Hello,

August 2016 updates. Lots of great information!

1. Friends Club - a program for men with early stage dementia
2. Widow Care
3. Leadership Montgomery is seeking nonprofits to support
4. JCA Village Rides is seeking a Coordinator
5. National Lutheran Community & Service Community Impact Grant -  Deadline 8.15.16
6. Maryland Care Act signed into law
7. Bethesda Chevy Chase Villages Quarterly Meeting & Needs Assessment
8. Time off

1. Friends Club - a program for men with early stages of dementia:
Friends Club is a non-profit social therapeutic day program for men in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Club is similar to  any men’s organizations that a member may have once belonged to earlier in life; it provides a safe, familiar and non-institutional setting for members. Participants will gather with trained staff and committed peer volunteers 3 days a week to socialize, engage in lively current events discussions, listen to live music, attend lectures, play brain games and exercise. The Club hours are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per session. Scholarships are available. Friends Club also offers a free bi-monthly Caregivers’ Support Group. For more information, Call 301-469-0070 or Visit www.friendsclubbethesda.org.

2. Widow Care:
Widow Care is a local nonprofit that supports widowed individuals through referrals, resources and volunteer matches. They have social events as well. http://www.widowcare.com/.

3. Leadership Montgomery is seeking nonprofits to support:
LM is looking for local nonprofits to participate in this year's Core, Senior and Emerging Leader class nonprofit projects. Teams will meet with your Executive Director, staff and clients and will provide volunteer services to your organization. If you're interested in getting your nonprofit involved or would like to learn more, please Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I had a team from senior leadership Montgomery visit last year and I would be happy to share my experience with anyone.

4. JCA Village Rides seeking a Coordinator:
JCA is seeking a part time Coordinator for its Village Rides program. Click here for job description.

5. National Lutheran Community & Service Community Impact Grant -  Deadline 8.15.16:

(If anyone needs help with this grant application, please let me know by 8.10.)

Does your agency or organization offer a program or service that helps to address these issues? If not, are you interested in doing so? Perhaps you know other groups in your community that are looking to enhance their services to seniors? Information regarding the submission of grant proposals, including the application form, timeline, recipient eligibility and grant reporting requirements, can all be found at www.nationallutheran.org/impactgrants. Proposals will be accepted between June 1, 2016–August 15, 2016.

Questions?  Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-354-2703 and ask for Community Impact. 

6. Maryland Care Act signed into law:

Tending to the needs of an aging parent or other frail adult is challenging at best—and can be a daunting task, if the caregiver isn’t sure of what to do. Maryland legislators remedied that uncertainty in April by passing a law that will improve communication between hospitals and family caregivers in order to make the transition back home process easier for patients.

The law gives every hospital patient an opportunity to designate a family caregiver. The hospital must record the caregiver’s name in the patient’s chart and reach out to inform the caregiver when the patient will be released. In addition, hospital staff must meet with the caregiver as soon as possible to discuss follow-up care the patient will need after discharge from the hospital.

Maryland—the 25th state to pass such a law—is home to about 771,000 family caregivers who provide 717 million hours of unpaid services a year. For more information, go to aarp.org/md.

7. Bethesda Chevy Chase Villages Quarterly Meeting & Needs Assessment:

The BCC RSC villages are meeting next Monday, August 8th at the BCC Regional Service Center from 10-12. We will be discussing a plan to organize all county villages as a nonprofit that would allow us to apply for grants, receive discounts and more. You have received the needs assessment before. I have attached it here again. Please offer your feedback. If you would like to join the meeting, please let me know! Click here for Needs Assessment.

8. Time off:

I will be away 8.12-8.24 with very limited email and internet access. I will be going into the wilderness with a Swiss army knife and a rope. In my absence please contact Odile Brunetto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A FEW MORE THINGS!!!!!

9.  Next Monday, East County Village Seniors are hosting an information session on the County priority tax credits for seniors at the East County Community Center. The deadline to apply for this credit is next month. Please see attached flyer for information and spread the word. Click here for flyer.

10. Carl M. Freeman Foundation has come out with a call for proposals. The deadline is 9/8/16. In the past, villages have had good experience with this foundation. All the information you need is right here. Click here for more information. I would say, give it a go!

11. City of Rockville has posted its job announcement for a Village Facilitator. This will close on 8/21/16. http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=1243

12. Bethesda Metro Area Village is also seeking to hire. I do not have the job announcement yet, but keep an eye on that as well.

Exciting times!

PS. for all you worried souls, I am not really going into the wilderness, just a family camping trip to lovely Vermont

Best,

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

23 Mar
For Family Caregivers: Learn how unpaid, live-in, primary caregivers can get short term, occasional relief from their caregiving duties and other support. Meet potential respite care providers and learn more about how respite care works.

Respite is funded primarily through a contract with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.
26 Mar
Village Café
03/26 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Please note change in the schedule. The Village Café usually takes place on the second Tuesday of the month but due to the Commission on Aging Public forum, I am moving it to the forth Tuesday this month. If you cannot find free parking near the building, county parking is available across from Rockville Memorial Library.
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
29 Mar
Rethinking How We Age in a Changing World
03/29 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Featuring Howard Gleckman, Suburban Hospital Board Chair & Senior Fellow at The Urban Institute

90% of older adults say they want to age in place in their own homes for as long as possible. Join Howard Gleckman, author of Caring for Our Parents, as he shares how we can take advantage of community resources to age at home while navigating the
increasingly complex healthcare system.
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
4 Apr
• A conversation about Collaboration & Program Innovations
• News from the Baltimore Engagement Group & our statewide leaders
• Information Exchange with Statewide Leaders at Our Networking Lunch

Chava Ball, the Village Engagement Director, is this meeting’s host. Complimentary purified water, morning tea, coffee or hot chocolate will be available when you arrive.
Plan to stay for our 12-1 networking Brown Bag Lunch. Bring your own lunch. Fruit and desert provided.

RSVP
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
16 Apr
Healthcare Decisions Day
04/16 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Healthcare Decisions Day is a national campaign to raise awareness about the needs of those with serious illness. Events are held annually across the country on or around April 16, following Tax Day.
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