Articles on "Aging in Place Villages"

The Neighborhood You Dream About
June 27, 2014 8:49 pm

The Neighborhood You Dream About

The Village Movement is Prompting Communities to Think about Creative Solutions for Aging in Place Imagine you are living in a community where you know your neighbors. Imagine that your patio needs weeding, and you prefer not to do it. In this neighborhood, a simple phone call can have someone over to take care of your weeding. Perhaps you need some home repairs, or you are returning home from the hospital after surgery and need some assistance. In this neighborhood, […]

February 7, 2014 5:41 pm

Age in Place Village – Washington Post Article

Through a growing number of senior villages in the D.C. area, aging in place becomes easier Nationally, the number of villages registered with the network has increased from 50 in 2010 to 124 this year, with more in development. The first, in Boston, opened in 2002. Senior villages are typically organized in neighborhoods to offer older residents a variety of volunteer services — including grocery delivery, lawn mowing and transportation — and to connect members with providers of paid services. […]

October 24, 2013 7:08 pm

Grantmakers In Aging receives $1.3 million grant to help communities become more “age-friendly”

Grant will support five communities in second year of Community AGEnda: Great Places to Grow Up and Grow Old Washington, DC/New York, NY (October 16, 2013) ― Grantmakers In Aging (GIA), a national association of funders, and the Pfizer Foundation today announced a second year of funding totaling $1.3 million for Community AGEnda, an initiative aimed at helping American communities become more age-friendly, meaning great places to grow up and grow old. The award will support grants up to $140,000 […]

August 8, 2013 3:49 pm

Senior Community Partners with “Aging in Place Village”

Methodist Home Opens Its Doors to Northwest Neighbors Village Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV), a network of support services empowering residents of northwest DC to remain independent at home as long as it is safe to do so, has outgrown its original quarters and secured new office space in The Methodist Home of DC (MHDC). “We are very pleased to relocate our operations to The Methodist Home”, reports Joan Norcutt, Co-President of NNV, “the new office space, a great location and […]

May 28, 2013 2:18 pm

People on the Move – Cleveland Park Village

Veteran health and education activist Susan Hester takes office as founding Executive Director of Cleveland Park Village. “For the first year, my vision for Cleveland Park Village has four aspects,” she told a gathering at the Cleveland Park Congregational Church in March. “To make it a reliable neighborhood resource; to create a corps of dependable volunteers; to become a visible neighborhood presence; and to enhance community spirit.” A North Carolina native, Hester has lived in Washington since she arrived in […]

December 17, 2012 7:11 pm

National Study of Aging in Place “Villages”

In collaboration with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, researchers at the Center for the Ad-vanced Study of Aging Services at the University of California, Berkeley, directed data collection for Villages. This report presents key findings to provide a national “snapshot” of Villages throughout the U.S. The report addresses: Organizational Characteristics Finances Community Setting and Membership Characteristics Services Provided Organizational Governance and Collaborations Click here to access study

The Three Legged Stool for Aging in Place/Community
April 9, 2012 4:15 pm

The Three Legged Stool for Aging in Place/Community

I have been neglecting this blog lately, so I figured I might share a recurring theme that I have been speaking about recently at events and expos. Based on conversations with our readers and my personal involvement in the Village/Aging in Place/Aging in Community movement I have become convinced that successful “aging” can be described as a three legged stool (yes, I know it’s an overused analogy!) I feel that the legs of the stool support us having “purpose” in […]

November 14, 2011 8:44 pm

Mid-Atlantic “Aging Villages” Subject of AP Article

A recent AP article addresses the fact that about half of the nation’s “aging” villages are concentrated in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and how the Washington area is a hotbed for villages, with five within the District of Columbia and three more in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. The statistics underscore the limitations of the village concept: Most are located in densely populated, relatively affluent urban or suburban communities. Their members are also overwhelmingly white — more than 90 percent, […]

July 25, 2011 5:46 pm

Aging in Place Solution in Reston, Virginia New Name and Grassroots Energy

On July 16 over 100 Reston residents and community leaders gathered to learn more about the Aging in Reston initiative.  The event formally marked the transition to a new name, Reston for a Lifetime.  The event also detailed work that has been done by a committed group of grassroots volunteers and the plans for the next phase of development. More info: Living in Reston for a Lifetime – Reston Patch Reston Connection Newspaper Article

July 5, 2011 8:06 pm

Research Tracks Aging in Suburbia

A recent Washington Post article “If baby boomers stay in suburbia, analysts predict cultural shift” reveals that the suburbs are going older much faster than the cities. The article cites several Northern Virginia and Sububan Maryland ititiatives designed to support elderly residents. Read article