Dear all,

Please find the July 2016 updates. As (almost) always, there are lots of good information here, so please take the time to review and share with others as well.

1. Montgomery County villages task force on capacity and sustainability:
This task force began as the brainchild of a few Bethesda, Chevy Chase villages who were interested in exploring ways to collaborate. The task force is interested in cost reduction for individual villages by utilizing a “bulk purchase” method to access discounts. At this point, you may be asking yourself: What will we buy together?

There are many goods and services the villages may be interested and they are listed in the attached needs assessment survey. Please make sure that each village fills it out once and email it back to me. The results of the survey will drive the decisions on how we will move forward. Click here to access survey

If your village is interested in joining this task force, please contact Todd Smith, Executive Director for Little Falls Village: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Save the date (1) Montgomery County Villages Gathering
Our second gathering will take place on September 27th, 2016, 9:00-3:30 @White Oak Community Center. Please see attached flyer. This year we will limit villages’ representatives to only three.

3. Save the date (2): Rockville Villages: Ready Start Go!
On October 8th 2016 10-12 @ Rockville Senior Center, Rockville Villages Advisory Group will host a panel presentation on how to start your own village. The panel will be comprised of local village leaders who will discuss the various stages of village development. The event is free and open to the public. It is important to note, that this year the Montgomery County Village Gathering will not include a session on the early stages of village development. So this event is especially important if your village is at that stage of development. No RSVP is required.

4. New resource (1): Maryland InfoPortal
The Maryland InfoPortal (formerly called Redbook Online), is a digital catalog for information on financial and non-financial assistance offered by Maryland state government agencies.It is a free, user-friendly database, managed by the Maryland Department of Planning. The State Clearinghouse for Intergovernmental Assistance hosts the site, coordinates the timeliness and maintains the accuracy of the information through a network of more than 80 sponsoring agencies.

Maryland InfoPortal contains links to 700-plus state programs that provide financial, non-financial and technical assistance and direct development to local government, civic and private organizations, and individuals.

Useful Links:

Maryland InfoPortal Webpage

Maryland InfoPortal Search Tool

5. New Resource (2): Resource Guide from Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has a new comprehensive resource guide. So Click this link for some great info!Resource Guide 

6. Advocacy Alert: Aging in Place bill in the house:
Thank you to Louis Tenenbaum and Donna Savage for proposing this new federal legislation initiative:

Representative Patrick Murphy (D-FL-18) introduced HR 5254 The Senior Accessible Housing Act on May 16, 2016. This game changing bill provides a $30,000 tax credit for home modifications. This is the first Federal bill to incentivize older citizens to prepare their homes for Aging in Place. Its fate now lies in the House's ways and means. If you would like to learn more about this, contact Louis Tenenbaum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7. City of Rockville has approved a new staff position to support villages in the city:
Rockville City Mayor and Council have approved a new staff position that is dedicated to Rockville Villages.  This came about as a result of the activities of the Rockville Villages Advisory Group, which is supported by the Senior Center’s staff. When the position is posted, I will share more information.

8. Olney Home for Life is seeking a new Volunteer of Maryland volunteer:
Last year, Thelma Ekeocha joined Olney Home for Life as a Volunteer Maryland volunteer. This program is the Maryland’s AmeriCorp program. A volunteer commits for a year and receives a modest stipend. Thelma’s term is ending and OHFL is now seeking a new person. Click on link for more information

9. n4a Campaign to end Financial Exploitation:
June 15th was World Elder Abuse Day. As a part of the awareness campaign, n4a released two important consumer brochures, Answers on Aging™ │Financial Exploitation: Safeguarding Your Money & Property (order) and Home Improvement Scams: Tools to Reduce Your Risk (order), which we hope you will find useful in your ongoing efforts to help protect your clients and the broader community from these scams.

10. County Executive Award for Excellence in Arts and Humanities
Each year, County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett pays tribute to the organizations and individuals that have made a difference in Montgomery County through the arts and humanities. Now is your chance to nominate a deserving individual or group to receive this great honor.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the following awards: 

Education Award,  Community Award, Volunteer Award, Outstanding Artist or Scholar Award, Business or Individual Patron Award, Emerging Leader Award

Please submit your nominations online by July 15 at 11:59 pm.

Happy Independence Day!

Pazit Aviv
Village Coordinator
Aging and Disability Services
Montgomery County Health and Human Services
401 Hungerford Dr. 4th floor
Rockville MD 20850
phone: 240-777-1231

 

Upcoming Events

25 Feb
WAVE Quarterly Members Meeting
02/25 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Save The Date!

WAVE Quarterly Members Meeting February 25, 2019
 

The next WAVE Quarterly Members Meeting is 9:00 - 12:00 Noon on Monday, February 25, 2019, hosted by the Hyattsville Aging in Place village in Hyattsville, MD. Details, including the agenda, will be forthcoming.

This year the Board is planning for four quarterly meetings instead of the three triannual meetings that we held last year.  We'll announce the dates for the next meetings as soon as we have them set.

Please remember that villages which have paid their 2019 WAVE $35.00 annual dues can vote for items during our business meetings.  To obtain the 2019 WAVE Dues Form, go to http://wavevillages.org/index.php and scroll down.  You'll see a list of the villages which have paid their 2019 WAVE dues.

Please feel free to invite new staff or Board members of your village to join us.
27 Feb
Helpful Village Users Group Webinar
02/27 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This is the regular monthly meeting of the Helpful Village Users Group (HVUG). Their purpose is to provide a national forum for HV Users where they can share best village practices using HV, collect requests for updates to the HV system, coordinate with Helpful Village staff, and distribute HV training materials and software updates.  For more information please email Andy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You need to log on to the Village to Village Network to register for and to view this webinar.

Be sure to register for these webinars today so you do not miss out on the opportunity to participate! Make sure you are LOGGED IN to the VtVN website before you try to register. When you click on each of the title links below to register, scroll up to the top of the screen and make sure your full name appears in the top right hand corner of the screen above the blue toolbar. This means that you are logged in and you can successfully register for these member only webinars. If you are NOT logged in, all you will see is "Add to my Calendar" instead of "Click Here to Register." Once you are logged in, click the "Click Here to Register" button and it will walk you through a few quick steps to register.

Click on:   NEW DAY! Helpful Village Users Group 2 PM ET/ 1 PM CT/ 12 PM MT/ 11 AM PT - 1/24/2018
6 Mar
This call is run by Katie Garber, Capitol Hill Village's Director of Volunteer and Care Services and licensed clinical social worker.  She will take questions and moderate the monthly call. Topics open to discussion include, but are not limited to: developing a volunteer-based care coordination system, creating healthy boundaries for member service delivery, setting realistic expectations for members and their families, coordinating with local community resources, when to make a referral to Adult Protective Services, etc. Be sure to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with topics you want covered at any upcoming call!  Please direct all follow up questions to Nisha or Natalie by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will try to assist you as best we can until the next month's call with Katie.

You need to log on to the Village to Village Network to register for and to view this webinar.

Be sure to register for these webinars today so you do not miss out on the opportunity to participate! Make sure you are LOGGED IN to the VtVN website before you try to register. When you click on each of the title links below to register, scroll up to the top of the screen and make sure your full name appears in the top right hand corner of the screen above the blue toolbar. This means that you are logged in and you can successfully register for these member only webinars. If you are NOT logged in, all you will see is "Add to my Calendar" instead of "Click Here to Register." Once you are logged in, click the "Click Here to Register" button and it will walk you through a few quick steps to register.

Click on: NEW DAY! Caring For Our Frailest Members: A Monthly Idea Exchange - 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST - 1/3/2018
13 Mar
New Member Orientation Webinar
03/13 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is for new members to get accustomed to the website and learn how to find and use all the resources VTVN has to offer. Nisha will show members how to navigate the website as well as take care of renewals, payments, registrations, etc. She will also go over all of the member benefits, where to find them, and share any current information about the Network. This call is primarily for new members, but anyone is welcome to come with any questions about membership to VTVN or anything Village related!

You need to log on to the Village to Village Network to register for and to view this webinar.

Be sure to register for these webinars today so you do not miss out on the opportunity to participate! Make sure you are LOGGED IN to the VtVN website before you try to register. When you click on each of the title links below to register, scroll up to the top of the screen and make sure your full name appears in the top right hand corner of the screen above the blue toolbar. This means that you are logged in and you can successfully register for these member only webinars. If you are NOT logged in, all you will see is "Add to my Calendar" instead of "Click Here to Register." Once you are logged in, click the "Click Here to Register" button and it will walk you through a few quick steps to register.

Click on: NEW TIME! New Member Orientation 2 PM ET/ 1 PM CT/ 12 PM MT/ 11 AM PT - 1/10/2018
21 Mar
ClubExpress Users Group Webinar
03/21 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Dan of ClubExpress and CE Users leaders as they talk about new enhancements, suggested changes, roll out dates, Village features, and much more.  If you have any questions or would like a certain topic to be discussed, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You need to log on to the Village to Village Network to register for and to view this webinar.

Be sure to register for these webinars today so you do not miss out on the opportunity to participate! Make sure you are LOGGED IN to the VtVN website before you try to register. When you click on each of the title links below to register, scroll up to the top of the screen and make sure your full name appears in the top right hand corner of the screen above the blue toolbar. This means that you are logged in and you can successfully register for these member only webinars. If you are NOT logged in, all you will see is "Add to my Calendar" instead of "Click Here to Register." Once you are logged in, click the "Click Here to Register" button and it will walk you through a few quick steps to register.

Click on:   SAME TIME, SAME DAY! ClubExpress Users Group- 3 PM ET/ 2PM CT/ 1 PM MT/ 12PM PT - 1/18/2018
27 Mar
Helpful Village Users Group Webinar
03/27 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This is the regular monthly meeting of the Helpful Village Users Group (HVUG). Their purpose is to provide a national forum for HV Users where they can share best village practices using HV, collect requests for updates to the HV system, coordinate with Helpful Village staff, and distribute HV training materials and software updates.  For more information please email Andy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You need to log on to the Village to Village Network to register for and to view this webinar.

Be sure to register for these webinars today so you do not miss out on the opportunity to participate! Make sure you are LOGGED IN to the VtVN website before you try to register. When you click on each of the title links below to register, scroll up to the top of the screen and make sure your full name appears in the top right hand corner of the screen above the blue toolbar. This means that you are logged in and you can successfully register for these member only webinars. If you are NOT logged in, all you will see is "Add to my Calendar" instead of "Click Here to Register." Once you are logged in, click the "Click Here to Register" button and it will walk you through a few quick steps to register.

Click on:   NEW DAY! Helpful Village Users Group 2 PM ET/ 1 PM CT/ 12 PM MT/ 11 AM PT - 1/24/2018
3 Apr
This call is run by Katie Garber, Capitol Hill Village's Director of Volunteer and Care Services and licensed clinical social worker.  She will take questions and moderate the monthly call. Topics open to discussion include, but are not limited to: developing a volunteer-based care coordination system, creating healthy boundaries for member service delivery, setting realistic expectations for members and their families, coordinating with local community resources, when to make a referral to Adult Protective Services, etc. Be sure to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with topics you want covered at any upcoming call!  Please direct all follow up questions to Nisha or Natalie by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will try to assist you as best we can until the next month's call with Katie.

You need to log on to the Village to Village Network to register for and to view this webinar.

Be sure to register for these webinars today so you do not miss out on the opportunity to participate! Make sure you are LOGGED IN to the VtVN website before you try to register. When you click on each of the title links below to register, scroll up to the top of the screen and make sure your full name appears in the top right hand corner of the screen above the blue toolbar. This means that you are logged in and you can successfully register for these member only webinars. If you are NOT logged in, all you will see is "Add to my Calendar" instead of "Click Here to Register." Once you are logged in, click the "Click Here to Register" button and it will walk you through a few quick steps to register.

Click on: NEW DAY! Caring For Our Frailest Members: A Monthly Idea Exchange - 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST - 1/3/2018
10 Apr
New Member Orientation Webinar
04/10 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is for new members to get accustomed to the website and learn how to find and use all the resources VTVN has to offer. Nisha will show members how to navigate the website as well as take care of renewals, payments, registrations, etc. She will also go over all of the member benefits, where to find them, and share any current information about the Network. This call is primarily for new members, but anyone is welcome to come with any questions about membership to VTVN or anything Village related!

You need to log on to the Village to Village Network to register for and to view this webinar.

Be sure to register for these webinars today so you do not miss out on the opportunity to participate! Make sure you are LOGGED IN to the VtVN website before you try to register. When you click on each of the title links below to register, scroll up to the top of the screen and make sure your full name appears in the top right hand corner of the screen above the blue toolbar. This means that you are logged in and you can successfully register for these member only webinars. If you are NOT logged in, all you will see is "Add to my Calendar" instead of "Click Here to Register." Once you are logged in, click the "Click Here to Register" button and it will walk you through a few quick steps to register.

Click on: NEW TIME! New Member Orientation 2 PM ET/ 1 PM CT/ 12 PM MT/ 11 AM PT - 1/10/2018
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