RESOURCES

 

Resources

Sharing resources enriches our community and our lives. Most of the resources listed are free.  If there is some cost associated with the program, we have noted that with “$”.   If you have information you think will help your neighbors to remain independent, healthy and stimulated as we age “in place”, please contact littlefallsvillage.org or call us at 301-320-3267.  Resources are grouped in the following categories:

  • General Resources for Seniors: Multiple Topics
  • Stay in Your Own Home
  • Stay Healthy
  • Brain Health and Wellness
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Emergency Planning
  • Medicine Safety
  • Planning Ahead

 General Resources for Seniors: Multiple Topic

Living and Thriving in Montgomery County: A Guide for Residents 60 and Over

A comprehensive guide of services and resources available in the Montgomery County and provide tips on where to learn more. You'll find a range of core topics for seniors and caregivers, with information about local resources that address them including:

  • Planning Ahead
  • Living in the Setting of your Choice
  • Staying Healthy
  • Staying Connected
  • Getting Around
  • Caring for an Aging Parent or Love One
  • Finding Information

National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health

NIA website offers information on a variety of health and aging related topics from A-Z.

 


New York Times $

Written by Paula Span, a twice-monthly column that appears online and in the print Science Times section on alternate Tuesdays, The New Old Age lives—and the list of subjects tackled keeps lengthening.

Disrupt Aging

A project of AARP, DisruptAging is an online place to have a new conversation—often funny, sometimes raw, always honest—about how people want to live and age.

The projects celebrate those who “own” their age and will feature new ways of living and aging, and the products and solutions that make this possible.  The project will partner with companies and communities to create new solutions for people as they age.

 

 


 Stay in Your Own Home

AARP HomeFit Guide

The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a "lifelong home," suitable for themselves and anyone in their household.  The guide provides lessons, suggestions and practical solutions.

Aging in Place: Growing Old at Home

This article contains suggestions to help you find the help you need to continue to live independently. 

 

 

Join a “Village”

Villages are a local, volunteer-led, grassroots organizations that aim to support community members who choose to age-in-place. They foster social connections through activities and events and coordinate volunteer help at home using neighbor helping neighbor model .

 


Stay Healthy

Eating Healthy: NIH

Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Use these tips to choose foods for better health at each stage of life.


Falls Prevention: CDC

This checklist asks about hazards found in your home.  For each hazard, the checklist  tells you how to fix the problem. At the end of the checklist you will find other tips for preventing falls.

Exercise and Physical Activity

Exercise and physical activity are an important part of healthy aging that can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions affecting older adults. To help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life, NIA created the Go4Life campaign offering free, evidence-based resources for older adults in one convenient place.

 

 

Montgomery County Department of Recreation: Senior Sneaker Program

Rec Senior Sneaker Program - Offers special annual pass is for those 55 or older. It is good for access to any Community Center Exercise Room and Open Gym during the Center's normally scheduled hours.

Montgomery County Department of Recreation

Seasonal Offerings of activities published every quarter including programs for seniors.


Professional People (Recommended by our Villagers)

Explore Your Transportation Options

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Age-Friendly
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Our Issues in the News

 

The Montgomery County Commission on Aging (COA)

Serves as an advocate for the health, safety and well-being of the County’s older residents. The Commission supports both safety net services for the frail elderly and programs to meet the interests and needs of older adults who want to age in their communities.  The COA identifies significant issues where its voice on the needs of seniors can make a difference

Seniors Today

A monthly program produced by the Montgomery County Commission on Aging. Hosted by Austin Heyman, a member of Little Falls Village, this program is devoted to issues of interest to seniors living right here in Montgomery County.

 

 


 Washington Area Villages and Organizations

Village to Village Network

 

 

 

 

 

The mission of the Village to Village Network, the national organization of aging in place villages, is to enable communities to establish, and effectively manage, aging-in-place Villages.

Washington Area Village Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAVE is the local organization of villages in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

 

Capitol Hill Village capitolhillvillage.org  VtV

Cleveland Park Village clevelandparkvillage.org  VtV

Dupont Circle Village www.dupontcirclevillage.net VtV

East Rock Creek Villagewww.eastrockcreekvillage.org

Far SE Senior Village – eopow@hotmail.com  kcobbleahi@gmail.com – In development

Foggy Bottom/West End Village fbwevillage.org VtV

Georgetown Village georgetown-village.org  VtV

Glover Park Village gloverparkvillage.org  VtV

Northwest Neighbors Village nwnv.org  VtV

Palisades Village palisadesvillage.org  VtV

Pennsylvania Avenue Village East pavillageeast.org

Waterfront Village www.dcwaterfrontvillage.org

Ward 7 Deanwood Village Terrie@instepseniors.org – In development

Ward 7 ERFSC KEEN Seniors Program www.erfsc.org

Mill Creek Village http://millcreekvillage.wordpress.com

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Cabin John jfbell@mac.com

Northwest Neighbors Connecting (Baltimore) – chaibaltimore.org/local_includes/downloads/63264.pdf

Olney Home for Life olneyhomeforlife.org

Potomac Community Village  potomaccommunityvillage.org

1 Corridor Village eerivas@yahoo.com – In development

Silver Spring Village silverspringvillage.org  VtV

Takoma Park Village http://villageoftakomapark.com

Town of Garret Park Seniors Committee garrettpark-md.gov

Wyngate Neighbors Helping Neighbors (WNHN) www.lotsahelpinghands.com

Arlington Neighborhood Villages arlnvil.org   VtV

At Home in Alexandria athomeinalexandria.org  VtV

Braddock District Council Aging in Place Program  wallbdc@gmail.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lake Barcroft Village lakebarcroftvillage.org  VtV

Herndon Village Network herndonvillagenetwork.org

McLean Community: A Village for all Ages  weebly.com

Mosby Woods Village mosbywoodsvillage@gmail.com

Mount Vernon at Home mountvernonathome.org  VtV

Reston for a Lifetime restonforalifetime.org

Reston Useful Services Exchange restonuse.org

Vertical Village at Wildwood erivas@voa.org  VtV

22202 Neighbors United (22202 NU) www.arcaonline.org/current-arca-projects/arlington-villages VtV

Shepherdstown SAIL shepherdstownsail.org  VtV