Summer is all but restful for county villages, we are always in the midst of lots of exciting activities! Over the past couple of months, 3 new villages have launched! We are now up to 23 active villages!
Congratulations to Friendship Heights Neighbors Network for launching this summer! They focus on many older adults that live in the four high-rise buildings in the Village of Friendship Heights (a bit confusing, yes). They welcome your referrals.
Congratulations to North Chevy Chase Connection! This intergenerational community is starting to offer social events and is building its capacity to offer neighborly support.
Congratulations to King Farm Neighbors Village in the Rockville city for launching their village! They have been given permission to share their thorough report on their community survey needs with everyone.
Village of Kentlands is now serving Lakelands as well and has changed their name to The Village at Kentlands and Lakelands.
1. Montgomery County Police Department has released a video about their dementia outreach program:
The police department in collaboration with Dementia Friendly America have created this 6 min video describing the MCPD Autism/IDD, Alzheimer’s, Dementia Outreach Program and its collaboration with Fire Rescue and DFA. Please share this video with interested parties.
2. Interested in advocacy training?
Community Action Board’s Community Advocacy Institute is inviting county residents (with income of less than $54,000) to a series of free workshops that features elected officials, local advocates, and issues experts. APPLY ONLINE by clicking HERE Applications are due by August 25. For more information, see attached flyer. You may also apply online by clicking the link below.
3. Did you know you can take classes for free at UMD?
This was shared by Bob Sylva from the Village at King Farm
1. National Night Out is August 1st
National Night Out is a great way to connect with people in your community. Find out where your local event will be and come join! You may be able to have a table there and spread the word about your village to your neighbors. August 1st is next week, so act fast!
2. Leadership Training for seniors and their caregivers in Spanish 8/15-8/16.
The National Hispanic Council on Aging has started working with me on developing leadership capacities in the Long Branch area. We have partnered with Community Action Board and the TESS Center to offer a 2 day leadership training in Spanish. Attached are flyers in English and Spanish. Please spread the word.
3. Town Hall Forum on the needs of Hispanic older adults 8/17/2017
The National Hispanic Council on Aging is also going to hold a large community forum on the needs of Hispanic older adults at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The forum will focus on caregiving and health access issues. This event will be held in English along with Spanish interpretation. Please spread the word.
Aging and Disability Services
401 Hungerford Drive, 4th floor.
Rockville, MD 20850