The Washington Area Villages Exchange (WAVE) is a forum through which nonprofit villages in the Washington D.C metropolitan area share experience and ideas. It works with senior serving and inter-generational organizations and agencies, and encourages the growth and improvement of the village movement within the Washington area.
WAVE has multiple meetings each year hosted by member organizations on a rotating basis in the three jurisdictions of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The meetings include speakers covering topics of interest to the member organizations with time for questions. After the main presentation, specific time is provided for a couple of concurrent discussion groups focusing on areas of interest to member villages.
Contact us at:
Washington Area Villages Exchange
P.O. Box 7464
Alexandria, VA 22307-0464
WAVE Quarterly Meeting February 25, 2019
The next WAVE Quarterly Meeting is 9:00 - 12:00 Noon on Monday, February 25, 2019, hosted by the Hyattsville Aging in Place (HAP) village in Hyattsville, MD. Meeting Location: City of Hyattsville Town Hall, 4310 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, MD 20781. The breakfast sponsor is CaringGivers, LLC. which provides in-home aides.
To help us plan for the meeting count, please reply with the names and the village of those planning to attend. Please feel free to invite new staff or Board members of your village to join us.
We have permission from St. Jerome's Church to park in their free parking lot which is next door to the City Building. There is also inexpensive paid parking across the street from the City Building. Lastly, there is some free parking available in the lot in front of the building, however that lot will be fairly full with regular traffic.
Beware that, except for Route 1, the streets around the Town Hall and St. Jerome's Church are all one-way.
We have arranged for 2 volunteer drivers from HAP to pick folks up at the Prince George's Plaza metro stop. We would prefer if we could have folks tell us if they are taking the subway to get here. We can then reach out to those people and give them identifying information re: the cars so they can connect. We can also give those folks a number to call in case there is a problem. The HAP volunteers will shuttle people starting at 8:45 and will shuttle back to the metro at the end of the meeting.
- 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Mix and mingle
- 9:30 a.m. Business Meeting
- Iona Services regarding LGBTQ service needs
- Advocacy: The looming need for long-term care and related advocacy challenges
- 12:00 Noon Adjourn
Advocacy: From Aging in Place to Aging in Community
Mary Procter and Elizabeth Cabot Nash from the Advocacy Group of the Capitol Hill Village will present and lead a discussion about the shift From Aging in Place to Aging in Community.
This shift occurs as village members age and need long term care support, particularly as they encounter difficulties walking or in living independently. Mary and Elizabeth will first present a snapshot of the needs and the availability of long term care support in the DC area, in order to illustrate the big picture issues that arise when we move into the Aging in Community stage. This will illustrate the potential looming shortage of beds and the potential need for advocacy in the various jurisdictions.
Then attendees will split into groups by jurisdiction, DC, MD, VA, as policies and supports for long term care vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. These discussion groups will be about the key issues and opportunities in the Aging in Community stage.
After these discussion groups, we will share these insights with the whole group. We will explore interest among the participants who might wish to collaborate on issues of the metropolitan region, such as a looming shortage of home health aides or long-term care support.
WAVE Village Dues
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 https://wavevillages.org/index.php and scroll down. You'll see a list of the villages which have paid their 2019 WAVE dues.
WAVE Village Directory
In order to update our WAVE Village Map, we are trying to verify the street address of each of our WAVE villages. The latest known village mailing addresses and office locations are updated in our WAVE Village Directory: WAVE Village Directory
Please verify the information for your village, including street address, in our WAVE Village Directory, and reply with any additions or changes.