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The Village Movement

In 1999, a group of older residents of Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood gathered to figure out how they could stay in their homes as long as possible, continue to engage in their neighborhood, and get the support they needed as they aged. The Village concept was born!

Today, the Village concept is growing rapidly as a result of grassroots efforts undertaken by ordinary people. Each Village has crafted its own version of this new model of living, one in which individuals take control of their lives and decide where and how they will live in their later years.

The Village is an idea whose time has come!

Stories about Villages
The following short videos provide a look at the positive impact that Villages
have had on a number of families

"My Generation: Aging in Place"
(a video from AARP)

The Power of Community in a Village