The Village Model
Virtual Retirement Villages offer a great new business model for Australian not-for-profit companies and charities who may have run out of ideas and face the prospect of collapse following government aged care funding reform. At the core of these villages are concierge service referrals for members to enable them to find a whole range of services from household repairs to personal trainers and ho
This assessment is instrumental for understanding how to meet the current – and future – housing needs of older adults in King County, US. This assessment utilized various strategies: 1) secondary data analysis of federal, state, and local data sources to assess several factors, including current housing stock, diversity of the older adult population within King County, and housing cost burden fo
This report is an assessment of current and projected needs for senior housing and housing-based support services in King County, Seattle. It provides recommendations for affordable senior housing strategies.
For a small group of people in 1999 Boston, moving into a retirement community was not desirable, making them determined to stay in their own homes.
In the US, the Village model is gaining national attention as an affordable option for seniors who want to age-in- place. Villages are not-for-profit membership organizations offering comprehensive support and social engagement to seniors wanting to maintain independence. Villages are locally developed (often initiated within neighborhoods), self-governing, and self-supporting.
In the US, older adults are remaining in their homes in increasing numbers and are part of a paradigm shift that is transferring healthcare services from a centralized institutional model to a decentralized home-based model. However, a majority of homes older adults reside in lack basic accessibility features and are in predominantly suburban locations that have limited transportation options.
This report summarizes the results of a longitudinal survey that assessed changes over time in self reported outcomes of Village members.
Villages are designed by and for older adults, an idea that originated from a group of friends in Boston, Massachusetts, in preparation for their future and growing older in their homes and the vibrant community of Boston. In 2002, Beacon Hill Village, a member-driven grassroots organization serving people age fifty and over became the first Village in the world, and gave rise the national Villag
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.
Innovative options for aging in place in the US are leading to a new paradigm known as aging in community—a grassroots movement of like-minded citizens who come together to create systems of mutual support and caring to maximize their ability to remain, as they age, in their homes and communities. Aging in community promotes social capital—a sense of social connectedness and interdependence—enhan
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