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The Village In Howard Center is closed until further notice. Volunteers and the manager will work remotely to answer your phone calls and emails.  Virtual programs are now available. Check the TVIH online calendar for updates.  

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 15 years ago and today there are over 200 open Villages and more than 150 in development in 42 states and the District of Columbia. 

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Support The Village! 50/50 Raffle Fundraiserroll-of-raffle-tickets-1764661_1451894135.jpg

Please support our virtual fundraiser!  Funds needed to support Village expenses which have not changed during the COVID closure!  Tickets available exclusively to members and their friends and families through July 31. 

Any remaining tickets will be offered to the members and public Aug 1-Sept 14, 2020.  If you are paying by check, we must have received it by Sept 1, 2020.

Win Up to $10,000! Only 200 tickets will be sold. $100 per ticket.

Drawing Date: September 26, 2020

Time and Location of drawing:
11 AM by Ginny Thomas, Village of Oakland Mills CA representative
TVIH Office
6061 Stevens Forest Road
Columbia, MD 21045

Winner need not be present to win!

To purchase your raffle ticket, call The Village In Howard at 443-367-9043 and leave your name and phone number. Your call will be returned within 1 day.

In order to pay you when you win, we need your phone number, email address and street address. Otherwise, we won't have all of the information needed in order to send payment!

The options to pay are:

By check - Mail check made out to TVIH (or The Village In Howard) to TVIH,  P.O. Box 1276, Columbia, MD 21044.   Must be received by September 1, 2020.

By PayPal:  Send money to (You will need to have a PayPal account) or

By credit card:  Click here, then click on the "register now" button to proceed to the payment screen to complete credit card transaction.

Winning prize is 50% of amount collected.

Upcoming Programs

Please see calendar for Virtual Program information about these and many other event.

Check this program section and our online calendar for updates on Virtual Programs via Zoom.

Weekly Virtual Programs -Registration Not Required. Check the online calendar for details.

Every Monday: Virtual Meanderings Coffee, 9:00AM.
Every First Tuesday: Virtual Happy Hour, 4:00PM. Registration now required for Happy Hour.
Every Wednesday: Lunch Bunch, 11:30AM
Every Saturday: Virtual Morning Coffee with the Sneakers and Coffee group, 9:30AM

Upcoming Virtual Programs - Registration Required. Check the online calendar for details of upcoming programs.

These Virtual 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 2019, TVIH BOARD MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS donated 4,744 hoursand the OFFICE, TRANSPORTATION AND SERVICE VOLUNTEERS donated 1,918 hours for a total of 6,662 hours to keep the organization functioning and growing. We are proud and grateful for the dedication of all our volunteers. 


-  worked 479 Office Shifts (2 hour shift) 

-  completed 325 Round Trip Rides (768 hours) to take full service members (1/6 of total membership) to medical care, grocery shopping, and visits with friends.

-  completed 22 Circle of Care Service Requests to meet the short-term needs of disabled full service members.

-  completed 21 Minor Household Repairs, 10 Social Support Visits and 4 Concierge Service Requests. 


How Are We Doing? 181 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.
Programs: In 2018 TVIH provided 288 programs, including many repeat programs such as the Saturday and Monday walks, Wednesday lunch bunch, Bridge group, two book clubs, My 3 cents discussion group, Happy Hours, Needles and Hooks group, dining out, wine tastings, Elder Wisdom discussion group, travel slide shows, singles programs, and unique programs such as local trips and cultural events. 


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 in their lives.       ~Kim
I feel compelled to tell you and others that TVIH has improved my quality of life.    ~Catherine

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. 


Please call (443) 367-9043 and leave a message. Our volunteers will return your phone calls. 

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