Montgomery County Village Coordinator
Monthly Update for January 12, 2016

Hello everyone,

2015 has been a great year for villages. New villages opened their doors, new planning groups begun and some expanded their operations. The villages concept is gaining much interest and support in communities around the county and  providers have developed a keen interest in partnering with villages to better serve the aging  population of this county.

 Village leaders are trailblazers in their community and you deserve our highest respect. I would like to thank you for all your incredibly hard work, dedication, passion and innovation.

 Attached you will find the 2015 villages report in numbers and highlights. Thank you to those who contributed content

 Events:

1.   WAVE quarterly meeting January 11th, 9-12pm @ BCC Regional Service Center

The presentation this quarterly meeting: What is branding? How does it work? Why start with story? Presenter: Peter Davis helps leaders of start-up, small to medium-sized organizations tell better stories about what they want and why it matters. Leaders use the better brand story to attract their most natural audiences, and to improve personal, organizational and brand performance.

 2.   BCC villages meeting January 25th 10-12:30pm

The next BCC Villages meeting will be help at the BCC Regional Service Center, room C, 10-12:30pm. We will have a discussion on effective strategies to recruit new board members.

 3.  Breakfast for villages and clergy, January 14th, 8-10am

Kensington Park Senior Living hosting a breakfast with local villages and clergy on Thursday 1.14.16 8-10. The goal is to inform local clergy about what villages are and discuss how villages and house of worship can work together.

Where:
3620 Littledale Rd.
Kensington MD 20895
To RSVP:   301-946-7700

 

4 .  Private screening: Broken Memories, January 25th:

You are invited to attend a special private screening of Broken Memories; a romantic drama that depicts the often-untold story of a family caregiver tending to an elderly parent.
 
The Senior Zone, along with the movie producer, have partnered to raise awareness and fundraise for Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association. There is no cost to attend but RSVPs will be required;
 The events of the day, January 25th, will have The Senior Zone broadcasting live from the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD from 10am - 11am and the movie screening start time at 11:30am. From 11am - 11:30am we will have several keynote speakers & a brief Q&A on Alzheimer's.
 The duration of the event will run from 10:00am - 1:30pm. Doors open at 9:30am.
 Please let us know of your availability and interest to attend. 240-777-4925
 Announcements:

1. County Executive Budget Forums

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is holding the first of five budget forums the first week in January to seek input from residents about Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Operating Budget priorities. The forum will begin at 7 p.m.  The County Executive will release his Recommended Operating Budget on March 15, 2016 for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2016. The forums begin with a budget briefing by the County Office of Management and Budget, followed by a Q&A with the County Executive.

The meetings, which all begin at 7pm are:
Jan 11: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda
Jan 20: Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring
Jan 21: Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring
Jan 25: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown

Public forums are the residents opportunity to tell me what is important to them as I prepare next year’s operating budget for submission to the County Council on March 15,” said Leggett. “Input from residents for the FY17 budget is crucial in helping me determine the County’s budget priorities.”

2. Rockville Villages Advisory Committee releases its report on community form:

Rockville held a citywide community forum on October 17th. the attached report summarizes the committee's activities over the past year as well as a summary of the event. The city officials and staff are very interested in supporting villages' development in Rockville communities.

 3. Seniors Today January's program

Austin Heyman, Seniors Today's host kindly invited me to an interview on villages as a follow up to the previous interview in January 2015. You can find the show on the county cable website: montgomerycountymd.gov/ccm/seniorstoday.html

 4. Alzheimer's Association classes and Memory Cafes

Memory Cafes are social groups for people with early stages of dementia. There are three such groups is the county.
For more information, contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 240.428.1342 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Memory Café
Gaithersburg Library
18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30pm

 

Memory Café
Moti’s Grill
4860 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852
Meets the third Wednesday of each month from 2:30 - 4:00pm
 

Memory Café
Olney Library
3500 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD 20832
Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 3:30 - 4:30pm

The following are classes offered in various location in the county:
 
January 12 (part 1), January 19 (part 2), and January 26 (part 3)
2:00-4:00pm
Living with Alzheimer's: For People with Dementia (3 part series)
Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue, 5111 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
 
January 13
2:00-3:00pm
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Grand Oaks Assisted Living, 5901 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20016
 
January 23
1:00-2:00pm
Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd, Rockville, MD 20853
 
January 30
1:00-2:00pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd, Rockville, MD 20853

 Grants and other resources:

1. County Council and County Executive grants - deadline next week

This is the last reminder for this grant cycle. County Council and County Executive grants are due January 13th. Please connect with me if you have any questions on this. The application is submitted online.

2. Volunteer Maryland info sessions

Volunteer Maryland is already working with Olney Home for Life. This program allows you to hire full time volunteer with a modest stipend paid for mostly by Volunteer MD. I highly recommend you learn about this resource. There is going to be an information session this month in Silver Spring:

Volunteer Maryland/Rural Maryland Council Information Session
Thursday, January 21
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A Wider Circle
9159 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910   

If you can't attend a live session? Join Volunteer Maryland for a free 45-minute webinar on Tuesday, January 12, 11:00 am - 11:45 am. Register Now

3. County Launches Training Program for Board Members of Common Ownership Communities:

The Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) has launched a new online training program for common ownership community board members. The CCOC developed this training to meet requirements of Bill 45-14, which was passed by the County Council on February 3, 2015. The measure was signed into law by the County Executive on February 11, 2015 and took effect January 1, 2016. The new law is designed to promote more knowledgeable and responsible management of common ownership communities. Such self-governing residential communities include condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners’ associations. The new training program addresses ethics, roles and responsibilities of board members and homeowners, community governing documents, financial management, meeting rules, and general administration. The training also is available to members of the public interested in learning about operating common ownership communities.

Happy 2016!
 

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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