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 GV 10TH

Georgetown Village - We Are Here to Help!


An Indispensable Community Resource - Our work never stopped!

See below for photos of our valuable volunteers providing services, and our ongoing activities during the pandemic.



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2019 Annual Fundraiser



     



 
  
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Volunteer Services

"It was the right time to join
Georgetown Village."


"My husband Guy had been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease and I was wondering how I would cope with this. As Guy’s condition progressed, I realized what a great help the Village was. Volunteers did grocery shopping for us, yard work, handiwork around the house, provided transportation, etc. In these circumstances, to know that the Village was a phone call away was a tremendous morale booster and helpful relief.

 

Then Guy passed away, peacefully, at home.  

For Guy we joined the Village. Now, of course, Georgetown Village is still here, for me. I feel the experience was rewarding and… priceless!" - MRdL

 

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Feb. 27th - Second Careers


                    

Georgetown Village Activities

 

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Our Cocktails, Conversations, and Community series is continuing in 2021 and we hope you will join us online for this special programming, designed to make sure seniors can make the most of their opportunities while at home!  We welcome our community neighbors and friends to enjoy the series with us as a way to thank the community for its ongoing support of Georgetown Village.

Invite your friends!!

To sign up please contact the GV Office at 202-999-8988 or Email:lynn@georgetown-village.org

Click here to watch a video of the October 27th presentation with Dr. Diana Greenwold
Click here to watch a video of the September 9th presentation with Tommy Wells


Remember, if you weren't able to attend our Cocktails, Conversations, and Community programs we have recorded the programs and you can watch it on our YouTube channel.



 

 

2019 - 2020 - ILM Academy

Monthly Newsletter 

The electronic copy of the November newsletter is available. Click here to view the November 2021 Newsletter





Remote 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?  This will be offered remotely, and might be a good time to learn how to use online services for shopping, streaming videos, etc. 

For more information contact the Georgetown Village office at 
202-999-8988

 


Stronger Memory




Group #1 - Monday
Group#2 - Wednesday 
4pm


We are very excited to be one of only 15 Villages around the country to offer our members a new, important program for your brain health! This program, developed by Goodwin House, is called Stronger Memory and has been tested and proven to stimulate the brain’s pre-frontal cortex, which governs our ability to retrieve memories.  

 


 
Thursdays @ 10:30 am

St. John's Episcopal Church Rectory
3240 O Street NW

(Please Use the Potomac Street Entrance)

 
Join us Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:30 to discuss your thoughts with other members about the Village and hear what is being planned as it happens. No RSVP is necessary.

Come by and share your thoughts. Held in the St. John's Episcopal Church Rectory.

 




Wednesday, November 3rd

5:30 PM

H. Edleson

"Your Retirement Dream: How Planning Can Make It Come True"

with Harriet Edleson, Author and Journalist

 

Retirement! Have you imagined you’d be lounging on a beach in the south of France or Bethany Beach? Riding a luxury train through the White Towns of Southern Spain? Cruising the Danube on a luxury riverboat? Or, taking courses with others like yourself?  Serving on a nonprofit board? Buying a vacation home in the mountains? Spending more time with the ones you love? Relocating to be near your grandchildren?

 

Whether you are already retired or thinking of retiring in the next five or 10 years, planning will make the journey more enjoyable and secure! What do you really want to do? Whatever your situation, the best way forward is knowledge. Join us to learn about the optimal time for claiming your Social Security retirement benefits and how to decide whether downsizing is for you, since housing can be the largest expense in retirement.  Harriet Edleson is the author of the new book, “12 Ways to Retire on Less: Planning an Affordable Future”.  She writes for the Washington Post Real Estate section and MarketWatch.  A former staff writer for AARP and contributing writer to Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, she has also written the Retiring feature for the New York Times.


This Georgetown Village program is free and open to the community! 

Invite your friends!

To reserve your spot for this exciting program, please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 or email lynn@georgetown-village.org 





Monday, November 15th 
10:15 am 
The Code Breaker (Hardcover book) by Walter Isaacson | Monthly Book Box Subscription | Book of the Month books
Walter Isaacson's "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race.


The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a “compelling” (The Washington Post) account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.



Ongoing Services 

 


 Do you need help with outdoor assistance, moving flower pots, gardening etc., let us know. We have wonderful volunteers who are happy to assist you with outdoor yard assistance and quick in-home assistance.  Also, let us know if you are looking to get out and walk with a volunteer or fellow GV member. 



Indoor & Outdoor Home Assistance 

Need a bulb changed or gardening assistance?  These are just a few of the services Georgetown Village offers to our members.  We have wonderful volunteers who are happy to assist you with outdoor yard assistance and quick in-home assistance. 

Please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988.  

COVID - Information Call



Conference Call

Dial 1+267-807-9495
Access Code-190-486-505


 GV Board and Health Care Committee members Pam Godwin, Resha Putzrath, and Dr. Frederick Rickles have been sharing the latest medical and scientific information related to COVID19. They have explained the changes we are reading about and answered many questions. 

Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, call in, and join us for information. All members and volunteers are welcome to call in with questions or concerns. 

 

Friendly Phone Calls 

A Phone Call a Day Keeps the Loneliness Away: Nonprofit Helps ...

Georgetown Village offers daily friendly phone calls for our members.  Feel free to contact the GV office for more information. 
PPE Distribution 


We have some small bottles of portable hand sanitizer, cleaner, and masks available for our members and active volunteers. 

Please contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 for more information.  

 

Grocery Shopping & Prescription Pick Up

Our volunteers are shopping for our members on a regular basis.  With a few days notice we will make certain you get your orders filled.  (as much as possible)

Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 for more information.


Quick & Remote IT Assistance



Our volunteers are available to assist members remotely with IT issues such as downloading new apps, streaming online services, Zoom Tutorials, and in person with printer installation, replacing ink cartridges, etc.   

Please contact the GV office at
202-999-8988 for more information. 


DC CAN - DC Covid Alert Notice 
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DC now has a system to automatically track when people may have been exposed to individuals who test positive for Coronavirus. But it only works if people actually use it. The good news, though, is that if you follow these simple steps, you’ve done all you need to do. The system works by sitting in the background and logging whenever you come near someone else using the system. If any of those people later test positive, you will get a notification.  

There are two different sets of instructions, depending on whether you have an iPhone or an Android-based phone.

  Click here for more information, and instructions to install the app.

Engagement Opportunities

Georgetown Village has various opportunities to stay in shape while at home.

Please click here for more information.

Let's Get Moving! Top 7 Exercises to Keep Seniors Active | Luba's ...

Basic Training- 4 Your Body

Exercise Class - ONLINE


To aid in remaining Fit & Well please click here
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LISTEN TO RADIO STATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Click the link below, then click on the green dots on the globe to listen to radio stations.

Click on the link to get the globe map.
http://radio.garden/live/ toulouse/radiopresence
 

The Garden Life


Check out these sites with great tips, tools, and tours for gardeners.  

Explore the Smithsonian’s 13 outdoor HABITAT exhibits in real life. They include nests, trees, monarchs, native landscapes. 

Learn from Smithsonian Gardens how to create Monarch waystations in your garden. 

Take a tour behind the scenes at the Smithsonian greenhouses.

 
YOGA FOR SENIORS
  


Want to try a new type of exercise while you are home? 

Try Yoga for Seniors-click on the link 
Yoga for Seniors
Relax Your Body & Mind


Enjoy an art-inspired Meditation and Mindfulness session through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.

 

 


Brought to you by Millennium Stage

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 4 p.m.*


Have you tuned-in to one of our Couch Concerts yet?  Join us for a LIVE streaming performance, direct from artists' living rooms to yours! 

Join Us on the Couch



 


 

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To minimize exposure to COVID-19, we’ve partnered with Around Town DC to provide you with a list of online activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! 

Click here to view upcoming virtual Around Town DC events!


 


Health Apps for Seniors 

Clink the link learn about health apps for seniors.

Also, take a look at "Useful Things To Know" from Cyber-Seniors Sessions



As many of you know "Villages" are lending a helping hand to seniors across the country. 

Take a look at the story CBS News did about Georgetown Village please click here 

See also this featured article about Georgetown Village featured in the Georgetowner.  Click here to view the article.


Click here to read this informative article which mentions five lifestyle habits that could decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s by 60 percent. 

 



Villages in the DC area work closely together and share resources and invite each other to participate in our larger programs. Below are some programs we have been invited to attend by other DC Villages.



Capitol Hill Village

Every Thurs, 4 pm.-Mellow Flow Chair Yoga

Cleveland & Woodley Park Village
Wed. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. -Morning Stretch
Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon -Meditation with Erin
Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon -Poetry Group


East Rock Creek Village
Tuesdays
10:00-11:00 am

Otago Exercise w/Antonia
These exercises are proven to prevent falls when practiced regularly.

Email info@eastrockcreekvillage.org or call 202-656-7322 for more information on Otago and to receive the link.

Foggy Bottom West End Village 

Caregivers’ Support Group
1st & 3rd Tues. from 1:00-2:15pm
Phyllis Kramer

pfkramer38@gmail.com

Mt. Pleasant Village
Mindful Meditation Group
Contact 
janfenty@Gmail.com 



 


Northwest Neighbors Village
Mondays 2-3 pm
Gentle Yoga w/Mayu
click here to register

                                                

Palisades Village

Mindful Knitting
If you're new to knitting or a bit rusty, email Roseanna at rschwamm@yahoo.comto set up a time to help you get started.

Strength & Resistance Exercise Class with William Yates.
Mondays @ 3 pm -
Register here.


STORYTELLING

Tuesday 11-12 pm - Register here.

Village of Takoma Park

Dance On: Creative Aging Class
Click here


Waterfront Village
The events below are open to all DC Villages members.(Events - Waterfront Village (dcwaterfrontvillage.org))


Meditation for the Masses -Mon.@ 11am
Chair Yoga with Tara -Mon. at 5pm

Technology Boot Camp-
1st& 3rdWed. @ 3pm

Happy Hour -Fri. @5:00


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