WAVE Triannual Meeting, Tuesday, October 17, 2017
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
555 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Plenty of parking at The Wharf or at 1100 4th Street SW
Metro: Waterfront-SEU Stop is one (long) block away
9:15 am Lite Fare Networking (provided by Home Care Assistance)
(Please bring business cards and materials to share)
9:40 am Welcome, Barbara Ehrlich, President Waterfront Village
The Rev. Martha Clarke, St. Augustine’s Presbyterian Church
9:45 am Business Meeting: Miriam Kelty, President WAVE
Introduce our Host, Jerald Roberts, Home Care Assistance
Approval of Minutes: Eddie Rivas, Secretary
Treasurers Report: Virginia Hodgkinson
Village to Village Network National Gathering
10:00 am Beckyanne Theriot, Owner of A First Class Move
Disorganized homes and hoarding: how Villages can identify and compassionately support members with dysfunctional and dangerous home environments.
10:40 am Break
10:50 am Discussion Groups: Developing, Open & Executive Directors
12:00 pm Adjourn
Following adjournment, those interested may attend a networking lunch at The Wharf.
DC Community Conversations Town Hall
September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm See Agenda Below
Please join us for a Community Conversation on the Measurement of Civic Engagement at the Local Level
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is supporting a series of projects across the United States that are exploring ways to improve measurement of volunteering and civic engagement activities at the local or neighborhood level; and how to better capture and describe various facets of civic life which may be linked to other important indicators of individual and community wellbeing.
In support of this initiative, the Washington, DC Community Conversations Team – comprised of Guardians of Honor, the George Washington University, Age Friendly DC, and Washington Area Villages Exchange (WAVE) – has recently completed various interviews, observations, community consultations, and focus groups seeking to better understand what “civic engagement” and “volunteerism” mean to older Americans, how they talk about and think about these activities, the mechanisms by which they engage and volunteer, and why they choose to engage in these activities.
Given your expertise and interest in these issues, we hope you will join us Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the True Reformer Building located at 1200 U Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 to learn about our partners’ current initiatives and to contribute to a discussion on the team’s findings.
DC Community Conversations Town Hall - Agenda
September 27, 2017 1:00pm – 3:30pm
1:00pm: Welcome & Introductions
Opening Remarks: GOH and CNCS Staff
Summary of the initiative and introduction of key speakers/presenters
1:15pm: Age Friendly DC
Gail Kohn, Age Friendly DC
1:45pm: Washington Area Villages Exchange
Miriam Kelty, Washington Area Villages Exchange (WAVE)
2:15pm: Results of Community Conversations Demonstration Project in Washington, DC
Emily Morrison, GWU
2:45pm: Conclusion and Open Networking
Closing Remarks: GOH and CNCS Staff
The Washington Area Village Exchange (WAVE) held its Winter Quarterly Meeting on Monday, 11 January 2016, from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. The meeting was at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.
WAVE President Miriam Kelty welcomed everyone to the meeting and outlined the agenda for both segments of the WAVE meeting, including the election of WAVE Board members. She thanked Mandy DeBarrs of Help Unlimited for sponsoring the meeting’s refreshments and noted that her company’s materials were available. Virginia Hodgkinson, WAVE Treasurer, reported that thirty-one villages had paid WAVE dues and thus have one vote during the election of the Board. The guest speaker, Peter Davis, was then introduced.
Peter Davis, “Purpose, Passion, Power Branding”
Mr. Davis opened with the basic premise that branding is no more than telling your story towards leading with a difference towards business strategies. He stated the importance of being guided through the creative investigation of your story and that we need to get “unstuck,” i.e. open to change. Davis stressed that you must avoid an ambiguous value proposition, always ready to answer directly “What’s in it for me?” or “I’m not ready yet.”
Davis shared his handout that lays out strategic and financial reasons that it’s important to pay attention to your brand, including that it can outline your entity’s core promise using various modalities (website, written materials, etc.) and assuring that your brand is aligned with your promise.
Our next WAVE meeting will be January 23, 2017 at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20014. This is our ‘Annual Meeting” at which we will elect new Board Member s. After the feature program, when we join group discussions, one group will meet with Mr. Anthony Nerino of The Corporation for National and Community Service to talk about a research project they are sponsoring, the Community Conversations Project.
The feature program will be a presentation by Dr. Sid Stahl, who will talk about Elder Abuse. What he will cover and his bio are below. It should be an excellent presentation with time for questions and discussion.
9:30 – 9:45 Coffee and Refreshments
9:45 - 10:10 WAVE Business Meeting *
10:10 - 11:00 Program: ELDER ABUSE: “THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY” (and a little hope).
11:00 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - Noon Discussion Groups for Executive Directors, Developing Villages and Operating Villages
Community Conversations Research Project with Mr. Anthony Nerino
Mr. Nerino of the Research & Evaluation Division of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, is asking WAVE villages to participate in a study on civic engagement and volunteering at the community level. The study aims to identify best practices to strengthen engagement and volunteering, factors that promote these activities and to measure them. The project is partnering with George Washington University.
Copy of the joint Presentation from Pazit Aviv (MD), Patricia Rohrer (VA) and Brian Footer (DC) that was given at the meeting
The next WAVE quarterly meeting will be held on October 26. Iona Senior Services is hosting the meeting at 4125 Albemarle Street NW, Washington, DC 20016 (map). IONA is located one block from the Tenley Town metro stop on the red line. IONA’s phone number is 202 966-1055.
Coffee and refreshments will be available starting at 9:00. The program will start at 9:30 and end at noon.
The program will focus on the role of government and activities of local jurisdictions to support villages and aging in the community.
9:00 – 9:30 Coffee and refreshments courtesy of Grand Oaks
9:30 - 10:30 Program: Enhancing Village Capacities: Role of Local Government
Brian Footer, DC Office on Aging
Patricia Rohrer, Fairfax County
Pazit Aviv, Montgomery County
10:30- 10:40 Break
10:40-11:10 WAVE Business Meeting
Strategic Plan for WAVE - Patricia Clark
IT Group Report – Don Moldover
Village Guide Writing Group Report
11:10 - Noon Informal Discussion Groups
Meet with your own government village advocate
The spring quarterly meeting of WAVE will be on April 25, 2016 from 9:00-noon. The program will start at 9:30, leaving a half hour prior to that for socializing and refreshments. We will meet at Langston-Brown Community & Senior Center ,2121 N Culpepper St, Arlington, VA 22207. Parking is available. Google http://parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/langston-brown-community-center-park/ for directions.
An agenda will be posted here shortly. Our program will feature a speaker from the National Institute on Aging who will talk about current research on socialization and the risks associated with social isolation and loneliness. Small group discussion will follow the formal program.
The WAVE technology committee is exploring ideas and working on a development project to improve village administration. Our goal is software to coordinate and schedule services that can perform the functions you need and is very user friendly. We welcome participation from administrators or office volunteers who use Club Express and other software products to serve as Quality Assurance coaches in this project.
WAVE meetings are open. Please let colleagues and village people know that they are welcome to attend.
The next WAVE quarterly meeting will be held on July 20. Arlington Neighborhood Villages is hosting the meeting in the Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Covenant, 2666 Military Road, Arlington 22207. A map to the address is here. The Church of the Covenant is not near Metro, but there is plenty of parking in the lot to the right as you enter the grounds. Enter the building through the lower level doors next to the parking lot.
Coffee and refreshments will be available starting at 9:00. The program will start at 9:30 and end at noon. The program for the July meeting will focus on transportation – the service most in demand at almost every village.
NVRides http://www.nvrides.org/) is a network of service providers who have come together to improve the scheduling and tracking of volunteer transportation services for older adults throughout Northern Virginia.
Village Rides (http://www.villagerides.org) is a pilot program in Montgomery County that offers ride-scheduling software, training and support to village volunteers who drive older residents to where they want to go.
The Virginia and Maryland programs are similar in that both offer the same scheduling and tracking system at no cost to all villages in their service area. Presenters will be the leaders of the program in each of the two service areas: Jennifer Kanarek from NVRides and Yonette Williams from Village Rides.
9:00 Coffee and light refreshments courtesy of Synergy Homecare.
9:30 - 10:30 Program: Coordination and management of volunteer transportation
10:30- 10:40 Break
10:40-11:10 WAVE Business Meeting
11:10 - Noon Informal Discussion Groups