The Washington Area Villages Exchange (WAVE) is a forum through which nonprofit villages in the Washington D.C metropolitan area share experience and ideas. It works with senior serving and inter-generational organizations and agencies, and encourages the growth and improvement of the village movement within the Washington area.
WAVE has quarterly meetings hosted by member organizations on a rotating basis in the three jurisdictions. The meeting include speaker covering a topic of interest to the member organizations with time for questions (several recent topics are listed below). After the main presentation, specific time is provided for a couple of concurrent discussion groups focusing on areas of interest to member villages.
For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Montgomery County Seeks Resident Help with Telephone Scam - Montgomery County Government wants to inform residents about a telephone spoofing scam that is taking place in our area. Several County residents have reported receiving calls from scammers who are fraudulently using County telephone numbers (240-773-xxxx and 240-777-xxxx). While we don't yet know the objectives of the perpetrators, there have been no reports of loss of money, nor personally identifiable information, to date. Click here to read more.
This month is particularly dense with events, announcements and activities, so I hope you can take a minute to review and share this with others.
1. Montgomery County Villages Gathering 2016
When? Tuesday September 27th, 2016, 9:00-3:30.
Where? White Oak Community Center, 1700 April La. Silver Spring 20904
Who? Active or developing villages leaders or county residents who would like to learn more.
What? Attend workshops led by local village leaders, exchange challenges, ideas and solutions
Click Link to see official webpage.
Link to flyer.
2. September is Falls Prevention Month!
Every year, many organizations and companies participate in a Falls Prevention Awareness Campaign. You may want to share this list of free events with your village members and volunteers.
Click here to see the September issue. Don't forget to check out page 31!
The list can also be viewed as a pdf.
3. Suburban Hospital is hosting a Village Ambassador Kick-Off meeting
Join Suburban Hospital Case Managers, Transition Guide Nurses and Community Health Improvement Educators for a Village Ambassador work session collaborative.
Discussion Themes and Overview:
• Smooth transitions and challenging intersections of care
• What to expect during a hospital stay
• Your role in discharge planning
• Health and Wellness community connections
Please help us find the best time to meet by participating in this doodle poll. Poll will close on Friday, September 16.
Meeting details will be provided after the poll closes. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
This event is organized in partnership with Aging & Disability Services Montgomery County.
4. Caregivers’ Roundtable event
The Village of Takoma Park and Silver Spring Village are hosting a free and open to public event.
When? 9.20.16, 10am-12 noon.
Where? Takoma Adventist Church Center, 6810 Eastern Ave., Washington DC (just outside the City of Takoma Park)
This roundtable will feature a panel of experts on this subject, and will discuss the challenges of caregiving and Montgomery County’s resources to support caregivers:
Lylie Fisher, HHS Caregivers Support Program
Julz Abate, Respite Services of Montgomery County
Sister Cathy Weber, Holy Cross Hospital Caregiver
Please find attached flyer and distribute widely! Click here for flyer.
5. Washington Jewish Week resource guide on aging in place MENTIONS villages!
This nicely written insert for the WJW includes a few resources on aging in place and gives a considerable space to villages in the region.
6. WAVE meeting this month!
When? Monday, Sept. 26, 9-12 noon.
Where? IONA Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW Washington
What? Round Table Discussions:
Think about what you would like to see WAVE do during this coming year: What programs would benefit you the most? What issues do you want to discuss with experts and/or peers? This meeting is your chance to bring up anything that you want to know, whatever you are struggling with, or just to get feedback and reactions to your plans.
Village Coordinator, Aging and Disability Services
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
401 Hungerford Drive, 4th floor
Rockville, MD 20850