The Village in Howard is a member-based COMMUNITY of Howard County residents 55 and older who want to continue to live independently in the homes and neighborhoods they know. Membership benefits include, not only various educational, social and cultural activities, but access to various services such as transportation, home repair from referred contractors, and assistance with simple house maintenance. These benefits enable members to actively age in place.
We are a member of the Village to Village Network. The Village movement started 19 years ago and today there are more than 260 open Villages and about 80 currently in development. The Village to Village Network has members in 43 states and three countries (U.S., Australia and Canada).
Quick FactsWhen The Village In Howard (TVIH) opened our door in November 2014, we started accepting member and volunteer applications. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our dedicated board members and committee members, we are proud to announce that we have made great progress:
Members: 66 Associate Couples (33 couples), 12 Full Member Couples (6 Households), 85 Individual Associates, and 19 Full Member Individuals, making 142 households.
Volunteers: Total 77, including 69 members (39% of membership) and 8 non-members. Currently, we have 28 service volunteers who work in our office (12), assist members with their needs (16), and provide transportation (19). Additionally, we have 15 Board members and 58 Committee members working on the goals of TVIH. Many volunteers wear more than one hat.
Programs: Although 2020 was a challenging year for TVIH, the Program Committee offered 594 programs or events – averaging 50 programs a month or 13 events a week. These programs were on a variety of topics and interests. They included social, educational, cultural, health and well-being programs. Many were ongoing programs such as My 3 Cents, Happy Hours, Bridge, Mah Jongg and Lunch Bunch.