• Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Planting the Seeds for Direct Care & Para-Professional Workforce Development Summit

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Click Here For Ticket & Summit Information

    The purpose of Planting the Seeds is to bring local, state and regional professionals together to better understand and begin to address the critical need for direct care and paraprofessionals working with older adults and adults with disabilities. It is not simply an issue for a single type of provider, since these paraprofessionals work  in and for hospitals, residential service agencies, private clients, insurance companies, CCRC’s, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and in other settings. To make progress, we believe that a collaborative approach is a more successful way to build an effective and sustainable career pathway to attract and retain this part of the workforce.  The audience will include providers, public school administrators, community college leaders, workforce development leaders at the state and local levels, leaders in the Aging and Disability fields, and representatives of successful models in Maryland and beyond.

    This daylong event is the work of two groups.  The Paul R. Willging Endowment is led by Ron Carlson and was founded several years ago by those of us wanting to further Paul’s work in innovative long term care policy and operations.  The Endowment has joined with the UMBC Erickson School ( that brings years of expertise educating professionals to take leadership positions in the management of ageing services and bring innovative solutions for populations we serve.     

    I encourage you to register for this summit and help to be part of the solution.  Knowing the strength of the Howard County provider network, I ask that you consider attending, sending your staff, and sharing with you colleagues.

    Please contact Phyllis Madachy with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you on September 28.

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Together We Can End Alzheimer's

    Howard County Walk - Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Join a team, volunteer, or donate today!  For more information, visit their website by clicking HERE!

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:30 PM | Anonymous

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous


    “Rethinking Retirement” Program Set for Sept. 14

    Shattering Myths and Stereotypes of Older Adults


    Vantage House retirement community is sponsoring a workshop, “Rethinking Retirement: A Columbia Perspective on Aging,” on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Historic Oakland in Downtown Columbia.  The free program is designed for professionals and others working with older adults.


    The event will feature a keynote address by Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, a noted gerontologist and author, who will focus on “Shattering Myths & Stereotypes” in a society that idealizes youth and dreads aging. FitzPatrick is the author of “Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing the Stress of Caring for Your Loved One.”


    A panel discussion, “Living in Howard County,” will be moderated by Phyllis Madachy, who has worked in community based services for older adults for over thirty five years in both the non-profit and public sectors in Maryland. She is a former Administrator for the Howard County Office of Aging. 


    Panelists will include Jackie Scott, Director of the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services; Louis (Rusty) Toler, Senior Fellow with the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), and Mary McGraw, founder of The Village In Howard serving residents 55 and older.

    The workshop is a Columbia 50th Birthday event, one of dozens occurring during the city’s 6-month celebration that began in March. The festivities are designed to honor Columbia’s past and imagine its future.

    The “Rethinking Retirement” program will begin with a continental breakfast and networking at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.  There is no admission fee, but there is limited seating capacity and registration is required by calling 410-992-1241.

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:00 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Join Neighbor Ride at The White Oak Tavern (Enchanted Forest Shopping Center - 10030 Baltimore National Pike - Ellicott City), where hand crafted food and beer are celebrated. The Tavern's menu uses the best local, seasonal, and sustainable meats and produce whenever possible; and offers a wide range of beer styles. All items are made entirely from scratch in-house. 10% of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Neighbor Ride. Just drop your receipt in the jar at the host stand to ensure that your purchases are credited.

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 6:30 PM | Nina Criselda Evangelista


    Please listen to Dr. Andre and Nina Evangelista, PT, CEEAA to discuss common issues facing geriatric population in relation to the importance of working with a podiatrist and physical therapist!

    Feel free to learn more as well about how insurance works!

    If you want to be guests for our future programs like Dr. Andre, feel free to contact manuel @ 602.332.2490!


  • Friday, August 11, 2017 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    Calling all PT's and OT's!

    Join FOX Rehab, the Nation's largest group of board certified geriatric clinical specialists, for a continuing education course on: 


    See below for registration details:

  • Friday, July 28, 2017 7:46 PM | Anonymous

    Help support the Village in Howard!  Between July 30th & August 5th, stop by the Barnes & Noble in the Long Gate Shopping Center in Ellicott City and show the cashier the attached flyer when making your purchase!  It's that simple!  And a portion of your sale will go back to The Village!

    Like to shop online??  Not a problem - see the attached flyer for a code to use during your online checkout.

    For more information, contact George Maestri at

    Click HERE for The Village Fundraiser Flyer

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:47 PM | Anonymous

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