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The Village In Howard is OPEN and serving its members in Howard County.  While the Stevens Forest location is closed, Village volunteers are responding to all phone calls and emails.  We invite you to check out the robust selection of virtual offerings on our calendar.  

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 educational, social and cultural activities, but access to various services such as transportation, home repair from referred  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. The Village movement started 19 years ago and today there are more than 260 open Villages and about 80 currently in development. The Village to Village Network has members in 43 states and three countries (U.S., Australia and Canada).


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Upcoming Programs


Please visit our online calendar using the link below to register for any of our numerous monthly and weekly virtual program offerings. 

Register for an Upcoming Event


Weekly Programs


Every Monday
: Monday Morning Meanderings - walk around Lake Elkhorn - meet at the dock. 9:00AM or Join a Virtual Morning Coffee at 10:00AM
Every First Tuesday: Outdoor Happy Hour Returns to Restaurant Gatherings,  4:00PM
Every Wednesday: Good Morning Howard (topic varies-see calendar for details.), 9:00AM
Every Wednesday: Outdoor and Virtual Lunch Bunch, 11:30AM
Every Saturday: Sneakers and Coffee  - meet at the fountain for a walk around Lake Kittamaqundi, 9:00AM. A Virtual Morning Coffee, 9:30AM 


These programs are planned FOR YOU.
  





Volunteers in TVIH

The Village In Howard is not a social club for older adults. We help one another to age in place. About half of our members volunteer. Thank you to the members and non-members who have volunteered for TVIH. 


In 2020, TVIH BOARD MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS donated 5,833 hours and the OFFICE, TRANSPORTATION AND SERVICE VOLUNTEERS donated 1,500 hours for a total of 7,333 hours to keep the organization functioning and growing. We are proud and grateful for the dedication of all our volunteers. 

STATS FOR 2019 - COMPLETED SERVICES 

-  worked 492 Office Shifts (2 hour shift) 

-  completed 118 Round Trip Rides (274 hours) to take full service members (1/6 of total membership) to medical care, grocery shopping, and visits with friends.

-  completed 30 Circle of Care Service Requests to meet the short-term needs of disabled full service members.

-  completed 16 Minor Household Repairs, 1 Social Support Visit and 65 Concierge Service Requests. 



Annual 
Membership Dues
Many of our members will renew their membership at the end of this year. Here are the current membership dues:

Memberships are good for one year from the day you join.

1. Individual Associate Membership -- $173

2. Associate Membership for two persons of same household --$289

3. Individual Full Membership--$404

4. Full Membership for two persons of the same household--$520

 


How Are We Doing? 165 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:  66 Associate Couples (33 couples), 12 Full Member Couples (6 Households), 85 Individual Associates, and 19 Full Member Individuals, making 142 households.
 
Volunteers: Total 77, including 69 members (39% of membership) and 8 non-members. Currently, we have 28 service volunteers who work in our office (12), assist members with their needs (16), and provide transportation (19).  Additionally, we have 15 Board members and 58 Committee members working on the goals of TVIH. Many volunteers wear more than one hat.
 
ProgramsAlthough 2020 was a challenging year for TVIH, the Program Committee offered 594 programs or events - averaging 50 programs a month or 13 events a week.  These programs were on a variety of topics and interests.  They included educational, cultural, health and well-being programs.Many were ongoing programs such as My 3 Cents, Happy Hours, Bridge, Mah Jongg and Lunch Bunch.


The Reasons Why Our Members Joined:


"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 in their lives.       ~Kim
I joined for companionship and meeting smart, positive and problem-solving people.   ~Mary




Office hours


Our office at 6061 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia, MD 21045 is closed during COVID-19 due to social distancing rules. 

 

Even though the actual Village In Howard office location on Stevens Forest Road is closed, our members are being served by volunteers who are working remotely from home.  Member phone calls and emails are answered every weekday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  We continue to be available to serve our Village members.

 

We invite you to check out the robust selection of virtual offerings on our calendar.  If help is needed to register for an event, do not hesitate to call the office (443) 367-9043 or email 4info@thevillageinhoward.org

 








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