THE VILLAGE: Potomac Community Village is an “aging-in-place” organization that provides non-medical volunteer assistance to seniors living in all the neighborhoods that comprise zip code 20854. Potomac Community Village is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the State of Maryland and by the IRS as a 501 c (3) public charity.
SERVICES: The Village will provide services to its Full Members through volunteers. All Village volunteers who are sent to members’ homes have been vetted. The most common direct-to-members services that Village volunteers provide are transportation (please read the next paragraph), light handyman work, help with electronic devices, friendly phone calls and visits, and convenience services such as running errands, preparing occasional meals and other routine activities. Please note that these services are offered by fellow members and volunteers and are not guaranteed. The Village will also provide its Full and Associate members access to educational and social activities, to its Neighbor-Suggested Contractor List and its available discounts. The Village will not provide medical or home health services or major home repairs and inspections.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: The Village will provide rides to members as follows:
• The member must be fully ambulatory, i.e. canes and walkers are allowed, but we are unable to transport a member in a wheelchair. The member must be able to get into and out of the vehicle on his/ her own. We will provide assistance with folding and storing a walker.
• We provide door-to-door services only.
• We do not guarantee that a driver will be available for a requested ride. We may suggest alternative services that may have a fee.
FEES: Full Membership is $100 for an individual, $150 for a household of two or more per year. Full Members must live within 20854. They are eligible to request Village services and participate in all Village activities. Associate Membership is $50 for an individual, $75 for a household of two or more per year. Associate Membership is for those who do not reside within 20854 but wish to participate in Village activities, access the Neighbor-Suggested Contractor List and member discounts, and offer support to the Village. Associate Members are not eligible for direct-to-members services from volunteers. Reduced fees for Full Members are available on a case-by-case basis. The Membership Year runs for 12 consecutive calendar months starting with the day payment is accepted by the Village. Membership fees are subject to change on any anniversary date.
TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT: Membership may be terminated in two ways: 1) By the member: Members may terminate this Agreement at any time by giving written notice to the Village, with the understanding that no portion of the annual fee will be returned. 2) By the Village: the Village reserves the right to terminate this Agreement with a member whenever the Village Board of Directors determines that it is in the best interest of the Village. If the Village terminates a member’s agreement, it will return a portion of the annual fee on a prorated basis calculated from the month of termination.
PRIVACY: The Village will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of its members. However, where concerns regarding a member’s health or safety arise, the Village reserves the right to contact those listed below under member’s emergency contact information or any others the Village deems appropriate. In addition, at the request of a member, the Village may disclose contact information to connect a member with a third-party vendor.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Potomac Community Village Full Members and Associate Members agree to indemnify the Village and its staff and volunteers and agree to hold it and them harmless for any loss, damage, expense, or liability of any kind arising out of the acts or omissions of its staff or volunteers, including but not limited to any action or claim a member or a member’s heirs, assigns, or insurance company might bring for negligence, personal injury or invasion of privacy.
Members further understand that the Village is not affiliated with or otherwise responsible for the acts or omissions of any third party vendors, including but not limited to those on its list of Suggested Contractors. Members shall release and hold the Village and its staff and volunteers harmless from any and all responsibility or liability arising from the acts or omissions of its staff or volunteers or any third party vendors and from the inclusion of any such vendor on the list maintained by the Village. The Village maintains such a list for its members for informational purposes only as a matter of convenience and the inclusion of any third party vendor on the list does not constitute any form of warranty, endorsement or guarantee by the Village as to the competence, qualification, quality, safety, licensure or other status or performance of any such vendor.
HEALTH CARE: The Village does not provide emergency or other health care services, is not a health care administrator, and does not employ licensed health professionals or social workers.