Calendar of Events
One of the key components of the Bradley Hills Village is social and educational activities to help neighbors get to know neighbors while enjoying themselves. Check here for the activities arranged by our Social Activities Committee and for other events open to the community.
Schedule of Activities
Coffee & Chat, 2nd Thursday each month, 10-11am
Next held: May 10 at La Madeleine, Old Georgetown Road
An informal coffee group -- come enjoy coffee & conversation.
Medical Note-taking session, 9:30 am-noon,
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Are you a family member or friend who accompanies someone to a medical appointment? Do you help take notes at such appointments as a care-giver? Would you like to be more prepared for your own medical appointments? Often the medical information is overwhelming, appointments are brief and next steps may be lost in the communication. Villages have found the services of a trained medical note-taker volunteer to be of value particularly for those without family nearby, and offer this service to their members.
Presenter: Mary Ann Buckley, LCSW-C, MAB Consulting
Location: Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Room B, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
Registration required; please send any questions and RSVP, by April 6 to email@example.com; put Medical Note-taking in the subject line. [This program is funded in part by grants from Montgomery County and Suburban Hospital.]
Book Discussion Group, Wednesday, April 18, 7.30-9pm
Cutting for Stone is a novel by Ethiopian-born Indian American medical doctor Abraham Verghese. It is a saga of twin brothers, orphaned by their mother's death at their births and abandoned by their father.
Discussion Leader: Beverly Knystautas
Location: Home of Nanci Wilkinson, 5502 Glenwood Road
Please RSVP by April 16 to Mariette Klein, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301 693 2666.
Join a new BHV book group - interested in reading a few mysteries? Contact Tove Titlow, email: email@example.com or (301) 530-4421.
Bridge - Interested in playing bridge? Our BHV Bridge Group meets weekly. If you haven't played for a while and want to reconnect with the game, contact Ben Cohen at
If you are interested in seeing a movie either at a theater or
on DVD or Netflix (mention title), in someone's home, please send an email to Eva Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about BHV or these events, email to: email@example.com.
Saturday, April 14, 9am-12, Spring 2018 Clean-up of Triangle Garden, Location: intersection of Garfield and Roosevelt Sts.
Please join your neighbors in keeping this wonderful little oasis looking great for Spring. No experience needed - just enthusiasm (and tools and gloves if you have them)! If you are unable to make the spring clean-up this year you can still contribute to the beautification of the garden by making a donation towards plants, mulch and other materials needed to keep the garden looking its best. Checks, made out to HTCA, can be given to the HTCA Treasurer, Stephen Brown (5504 Hoover) or to Deborah Perry, at 8506 Garfield Street.
Monday, April 16th , 1 pm: National Healthcare Decisions Day Please join Hospice Caring in recognizing National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16, 2018 by attending a free screening of Defining Hope. This movie is a thought-provoking documentary that follows patients with life threatening illness as they make decisions about how they want to live. After the movie, stay for a discussion about the movie and end-of-life decisions with two members of the Montgomery County Coalition on Care at End-of-Life: Amy Griboff, Esquire, an eldercare law and estate planning attorney, and M. Jane Markley, RN, FACHE, President, M. Jane Markley Consulting, LLC.
Location: Hospice Caring, Inc. 518 South Fredrick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877; Questions? Contact Thanuja at Hospice Caring, 301-869-4673. Here is the link to register: http://www.hospicecaring.org/defining-hope.html
Tuesday, April 17th, 1 pm: How to use Uber, Lyft & GoGo Grandparent Come listen and enjoy some snacks with Certified Dementia Practitioner, Kathleen McGuinness speak about How to use Uber, Lyft & GoGo Grandparent. She will cover these topics: • How do I download the App? • What is the difference between UBER & LYFT • Do I need a smart phone to use GoGo Grandparent ( No!) • Support Networks (Senior Centers +) • Mobile Options (Dr.’s & other health care providers come to you) to help you age in place. Location: Rockville Senior Center 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville
Wednesday, April 18, 8:30-10:30am: ASA Washington, DC Roundtable - Ending Ageism & Reframing Aging - Your Role as an Advocate April 18 Greater Washington Roundtable program will feature a presentation by Bob Stein, President & CEO of the American Society on Aging. This collaborative, two-year project of the Frameworks Institute in Washington, DC, ASA and seven other aging organizations [*], reaffirmed that as Americans live longer and healthier lives, it's essential that society adjust both its attitudes toward aging and its systems that support and shape well-being.
Location: Community Room at Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates, 2801 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC [2 blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station]
Thursday April 19th, 10am-noon; Can Voice Recognition Devices Help You? Paul Burden, of Our Voice, gives a demonstration of Amazon Echo voice-activated devices that might be useful to seniors. Sponsored by Rockville Villages. No registration necessary. Location: Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 Contact Eva Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to carpool.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 1-3pm: Holiday Park Senior Center’s Safe and Sound Resource Fair The resource fair will feature medication take back, Fire Dept. home safety advice, fraud and scam resource and more.
Front Yard Fridays are back.
This incredibly popular program now returns, weather permitting. To sign up to host, here is the link for the Front Yard Fridays signup page
Job Search Training for those 50+yo.
Are you over age 50 and frustrated by your job search? JCA’s Career Gateway Program can help you hone your resume, polish your networking and interviewing skills, use Internet job search resources more effectively, and turn your age and experience to your advantage. Each session of the Career Gateway features 30 hours of small-group classroom instruction over 5 days, comprehensive materials, practical exercises, and a long-term mentor for only $75! Sessions run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The dates are: Session V – April 23, April 25, April 27, April 30, and May 2. For details: 301-255-4215, email@example.com
Safe Driving: A Workshop on the Latest in Vehicle Technology. Technology is changing the driving experience. The brand-new AARP Smart Driver TEK workshop will enable you to use the safety features in your current or future car. Learn about blind-spot warning systems, forward collision warnings, smart headlights, and more. The 90-minute workshop will be offered seven times in Montgomery County during the month of April. Fee: $5.00 (payable to AARP). Space is limited, so register now at www.aarp.org/findaworkshop8 or call 1-877-805-4115. The sessions are:
- Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:30 am, Oasis (2nd floor of Macy’s Home Store at Westfield Montgomery), 7101 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20817
- Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:30 am, Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
- Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:00 am, Jewish Council for the Aging,12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20852
- Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm, Jewish Council for the Aging, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20852
- Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 am, Benjamin Gaither Center, 80A Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
- Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00 am, Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, Maryland 20817
- Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901.
2018 Annual Meeting
BHV held its second business meeting in Feb. The new board was elected. Attorney General Brian Frosh spoke eloquently to attendees. Attendees connected with one another. See recap in About Us tab.
Our very successful 2017 events included: author Laura Kumin speaking about 'The Hamilton Cookbook,' the Annual Meeting featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin and a concert by Sally Pessin's guitar students, the BNA-BHV summer Picnic with Don Resnikoff's Dixieland Band, BHV night at Bethesda Big Train, monthly coffees at La Madeleine, the second year of our very successful Snow Shovel Brigade, Bridge Club and many books read and discussed by our Book Discussion Group.
Save these Future Dates
April 16th 50+ Employment Expo
The Jewish Council for the Aging with a grant from Montgomery County will hold it's 50+ Employment
Expo on April 16, 2018. No pre-registration is required for job seekers.
Friday, April 13th, Councilmember Katz Senior forum and Resource Fair, Location: Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center Social Hall, 14625 Bauer Dr., Rockville, MD 20853
10:30 am – 11:45 am Speakers presentations
11:45 am - 1 pm Resource Fair Opens
Tuesday, May 1, 1 - 2:30 pm, Tax reform bill presentation
Location: Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Room A, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. Learn about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Ted Meyerson is an AARP Volunteer who will be giving village members an introduction to the ins and outs of the tax reform bill. (No financial or tax advice will be given). Presented by the AARP of MD, with Bethesda Metro Area and Maplewood Villages. All area village members welcome. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Haile, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Journey to Hope DC
Conference for Alzheimer’s Family Care Partners, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, Conf. Room 1, Registration required ($95), Free* to Alzheimer’s family care partners
Sunday, May 20 County Council Candidates Forum
Bannockburn Village Clubhouse
Wednesday, July 18, BHV Night at Bethesda Big Train Baseball A great hit last year, so we're doing it again.
Free tickets, a great game and the company of BHV friends and neighbors.
AARP of Maryland will present an informational session on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in May. This presentation will be sponsored by several Villages in Montgomery County.
Special support groups at Sibley Hospital:
Widowed Persons Organization (WPO). Call 202 537 4942.
Caregiver Support Groups at Silbey. Call 202 660 7104.
FREE weatherization services: Habitat for Humanity can offer your Montgomery County older residents FREE services to reduce their energy bills. Please spread the word. There is such a thing as a FREE gift when you talk with Habitat!!
Ten top scams you need to spread the word about: Older people are mistreated more often than we think, and chances are we know someone who has been affected by fraud or scams. Last week, the U.S. Special Committee on Aging released their 2018 Fraud Book which details the Top 10 scams reported to the committee’s Fraud Hotline last year. The Fraud Book also includes resources for consumers who wish to report scams to state and federal agencies. Since the Fraud Hotline’s inception in 2013, more than 6,800 individuals from all 50 states have contacted the Committee’s Fraud Hotline to report a possible scam. In 2017, the Committee’s Fraud Hotline received more than 1,400 complaints of frauds against older people in our communities. A copy of the Fraud Book can be found HERE.
New Medicare covered program for pre-diabetes: Did you know that nearly half of U.S. adults ages 65 and older have pre-diabetes? This means they’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes due to high blood sugar levels. Starting next month, Medicare will begin covering a program that can help older adults with prediabetes avoid developing diabetes. Read more about the program and why it’s important in a new PPI blog by Lynda Flowers and Olivia Dean.
Bradmoor Neighborhood Association Sidewalk Committee is exploring the possibilities of the installation of sidewalks in the streets around Bradley Hills Elementary School. For more information, contact Liz Hicks, Sidewalk Committee Chair, email@example.com.
Seniors’ Resource Guide. The 2018 edition of the Montgomery County Seniors’ Resource Guide, an annual print publication of the Beacon Newspapers, is now in print and available at local libraries. For details, see http://www.thebeaconnewspapers.com/resource-guide/