Please enjoy March's updates:

1. Maryland villages Community of Practice meeting - March 23rd

2. BCC villages quarterly meeting update

 

1. Maryland villages Community of Practice meeting - March 23rd:

Maryland has a community of practice forum that meets a few times a year in Annapolis. Please see attached flyer for more details. The main topic of this upcoming meeting is intergenerational work. Please RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. BCC villages quarterly meeting update

BCC villages meet quarterly to discuss shared issues and concerns. This past meeting (which took place on 3.9.15) the conversation focused on ways to share ideas on programming and good speakers. many villages have "in-house" talents who love to speak to their neighbors alone but if you have had a good speaker or a topic that was a smashing success please let me know. I plan to compile a list of ideas so that it can be enjoyed by all.

Another topic covered was working with local hospitals. If your village is interested in learning more about this particular subject, please call me.

3. WAVE meeting April 26th

The next WAVE meeting will be held at BCC Regional Service Center 9:30-12:00. The presenters will talk about villages working with local hospitals.

for more information, please visit WAVE website: http://www.wavevillages.org/index.php/meetings

4. Website changes:

If you have not visited the County's village website you may want to check it out. I have recently changed it and added more content. For example, with the help of my wonderful intern and volunteer we have developed an interactive map of County villages. Please visit the website, try out the map and let me know what you think. In addition, I have placed some photos from Silver Spring Village and Little Falls Village. If you would like your village to be represented, send me your photos (after each person in it have given their permission!). Also, I have created an easy URL to share, so please update it on your website (or add it if you have not done so yet) montgomerycountymd.gov/village

 5. Village Gathering May12th 2015 9am-2pm @ White Oak Community Center

I will not stop harassing you with this event until May 12th. Please RSVP and spread the word. We are developing workshops based on the great feedback we got from the survey in February. Here is the list of workshops:

  • Volunteer recruitment and sustainability
  • Successful strategies for partnerships development
  • communicating your village to your community (marketing oriented)
  • How to identify vulnerable people in your community and reach out to them
  • Risk management tools (insurances, vetting services)
  • Survey of village practices in the county tips for successful launch

The flyer is attached. Feel free to print it. Also, I have a tab on the website with information about the event.

6. Ethic Committee at IONA

At times your board or volunteers may encounter an ethical issue. for example, you may struggle with a person who is facing challenges that he does not want to let his children know about or share it with anyone and keeps saying everything is fine. How do you manage the conflict between their need for privacy and confidentially and the risk involved?

IONA is serving as the host for a new ethics committee and Miriam Kelty is a part of it. Please connect with her if you like to use this forum to bring up your ethical issue for a consult. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7. ​Save the date: April 16th: National Healthcare Decision Day

On April 16, the Montgomery County Coalition on End of Life Care is sponsoring a free program, open to the public, in honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day (www.nhdd.org). It will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center and will feature the documentary film, "Consider the Conversation" (www.considertheconversation.org), followed by a panel of experts. You do not need to RSVP to this event. Alternatively, you may want to organize your own event that day.

8. Training DVD on signs of mental health concerns and when to call Adult Protective Services now available

The Village of Takoma Park and County HHS staff partnered together to produce this DVD which talks about important mental health warning signs, and who to turn to as well as when to contact Adult Protective Services. Sybil Greenhut and Bonnie Klem had presented in the past at WAVE but this DVD will allow you to share this important information with your volunteers on your own time. Please contact me if you would like to borrow it.
 
Happy Spring!
 

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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