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TVIH opened for membership in 2015 after two years of planning by an 11-member steering committee of Howard County residents led by Mary McGraw. It is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible. If you live in Howard County and are 55 or older, you are eligible for membership.

Like most aging-in-place villages, TVIH has an office, but its members live in their own homes. Member and nonmember volunteers provide services such as transportation to health-related appointments, grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, making minor home repairs, telephone check-ins, home visits and more, all of which support the goal of continuing to live in our homes as we age. See the becoming a volunteer for more information.

In addition to essential aging in place services provided by volunteers, members may sign up for events of interest on our Calendar, and also join one or more Village PODS . Both help build friendships and a sense of community. Members may also join Forums, which is our internal email message tool for posting content of interest and replying to posts. Click here to learn more about Forums, Board of Directors, and Committees.

Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement
The mission of The Village In Howard is to enrich the lives of Howard County seniors, to age in place, to socially connect with others, and to remain active as long as possible.    

Vision Statement
The Village In Howard will be known for strong support for its aging population by providing social and educational activities, support, and opportunities to serve the community.  We will encourage agencies to make appropriate, inclusion decisions with regard to senior needs for the betterment of our community.