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.
Click on photos to view our members at group programs.
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TVIH in Photos 2015-2016
An Information Meeting for Howard County Seniors
We invite all 55+ residents of Howard County to attend this public meeting. You will learn about The Village in Howard, a virtual community for "Aging in Place", the services and planned group activities provided for its members.
Date: June 2, Thursday
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Miller Library, Ellicott City, MD
For details, please see the calendar.
APPRAISAL ROADSHOW RETURNS!
Due to popular demand, TVIH will again host an evening with Paradigm Experts on Saturday, June 18 at 7PM at Oliver’s Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. This gala fundraiser will entertain and inform us about the value of YOUR treasures. The professional appraisers will discuss the history, value and insurance needs for your antique. Items can include, but are not limited to, books, pottery, art work, jewelry, pewter, furniture, glass, porcelain, furniture, toys and documents. No stamps or photos of large items. You may enter your item and have it appraised for $20 or just be a spectator for $15. This fundraising event to benefit TVIH will include wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.
Registration is a must by the June 10 deadline as appraisals and seating are limited. During the registration process, you will be able to briefly describe your item. This is open to the public so invite your friends, although all must register and pay online or call the office 443-367-9043 and mail in your check. Hope to see you June 18 for this special evening! Click here to register.
SUMMERTIME means PICNIC!
Kick off your summer with other TVIH members by registering for the picnic to be held Sunday, June 12 at 4PM at East Cedar Lane Park, 10745 Rt. 108, Columbia.
Rain or shine, under a pavilion, we will enjoy BBQ pork or chicken sandwiches, beverages and dessert complimented by the salads and side dishes that we ask members to bring.
Register and pay $7 fee online or by calling the office 443-367-9043. Click here to register.
Fun, food and great folks will make this a fantastic festivity!
5/24 Tuesday, US Botanical Garden Tour at 8 AM
5/24 Tuesday, My 3 Cents at 2 PM
6/2 Thursday, Information Meeting about TVIH at 6:30 PM. Tell your 55+ friends who live in Howard County.
6/3 Friday, National Gallery of Art and Jazz Concert at 1 PM
6/7 Tuesday, Happy Hour at 4 PM
6/10 Friday, Baltimore Aquarium at 10 AM
Every Saturday, Sneakers Walking group at 9 AM, Coffee at 9:30 AM
Every Wednesday, Lunch Bunch at 11:30 AM
Click here for more details of each event and the registration information. These programs are planned FOR YOU. Hope you will join us.
How Are We Doing? 110 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: 110 (24 full service members and 86 associate members)
Volunteers: 42 volunteer applications have been processed. Eleven Board members, 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 have been organized by TVIH in 2015 (see Calendar).
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 5466 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044.
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.