WAVE Quarterly Meeting February 25, 2019


(See Business Meeting Minutes and Program Notes Below)


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.

Planned Agenda

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.