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.
Book Discussion Group, Wednesdays, 7.30-9pm
Contact Mariette Klein, email@example.com or 301 693 2666.
Join a new BHV book group - interested in reading a few mysteries? Contact Tove Titlow, email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
For more information about BHV or these events, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., DEA Drug Take Back Day. You can take unused prescription drugs to the 2nd District police station at 4823 Rugby Avenue in Bethesda or to the Village of Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue in Chevy Chase. This safe method of disposing of unused opioid prescriptions helps prevent opioid abuse.
Tuesday, May 1, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 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.) Mr. Meyerson formally chaired the State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life, and currently is a member of the State Community Options Advisory Council. This program is organized by Bethesda Metro Area Village, Maplewood Village, and AARP of Maryland. All are welcome. The event will take place in Room A, Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Haile, email@example.com
Thursday, May 3, 3:00 p.m., True Life Movies at the Davis Library. The movie will be “Marley and Me.” John and Jen are journalists who are a newly-married couple. Marley is the adopted puppy no one wants, a high-strung lab who is virtually untrainable. Light refreshments are provided by the Davis Friends of the Library. The Davis Library is at 6400 Democracy Boulevard near Fernwood Road in Bethesda. For details, call 240-777-0920.
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 to 4:30 p.m., Journey to Hope: A Conference for Alzheimer's Family Care Partners. The Journey to Hope DC Conference provides an opportunity for Alzheimer’s family care partners to learn tips to improve connections with the person with memory problems and to take care of themselves in the process. There will be time to network and connect with other family care partners who may be experiencing similar situations. Exhibitors will provide information about local resources. Continental breakfast, light lunch and free parking provided. The event will be at the Sibley Medical Building A, 5215 Loughboro Road, NW. Registration is required: 888-246-6812.
Friday, May 11, 12:00 noon, Senior Movies at the Davis Library. The movie will be “Mother!” A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Light refreshments are provided by the Davis Friends of the Library. You may bring your own brown bag lunch. The Davis Library is at 6400 Democracy Boulevard near Fernwood Road in Bethesda. For details, call 240-777-0920.
Sunday, May 13, 3:00 p.m., Rock Creek Chamber Players Concert. (Free and open to all.) The program will be at Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Free parking is available behind the church. The program includes the Strauss Violin Sonata, a piano quintet by a DC-area composer, and some diverse solo piano works by Chopin, Leonard Cohen, and Jon Schmidt (one of The Piano Guys). Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for a special afternoon. For details: Ann Franke (202-775-1968, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday, May 14, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Book Talk on What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars. Author and journalist David Wood will be talking about his book at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane. Most Americans are now familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this groundbreaking new book, Wood examines the far more pervasive, yet less understood, experience of those we send to war: moral injury. Moral injury is the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. Featuring portraits of combat veterans, leading mental health researchers, and the young Americans deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, What Have We Done offers an unflinching look at war and those who volunteer for it: the thrill and pride in service and, too often, the scars of moral injury.
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/