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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. 

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Upcoming Programs

Please see calendar for information about these and other events. Events will be held at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Oakland Mills Village Center unless mentioned otherwise. 
8/15 The Village Readers, 10AM
8/16 Mah Jongg, 10AM
8/17 Columbia Concert Band, 5PM
Lurman Woodland Theatre

Registration not required.
Every Monday: Monday Morning Meanderings walking group at Lake Elkorn at 9:00 a.m. Meet at the dock on Dockside Rd. off Cradlerock Way. 

Every Saturday: Sneakers and Coffee at Lake Kittamaqundi. Meet at 9AM at the 'People Tree' across from Clyde's followed by coffee at Whole Foods.

Every Wednesday: Lunch Bunch
August location is Walrus Oyster and Ale House, steps from AMC theater at  Columbia Mall, 11:30 AM

Every First Tuesday: Happy Hour
August Location: Bertucci's Restaurant, 9081 Snowden River Parkway, 4PM

View details of each event and the registration information. These programs are planned FOR YOU.

How Are We Doing? 177 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:  72 Couple Associates (36 couples), 10 Full Member Couples (5 Households), 76 Individual Associates, and 19 Full Member Individuals, making 135 households.
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 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 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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