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Georgetown Village

 Neighbors Helping Neighbors                                    


                  

 

Welcome to Georgetown Village!

 

Georgetown Village(GV), is a 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 on the fourth floor of 3000 K Street, NW, thanks to the generosity of Foley & Lardner LLP. 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!

 

         
    

 

 

 

 

 

News and Events

 

 

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
                                              
 
   
                       
  
 
 
 

 Join GV Members for Bocce at Pinstripes-7/21 @ 5:30

 Join us to learn how to play Bocce and have dinner at the new Georgetown fun spot-Pinstripes!  This venue has bocce courts, bowling lanes, and a full menu restaurant.  If you don't want to play, come by and enjoy the game and have dinner with us! 
 

 Movie Night-Tuesday 7/22

We are currently deciding between seeing the movie Chef, or Begin Again.  Call or email the office to cast your vote, and watch this space to find out which movie wins and what time to meet us!
 

Support Georgetown Village  With Amazon Purchases

Georgetown Village has been accepted into the Amazon Smile program, please support us when you shop at Amazon online.
Do you shop at Amazon.com?  You can now give back to Georgetown Village while you shop online!  Amazon smile is a simple way for you to support our village every time you shop at no cost to you. 
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to GV.  This may seem minimal, but it multiplies quickly into help for the Village!
  
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? 

Go to Amazon Smile Georgetown Village  Login to your Amazon.com account or create one.  You will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from purchases.  When  you type in Georgetown Village one of the options will be Georgetown Village Inc. Washington DC.  That's us!  Please click on it and from that point on Amazon Smile will remember your selection, and every purchase you make on Amazon Smile will result in our receiving a donation, unless otherwise noted.  Amazon will directly deposit the donations in our account on a monthly basis.  From time to time,
Amazon may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations. 
 
We appreciate your shopping and giving to Georgetown Village!
 

Summer Reading Suggestions

 If you are looking for some books to read this summer, you might want to read one of our book discussion group's upcoming picks and join us for the discussion.
 
On August 11 we will be discussing I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. 
 
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.  On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
 
In September, we will be discussing the Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.           
Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.  It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love—and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art.
                         
           

GV June/July Newsletter

Our June/July Newsletter is available for you to plan the beginning of your summer!  Mark your calendar to participate in these exciting programs and activities.  Please let us know when you are planning to join us.  The newsletter is attached here-June/July 2014 Newsletter
                       

IRS Scam Alert for Seniors

Earlier this year the IRS provided for the public a list its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes. 

GV Happy Hour June 17at 5:30 pm

Join us at the Daily Grill on Tuesday, June 17 at 5:30 pm for Happy Hour. Stop for dinner, drinks, or just to join us for some friendly conversation and company! 
 

 Change to Medicare Coverage for Skilled Care

 Recent changes in Medicare coverage means that they will now pay for skilled care services such as physical therapy for beneficiaries who have chronic conditions to help them maintain their condition and prevent deterioration.  Although in the past coverage for such services might have been dropped if there was no improvement, this is no longer the case.  Medicare officials were not required to let beneficiaries know about this change.  For more information or to check on your coverage call 1-800-MEDICARE 
 

CBS NEWS FEATURES GV

Georgetown Village member, Page Wilson and volunteer, Jim Smith were the focus of a great piece on CBS about the Village movement and how important it is to helping people remain in their homes as they age.  This piece was aired nationally on Thursday, February 20, and we have received some emails and calls from across the country from others looking to get involved with a Village.   Here is the link to the story, please watch it, like it, and share it with your friends and neighbors!
 
                       

IT Help-Portable Electronics

If you have recently received a new phone, laptop, tablet, ipad, or kindle -call the office to schedule a time to come in and discuss your device with one of our interns.  Both Caroline, and Sarah are happy to help you and they are in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They are happy to meet with you in the afternoon, be sure to schedule an appointment.
                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Georgetown Village You Tube Channel

                       
Georgetown Village's Health Care Advisory Committee is offering a series of  Health Lectures for the Community.  We are also taping these lectures and placing them on You Tube for those who are unable to attend the lecture.  Please be sure to click the thumbs up icon to 'like' our video in order to keep it visible on You Tube.
 
In addition to our HCAC lectures, we will also be highlighting other videos available on You Tube that will be of interest to our members.  Visit our You Tube channel and check out the You Tube video of the week. We have added our January lecture-Dementia: Early Signs and Behavior Changes.
Our link of the week is Easy Yoga for Seniors-visit our You Tube channel by clicking on this link-Georgetown Village You Tube Channel    
 
                                             
 

Georgetown Village Featured in CAG Newsletter

Edith Schafer, writer and GV Member, has written a wonderful article about Georgetown Village that was published in the CAG (Citizens Association of Georgetown) November Newsletter.  I have included a link to the article for those of you who haven't seen it  CAG November 2013 Newsletter
As the article states, the Village movement is about community, and we at Georgetown Village are very excited to be forming such a dynamic one! 
If you are not yet a member, and you would like to join us, call the office at 202-999-8988, or download the application from this website, and send it in with your check.
 

PBS News Hour Highlights Beacon Hill Village

 On Thursday, August 8, the PBS news highlighted Villages with a lengthy story about Beacon Hill Village and the Village movement.  Here is the link to the story for those of you who missed it-sound familiar?   We offer many of the same services and more! Here is the link to the story for those of you who missed it- PBS News Hour-There's No Place Like Home 
                      

Georgetown Village ER Flash Drive Program                   

Georgetown Village is very excited to be able to present each of our members with a flash drive pre-loaded with a form for you to enter your important medical information. This program is available to our members because of a very generous donation from John Bradshaw, a GV volunteer and Georgetown resident.  John heard me talking about this program when I returned from the Village to Village annual conference and offered to cover the cost of bringing this program to our members.  We are extremely grateful to John for providing this for Georgetown Village members.
The pre-loaded form on the flash drive includes space for you to enter current medications, allergies, emergency contacts and other important information. Here is a link to the ER Info ER Info Form In addition, you can upload copies of any medical directives or other important information you would want communicated in the event of an emergency.  We are the first Village in the DC area to offer this, and the program is based on a successful program being offered by Avenidas Village.
This program has been covered by their local NBC News affiliate and we have placed a link to the news story here to further explain the program Flash Drives :Putting Seniors at Ease
                                                                                           
                                  
                                
                 

GV is on Facebook and Twitter

 
If you use Facebook be sure to check out our Facebook page, and don't forget to 'like' us on Facebook.  Tell your friends and family they can keep up with Georgetown Village and see pictures from our activities by liking us on Facebook.  This is also another way you can get regular updates on events and ac
tivities.

If you use Twitter our User Name is Georgetown VillageDC, be sure to follow us.  Don't worry about getting too many messages as I really don't have a lot of time to tweet-but I am trying to keep the pages update. 

Of course,  the best way to stay informed is still to check this page on a regular basis as the first updates are always on our website.

                                                                                                                              

Coffee Talk Every Thursday @  St. John's Church, 3240 O Street NW

Join your fellow Georgetown Village members for coffee, tea or other hot drinks and discussion every Thursday morning from 10:30-11:30 am.  Coffee Talk is held in the conference room of St. Johns Episcopal Church, use the Potomac Street Entrance and the room is on street level.

 

 

 

 

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