Happy September!

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
How? Event is free but RSVP is required at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.

Click this link to access doodle poll.

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.

Click this link to see the insert.

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.

Click here to see event description.

Thank you!

Pazit Aviv
Village Coordinator, Aging and Disability Services
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
401 Hungerford Drive, 4th floor
Rockville, MD 20850
phone: 240-777-1231
fax: 240-777-1436

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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