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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!












Georgetown Village News and Events 
Monthly Newsletters
Our September Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here - September 2017 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 September 6th & 20th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.


Book Discussion:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Monday, October 16th at 10:30 am
4501 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

 

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was a New York Times bestseller and was made into an HBO movie by Oprah Winfrey.


Arena Stage Weekday Matinee Senior Series:  
Native Gardens
Wednesday, September 27th at Noon

From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarias (Destiny of Desire) comes this hot new comedy about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning DC neighbors over the edge in a backyard border dispute.  

Tickets are $40.  Please call or email the Georgetown Village Office for reservations.






Join Georgetown Village for a Simulcast discussion
with
Atul Gawande MD, MPH

in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Village Movement

 

Monday, September 25, 2017 · 4:45 p.m.

The Georgetown Village Office: 1680 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

 

Join us for a lively conversation about community and choice in aging with renowned surgeon and author Atul Gawande.  More than 150 villages across the country will participate via simulcast for an evening with Being Mortal’s author as we celebrate the village movement.

Manny and Olga's is donating pizza for the event.

 

Please RSVP by September 20th:  202-999-8988.












What's Going on at Georgetown Village

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


Photos from Georgetown Village Events:  

The Frederick Douglas House

Slideshow
Frederick Douglas House













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.


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.



Move More for Go4Life Month in September



Challenge yourself to move more, work harder and try all four types of exercise:

ENDURANCE.STRENGTH.BALANCE.FLEXIBILITY.

Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.


Go4Life



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


Using Music To Ease Hearing Loss

National Public Radio recently reported on a Ryerson University choir in Toronto whose members have joined a study testing how practicing music might help people with hearing loss handle noisy environments better.

Click here to listen or read the story