VILLAGE TO VILLAGE NETWORK
“Neighbors Caring for Neighbors! Villages are community-based, nonprofit, grassroots organizations formed through a cadre of caring neighbors who want to change the paradigm of aging.”
“Villages build a sense of community and offer resources, services, programs and activities, including social and educational programs, health and wellness activities and volunteer assistance with transportation, light home maintenance, and technology coaching.”
Villages provide aging support services and social connections for older adults so that they can age in their homes and communities.
Examples of support services available to seniors include:
- Supportive Services – in-home care, household help with housework, yardwork, errands, home maintenance, health and wellness services, and transportation.
- Excursions & Outings.
- Arts - Music & Theater.
- Lectures & Discussions.
- Social Events & Affinity Groups.
- Exercise & Wellness
The Village model allows neighbors to stay connected active and supported in senior communities.
Communities who would like to start their own village will have access to mentors, discussion forums, webinars, toolkits, a document library and other resources.
The Village Movement began with Beacon Hill Village in Boston, Massachusetts with the goal of transforming the experience of aging by supporting older adults to age within their own supportive community of neighbors.
The Village to Village Network advocates for senior villages at the local, state and national levels.
source: vtvnetwork.org, beaconhillvillage.org
Senior In Home Care
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