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Villages: Age-in-Place Supported Communities



What is a Village? 
The Village concept is a growing grassroots movement that aims to provide the support that older adults may require when choosing to age-in-place. The idea is simple: neighbor helping neighbor. Villages help older adults stay in their communities by helping to coordinate and deliver services and support within their communities.


How does it work? 
Village organizers, who are typically ages 50 and older, create volunteer programs for seniors in their communities as well as negotiate with service providers to assist older adults in their homes. A broad range of services may be available, including rides to medical appointments, discounts at local theaters, reliable home repair services and home health care. Many Villages also offer social activities and informational seminars for their members.


What is the cost for services? 
Some Villages may charge a membership fee, which varies from Village to Village. In some cases, there are no fees and instead the Village establishes volunteer programs. Some utilize volunteer time exchanges called "time banks." The cost for professional services, such as for home repairs, will vary.


Benefits of Organizing a Village:

To learn more about organizing a Village in your neighborhood, 240-777-1231


Current  Montgomery County Villages


For more information about current Villages in the Montgomery County community, call, email or visit the web page of one of the Villages listed below:

Senior Villages Montgomery County Maryland
Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors
Burning Tree Village
Chevy Chase at Home
Olney Home for Life
Silver Spring Village
Town of Garrett Park
Seniors Committee
Bethesda Senior Village (In Development)
Bethesda-North (In Development)
Takoma Park planners (In Development)


Learn More


To learn more, visit the Village to Village Network at and review the Blueprint for Villages (click here)