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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Village in Howard responds to growing senior population in Howard County

    A report in 2012 from the Howard County Office of Planning and Zoning indicated that from 2000 to 2010 the over 65 population increased by 57 percent and the population 60-64 increased by 94%.  The Baby Boomers in Howard County are moving into their senior years.  While much of this population increase currently is in the "younger" senior years in the next 10 to 15 years this will become a population in need of more supports to remain living independently in their homes.  The needs of the 75- 85 age population are far greater than the current younger aged cohort.
    With this reality in mind a new group has started in Howard County called "The Village in Howard." The Village is not a place but an organization of seniors who plan to create a supportive community of members as they age in place.  The Village concept has grown rapidly across the country as the population of seniors has rapidly increased in the United States. To learn more about the Village in Howard an informational session is being held next week.  Here is the information.

"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.

Opening remarks: County Council Chair Mary Kay Sigaty

Who: Everyone who is 55 +

What: Presentation on what the Village offers! Services - Activities - How we’ve grown!

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015

Time: 6:45 p.m. SHARP - please arrive early

Where: Miller Library - 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

TVIH Office: 443-367-9043 "


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