This week’s blog is a little different, over the last month I’ve been introduced and incorporated into “villages.” These are wonderful communities popping up all over DC to help members with a variety of things from giving rides to recommending a plumber. I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the Elements community and seeing the smiles on peoples faces as they walk through our doors. So you can imagine my joy when witnessing surrounding communities.
Back in December, I happily helped organize classes for the “free for all” series for the Glover Park Village. A couple weeks ago, Stacy taught a Gyrokinesis class for about 20 people at Guy Mason. The Glover Park Village motto is “Fostering intergenerational relationships and aging in community.” The members, ages 30-80 years old, moved gracefully through the class. You can see a picture of Stacy on the front page of the Georgetown Current. After the class there were snacks, games and a true sense of community.
Last night I met with the President and Director of Georgetown Village, their motto “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” What an amazing group of people. Volunteers in the community have helped neighbors grocery shop and organize rides to doctor appointments. The Georgetown village offers yoga classes for the members and a monthly thur night lecture on a variety of topics from Plastic Surgery to Advanced Directives. The lectures also include snacks and wine, a very nice perk.
The idea of creating communities for people-to-help-people is a wonderful and positive process to be a part of. I’m excited to have stumbled into these villages. In the world of facebook and email, it is nice to know people are still making human contact.
For more information:
Glover Park Village –
Georgetown Village –