Learn About The Village in Howard for Ages 55+

The River Hill Community Association will co-sponsor a presentation at Claret Hall on Monday, October 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. with The Village in Howard (TVIH), a member-based community of Howard County residents age 55 and older who want to continue to live independently in the homes and neighborhoods they know. TVIH is 5 years old and currently has 177 members. Three members live in River Hill. Membership benefits include various educational, social and cultural activities, as well as access to a variety of services such as transportation, home repair from referred contractors, and assistance with simple house maintenance. These benefits enable members to actively age in place. For empty-nesters, newly retired people, and seniors who moved to Columbia recently, this is a great place to meet new friends and to volunteer. TVIH, a non-profit organization, has received grants from the Columbia Association (CA) for several years. CA maintains a senior advisory committee which works in conjunction with TVIH.

A short slide presentation will be followed by members relating their personal experiences after joining TVIH and their favorite activities with the organization. The event is open to everyone. Younger residents with elderly parents or friends living in the greater Clarksville/Columbia/Ellicott City area are encouraged to attend to get more information to share.

TVIH is 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. Come hear the story of The Village in Howard and how they are helping to make aging at home a reality. Visit www.thevillageinhoward.org for more details.

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