Georgetown Village on the Move

By Pat Scolaro, pscolaro@verizon.net

 Georgetown village moved from the waterfront to higher ground on wisconsin.

Georgetown village moved from the waterfront to higher ground on wisconsin.

Georgetown Village is entering its fifth year of helping some 200 members from Burleith, Georgetown, and nearby neighborhoods age safely and comfortably in their homes. Thanks to the generosity of Long and Foster, our office just moved to “an almost in Burleith” location at 1680 Wisconsin Avenue, an easy walk for Burleith members and many of our more than 50 volunteers. As part of the move, the Village has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to work 12 to 15 hours a week. Resumes can be mailed to PO Box 3563, Washington DC 20027, or emailed to position@georgetown-village.org. If you’d like to learn more about the vacancy, reach out to executive director Lynn Golub-Rofrano, whose contact information is listed below.

 two members match wits at a round of brain games, one of the new activities introduced this year.

two members match wits at a round of brain games, one of the new activities introduced this year.

We’ve been adding new services and programs throughout the year. The latest addition to the already-full monthly schedule is a portable electronics support group. Members can bring their tablets, phones, Nooks, Kindles, and other devices to have questions answered and to assist, share information, and learn from each other. The first session will be held Wednesday, September 30, at 10:30 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 3240 O Street NW. Another fairly new activity is Brain Games, which features games and puzzles to strengthen memory, cognitive thinking, and strategy and memory enhancement. The next Brain Games meets Wednesday, September 16, at 10:30 am, also at St. John’s. Members should call the office at (202) 999-8988 to sign up for these and other programs.

 One of the year's most interesting trips was a private tour of the Diplomatic Rooms at the State Department.

One of the year's most interesting trips was a private tour of the Diplomatic Rooms at the State Department.

Our popular tour program has given members and volunteers diverse and sometimes backstage access to sites across the region. On Friday, September 25, at 11:00 am members will enjoy a private tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home on Rock Creek Church Road. It was in this Gothic Revival “summer White House” that President Lincoln developed the Emancipation Proclamation. He lived here for 13 months and commuted to the White House.

Down the road, the Village has plans to work with Iona to provide area-wide training for selected volunteers who will be “friendly companions” providing support for Village members who are in hospitals and emergency rooms. More on this in the months to come.

Visit our website for more information about the Village and a calendar of events that includes happy hours, movie nights, Thursday coffee talks, and the gourmet dining group. If you’d like more information about joining the Village or volunteering, please email or call Lynn Golub-Rofrano at (202) 999-8988.