New York Times article on Aging in DC
Martha Baron likes to play in the dirt. And for the 79-year-old resident of Washington, all that takes is a walk about a half a block from her condominium to the
Newark Street Community Garden.
Washington: The Ideal Place to Grow Older
New Service for GV Members:
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 on the third week of August, and a volunteer will take them to the DC e-cycling center.
Accepted electronics recycling items are:
Carbon monoxide detectors
CD Rom drives CDs/DVDs
Computers and monitors
Connectors / cords / wires
Floppy drives / hard drives
Network / video / sound cards
Scrap computer plastic
Scrap computer metal
Video games and software
Grandchildren Coming to Visit?
Little Grandchildren Coming to Visit? Nothing to play with? Do you need some good toys to keep them busy. The Village has assorted quality building blocks, Lincoln Logs, toddler toys, cars, trucks, and books that you can borrow. Contact the office or Toni Russin for more details.
Pre-Scheduled Trips to
Safeway and Trader Joe's.
Contact Lynn to make your reservation 202-999-8988
by Wednesday at 3 pm.
Safeway every Friday @ 3 pm
Trader Joe's Second and Fourth Thursday (times vary)
Check our event calendar for additional information.
Call the office to schedule 202-999-8988
Thank you to Thomas Sweet for Donating the Ice Cream for Georgetown Village Ice Cream Social
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!
August Tour of the Martin Puryear Exhibit
July Visit to the National Building Museum
News and Events
August 2016 Newsletter
Shop Amazon and Donate to Georgetown Village
Danziger Studio Tour-Sept. 9th @ 11am
Sculptor Joan Danziger has invited Georgetown Village members to visit her studio in her Arts and Crafts period home at 2909 Brandywine Street, NW. We will see works in progress as well as past work. Joan has exhibited widely across the United States. Her work is included in public collections that locally include Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and American University. Her vibrant sculptures have varied in style and subject matter over the years. Recently she has created colorful beetles that climb the walls and magnificent wild horses.
In her own words “My sculptures combine an interplay of the animal strength and beauty of nature with the human spirit. They are reaching into the heart of nature to evoke mysterious and secret worlds which draws upon my fascination with dream imagery and metamorphosis. The use of animal imagery as metaphorical or psychological subject has great potency for me, it gives my sculptures a life of their own and creates a magical world.”
View Joan's website Joandanziger.com for a glimpse at her work. This will be an informal occasion with some refreshments. Joan will join us in her studio to answer questions and talk about how she approaches her art and the techniques that she uses. The home and studio are reached by climbing short flights of stairs with handrails. Street parking is available. Location information will be available September 8th.
RSVP by September 2nd 202-999-8988.
Book Discussion-September 12 @ 10:30 am - Between the World and Me
The next book we will be reading is "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives. Thoughtfully exploring personal and historical events, from his time at Howard University to the Civil War, the author poignantly asks and attempts to answer difficult questions that plague modern society. In this short memoir, the "Atlantic" writer explains that the tragic examples of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and those killed in South Carolina are the results of a systematically constructed and maintained assault to black people--a structure that includes slavery, mass incarceration, and police brutality as part of its foundation. From his passionate and deliberate breakdown of the concept of race itself to the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, Coates powerfully sums up the terrible history of the subjugation of black people in the United States. A timely work, this title will resonate with all teens--those who have experienced racism as well as those who have followed the recent news coverage on violence against people of color
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)