Montgomery County Village Coordinator
Monthly Update for October 2, 2015

Hello everyone,

Please find October's updates below. I am trying a new format and divided the news into categories. I hope you appreciate this revolutionary approach to information organization (announcements, village specific events, events of interest, and resources). If you liked the other format better, let me know.

Announcements:

1. Montgomery County's DHHS is seeking a part time Program Manager to develop and run a caregivers coalition. Applicants must apply by October 14th though the county career website.

2. Silver Spring Village is seeking a part time Executive Director. Closing date is October 13th.  Job announcement 

3. Senior Leadership Montgomery has agrees to take on a village project and will work with East County Village Seniors about developing their village and enhance their community outreach capacity.

4. It is not too late to ask your member to respond to the Age-Friendly Montgomery County Survey:
If you're age 55+, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants to hear from YOU! 

Please click on the “Age-Friendly Montgomery County Survey” at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/agefriendlymc to offer your thoughts and ideas about Montgomery County as a place to live and retire.  The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.  Results of the survey will be used to plan the upcoming December 2015 County Executive's Summit on Aging in Montgomery County, which will focus on ways to make Montgomery County an even better "community for a lifetime."

Village Related meetings:

Thursday, October 15th, 3:30-4:30: Villages and Hospitals workgroup, hosted by HEALTH Partners. Silver Spring Library, community Room (900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring).

Saturday, October 17th, 10-12pm: City of Rockville community forum on villages. Rockville Senior Center (1150 Carnation Dr, Rockville, MD 20850). Event is free, refreshments will be served. The event is intended to inform city residents about the village concept and recruit people to the planning comittee.

Monday October 26th, 9-12:30: Washington Area Villages Exchange quarterly meeting, IONA Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St Nw, Washington, DC 20016, This meeting will feature speakers from the three local jurisdictions about the role of government with villages.

Events of interest (please inform your community members):

Thursday, October 15th, 7:30pm: Charles E Smith Life Communities and JSSA is hosting Roz Chast who will talking about her book "Can't We Talk About Something more Pleasant?" The event will take place at VisArts (155 Gibbs Street) and cost $36. rsvp: 301-770-8329

Sunday, October 18th, 12-4pm: The Beacon 50+ Expo. Silver Spring Civic Center (1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring). Exhibits, speakers, health screenings, door prizes and more. Event is free

Tuesday, October 27th, 11-3pm: Holiday Park Senior Center is hosting a Senior Housing and Aging in Place Resource Fair: "All the information you need to decide whether to stay at your current home or downsize with speakers, giveaways and more" (3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton) event is free.

Thursday, October 29th, 11-2pm: Faith and Safety: Partnering with faith leaders to support older victims of abuse, seminar and complimentary lunch. rsvp online: www.eldersafe.org (6121 Montrose Rd, Rockville). Event Flyer

Resources of interest:

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is seeking people to interview about experiences of caregivers who come in contact with healthcare systems. Call 410-706-0871. Click for more information.

Montgomery County Department of Police has a program called Keeping Seniors Safe. They offer presentations about home and personal safety, fraud and scams, legal resources and more. To invite them call 240-773-5625.

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
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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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