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Hot off the presses -- our July-Sept. Village of TP Newsletter.  
Read it here!

On August 20, writer/artist/therapist Dr. Wendy Miller, author (with her husband Gene Cohen) of "Sky Above Clouds: Finding our way through creativity, aging, and illness" gave an inspiring zoom presentation on creativity and aging. You can view the recording on her website — go to “Media” and “Video Media” at https://www.sky-above-clouds.com/

The Takoma Park Newsletter August 2020 is now available and full of helpful information. Be sure to check out the article on page 12 about Village founder Wolfgang Mergner, his many achievements, and his plans for the future. 

For COVID-19 testing options for Montgomery County residents , see montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/testing.html or call 240-777-1755.  

 See the special page ("COVID-19 Resources") in our "Links and Resources" section highlighting more resources available during this time, including ways the Village (and others) can help, and ways you can help.  Stay well!   


Scroll to the bottom of the page for a glimpse of our Facebook page.

 


WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF TAKOMA PARK
Need a ride to go shopping or to the doctor?  Are chores that were once easy becoming challenging?  Would you like to help neighbors facing these challenges?

Welcome to the Village of Takoma Park, an all-volunteer grass roots, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization of neighbors helping neighbors.

Research shows that the majority of  Americans prefer to stay in their homes and communities in spite of age or disability. The goal of the Village of Takoma Park is to provide intergenerational support to seniors and persons with disabilities who wish to live actively in the Takoma Park community.

Though independent of both the City of Takoma Park and Montgomery County, the Village helps to promote and facilitate access to information about County and City services, and collaborates with the City and County in their efforts to serve residents aged 55+ as well as disabled residents of all ages, connecting them with resources, services and programs.

Services (some free to all residents; some requiring membership) currently being either offered or promoted by the Village include transportation through the VillageRides program, friendly visits, monthly"Aging Well" events, "senior stroll" (walking partners), special support groups, errands service and help with small home repairs and household tasks.  We also offer cultural and arts programs - trips to concerts, book talks, museums and more. 

Many individual neighborhoods 
within Takoma Park have their own informal groups providing mutual support and community-building activities.  The Village of Takoma Park builds upon their successes and invites their residents to join the larger Village.



Membership in the Village of Takoma Park is open to all, regardless of age or place of residence. Services are available only to residents of Takoma Park, MD or zip code 20912.  Dues are $25 per year.  If this is a hardship, please contact us at 301-646-2109 or villageoftp@gmail.com.

For frequently asked questions (and their answers), click here.