Welcome to The Village In Howard!
The Village in Howard is a member-based COMMUNITY of Howard County residents 55 and older who want to continue to live independently in the homes and neighborhoods they know. Membership benefits include, not only various social and cultural activities, but access to various services such as transportation, home repair from vetted contractors, and assistance with simple house maintenance. These benefits enable members to actively age in place.
We are a member of the Village to Village Network. There are over 350 senior villages in the US.
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TVIH in Photos 2015-2016
TVIH Office Closings
TVIH office will be closed December 26 for Christmas.
Gifting & Giving: 2016 Project Holiday: November 14th – December 10th
This Holiday season the Office of Aging and Independence will be collecting new items for low income Howard County seniors; including those in assisted living facilities, nursing homes and homes in the community at large.
To contribute to “Gifting & Giving” please being your new gift to the TVIH Center, 6061 Stevens Forest Road between November 14th and December 10th. There will be a holiday wrapped box for collection at the TVIH Center. Items requested include:
- Body Lotion
- Body Wash
- Slipper Socks
- Toiletry Gift Sets
- Throw Blankets
Your gift will help a low income senior enjoy the holidays.
If Howard County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the TVIH office and activities will be cancelled. If Howard County Public Schools are delayed due to inclement weather, TVIH activities scheduled at noon or after will resume and the office will open at noon.
Our new Center offers space to add some exciting new enhancements for TVIH members in addition to adding color and warmth to the rooms.
LIBRARY LOANS If you have surplus books that are new or gently used and might appeal to our membership, please donate at the Center for our new LIBRARY LOANS bookshelves. No text or children’s books. Members may borrow a book, keep it or return it; two at a time and hopefully reasonable return times. Drop off your books any day 10AM - 2PM or bring when you are attending a meeting or program. Browsing is encouraged! Member Jean Salkeld will be overseeing this project.
MEMBER GALLERY If you have “hangable” artwork (photography, oils, watercolors, sketching, fabrics etc.) consider having a few pieces hung in our Member Gallery for 3-month periods. Member Marie Grunwell will coordinate with you to display your work on a wall of our meeting room.
Contact Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve exhibit space for Apr. 1, July 1 and Oct.1 .Thanks to member Lucie Pelgrim for the first display.
12/4 Sunday, W&W Open House, 2:30 PM
12/5 Monday, Christmas in Brandywine Valley, 2 days
12/6 Tuesday, Hooked On Books, 1 PM
12/6 Tuesday, Happy Hour, 4 PM
12/7 Wednesday, Lunch Bunch, 11:30 AM
12/9 Friday, Holiday Cookie Exchange, 2 PM
12/13 Tuesday, Bridge 1 PM
12/14 Wednesday, Lunch Bunch, 11:30 AM
12/15 Thursday, Technology Learners Club (Blogs), 5 PM
12/15 Thursday, Holiday Party, 6PM
Every Saturday, Sneakers Walking group at 9 AM, Coffee at 9:30 AM.
View details of each event and the registration information. These programs are planned FOR YOU.
How Are We Doing? 128 members !!!
When The Village In Howard (TVIH) opened our door in November 2014, we started accepting member and volunteer applications. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our dedicated board members and committee members, we are proud to announce that we have made great progress:
Members: 128 (26 full service members and 102 associate members)
Volunteers: 43 volunteer applications have been processed. Ten Board members, 21 committee members, 10 volunteer drivers and 8 office volunteers have donated hundreds of hours to serve our members.
Programs: In addition to the weekly lunches and group walks, 41 social/educational activities were organized by TVIH in 2015.
The Reasons Why Our Members Joined:
I am interested in staying in my home and meeting interesting older people with various background. ~Mary Ann
"Age in place" is a good concept. I like to meet new friends. ~Jane
I like the concept of reciprocity during the aging process, and I have discovered that warm and interesting people share my view. ~Ellin
I love the concept of older people working together to address the challenges on their lives. ~Kim
I met wonderful friends in the Sneakers and Coffee Club. They talked me into joining. ~Ellen
I joined for companionship and meeting smart, positive and problem-solving people. ~Mary
Our office is open five days a week and is located at 6061 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia, MD 21045.
Please call (443-367-9043) before you come in. Monday-Friday, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
If it is a Howard County government holiday, the office will be closed.
All TVIH events, meetings and activities will follow the Howard County school system's inclement weather policy. If schools are closed or delayed, all the TVIH events for that day will be canceled.