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 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 45 states and the District of Columbia.
TVIH in Photos 2017-2018
We Need Your Help!
The Village In Howard is seeking a community-minded and service-oriented leader to be its Manager. Working in close collaboration with the TVIH Board, the Manager will be responsible for the organization's overall daily administration and communications. Please share this request with any job seekers who may be qualified and enjoy a 20-hour/week position. Click manager position 2018 for job details and position description.
TVIH Center on Stevens Forest Rd., Columbia will not be open between June 15 and Sept. 1. ALL FUNCTIONS OF TVIH ARE STILL OCCURRING. Please check the website calendar for event and meeting locations. Mail will be retrieved as usual. Phones will be answered at (443) 367-9043 if additional information is needed. Watch for Forum messages and updates and the summer newsletter (a special July and August issue) will be available approximately July 20. Enjoy your summer!
LINKS TO HOWARD COUNTY HEALTHY AGING COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS
8/17, September Newsletter entries due
9/2, Outdoor Symphony: Quiet Waters
9/11, Medical Marijuana 101
9/16, Brandywine River Valley Trip
9/16, International White Grapes
9/17, Smart Senior Living: Using Technology for Safety, Convenience and Savings
Please see calendar for information about cancelled events or summer event locations.
Every Saturday, Sneakers Walking group at 9AM, then Coffee at 9:30AM.
View details of each event and the registration information. These programs are planned FOR YOU
How Are We Doing? 152 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: 152 (19 Full members and 133 Associate members)
Volunteers: Currently, we have 28 service volunteers who work in our office (9), assist members with their needs (10), and provide transportation (9). Additionally, we have 15 Board members and 43 Committee members working on the goals of TVIH. Many volunteers wear more than one hat.
Programs: In 2017 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
Our office is open five days a week and is located at 6061 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia, MD 21045, except June thru Sept (see above Summer Operations.)
Please call (443) 367-9043 before you come in. Monday-Friday, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
When Howard County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the TVIH office will be closed and activities will be cancelled.
When Howard County Public Schools are delayed due to inclement weather, TVIH activities scheduled at noon or after will resume and the office will open at noon.
2018 TVIH 'FUN'-RAISER Online Sale & Auctions
The 2018 TVIH 'Fun'-Raiser Online Sale store is open. A total of 64 items of goods and services were donated by local businesses and our members. The sale runs from 9/1 to 10/26.
It takes a VILLAGE to succeed in our annual fundraising event. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
To view the catalog
of the items for sale, click 2018 online sale catalog
To purchase items in the catalog, click on the order form here.
Use one form per item. (draft)
The AUCTION of 3 VACATION GETAWAYS
, donated by our members, will take place on 10/27 at the TVIH Fall Back to the 60s 'Fun'-Raiser party. You must be present in-person to bid. To view the details of the vacations offered, click 2018 Auction Preview
Generously Supported By: