Aging-In-Place, known as the Village Movement, was launched in 2001 in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood by a handful of residents who were determined to grow older in their homes. [Beacon Hill Village website] Today there are approximately 160 "villages" nationwide with international groups copying this movement. The model is one where a community comes together and forms a membership through dues and volunteering. Each neighborhood creates their own unique group to meet the needs of their members in their own community. The general structure to operate and provide necessary support and security for quality of life comes from the members themselves! Such needs include - transportation, in-house repairs, technology assistance, legal counsel, and social programming to reduce isolation and ensure opportunities for learning and physical mobility. Often an Aging-In-Place group has a Board of Directors and at times, a paid Executive Director who coordinates the basic operational needs of the organization. "Villages" are most often 501 (c)(3) organizations and are supported by member's dues and fund raising efforts. They often work in conjunction with Senior Centers, Places of Worship, and other municipal services such as Public Libraries and Wellness Centers.
For more information contact: The Center For Aging In Place Website: in Westchester
Lynn Reichgott, President of the Westchester Center for Aging In Place and Board Member of At Home On The Sound
Lois Steinberg, Co-Founder of The Center for Aging In Place (CAP)
Other Aging In Place Communities in Westchester:
For Transportation Needs and Referral Information Contact: Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) at: General Help and Customer Service: (914) 813-6300
Resources for Aging In Place : Community Based Services, Health Needs, Housing and MORE! Boxwood Alliance Website
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Health Databases : Free Access through the Westchester Library System Health Resources
Senior Law Council : Senior Law Day Resources Website Free legal assistance, Elder Law latest edition, Resource Guides and Law Day Events - all in Spanish and English.
Elder Justice : Pace Law School - Elder Justice Unit (914) 422-4069
or the help line: (914) 287-0739
Department of Senior Programs and Services Important News, Health, Housing, Care, Transit and Legal Information for Seniors
Westchester Public Private Partnership for Aging Services Website Resources, Telehealth Intervention, Care Circles, Livable Communities and The Westchester Alliance for Careers with the Elderly
Please find information links under adjacent TAB "Referral & Resources"