The Village in Howard

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.

Rockville Senior Center

Rockville’s Senior Center is an active facility dedicated to serving those who are aged 60 and older within and around our community. We offer nutritious meals, educational classes and workshops, arts programs, fitness, counseling services and much more. Our large center features a full cafeteria, computer lab, fitness rooms, library, community garden plots, woodworking studio, and plenty of rooms for hosting your next special event.

WIN A FREE ROCKVILLE SENIOR CENTER MEMBERSHIP

Fill out the email form to right to enter to win a free Rockville Senior Center membership. Drawing will be done at the end of the expo.

Arlington Agency on Aging

Arlington’s Area Agency on Aging consists of the Aging and Disability Resource Center and the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is your starting point for services and support. We’ll help you or your loved one maintain independence and enhance quality of life by increasing your awareness and access to services and benefits.

Services include:

  • Assessing adults unable to leave home, 18 and older, who are physically disabled and require in-home care.
  • Assessing residents 60 years of age and older who may require placement in a nursing home due to their age, medical condition and/or living situation.
  • Screening individuals requesting County contract services for in-home support and those requesting Medicaid funding for nursing home placement.
  • Assisting in emergency situations such as obtaining food, money for payment of bills (utilities, medication, rent etc.) and referrals to social service agencies.

Call 703-228-1700 and ask to speak to the worker on duty or email arlaaa@arlingtonva.us and staff will follow up.

The Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) provides free, in-depth, one-on-one insurance counseling to Medicare Beneficiaries, their families, friends and caregivers. Trained and certified VICAP counselors provide free and confidential assistance. VICAP serves Arlington County Residents.

Services include:

  • Individual counseling on Medicare Parts A, B, C (health plans), Medicare Part D (prescription plans), and Medigap
  • Medicare classes offered throughout the year
  • Help resolving Medicare claims or billing issues
  • Assistance with filing for Medicare-related benefits
  • Assistance with understanding Medicaid and long-term care insurance
  • Assistance with understanding eligibility and applications for low-income assistance programs

Due to COVID-19, VICAP is conducting all Medicare counseling by phone or Telehealth. To request an appointment, please call 703-228-1725 or email MedicareHelp@arlingtonva.us.

Join the Area Agency on Aging for the following two virtual events:

  1. Virtual Legislative Forum on Aging Issues on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 10AM-11:30AM
  2. Top Tips to Make the Most Out of Medicare Open Enrollment on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 10:30AM-12:30 PM

Register for both programs by submitting your first/last name, email address and phone number to arlaaa@arlingtonva.us

Pepco

Pepco is a unit of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Pepco provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 894,000 customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

To learn more about Pepco, visit our online newsroom “The Source” at thesource.pepcoholdings.com. Find additional information by visiting pepco.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/PepcoConnect, and on Twitter at twitter.com/PepcoConnect. Pepco’s mobile app is available at pepco.com/MobileApp.

Sibley Senior Association

SIBLEY SENIOR ASSOCIATION INFORMATION

Created for our community, the Sibley Senior Association offers special services for an annual fee of $20 for individuals and an additional $18 for an associate membership at the same address.

The Sibley Senior Association is designed just for people 50 and over. Membership gives you access to many special benefits, including discounted parking in the visitor parking garage, periodic screenings, recreational activities, classes, seminars, support groups and more. Many of our programs are provided via Zoom.

Staying Healthy
To help you maintain your good health, membership in the Sibley Senior Association includes periodic screenings for potential conditions before they become serious health risks. Screenings are by appointment and may include glaucoma, hearing, depression, fall risk and breast health.

Staying Active
Staying active is fun with a variety of exercise and recreation programs.

Staying Independent
Services to help you maintain your independence include the AARP driver safety class, fall prevention program, save your back program and special discounts.

Providing Support
A wide range of support services is available with regular meetings moderated by a health care professional or a volunteer trained by the sponsoring organization.

Staying Informed
Educational programs are presented throughout the year by medical, academic and other professionals to help you stay current.

Join the Sibley Senior Association and be a part of a program dedicated to promoting a healthy, independent and active lifestyle.
Contact us!
202-364-7602
Visit www.sibley.org/seniors
honora@jhmi.edu

Crimes Against Seniors and Vulnerable Adults

Elder abuse is underreported nationwide and in Montgomery County—a May 2011 study found that only 1 in every 24 cases of physical abuse or neglect involving a senior was reported.

The same study found that only 1 out of every 44 cases of financial exploitation was reported.

Between 2-5 million older Americans experienced abuse over one year, and many experienced it in multiple forms.

In 2013, 29% of those over 65 have a disability.

Between 2010 and 2040, the Montgomery County senior population is projected to grow from 119, 770 to 254,530 a growth of 113%.

In recognition of this changing demographic, we created the Crimes Against Seniors and Vulnerable Adults Unit in the State’s Attorney’s Office to aggressively prosecute crimes against seniors, and to protect vulnerable members of our community.

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

Home With You Senior Care

Home is where people can be themselves, feel comfortable, and live the dignified lives they want. And when a little help at home is needed, it’s nice to have someone with you who feels like family. Home With You Senior Care Caregivers provide help with meal preparation, medication reminders, personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.) and most importantly, companionship.

We believe that compassionate, open communication with our clients and caregivers is the key to reaching that goal and to providing families with peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are provided with the highest quality senior care at home. Our mission is to help older adults live confidently and age with grace and dignity in their own homes.

Home With You Senior Care is a proud member of the Briggs Home Care family of agencies.

Community College of Baltimore County

At CCBC, it’s all about learning…your way!

Because learning never stops.
With an eclectic range of courses from politics, fine arts, and history to classes designed to keep you healthy and well, like water aerobics, tai chi, chair Yoga and Pilates,  CCBC Senior Adventures in Learning (SAIL) lets you explore learning the way you choose…and the way it fits your life.

In-person or ZOOM.
Whether you want to return to the classroom, or prefer learning via a ZOOM class, we have a wide selection of courses to let you stay sharp and stay connected. It’s easier than ever for you to pursue a hobby, focus on your passion, learn a language or gain some cardio!

Life cycles.
Before, you enrolled in classes to boost your career, achieve a learning goal or get a promotion, but now it’s time to really focus on YOU! SAIL classes play a vital role in the lives of thousands of adults 60+. Find your interest. Be curious. Anticipate tomorrow! No matter your approach, CCBC responds to you.

Loads of viewpoints.
Our diverse community of learners brings a great perspective to each class and our incredible staff of adjunct faculty bring their commitment and expertise to every session, keeping you “on your toes” in a safe, friendly, welcoming environment.

Pay only fees!
Individuals 60+ take any class tuition free, only paying fees! That’s a saving on every course.

SAIL@CCBC classes include:

  • Art & Photography
  • Computers
  • History, Politics & Current Events
  • Hobbies, Cooking, Home Improvement
  • Humanities and Culture
  • Learn Lectures
  • Personal Development
  • World Languages
  • Wellness and Fitness

Montgomery County Public Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) offers services, programs and resources to encourage and help County residents of all ages learn and grow. MCPL promotes intellectual freedom, accountability, quality service, diversity, fairness, professional ethics, integrity of information and respect for customers, community, and staff. MCPL is a learning organization that functions openly by exploring new ideas and using the collective talent, knowledge, and creativity of employees at all levels.

Our numerous services and resources include: