Montgomery County Village Coordinator
Monthly Update for November 5, 2015

Hello everyone,

please find the following November updates:

Announcements:

1. Update on the meeting with HEALTH Partners:

We had a very productive meeting with HEALTH Partners, a consortium of health care providers, and villages on October on 15th at the Silver Spring library. There is tremendous interest on both sides in partnership but also some concerns. The group decided to continue this dialogue and perhaps have some pilot programs with interested villages. I will be sending out an announcement for the next meeting in the following few weeks.

2. Homes Renewed  - Seeking your insights:

Louis Tenenbaum has been working on issues relating to seniors in community, often called Aging in Place, for many years. He recently formed a new policy organization called Homes Renewed. Beginning in November 2015, Homes Renewed will conduct consumer interviews to discern what problems citizens identify concerning how our society will house and care for the increasing numbers of older citizens. Our goal with this research is to develop supportable policy initiatives for Aging in Place.  Folks who would like to participate please contact: Louis Tenenbaum 301-983-0131 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

3. National Village to Village looking for success stories:


The Village to Village Network is looking for success stories to share.  Shari Wenokur Smith has volunteered to take the lead in gathering these stories. Please consider sharing your positive stories (or negative stories with a positive outcome!) as a way of promoting the good work our Villages do. Send your stories to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please put "Village Story" in the Subject Line Thanks so much for all your good work! 

4. (VITA) partnership is seeking volunteers

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) partnership is seeking volunteers to assist eligible residents with free income tax preparation.  VITA is sponsored by the County Community Action Agency, part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.  Volunteers work during the tax season, from late January to mid-April, as tax preparers, greeters, screeners, interpreters, and resource navigators, with flexible hours at convenient locations in East Silver Spring/Takoma Park, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Wheaton.  Free training is provided on-site and online.  

The VITA Program will host open houses for prospective volunteers on November 9, 13, and 18.  Please see the attached flier for more information.

Please contact VITA's Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, Nimat Traore, at 240-777-1123 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

5. Little Falls Village featured in MD AARP:


Congratulations to Little Falls Village for the wonderful article in the  MD AARP October edition.

Funding Opportunities:

1. Montgomery County grants  - early reminder:

Each year Montgomery County offers community grants through a variety of programs: The deadline is in early January but application process begins on November 17th. If you are considering an application now is the time to obtain your board/leadership approval and plan your proposal. I will send out reminders in December and January as well. Follow this link for more information: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/government/grants.html

2. Villages in diverse communities:

I would also like to remind you that I have a small fund to support emerging villages in diverse and low income communities. Please let me know if you are interested in accessing this fund.

Village specific events:

1. Monday, November 9th 10-12pm: MD Communities of Practice semi-annual meeting:

Maryland villages meet twice a year in Annapolis to share experiences and hear a talk about a specific topic of interest.  Location and RSVP information:

Department of Aging in Anne Arundel County
2664 Riva Rd Annapolis, MD 21401
Independence Room

*Free Parking. Please RSVP by Email or Phone  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 240-418-5603

2. Tuesday, November 10th, 7-9pm: - Poolesville Aging in Place community pot luck:

Tim Shaw, Senior Connection ED and I are going to talk at a community event in Poolesville. The goal is to start a conversation on aging in place/villages in Western Upper County (Poolesville, Beallsville, Dickerson, Martinsburg). If you know of anyone who lives in that area, please forward the attached flyer to them.

Events of interest

1. Senator Van Hollen forum on Healthcare plans for federal employees:

Senator Van Hollen will hold two events on this topic in partnership with NARFE: November 12th 7-9 pm at the Executive Office Building and November 23rd 9-11am at Holiday Park Senior Center. for more information. For additional information or directions, please call 301-424-3501.

 

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

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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