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We welcome suggestions for programs, as well as volunteers to help create or lead them.

Plenary Programs offer speakers on critical topics for villages. All are free and open to everyone.  2024: Virtual (Zoom) programs on January 31 and May 15.  In-Person conference October 16.

January 31, 2024, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., via Zoom. Plenary Panel: Raising Dementia Awareness Within Villages" followed by Q&A. The program will include the election of new board members and the WAVE president, and the announcement of the winner(s) of the 2024 Finishing Strong Award and other important updates.

May 15, 2024, 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., via Zoom. Be sure to join us for our exciting Spring Plenary Program! Learn about upcoming workshops and other resources for villages and meet the winners of WAVE’s Founders Award. Award applications are open until April 29. (Information and applications can be found HERE.) We’ll also explore Using the Arts to Combat Isolation and Improve Health and spotlight two exciting local programs. Break out panels will enable interactive follow up discussion. For more information and to register, click HERE. 

Annual In-Person Conference. October 16, Silver Spring, Maryland. Program TBD

Mutual Support Sessions are virtual, one hour, facilitated discussions about key challenges or opportunities for villages. These are free and open to everyone.

February 7, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, via Zoom.  Sharing Best Practices for Attracting Volunteers to Virtual Villages.  Facilitated, interactive discussion led by Chip Poston, MY Neighbors, Yancy, NC. 

March 6, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, via Zoom.  Challenges and Best Practices for Multigenerational Villages. Facilitated, interactive discussion led by Abby Simms, North Chevy Chase Connecting, Bethesda, MD. 

April 3, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, via Zoom.  Sponsorship Revenue for Villages.  Presented by Bruce Rosenthal and Donna Mason, North Bethesda Village.

Shared Calendar of Village Events features activities and events sponsored by individual villages that made available to all villages in the WAVE region as well as others who have an interest.  Click here for the Shared Calendar.

Washington Area Villages Exchange
P.O. Box 7464
Alexandria, VA 22307-0464