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.
Our current newsletter:
TVIH in Photos 2018-2019
Please see calendar for information about these and other events. Events will be held at the TVIH Center on 6061 Stevens Forest Road unless mentioned otherwise.
2/12 My 3 Cents - Discussion ‘Challenges in Discussing Diversity’, 2PM
2/13 The Sky Revealed at Robinson Nature Center, 2:30PM
2/14 TVIH Talks - "How I Met My Wife/Husband" - a Valentine's Day program with stories, music, and refreshments, 10AM
2/14 Mah Jongg, 10AM (back room)
2/18 Flying Solo, 3:30PM at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
2/20 TVIH Website and iPhone Workshop, 10AM
2/20 The Village Readers Book Group,10AM
Registration not required.
Every Monday: Monday Morning Meanderings group will be walking in the Columbia Mall during the winter months. Meet on the 2nd level in front of the Apple Store at 9AM.
Every Saturday: Sneakers and Coffee has moved to the Columbia Mall for the winter. Meet at 9AM on the 2nd level in front of ALDO's near Macy's. We will gather on the lower level in front of Nordstrom's for coffee after our 30 minute walk.
Every Wednesday: Lunch Bunch
In February will be at Walrus Oyster and Ale House at the Columbia Mall, just steps from AMC theater, 11:30AM
Every First Tuesday: Happy Hour is
February 4 at Walrus Oyster & Ale House, Columbia Mall near AMC, 4PM
View details of each event and the registration information. These 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.
STATS FOR 2019 - COMPLETED SERVICES
- 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.
LINKS TO HOWARD COUNTY HEALTHY AGING COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS
How Are We Doing? 180 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), 82 Individual Associates, and 20 Full Member Individuals, making 141 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 and weather cancellation policy
Our office is open five days a week and is located at 6061 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia, MD 21045.
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.
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