Welcome to Georgetown Village
We are glad you're here!
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 Long & Foster 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!
It's Summer in Georgetown!
We want all of our members and neighbors to have a great summer and we know that means not letting the heat get you down!
The National Institutes on Ageing has a great article "Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather" which includes information on identifying heat-related illness as well as what to do and how to avoid it. Here is an excerpt from the article.
If you suspect that someone is suffering from a heat-related illness:
Check out the article by clicking the button below and stay safe this summer.
Click here to read the full article.
- Call 911 if you suspect heat stroke.Get out of the heat and into a shady, air-conditioned or other cool place. Urge them to lie down.
- Apply a cold, wet cloth to the wrists, neck, armpits, and groin. These are places where blood passes close to the surface of the skin, and the cold cloths can help cool the blood.
- If the you can swallow safely, drink fluids such as water, fruit and vegetable juices, but avoid alcohol and caffeine.
- It is encourage to shower, bathe or sponge off with cool water if it is safe to do so.
What's Going on at Georgetown Village
Photos from Our July Trip to Union Market
Georgetown Village News and Events
Our March Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here-July/August 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 during these sessions! Join us 10:30 am-11:30 am on August 2nd & 16th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.
Second Annual Ice Cream Social - August 9 at 3:00 pm
Join us and beat the heat at our second annual Ice Cream Social at the Georgetown Village Office.
Visit to the Frederick Douglass House - August 11 @ 12:30
We will take the 1:15 PM tour but it is necessary to arrive 30-45 minutes early to see the exhibits, film and use the restroom at the visitor’s center. CAUTION about this trip, the house is at the top of a 51 foot hill, no elevator, either 85 steps or there is a ramp. $1.50 for reserved tickets. We will carpool from Georgetown and leave at noon.
Please confirm attendance NO LATER THAN AUGUST 4.
Don't forget to tell YOUR neighbors about Georgetown Village when attending neighborhood picnics!
Here's Pat Scolaro at the Burleith picnic doing just that!
If you want a Georgetown Village pin to help you accessorize and advertise, contact the office!
What's New and in the News
|25 Easy Recipes for Senior Nutrition
|Many different factors make it difficult for seniors to eat well — from changing taste buds to a lack of interest in cooking, to medication side effects. On top of that, older adults have different nutritional requirements. Though they need fewer calories, they need more B vitamins, calcium, protein, and other nutrients.
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.
Safeway every Friday @ 2 pm on Trip Days and 1:30 pm on Non-trip Days
Trader Joe's every other Thursday (times vary)
Check our event calendar for additional information.
Call the office to schedule 202-999-8988
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.