Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP)

Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP) is a 32-year-old nonprofit housing developer and counseling agency with offices in Hyattsville, Germantown and Gaithersburg. HIP believes that every person should have affordable, healthy, and safe housing.

Counseling services include:

  • Home Sharing matching, guidance & vetting of housemates
  • Rental Counseling and Eviction Prevention
  • Homebuyer Education and Pre-purchase counseling
  • Mortgage Counseling and Foreclosure Prevention
  • Budgeting & Credit Counseling

Home Sharing with HIP is an innovative idea where homeowners offer a spare room or accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in their home for rent to home seekers for longer than six months. We advise both homeowner and renter through the process of finding a compatible housemate from start to finish, free of charge. The homeowner must live in the home full time to participate.

HIP’s Home Sharing Program is sponsored by Montgomery County’s Department of Health & Human Services, and uses the Silvernest online platform to facilitate matching.

To learn more about Home Sharing, reach out to Michele at 301-85-SHARE or go to our website at www.HIPhomes.org/Home-Sharing.

Brooke Grove Retirement Village

Welcome to Brooke Grove Simply Different!

In the Heart of Montgomery County, Maryland

Brooke Grove Retirement Village — situated amid the natural beauty of a 220-acre campus just down the road from historic Sandy Spring, Maryland — has been an innovator in continuing care for older adults for more than 65 years.

We Offer:

  • Spacious and private independent living cottages
  • Caring assisted living in homelike environments
  • Individual discovery that allows our staff to identify the unique experiences and needs of each resident
  • Engaging, LIFE®enrichment programming
  • Family involvement, support and education
  • Intergenerational opportunities
  • Live-in pets
  • State-of-the-art rehabilitation services
  • Memory Support for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss


“A feeling of peace and contentment comes over me when I drive down the road to my home. I feel happy, safe and know that I am very lucky.”

~ Betty, current resident

“We love the freedom from the work required by a house of this size through the efforts of the maintenance, landscaping and housekeeping crews, yet we enjoy using our creative natures and directing the plantings and other features that reveal our personal lifestyles.”

~ John and Beatrice, current residents

“When my mother arrived at Brooke Grove, she was unable to stand and needed full assistance in transferring. After three weeks, she was transferring independently, walking up a flight of stairs and ambulating with a walker. Your physical therapy department was absolutely wonderful.”

~ Family member

“It has taken so much stress away from us knowing our Mom is in good hands. Thank you for hiring and training such an outstanding staff.”

~ Family member

Maplewood Park Place

Active Retirement Living Redefined in Bethesda

Tucked just inside the Capital Beltway in a safe, walkable, wooded neighborhood, one of Bethesda’s best-kept secrets awaits – Maplewood Park Place. For over 25 years, our co-op community has set the standard for exceptional independent retirement living, with a full continuum of care offering assisted living, skilled nursing care, personalized memory care and support, as well as rehabilitation services – all under one roof. Our ideal location in the DC area puts you in easy reach of everything this cosmopolitan city has to offer, enabling genuine independence both away from and within our walkable, amenity-rich setting. You’ll love the perks of being so close to everything you could possibly need.

Discover the Maplewood experience.

Close-knit friendships and hospitality are the cornerstones of Maplewood. They’re shared through meaningful experiences and amplified through recently renovated and beautiful amenities, five-star dining, and an abundance of enriching programs and events. Relax in knowing all is secure. Your car will be safely parked in an assigned space in our garage, and we offer free scheduled transportation to your medical appointments and shopping.

Own the community and your future.

The cooperative model at Maplewood Park Place offers true ownership right in Bethesda without the burdens of home maintenance and housekeeping. You can reap the tax benefits, share in equity, and preserve your estate as a legacy for your heirs. Overall, our community members find Maplewood to be a wise financial investment.

As a Maplewood owner resident, you’ll also have an active voice in decision-making on a full range of topics working with the cooperative resident board of directors.

Call us today at 301-228-0890 to learn more and join us for a safe, in-person or virtual tour.

Howard County Office on Aging and Independence

Howard County’s Office on Aging and Independence is your trusted source of information on programs and resources that promote independence, healthy aging, social connectedness, and caregiver support. We are here to help you navigate the aging services network so you can grow, thrive, and live with dignity.

To understand more about your options including:

  • Caregiving
  • Housing
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Tax credits
  • Long term care
  • Legal matters
  • Medicare
  • Opportunities for social engagement
  • And more….

Contact us to speak with a Maryland Access Point (MAP) Information Specialist at 410-313-1234. To view local resources visit the digital Howard County 2022 Resource Guide at https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/view/custom-media-options/howard-county-resource-guide/2022-howard-county-resource-guide

Lorien Health Services

Lorien Health Services is a family-owned and award-winning nursing home and assisted living company. An industry innovator, with a “Care Forward” approach, Lorien operates 9 facilities throughout Maryland in addition to Golden Living (Cultural Independent Living Community), Lorien at Home (Homecare/Telehealth), and Lorien Kidney Care (Dialysis). Lorien believes in knowing its neighbors and designing facilities and services to support them.

Residences at Vantage Point

Welcome to Residences at Vantage Point’s virtual booth. We encourage you to learn more about our community, Howard County’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) for adults age 60 and older offering the security of Life Care. Our community is a natural extension of Columbia’s essential premise—that one’s life is enriched by the community in which he or she lives. Not only is Residences at Vantage Point located in the physical heart of Columbia, but it also represents part of the city’s virtual heart as well. Inclusiveness is a hallmark of who we are: non-denominational, not-for-profit, welcoming people of all beliefs and backgrounds to an openhearted environment designed to maximize the best life has to offer.

Our progressive community, brimming with resident volunteers and people from all walks of life.  Vantage Point is SAGECare credentialed, dedicated to understanding LGBT aging. Combined with a range of living options that may be more affordable than you think, and a location that affords access to the best of Baltimore and Washington, DC, our downtown Columbia setting is among the best that Maryland has to offer

Today more than 300 residents call Vantage Point their home. The community offers independent apartments, assisted living apartments, memory support apartments, and comprehensive nursing care all under one roof. And, because freedom of choice is vitally important, new residents can select from two types of residency agreements when joining the community, an “all-inclusive” LifeCare Plan offering financial predictability even as health care needs may change, or a flexible, Fee-for-Service Plan, where you only pay for the health care services you may use, at the time you use them.

Because we are a not-for-profit, privately owned corporation, we don’t answer to shareholders. We are accountable only to our residents and their families, and we take their trust in us very seriously. In fact, we believe it’s why so many people have chosen to call us home.

To assist Residences at Vantage Point in maintaining a quality-first retirement community, Life Care Services LLC (LCS) of Des Moines, Iowa, a recognized leader in the management of full-service retirement communities, provides management services to Residences at Vantage Point. LCS currently serves more than 40,000 residents across the United States and has ranked highest in customer satisfaction among Independent Senior Living Communities in the JD Power 2020 Senior Living Satisfaction Study for two years in a row.*

Our dedication to the safety and well-being of residents and staff has never been more paramount than during 2020. We are taking every measure to manage the risk of COVID-19 and we continue to follow guidance and direction from the Howard County Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and LCS Management. Measures include:

  • Enhanced infection control precautions- sanitizing rounds conducted several times per day throughout the community,
  • Universal masking required throughout the community and additional personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols for staff and medical providers
  • Screening residents, staff and visitors
  • Restricting visitations as mandated
  • Testing of residents and staff for COVID-19 as mandated.

The hallmark of a continuing care retirement community is the peace of mind knowing that you have a long-term care safety net should your needs change in the coming years. We provide residents access to increasing levels of health care services along a continuum from light home care delivered to your independent apartment, through high-quality rehabilitation and skilled nursing care in the on-site health center.

Whether you need a bit of extra help on a short-term basis or require ongoing attention in a more structured environment, we have a program tailored to you. Every step of the way, we’ll be a trusted partner who helps you navigate change and manage the process of aging well. You and those you care about can be secure knowing that you already have a plan in place should a healthcare crisis arise.

  • Well-appointed, maintenance-free apartment living
  • Home Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Support
  • 5-Star rated comprehensive Nursing Care

We continue to welcome residents into our community for independent living, assisted living and into our specialized memory support assisted living neighborhoods. We are here for those who need a rest from caregiving offering respite stays.

30th Anniversary savings make now the perfect time to consider Residences at Vantage Point. Receive a complimentary Right-Sizing assessment and up to $5,000 towards move services and so much more. We have even extended the savings to residents needing specialized memory support. For a limited time, we are offering discounts of up to $9,045 for qualifying memory care assisted living move-ins and no application fee.

Experienced and caring advisors are available to answer your questions and help you find the right solution for your unique living needs. We invite you to call 410-992-1241 to learn more.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Residences at Vantage Point. Be Well!

*Columbia has been named the #1 safest city in the US 2nd year in a row, 2018 and 2019 by www.wallethub.com; #1 Best Small City in America 2016 by Money magazine www.money.com; #8 Livable cities in America 2018 by www.AARP.com; #10 best Maryland city to live in 2018 by www.niche.com. Life Care Services received the highest score among independent senior living communities in the J.D. Power 2019-2020 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study of resident/family member/friend’s satisfaction with senior living communities. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.

Seabury at Friendship Terrace

Ask about our rent specials!

Friendship Terrace is a conveniently-located and affordable rental independent living apartment community for those 62+ in desirable Tenleytown, DC!  Restaurants, shops, churches, libraries, pharmacies, cafés, and the Tenleytown Metro Station are all within walking distance of Friendship Terrace. You won’t even need to leave the building to take advantage of the abundant activities and chef-inspired meals prepared on-site. For those quiet times, enjoy time on our rooftop terrace or in the greenhouse. Our community offers beautiful apartments complete with wall-to-wall carpeting, floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closets, full kitchens and spacious bathrooms. A selection of apartments is available for immediate move-in. Call today for details.

Brookfield Residential

What Does Your Resort Life Look Like?

Discover Your 55+ Active Lifestyle in MD, VA or DE

Whether you want to stay local in Maryland or Virginia or get closer to the beach (and tax-free shopping) in Delaware, you’ll find an option with Brookfield Residential. All our 55+ communities are designed for main-level living. Plus, each community comes with a complete collection of amenities. It’s a combination that will make your new lifestyle low maintenance, yet high excitement.

Heritage Shores
Bridgeville, DE
Single-Family Homes from the $300’s
Available to Own or Lease!

  • 2 to 5 Bedrooms and up to 4,300+ sq. ft.
  • Main-Level Living with Available Second-Floor Living Areas Ready to Personalize
  • Porches and Patios for Outdoor Living
  • 18-Hole Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course with Fully Stocked Pro Shop
  • 28,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse, State-of-the-Art Fitness Center and Health and Wellness Center
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools with Whirlpool, Tennis, Bocce and Pickleball Courts
  • Sugar Beet Market with On-Site Shopping, Outdoor Dining and Entertainment
  • Additional On-Site Dining Options, Including Passwaters Restaurant and and 1730 Tavern

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Two Rivers
Odenton, MD
Single-Family Homes from the $600’s
Premier Homesites Available!

  • 3 to 5 Bedrooms and up to 4,300+ sq. ft.
  • Located Within Steps of the Best Amenities
  • Main-Level Living Floorplans with 2-Car Garages and Convenient Storage Basements
  • Options Available for Outdoor Living, an Upper-Level Guest Suite and Smart Home Automation Features
  • Private 55+ Clubhouse, Pool, Fitness Center & More
  • Access to All Ages Clubhouse with Pools, Sports Courts, Game Rooms & More
  • Outdoor Patio with Fire Pit & Waterside Pavilion with Pier
  • Walking Paths Connected to the WB&A Trail System
  • Acres of Forests, Fields, Wetlands & Community Gardens
  • Close to Commuter Routes to D.C. and Baltimore, Including Rt. 3, Rt. 50 and I-97
  • Easy Access to Waugh Chapel Shopping & Dining

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Cadence at Lansdowne
Lansdowne, VA
Villa Homes from the $600’s
Opening Fall 2021!

  • 3 to 4 Bedrooms and up to 2,600+ sq. ft.
  • Private Enclave of Just 75 Villas with Main-Level Owner’s Suites
  • Flexible Spaces to Personalize as You Please
  • myCommand Smart Home Technology Built In
  • Rare Chance for New Construction in Sought-After Lansdowne
  • Lawn Maintenance Included
  • Dog Park and Pet Station
  • Pickleball Court and Multi-Sport Court
  • Picnic and Grilling Pavilion
  • Walking Trails Winding Through the Community
  • Amphitheater for Special Events

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MHBR #408 | At least one resident must be 55 or better. No permanent residents under the age of 19. Offers, financing, prices, incentives and terms are all subject to change without notice. NY/NJ-The complete offering terms are in an offering plan available from sponsor. File no. H-06-0019. Certain restrictions apply. Please see a Brookfield Residential Sales Manager for details.

B’nai B’rith Homecrest House

Homecrest is a non-profit, non-denominational community offering Independent Living and Enhanced Care Services, in a unique combination of comfort, convenience and warmth to our residents.

We are nestled on 10 beautifully landscaped acres with our own pond in Silver Spring, Maryland. The three residence buildings on our campus have 277 senior apartments, 42 with enhanced care services. Some of our apartments are available to adults under sixty-two years of age who have qualifying physical disabilities. All of these apartments are eligible for subsidies to assist those of limited means.