WAVE Quarterly Meeting - Monday, April 28, 2014

Introductions and Announcements

  • Thanks to Springhouse Communities for refreshments with introduction to their residences by staff member Andrea Marcasoti.

  • “Montgomery’s Got Talent” will take place on 18 May 2014 at the Olney Theater.

  • Pam Saunders from Georgetown Univ. requested support for the Medical Products for Aging in Place study for which they are currently seeking subjects to fill out their survey.

  • Carolyn Ward, from the Georgetown U. Medical Center, introduced a new study on memory disorders, for which they also are looking for participants.

  • Peggy Gervasi announced that Silver Spring Village will hold an Age Friendly Home workshop on 14 May at 2:00 pm in Silver Spring’s Town Center.

  • Catherine McClellan, Chevy Chase at Home, announced a workshop on Appraisals by Sloans and Kenyon on 17 May. 

  • Patzik Aviv, the new Montgomery County Village Coordinator, was introduced.

  • Arlington Community Villages announced that they opened for business on 07 April.

Wave Board Meeting Notes

Monday, 28 April 2014

IT Group Report

Discussion centered around the development of WAVE software for villages, building on the conversation during the WAVE Quarterly Meeting. 

Don Moldover reported that WAVE needs to set aside approximately $300 for annual server costs for the software and website hosting.  Given security issues and continued increase in costs, he estimated a top figure of $600 over time. 

WAVE Website Postings

Discussion focused on the appropriateness of announcements on the WAVE website, which could indirectly be used as marketing for for-profit entities.  All Board members agreed the event announcements, including village fundraisers, and resources should be posted. 

In regards to event announcements, the Board trusts that individual village events are used as educational or social/recreational opportunities for members and that any self-promoting marketing on the part of presenters is limited to private time after the formal event. 

In reference to posting of resources, we intend to post those resources that are WAVE specific for sharing, and are not available elsewhere on the Internet including the VTVN Resources pages. 

2014 WAVE Dues

Given that WAVE had $721.45 in our bank account at the time of the Board meeting, and that we had needs for as much as $600 in the next year for IT needs and other purposes, the decision was made to increase dues from $25/year to $35 for 2014.  It was further agreed that villages in development will not be formally assessed dues but will continue to be offered the opportunity to make contributions to WAVE for support. 

Prior to mailing dues statements in early July 2014, the Board will prepare a simple explanation for why there is a need for a dues increase in 2014, and potentially increases in the next few years.  That statement will include language related to WAVE software development, to paying for the state charter and for maintaining email lists, etc.  [Note: a draft statement was circulated to Board members on Wednesday, 30 April for comments.]

Adjourned at 2:00 pm. 

Presentations at Prior WAVE Meetings

October 7, 2013 -- A panel of county representatives from Virginia, Maryland and D.C. discussed current programs for seniors in their areas. It was followed by discussion circles for an exchange of tips and concerns by village planners and leaders and staffers.
July 15, 2013 -- Alzheimer's and Other Memory Disorders - Guest Speaker Carolyn Ward the program coordinator at the Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program.
April 29, 2013 -- Respectful and effective ways to help and be helped by village members who are blind or have low vision. Guest speaker Jocelyn Hunter, a volunteers trainer who is Director of Communications for Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  --


Don Moldover of Potomac Community Village is leading a group to develop benchmark against which available software offerings for Villages can be measured. The goal is to define requirements for a set of administrative support tools that would work effectively and cost efficiently

Meeting are scheduled meeting approximately once a month.  The next scheduled meeting is:
Thursday, 3/27/2014 @ 1:00pm
Location is the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center
on Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD
If you are interested in partipating in the group or just want to be on their email list to follow their progress, contact Don at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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