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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
bannockburncommunity.org
 
Burning Tree Village
burningtreevillage.org
 
Chevy Chase at Home
chevychaseathome.org
 
Olney Home for Life
olneyhomeforlife.org
 
Silver Spring Village
silverspringvillage.org
 
Town of Garrett Park
Seniors Committee
301-933-7488
 
Bethesda Senior Village (In Development)
hcaraher@verizon.net
 
Bethesda-North (In Development)
Firekrone@yahoo.com
 
Takoma Park planners (In Development)
wolfgang.mergner@gmail.com

 


Learn More


 

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