Village Movement: AARP Fact Sheet

Village, aging in place, independent living, support organization

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Summary

This AARP Fact Sheet highlights the origin, growth, benefits, challenges and policy implications of Village organizations which are forming in hundreds of cities in the U.S.

From the website: "The Village offers an option for meeting the needs of the growing older population by making it possible for people to stay in their communities and “age in place.” Neighborhood residents create villages to help coordinate and deliver services and supports within their communities. This consumer-driven and personcentered approach can help delay or even prevent the need for institutional care."

 

 

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