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Georgetown Village - Here to Help During the Pandemic As Always!


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


“Fun Facts to Know and Tell About Covid-19”

with Resha M. Putzrath, PhD, DABT (retired) 
Board Member and Member, Health Committee 

 Pam Godwin, APRN, BC 
Board Member and Chair, Health Committee 


Click here to watch a video of the March 10th presentation with Resha Putzrath, and Pam Godwin


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Our Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid 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

2021 Cocktails, Conversations, and Covid Program Schedule 

Click here watch a video of the April 21st presentation with Megan Wallace


Click here watch a video of the April 7th presentation with Joe Sternlieb

Click here to watch a video of the March 24th presentation with Nancy Hirshbien

Click here to watch a video of the March 10th presentation with Tevi Troy


Click here to watch a video of the Feb. 25th presentation with Jane Hyatt Thorpe

Click here to watch a video of the Feb. 10th presentation with Martha Joynt Kumar

Click here to watch a video of the Jan. 28th presentation with Peter Greenberg


Click here to watch a video of the Jan. 14th presentation with Rebecca Roberts



R
emember, 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 May newsletter is available.  Click here to view the May 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


 


 


 

 

Let's Make Music Together!


One of our newest members Warren Zwicky is an accomplished pianist and would like to start a Village musical group to play together.  Do you play an instrument or love to sing, you don't need to be a professional. Warren is just looking for people who share his love of music making.


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




Weekly Chat & Check In 
  

Wednesdays @ 11 am

Let's Catch Up!

Dial in Number 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505

No Agenda-just call in and share your thoughts, anything you want to discuss,
how you are doing, etc.


We welcome all members and volunteers to call in and let's keep in touch!



COVID - Information Call

Every Other Thursday @
10:30 am

Conference Call

Dial 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505


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


 

 

 

 



Thursday, May 6th

5:30 pm 


S. Pappas

“Combining Traditional and Integrative Medicine”

with Dr. Sam Pappas, Board Certified Physician in
Internal Medicine and the “Dr. Oz of Arlington”


Please join us for a fascinating discussion with Dr. Sam
Pappas, who uniquely combines the best of traditional and
integrative medicine to optimize patient care. He is a
graduate of Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and
completed his residency, including a year as Chief
Resident, at Case Western Reserve University Hospital in
Cleveland, Ohio.

He brings 20 years of experience and has practiced in a
variety of diverse positions in both academic health
centers and private practice in roles as a clinician,
educator, and administrator, among them, the American
Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He now runs his own
practice, Pappas Health, that incorporates innovative
services encompassing both a high tech and high touch
approach, while maintaining the best of holistic and
traditional medicine in a collaborative environment.

Invite your friends!

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



Online Book Discussion

Monday, May 17th

10:15 am - Chat
10:30 am - Discussion


"Code Girls"

by Liza Mundy
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

We hope to see you there! Join us to share your thoughts and opinions.  


Wednesday, May 19th - 5:30 pm


“The Foggy Bottom Gang: The Story of the Warring Brothers of Washington DC”

 

with Leo Warring

 

From a Georgetown barrel shop to a Foggy Bottom bootlegging and numbers racket. Bruce Warring and his sons Charles, Emmitt and Leo found this move enormously profitable. They frequented Pete Daily’s Bar at 25th and G St. in Foggy Bottom with characters like: Sam “Pickle King” Beard; Victor “Toots” Juliano; Alfred “Puddinhead” Jones.  Enjoy amusing anecdotes like the one about a hay filled truck parked under a hospital window to facilitate an escape.

 

After a 40 year career at the U.S. Department of Treasury, Leo Warring has written a page-turner about the history of his family’s ‘business’ during Washington’s years of prohibition and racketeering.  Please join us for a fun and fact-filled evening about Washington and the characters prohibition brought us!

 

Invite your friends!!

To sign up 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.  

Bi-Weekly COVID - Information Call



Conference Call
Dial 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505


 GV Board and Health Care Committee members Pam Godwin and Resha Putzrath 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 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, and replacing ink cartridges.   

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


In addition, in response to requests from the public, the District has produced a STEP BY STEP guide to making an appointment online. If you don't feel confident about how to navigate the website, please take a look at the guide in advance.  Please feel free to contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 if you need assistance.  


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.

COVID-19 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 CLASS 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.



Wellness Wednesdays is a new series for DC Village members, focusing on physical and emotional wellness through fitness, health care, nutrition, and self-care programs.

Capitol Hill Village

 

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


Foggy Bottom West End Village 
Caregivers’ Support Group
1st & 3rd Tues. from 1:00 - 2:15pm
Phyllis Kramer
pfkramer38@gmail.com

Northwest Neighbors Village 


Palisades Village

MINDFUL KNITTING

If you're new to knitting or a bit rusty, email Roseanna at rschwamm@yahoo.com to 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 & 3rd Wed. @ 3pm

Happy Hour - Fri. @ 5:00


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