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What is a Village?

Villages are membership-driven, grass-roots organizations that coordinate access to affordable services including transportation, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities, and other day-to-day needs, enabling individuals to remain connected to their community throughout the aging process.

Valley Village is a member of the Village to Village Network, which helps communities establish and effectively manage their own Villages.


Links to other Villages and Related Organizations

Beacon Hill Village, Boston MA

Cambridge at Home, Cambridge MA

Capitol Hill Village, Washington DC

Center for Aging in Place Support, Westchester County NY

Lancaster Downtowners, Lancaster PA

Lincoln Park Village, Chicago IL

Older Dominion Partnership, Mechanicsville VA

Related Articles and Information

Villages: The Real Social Network, AARP Magazine (May/June 2011)

Aging in Place Preserves Seniors’ Independence, Reduces Care Costs, Senior Journal (March 11, 2011)

Senior Villages Take Root as Movement Matures, US News & World Report (January 28, 2011)

Villages Help Neighbors Age at Home, NPR (August 23, 2010)

Helping Seniors Grow Old at Home, Safely, NPR Talk of the Nation (August 31, 2010)

‘Villages’ Let Elderly Grow Old at Home, USA Today (July 26, 2010)

Aging in Place Communities, Consumer Reports (August 2008)