The month of March features many interesting events so please make sure to share with your community members. If you are unable to share all these updates, note that the WAVE website maintains an up to date calendar. Sharing that link should be easier.
1. Monday, March 12th 10am-12noon: Montgomery County Villages Meeting
Active and developing Villages are invited to send one (two at most, due to capacity) representatives to this meeting. We will be discussing ideas around friendly visiting programs. The outcomes of the quest for affordable insurance for villages, updates on the work with hospitals as well as the work with Life-Long Homes coalition. There will be plenty of time for announcements and Q&A. Please email me your agenda items. Make sure your village is represented!
Location: Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Service Center: 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD 20814
Public Parking is available.
2. Monday March 5th: Maryland Villages Communities of Practice Meeting
This promises to be a fascinating meeting. The featured speaker is Roger Anusen, who also presented at the VTV conference last Fall. Please send a representative to the meeting.
Location: The Beacon Institute of Life Span 7090 Samuel Morse Drive Columbia, MD 21046
Time: 9:30- Networking coffee, 10:00AM-12:00 Program
*plus brown bag lunch & networking 12 noon until 1:00PM
Join our statewide leaders as we discuss innovative strategies to deepen community & personal connections. Learn about potent brain wellness behaviors-to share as a community connecting strategy.
Statewide program updates & idea exchange from our leaders
Learn from the brain health educator, Roger Anusen, who will be sharing strategies used in AARP and Met Life Projects and will be revealing dynamic, positive self-care for your Brain.
Explore how practicing brain healthy (i.e. reserve-enhancing) behaviors can help you age well. Roger will share how people who engage in stimulating leisure & learning activities get results.
Note: Future opportunities to learn additional healthy brain strategies are planned for later this year.
Call Carol at 240-418-5603
3. Thursday, March 1st, 6:30-8:30pm: A Consumer Protection Forum with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School 4301 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
Join U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Attorney General, Brian Frosh, and the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection for a discussion focused on your rights as a consumer. The forum will feature an update from Capitol Hill and the State of Maryland as well as a question/answer period.
Exhibitors will include:
Just Added: AARP of Maryland, Securities and Exchange Commission, the Montgomery County Office of Landlord Tenant Affairs, Office of the Comptroller, CHECKBOOK Magazine,
4. Tuesday March 13, 2018 8am-5pm: The Roundtable on Health Literacy. Health literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape
This forum, which is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, will be holding a workshop called ”Health literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape”. The objective of the workshop is to explore the changing health literacy needs of older adults and the strategies to meet those needs. Health literacy refers to how well individuals can communicate on health, healthcare related topics. It also encompasses whether information given by doctors and others is understandable or not. Many people struggle with health literacy because there is too much medical jargon. As we age, our hearing, eye sight and sometimes memory fade, which further complicates our understanding.
Mary Ann Zimmerman, a Silver Spring Village member will be the first speaker at the workshop and will be sharing her story about communication do's and don't's, when interacting with the healthcare system and related community services. If you know Mary Ann, you already know that it will be one lively presentation. If you want to join the workshop, you can do so in one of the following ways: you can sign up to watch the live webcast or you can attend in person.
Location: Keck Center of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Room 100)
Whichever way you choose, you will need to register by clicking on this link.
This event is free and open to all County residents. Attendees will hear from experts and share their questions and views related to: * Civic and Social Engagement * Elder Abuse Prevention * Employment * Senior Public Safety. County Executive Ike Leggett will also offer remarks at this event.
Location: Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910
Or Call (240) 777-1120.
April’s Save the Date
1. April 16th 50+ Employment Expo
The Jewish Council for the Aging with a grant from Montgomery County will hold it's 50+ Employment
Expo on April 16, 2018. No pre-registration is required for job seekers.
2. April 13th, Councilmember Katz Senior forum and Resource Fair
Location: Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, Social Hall, 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville, MD 20853
10:30 am – 11:45 am Speakers give presentations in the Community Room
10:45 am Exhibitors arrive and set-up in the Social Hall
11:45 am Resource Fair Opens
1:00 pm Event ends
1. Friendship Heights Seeking Executive Administrator
Friendship Heights Neighbors Network is the Village serving the Friendship Heights tax district of eight apartment buildings in Chevy Chase, Maryland. We are seeking a part-time administrative assistant for the position of FHNN Executive Administrator to handle the website, membership data-base and other FHNN operating requirements outlined in the job description within the confines of available grant funds. The position begins immediately and is currently scheduled for 15 hours per week. There is a mandatory time requirement, of which the employee must be physically present and work in the "office" in Friendship Heights. Resumes should be sent to FHNN c/o 4601 North Park Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 or via email by clicking on this link.
2. Senior Leadership Montgomery:
Are you or someone you know an active senior who is curious about their community? If so, Senior Leadership Montgomery is a program tailored for people 55+ who are retired or soon-to-be-retired and want to learn more about Montgomery County, meet new people and explore ways to get involved and give back to the community. Applications are available online Application deadline is April 13, 5:00 PM.
3. n4a Launches New Resource Center Focused on Promoting Social Engagement
n4a is pleased to announce the launch of engAGED – The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults. The resource center, funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, will collect and disseminate information about innovative engagement practices, resources and tools that the Aging Network can use in their communities. n4a’s partners in this effort are Generations United, the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), and the National Resource Center for OSHER Lifelong Learning Institutes.
Interesting Articles to share
New York times : America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement
Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services
401 Hungerford Drive 4th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850