Asbury Methodist Village is a vital part of greater Montgomery County, MD., working with such community service agencies as Meals on Wheels, opening our community for meeting spaces, support groups, senior wellness opportunities, hosting cultural and civic events, and training a new generation of aging services professionals. Our partners are essential in allowing us to reach more people with our Mission to “do all the good we can.” Below is a sampling of our many partnerships.
Asbury Methodist Village’s unique partnership with the Strathmore brings visiting artists from the region’s premier cultural arts center to our campus throughout the year to perform for free in our 275-seat theater. The partnership opens the doors for collaborative ventures and provides Asbury with discounted tickets to Strathmore events.
This partnership began in 2012, giving residents the opportunity to register for Osher Institute classes at Johns Hopkins University’s Silver Spring, Md., campus. In addition, Osher holds several of its most popular courses on the campus of Asbury Methodist Village each semester. Residents who want to attend those courses only, may sign up for a special membership package.
A youth outreach and advocacy organization run by Asbury residents in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools, Identity, an agency serving Latino youth and families, and Wesley Theological Seminary. Learn more and volunteer with GBCI here.
Asbury Pastoral Care staff provide supervision to students during internships that provide the students with experiential opportunities for pastoral counseling support and care with the Asbury residents.
Graduate students from Georgetown University’s Health Systems Management program and The George Washington University’s Health Services Management and Leadership program gain valuable practical experience through a number of programs and opportunities extended to the students and faculty both at the Asbury campus and in the classroom.
Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention
Asbury Methodist Village associates and residents have been instrumental in their efforts to address mental health and suicide prevention both locally and nationally through a number of significant collaborative projects and speaking engagements in partnerships with organizations such as the Center for Mental Health Services- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Institute of Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and the American Association of Suicidology.
Asbury staff take advantage of ongoing opportunities to advance new technologies and programs that support aging well and reduce risk among vulnerable populations. One example is a project with researchers from the University of Maryland to pilot a newly created examination tool. The tool helps to detect potential problems with mobility (walking and upright activities) before they interfere with daily activities.