The Gift of Caring

Photo by Lynn Golug-Rofrano
Membership Co-Chairs Toni Russin and Nancy Roll flank Georgetown Village President Gail Nordheimer
Membership Co-Chairs Toni Russin and Nancy Roll flank Georgetown Village President Gail Nordheimer

Do you ever wish there was someone who could offer a helping hand with certain tasks? Or someone who could organize and accompany you to interesting local cultural events? Would it please you to know there is someone who could be an available resource for help with transportation, grocery shopping, electronics support and many other services?  The good news is there is just such a resource available to you. As the saying goes “it takes a village” and Georgetown Village, a local nonprofit organization serving the Georgetown, Burleith and nearby areas, is here to provide just those services and many more.

 

Now celebrating their 5th anniversary Georgetown Village provides services and programs so people  55 years and over can remain in their homes and stay connected, informed and engaged in our neighborhood. In addition to the many services the Village offers, there are regular social events such as trips to the movies and dinner, trips to local museums and cultural events, a book group and much more. With about 200 members, Georgetown Village really is filling a need in our community.

 

Volunteers are the heart of Georgetown Village. As neighbors help their neighbors, the community as a whole is strengthened. One call to the office connects members to volunteers ready to change a light bulb or drive a member to a doctor’s appointment.  There are even specially trained volunteers who will accompany members to the doctor’s office to take notes at medical appointments or to serve a friendly companion when members are hospitalized or in the emergency room.

 

The Village offers two types of membership. Annual membership fees which cover volunteer services and participation in activities and programs are $600 for an individual and $900 for a household.  Social membership is available for members who do not require services but wish to enjoy the social and cultural activities with members. All but $100 of Social Membership dues are tax deductible. If a Social Member wants to receive services, they can convert to Regular Membership with one call to the office. Subsidized memberships are also available for those with limited finances.

 

In celebration of their 5th anniversary as an expanding community, Georgetown Village is organizing a Membership Drive. The Village is offering a one-time $100 discount for any new members who join between now and the end of the year.

 

So if you are interested in becoming a member of Georgetown Village now is a good time to join.  As the holidays approach you may want to consider giving a membership to a spouse, neighbor, friend or yourself.  Or if you would like to give the gift of caring as a donor or volunteer please contact Lynn Golub-Rofrano at 202-999-8988 or Lynn@georgetown-village.org.