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The Village in Howard Center will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th.  The Center will reopen on Wednesday, December 26th.  Happy Holidays!

Welcome to The Village in Howard!

The Village in Howard is a member-based COMMUNITY of Howard County residents 55 and older who want to continue to live independently in the homes and neighborhoods they know.  Membership benefits include, not only various social and cultural activities, but access to various services such as transportation, home repair from vetted contractors, and assistance with simple house maintenance.  These benefits enable members to actively age in place.

We are 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. 

Our current newsletter: December 2018 Newsletter

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The Village In Howard will participate in the “Holiday Giving Project” sponsored by HopeWorks (formerly the Domestic Violence Center).  

Please click here to see the wish list by a family of two. The list will be updated frequently. Please check the list before purchasing. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 10th. 

Thank you for helping to make the holiday even brighter for a family in Howard County.



Upcoming Programs

12/11 Bridge Group 1:00 Wegman's
12/12 Lunch Bunch 11:30, Silver Diner
12/12 My 3 Cents 2:00, "The Power of Conversation in the Digital Age"
12/13 Elders' Wisdom 11:30, "This Chair Rocks"

Please see calendar for information about events.

Every Monday, Monday Morning Meanderings group at 9:30AM.

Every Saturday, Sneakers Walking group at 9AM, then Coffee at 9:30AM. 

Every Wednesday, Lunch Bunch - November location: Silver Diner at 11:30AM

View details of each event and the registration information. These programs are planned FOR YOU.

How Are We Doing? 152 members !!!

When The Village In Howard (TVIH) opened our door in November 2014, we started accepting member and volunteer applications. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our dedicated board members and committee members, we are proud to announce that we have made great progress:
Members: 152 (19 Full members and 133 Associate members)
Volunteers: Currently, we have 28 service volunteers who work in our office (9), assist members with their needs (10), and provide transportation (9).  Additionally, we have 15 Board members and 43 Committee members working on the goals of TVIH. Many volunteers wear more than one hat.
Programs: In 2017 TVIH provided 288 programs, including many repeat programs such as the Saturday and Monday walks, Wednesday lunch bunch, Bridge group, two book clubs, My 3 cents discussion group, Happy Hours, Needles and Hooks group, dining out, wine tastings, Elder Wisdom discussion group, travel slide shows, singles programs, and unique programs such as local trips and cultural events. 


The Reasons Why Our Members Joined:

I am interested in staying in my home and meeting interesting older people with various background.   ~Mary Ann
"Age in place" is a good concept. I like to meet new friends.     ~Jane
I like the concept of reciprocity during the aging process, and I have discovered that warm and interesting people share my view.      ~Ellin
I love the concept of older people working together to address the challenges in their lives.       ~Kim
I feel compelled to tell you and others that TVIH has improved my quality of life.    ~Catherine

I joined for companionship and meeting smart, positive and problem-solving people.   ~Mary


Office hours

Our office is open five days a week and is located at 6061 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia, MD 21045.


Please call (443) 367-9043 before you come in. Monday-Friday, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

When Howard County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the TVIH office will be closed and activities will be cancelled.

When Howard County Public Schools are 
delayed due to inclement weather, TVIH activities scheduled at noon or after will resume and the office will open at noon.


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