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 still evolving and welcome your interest and ideas.
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TVIH in Photos 2015-2016
WELCOME! This week TVIH is welcoming Ann-Marie Nwabudike as our part time Manager. Ann-Marie brings several years of experience in associations and non-profit organizations. She will be focusing on our internal infrastructure, working on the website and start out by assisting our Membership and Fundraising Committee.
Initially Ann-Marie will be in the Center Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30AM -2:30PM.
She is anxious to meet members so stop in and say hello.
Update at Annual Meeting 2016
At the October 18th membership annual meeting, Board President, Judy Pittman, summarized the progress that TVIH has made in 2016 through the combined efforts of staff, volunteers and members.
The Village In Howard just moved to the Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center, 6061 Stevens Forest Rd., Columbia 21045, next to the elementary school and pool. This new location with convenient parking, gives us both office and meeting space, so many programs and activities will take place at the Center.
Our phone number remains 443-367-9043 and the mailing address is still Box 1276, Columbia, MD 21044.
Thanks to the members who pitched in to plan and implement this move. Once the boxes are unpacked, watch for an “open house” date.
10/20 Thursday, Technology Learners (Facebook), 5 PM
10/20 Thursday, Travel Talk/Potluck (National Parks), 6 PM
10/25 Tuesday, Book Club II, 10 AM
10/27 Thursday, Let's Put On a Show, 10 AM
10/31 Monday, Howard County 50 Plus Expo, 9 AM - 4 PM
Every Saturday, Sneakers Walking group at 9 AM, Coffee at 9:30 AM
Every Wednesday, Lunch Bunch at Iron Bridge Wine Co., 11:30 AM
View details of each event and the registration information. These programs are planned FOR YOU.
How Are We Doing? 123 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: 123 (26 full service members and 97 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 at 6061 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia, MD 21045.
Please call (443-367-9043) before you come in. Mon-Fri, 10 am to 2 pm.
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.