  


Top 25 Best New Cars for Seniors


Senior drivers and others with limited mobility need a car that’s easy to get into and out of, with controls that are easy to reach and intuitive to use. Here are 25 new models that best fit the bill.

Subaru Forester             

Subaru Outback               

Kia Soul                              

Chrysler Pacifica               .

Subaru Legacy   

Kia Sportage      

Toyota Highlander          

Toyota RAV4     

Honda Odyssey                                              

Nissan Rogue    

Ford C-Max        

Toyota Sienna   

Honda Pilot      

Honda CR-V

Kia Forte                            

Hyundai Sonata                

Ford Escape       

Toyota Corolla                 

Subaru Crosstrek                                           

Honda HR-V                                     

Kia Sorento        

Hyundai Santa Fe             

Kia Cadenza                                     

Audi Q7

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport   

 

These Senior Features represent vehicles that excel for particular attributes:

Front-Seat Access - Low door sills, wider openings, and step-in heights that reduce the need for ducking or climbing make entry easier for those with physical limitations.

Visibility - 
Cars that enable all drivers to see better out of the front, sides, and back of the vehicle.

Controls -  
These cars have easy-to-read gauges and intuitive controls for changing the radio, shifting gears, and adjusting the heating and cooling.

Headlights - 
High-performing headlights can make driving at night safer and easier for everyone.

AEB- If a car equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) senses a potential collision and you don’t react in time, it starts braking for you. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data shows rear-end collisions are cut by 50 percent on vehicles with AEB and FCW.

FCW -  Forward-collision warning (FCW) technology provides a visual, audible, and/or tactile alert to warn the driver of an impending collision with a car or object directly in its path. IIHS data show that FCW reduces rear-end accidents by 27 percent.

BSW- 
Blind-spot warning (BSW) is a technology that detects and warns of vehicles you can’t see alongside your car. It gives a visual, audible, and/or tactile alert to indicate that it’s unsafe to merge or change lanes. The system may provide an additional warning if you use your turn signal when there is a car in the lane next to you.

To read the complete article published by Consumer Report click here.

Many of you know our Founding Board Member and past Treasurer Pat Scolaro.  We thought you would be interested in this article about Pat that was published in this month's  Burleith Citizen Association 's newsletter.  We learned a lot about Pat, and you will too.  
Click here to read this interesting article and learn more about a fellow Georgetown Village member.














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.

Read this story











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PO Box 3563
Washington, DC 20027