Director's Editorials from Age in Action

Document Type

Editorial

Original Publication Date

2014

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Age in Action

Volume

29

Issue

2

Comments

Editorial from Age in Action.

Date of Submission

February 2015

Abstract

The Village concept, first implemented by Beacon Hill Village in Boston, has gained much attention as a model for aging in place. Villages are community-based, self-governing, not for profit organizations whose members pay an annual fee, from several hundred dollars to a thousand or more, to obtain access to an array of services that may assist them to maintain their physical health, keep up their property, manage their resources, continue to grow intellectually and engage socially while remaining part of the community in their homes. At a dozen years in, the Village concept has demonstrated its worth. It seems to adapt to local characteristics, while maintaining its essential grassroots, self-governing core.

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Copyright managed by Virginia Center on Aging.

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Director's Editorials from Age in Action

Recommended Citation

Ansello, E. (2014). Virtual Villages for Aging in Place. Age in Action, 29(2).

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