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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's 9th Anniversary Celebrates Community

December 3rd Event Brite Banner
Join in our celebration as noted journalist, Bill Plante, interviews world renowned chef, restaurateur & philanthropist Jose Andres. During the evening, we will honor the Martin Family for their devotion to the community. The evening will also feature interviews with members and volunteers sharing their experiences as part of the Georgetown Village community.

    For more information or to become a sponsor:                                 Click here to purchase tickets to this event:                                                                                                                                 

Georgetown Village Activities





The GV Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27 
in observance of Thanksgiving Weekend. 




Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.  

 


 

 



Monthly Newsletter 

Our November Newsletter & Annual Report have been mailed and the electronic copy is available.  Click here to view the November newsletter.




6 Reasons Why IT Support is Important for Your Business

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


 


 




Online Happy Hour 

Tuesday, December 1st & 15th

5:30 pm

Join us to see your friends! 


 

  

Wednesday @ 11 am

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

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 weekly to discuss your concerns and share information about the coronavirus. All members and volunteers are welcome to call in and join us.

 

 

 

 

Join Us for Dumbarton Concert Holiday Event!





"A Celtic Christmas"


Saturday, December 6th
4:00 pm

Dumbarton Concerts is hosting a series of online concerts including its classic, "A Celtic Christmas," December 6, with the concert at 4:00 PM followed by "Meet the Artist" at 5:00 PM. Their holiday season officially gets started with this program bringing together Celtic instruments and traditional Christmas songs. 

We have arranged for our members to receive discounted ticket sales of $20 per ticket. To order, please visit their website, www.dumbartonconcerts.org, choose this program, and when checking out, use the code DUMBARTONCOMMUNITY to receive our discount. You may also call the box office at 202-965-2000, identify yourself as part of our group, and mention the code to reserve your spot.

Immediately after the program, about 6:00 PM, we will be hosting a 30-minute member conversation online to discuss the event.

To sign up for the online discussion or with any questions, please contact Lynn at 202-999-8988 or email lynn@georgetown-village-org.

We hope to "see" you for the holidays!

 


Online Book Discussion

Monday, December 21st 

10:15 am –Social Chat
10:30-Book Discussion


The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

"The Splendid and the Vile" by Erik Larson

In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless."

It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London.


Remember, if you don't want to go online, you can also call in and participate as if it were a conference call. 

 



Ongoing Services 

 

Indoor & Outdoor Home Assistance 

Need a bulb changed, holiday decorations hung, or leaves raked?  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.  

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 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. 

DC CAN - DC Covid Alert Notice 
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Last week DC went live with 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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Shakespeare Anyone?

 
 
Click the links to view the Folger Theater and Two River Theater Company’s present "Macbeth": Part 1 and Part 2.  

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.

 

Dance Place


Dance Place

The local dance presenter is offering a range of virtual media to stay moving, engage in conversation, and thrive in community with one another.   
Click here for more information.



 


 

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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


Dupont Circle Village
Monday, December 7,3:30-5:00 pm

Live and Learn:Beyond Coping - What COVID Confinement is Teaching Us About Personal Resilience

RSVP:Register Online or contact DCV Office at (202) 436-5252 oradmin@dupontcirclevillage.net

Foggy Bottom West End Village


Covid Waist Management,Wednesday, November 18th at 3pm
Find more info and register here

Caregivers’ Support Group
Every first and third Tuesday (via Zoom) from 2:30 – 3:45
Contact: Phyllis Kramer


If you are interested in participating in the group, please email Phyllis directly   at pfkramer38@gmail.com

Greater Brookland
Intergenerational Village
THE EVOLUTION OF THE BEATLES
Tuesday, November 17th; 5:00- 6:00 pm

RSVP HERE

THE BLACK HOLE AT THE CENTER OF OUR GALAXY
Monday, November 30th; 5 - 6pm

RSVP HERE

MINDFULNESS FOR STRESS REDUCTION
Monday, December 7th; 5- 6pm
RSVP HERE

Little Falls Village
Forum Theater: An Exploration of Race and Racism in America
The virtual meetings will take place from2 pm - 3:30 pm on November 19th and December 3rd.Click hereto register

Palisades Village:
Strength & Resistance Exercise Class with William Yates. YMCA Fitness instructor William Yates is continuing to offer his fitness class on Mondays at 3 via Zoom.If you are missing his Strength and Resistance training, please join us. To register you can do so here.

 



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Make a difference this holiday. Shop for gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0641867 to generate donations for Georgetown Village Inc. and check out our AmazonSmile Charity Lists to donate items we need most.

Your donation will help Georgetown Village in our mission of neighbors helping neighbors thrive.




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