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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 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 December Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here - December 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 December 6th & 20th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.

Happy Hour at Daily Grill
December 4, at 5:30 PM


Join us at the Daily Grill 
1310 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20007 


Deadline for reservation Phillips Exhibit 
December 5th 

6th Annual Anniversary Party
December 7, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

St. Johns Episcopal Church, Georgetown
3240 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20007


Men's Lunch Group
December 13th 



Nina Simone: Four Women

December 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW

Velvet-throated songstress Nina Simone hypnotized audiences with her signature renditions of standards from the American songbook. But on September 15, 1963, a devastating explosion in Birmingham, Alabama rocked our entire nation to the core, and from the memory of the four little girls that were lost in this unimaginable tragedy came “Four Women” — along with Simone’s other activist anthems like “Mississippi Goddam,” “Old Jim Crow” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.” Through storytelling and song, Nina Simone: Four Women reveals how this iconic chanteuse found her true voice — and how the “High Priestess of Soul” helped define the sound of the Civil Rights Movement.

Tickets are limited, please call the Georgetown Village office at 202-999-8988 to reserve your seat.



Docent-led tour of the “Renoir and Friends” exhibit at The Phillips Collection 

December 15th @ 10:30 AM


This exhibition tells the story behind Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party”.  Focused on the people who inspired that famous lunch scene, the 40 watercolors, pastels, paintings, drawings, and photographs reveal Renoir’s inner circle of friends and the context behind his masterpiece.  You’ll also be able to see what the museum has learned about the painting through such technology as X-radiographic and infrared images. 


Visit to The National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall 
December 21 @11 AM 

A slide introduction to Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Paintings (45 minutes) followed by a film, “Vermeer, Beyond Time” in the East Building auditorium (86 minutes).  After the slide show and the film we will tour the exhibit, “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”.  The highlight of the National Gallery of Art’s fall season is an exhibition curated by its longtime curator of Dutch art, Arthur Wheelock, who has gathered 10 paintings by Vermeer (many not seen in this country in many years) as part of a show that puts the artist in the context of other genre painters from the Dutch Golden Age.  Some 65 works will be on view, including paintings by Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Caspar Netscher, and Jan Steen.







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.




What's New and in the News








Read about us in The Georgetowner!


Peggy Sands of The Georgetowner has written and article Georgetown Village: Aging in Community click here to read the full article. 





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