Teaming Up for Neighbors

Our fingerprints are all around and throughout our communities.

We’re deeply rooted.

We choose to be here.

Join the cadre of community members of various ages aligning to pave the way for successful “aging in place.” Become a part of the Village movement.

We are all aging. Want to impact your future and that of your neighbors? Please be in touch with us in developing community efforts to ensure that roots deeply planted continue to thrive. Tell us about the skills and experience you have to offer to advance our reach and mission. Sign up to help future Village members who may need someone to perform a simple task in their home or drive them somewhere. Become a member of the working group.

What is a Village?

The Village is a member-driven entity and replicates a tested model developed to allow members of the Village to age safely and successfully at home. The Village includes a hub (office or concierge) to handle requests from members. The Village matches member requests with screened volunteers where possible or offers information about vetted vendors that members may utilize to fill specific needs. Members and leaders arrange and provide health and wellness, educational, and social opportunities.

Why is a Village Needed?

Villages fill needs of citizens for extra help. Existing “systems” of public support leave gaps of unfulfilled needs. The number of people needing support continues to grow rapidly. Villages provide opportunities that aren’t offered elsewhere. As elders, our children may find it difficult to balance work lives with caregiving duties and their families. As children of elders, our parents may prefer to forego formal systems of care. Village membership and volunteerism support deep roots.