The Washington Area Villages Exchange (WAVE) is a forum through which nonprofit villages in the Washington D.C metropolitan area share experience and ideas. It works with senior serving and inter-generational organizations and agencies, and encourages the growth and improvement of the village movement within the Washington area.
WAVE has quarterly meetings hosted by member organizations on a rotating basis in the three jurisdictions. The meeting include speaker covering a topic of interest to the member organizations with time for questions (several recent topics are listed below). After the main presentation, specific time is provided for a couple of concurrent discussion groups focusing on areas of interest to member villages.
WAVE IT Group is currently taking applications for testing of free village administrative software. Go to the IT Work Group page under Groups.
We will meet at the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center. The presentation is on Village-Hospital Partnerships: How we can work together to provide services and foster shared goals. This program was originally scheduled for the January meeting which was cancelled because of snow. More information.
WAVE IT Group will also be makeing a presentation on the "Standalong Village Database". Click here for a pdf of the slides; there will be no handouts at the meeting.
Thanks to the work of L. Liddle and others we have a directory of WAVE Villages in pdf format.
Click here to download the directory.
Hear ye, hear ye! The WAVE Discussion Forum is now operating. It is titled Discussion and located under the Groups tab above.
You will need to have a user ID and password to be able to read and to post on the forum. If you already have a user ID and password, you can access the forum right away. There are several questions already posted on planned giving, subsidized memberships, volunteer recruitment, and intergenerational memberships.
For information on logging in or creating a user ID click here.
For more information on these items go to announcements.
American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging article on liability of villages.
We have been working with Pazit Aviv the Montgomery County Village Coordinator to create a section for you. In includes her monthly emails on upcoming events and a number of links which may be of interest. The Montgomery page is located under the heading Groups.
The Calendar includes upcoming WAVE and member organization activities. (Send us information for your village events.)
The Meetings page includes upcoming WAVE related meetings and information on past WAVE meetings.
The In the News page has stories in the print and other media about Villages.
The Announcements page is WAVE and its villages can list information which may be of interest to others.
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