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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 September 9th presentation with Tommy Wells
Click here to watch a video of the August 4th presentation with Dr. Marc Gruner


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 October newsletter is available. Click here to view the October 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




Monday, October 11th
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.  

 



COVID - Information Call

1st Monday of Every Month 
(Except Federal Holidays)

10:30 am
Topic (TBA)


Conference Call

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


GV Board Members and Health Care Committee Members Pam Godwin, Resha Putzrath and Dr. Frederick Rickles, MD join us to discuss your concerns and share information about the coronavirus. All members and volunteers are welcome to call in and join us.



 
Thursday @ 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.

 

 



Barrel Oak Winery
Delaplane, VA


In-person Visit
Thursday, October 14th

10:45 am 
to 3:30 pm


We have arranged for Georgetown Village to visit an incredible winery about one hour outside of DC in Delaplane, VA.  We will leave for the winery about 10:45 AM, arriving at the winery about noon where we will sit on their outdoor tavern and porch, purchase the famous BBQ of Jeremiah's Kansas City Style BBQ, and enjoy their wine and beer.  We have asked for someone to explain the operation of the vineyard and their special wines to the group while we enjoy the wine tasting.  



Book Discussion - Online

Monday, October 18th 
10:15 am 

"The Heart of the Matter"
by Graham Greene

Graham Greene's masterpiece, The Heart of the Matter, tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity.
 
When Scobie falls in love with the young widow Helen, he finds vital passion again yielding to pity, integrity giving way to deceit and dishonor—a vortex leading directly to murder. As Scobie's world crumbles, his personal crisis develops the foundation of a story by turns suspenseful, fascinating, and, finally, tragic.
 
Originally published in 1948, The Heart of the Matter is the unforgettable portrait of one man—flawed yet heroic, destroyed and redeemed by a terrible conflict of passion and faith. 




Wednesday, October 27th

5:30 PM


“Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington”
with
Dr. Diana Greenwold


During her thought-provoking presentation, Dr. Diana Greenwold will explore two major figures in 19th-century American art and the surprising confluences between their careers. Based on her 2020 exhibition and exhibition catalogue, Dr. Greenwold proposes that these two artists, though seemingly removed from one another in their chosen subject matter, nonetheless explored similar basic ideas of late 19th-century American life.

Diana is the Lunder Curator of American Art at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.  Her recent exhibitions include Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington (2020) and In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-69 (2018). Previous exhibitions have explored historic and contemporary art related to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and shows on Maine’s Bicentennial and Colonial American portraiture. Diana received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley.


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 



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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