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Elder Villages in the DMV!
Published on: 7/1/2019
WCC discusses the basics about Villages and lists the currently active Villages in our area, including VILLAGES OF KENSINGTON!!

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Can the Village Movement Scale to Support Aging in Place?
Published on: 2/27/2019
Older adults want to age in place. Can the Village Movement grow to meet demand?

The trend is clear: Adults in the U.S. are increasingly looking to stay in their homes and communities–age-in-place–for as long as they possibly can. A 2018 AARP survey revealed that 3 out of 4 adults 50+ want to remain in their homes and communities as they age. The Village Movement, a national network of nonprofit membership organizations, provides support and services that enable older adults to continue living independently longer.

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It Takes A Village!
Published on: 5/18/2018
From the February-March issue of Montgomery Magazine, a great article about Montgomery County Villages!
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MoCo's Caregiver Support Video
Published on: 8/25/2017
Just released - County's Caregiver Support Video. Produced by Montgomery Cable.
Baby Boomers join 'Aging at Home' Villages
Published on: 6/16/2017
Nice article about the benefits of Villages to the "not-ready-for-services" crowd, i.e., VoK Associate Members!
Art of Aging: Penn's Village (Philadelphia)
Published on: 10/6/2016
When Joan Dill, of Center City Philadelphia, had trouble making her medical appointments, her doctor suggested she join Penn's Village, where she was partnered with two health pals. Penn's Village is the Philadelphia chapter of the national Village to Village Network - neighbors helping neighbors with the goal of enabling seniors to age in their own homes.
Community Health Assessment Survey - Suburban Hospital
Published on: 9/7/2016
On August 28, 2016, Monique Sanfuentes from Suburban Hospital discussed the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey they conducted.
On Easton's College Hill, it takes a village to build a community
Published on: 4/23/2016
A resident of Easton's historic College Hill for nearly 30 years, Mary Liz Colley, at 70, is starting to think about how she will continue to stay in the home where she raised two sons and the neighborhood where she enjoys walking quiet, tree-lined streets. "I want to continue to hear children laughing. I don't want to end up in a nursing home where everyone is the same age," Colley said. "We have a diverse group here, and this is where I want to stay."
How Will the Villages Age with their Members?
Published on: 2/26/2016
As grassroots organizations of older adults, The Villages are based on the idea of neighbors helping neighbors. But having been around for 15 years, the national Village movement faces a new challenge. These communities are wrestling with the limits of neighborly help when it comes to members’ increasing physical challenges or cognitive loss.

“Villages still think of their members as friends, not as clients, but they’re acknowledging there are these transitions in life you’re going to go through,” says Natalie Galucia, director of the national Village-to-Village Network. “They’re realizing if they really do want to take care of one another, they’re going to have to address those changing needs.”
Villages article in The Beacon newspaper
Published on: 1/15/2016
From the January 2016 issue of The Beacon newspaper, a free newspaper "in focus for people over 50" in the DC area. See page 35 article written by Barbara Ruben, Managing Editor of The Beacon Newspapers, who lives in Kensington!
How Villages Help Seniors Age At Home
Published on: 10/19/2015
A recent blog from the Brookings Institute. The DC area has many Villages already in existence and in development
Why It Can Take A Village To Care for a Retiree
Published on: 7/7/2015
Why It Can Take A Village To Care for a Retiree
More American Seniors at Risk of Becoming "Elder Orphans"
Published on: 5/19/2015
This piece on the CBS Evening News on May 19, at about 6:45 pm EDT, shines a spotlight on the need for Villages:
Neighborhood Villages Fill a Growing Need
Published on: 7/14/2014
Neighborhood Villages Fill a Growing Need- (written by KH resident Barbara Ruben)
Through a Growing Number of Senior Villages in the DC Area
Published on: 2/26/2014
Through a Growing Number of Senior Villages in the DC Area
Villages Nationally Recognized on NBC Nightly News
Published on: 1/24/2014
NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams talks about his in-laws, who are founders and members of "staying Put in New Canaan" in Connecticut.
Senior Villages Take Root as Movement Matures
Published on: 1/28/2012
Grassroots and low-budget local programs help seniors stay in their homes as they age.

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