Age in Action
A discussion of the history and viability of the Village concept of aging in place. Boston's Beacon Hill Village enrolled their initial members in January 2002, the first Village in what has grown into a small scale national movement. The Village concept has gained much attention as a model for aging in place.
The older homeless have been termed "America's untouchables". Women are largely invisible, with the exception of the rare "shopping bag lady" sheltering in the doorway of an office building. In spite of being an inaccurate generalization, this prominent conceptualization endures.