What is the Village Movement?
The Village Movement is an innovative organization that has emerged in the last decade in the organizational field of support services for community-dwelling older adults (Prof. A. Scharlach, UC Berkeley). The village movement is one of the most viable options to let our society cope with the upcoming “Revolution Aging”.
We looked beyond conventional solutions. We wanted more freedom and control than we found in models that focus on single issues, such as housing, medical care, or social activities. We wanted to be active, taking care of ourselves and each other rather than being “taken care of.”
A Proven Model
Beacon Hill in Boston, MA, proved that seniors wanted to get together around local villages, help each other and be part of an active community of seniors. A model so promising, that after a few years over 250 villages have sprung up all across the nation and many others are in the works.
A modern and efficient village
Today, various villages across the nation, including our Village, are using or testing advanced Silicon Valley technology to make villages super efficient and even more valuable to seniors in our local communities.