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The Olney area’s senior population is expected to nearly triple, according to Montgomery County projections. Officials predict that the largest percentage increase in the County will be in the Olney area. Surveys across the nation and in Montgomery County overwhelmingly show that seniors want to age in place. AARP found that 93% of people age 65 and over want to stay in their current homes as long as possible. Nearly 60% of Montgomery County seniors surveyed said they expected to be living in the same home 10 years later.

Neighbors... Helping Neighbors GOCA/OHFL P.O. Box 1414 l Olney, MD 20830 240-406-9209 info@olneyhomeforlife.org www.olneyhomeforlife.org

Neighbors... Helping Neighbors


Our Plan

Our Call to You

OHFL will partner with public and private organizations in a collegial fashion, to coordinate and enhance service delivery.

Many, who built and maintained this beautiful Olney area community that we enjoy, need some assistance to continue to live safely in their homes, with respect and dignity. They want to continue to be a part of this community.

Beginning in 2012, OHFL services are scheduled to start with transportation for medical appointments, shopping and other needs. Olney Home for Life is a grassroots, all-volunteer, no-fee organization designed to assist Olney’s senior and disabled residents to remain in their homes. As they age, seniors may become unable to drive or perform necessary functions to maintain themselves in their homes. OHFL envisions a community where neighbors help neighbors, similar to the experiences of our grandparents and great-grandparents. The Greater Olney Civic Association supports the goals of OHFL and has established the organization as a subcommittee.

A second phase of services will follow, including simple home maintenance such as changing light bulbs, re-setting digital equipment, checking and replacing smoke alarms. OHFL will also provide friendly visits and other opportunities for social connections in the Olney community and elsewhere in Montgomery County

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attending our planning meetings and contributing your ideas and insights

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joining one of the Steering Committees

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volunteering to provide services directly to seniors

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providing financial support

Surveys of seniors indicate that the services listed here are among those most frequently requested.

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OHFL is inspired by the innovative “village” model developed by residents of the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. This flexible, locally driven approach allows us to identify and respond to the unique needs of seniors living in the Olney area. No two villages are alike, just as no two individuals are alike. Approximately 55 villages now operate in the United States, and at least 120 more are in the planning stages. In the Washington area, about 20 villages are currently operating or in development, including at least six in Montgomery County.

Join OHFL’s efforts to help our Olney seniors continue to be valuable members of our community by:

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Olney Home For Life has applied for status as a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

For more information, visit our website: www.olneyhomeforlife.org

PLEASE RETURN TO: l P.O. Box 1414 l Olney, MD 20830

GOCA/OHFL

240-406-9209 www.olneyhomeforlife.org


Olney Home for Life Brochure