Our Issues in the News
July 18, 2016
While Americans are living longer, questions remain about where older adults will live and how they will afford health care.
Jan. 21, 2016
Don’t let anyone tell you that moving to a retirement home is mandatory.
Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging
March 7, 2016
Throughout the country, the arts are pumping new life into the bodies and minds of the elderly.
9 Connected Health Recommendations to Help Seniors Aging in Place
March 18, 2016
A White House advisory council is calling on the federal government to support connected health technologies and platforms for America’s aging population.
Making Technology Easier for Older People to Use
March 11, 2016
INTIMIDATED by digital technology? So was Marian Goldberg, 70, until she went to a Senior Planet Exploration Center in Manhattan, which teaches older adults how to become more comfortable being online.
Leggett Announces “Design for Life Montgomery” Legislation Becomes Law July 1
June 17, 2015
The new law provides tax credits to builders and homeowners for including features in new and existing residential housing that improve accessibility for persons of all ages, including seniors and those with disabilities.
Communities Struggle to Care for Elderly, Alone at Home
Sept. 25, 2015
At least three times a night, Aldea Campbell gets out of bed, and descends a narrow wooden stairs to the cellar to fill her wood-burning stove.
Drop-In Chefs Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes
April 27, 2015
A healthy diet is good for everyone. But as people get older, cooking nutritious food can become difficult and sometimes physically impossible.
Aging in America: Crisis in long-term care
October 19, 2014
Currently, there are about 40 million Americans over the age of 65, and those over 80 are the fastest-growing segment of our population.
January 24, 2014
Instead of moving into an assisted living facility, some retirees are discovering the benefits of community and how that can help them remain in their own homes.
Through a growing number of senior villages in the D.C. area, aging in place becomes easier.
February 6, 2014
Thanks to a phenomenon that has swept through the Washington area at an astonishing rate in recent years, Mary-Carroll Potter, 78, of Alexandria, has neighborhood volunteer help so she can stay at home longer.
There’s No Place Like Home: Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age
August 8, 2013
A new community model lets seniors enjoy all of the security and social amenities of a retirement community without leaving their homes.
How Can We Keep Seniors In Their Homes As Long As Possible?
September 13, 2013
What forces older Americans from their homes into assisted living or full-time nursing facilities?
There’s No Place Like Home – For Growing Old
“I want to stay in my own home!” The good news is that with the right help you might be able to do just that.
Village People: Community Networks Help Boomers ‘Age in Place’
Jan 24, 2013
Bloomberg article on the growing Village trend highlights a Foggy Bottom resident.
The Village: A Growing Option for Aging in Place – Home Fact Sheet
This article appeared in the AARP Public Policy Bulletin in 2010, and summarizes the history of the village movement, starting in 2001 with organization of the Beacon Hill Village in Boston.
The Village Movement: Redefining Aging in Place
June 8, 2012
A new approach allows people to stay in their homes while easing the burden on their family caregivers.
Most adults prefer to age in place
Most adults would prefer to age in place—that is, remain in their home of choice as long as possible.
The Montgomery County Commission on Aging (COA)
Serves as an advocate for the health, safety and well-being of the County’s older residents. The Commission supports both safety net services for the frail elderly and programs to meet the interests and needs of older adults who want to age in their communities. The COA identifies significant issues where its voice on the needs of seniors can make a difference.
A monthly program produced by the Montgomery County Commission on Aging. Hosted by Austin Heyman, a member of Little Falls Village, this program is devoted to issues of interest to seniors living right here in Montgomery County.
Washington Area Villages and Organizations
Village to Village Network
The mission of the Village to Village Network, the national organization of aging in place villages, is to enable communities to establish, and effectively manage, aging-in-place Villages.
Washington Area Village Exchange
WAVE is the local organization of villages in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors bannockburncommunity.org
Bethesda Metro Area Village bmav.clubexpress.com
Bradley Hills Village bradleyhillsvillage.weebly.com
Burning Tree Village burningtreevillage.org
Cheverly Village Planning Committee email@example.com – In development
Chevy Chase at Home chevychaseathome.org VtV
Greater Farmland Senior Village greaterfarmland.org/senior-village.html
Hyattsville Aging in Place hyattsvilleaginginplace.org
Maplewood Village firstname.lastname@example.org – in development VtV
Capitol Hill Village capitolhillvillage.org VtV
Cleveland Park Village clevelandparkvillage.org VtV
Dupont Circle Village www.dupontcirclevillage.net VtV
East Rock Creek Village www.eastrockcreekvillage.org
Foggy Bottom/West End Village fbwevillage.org VtV
Georgetown Village georgetown-village.org VtV
Glover Park Village gloverparkvillage.org VtV
Northwest Neighbors Village nwnv.org VtV
Palisades Village palisadesvillage.org VtV
Pennsylvania Avenue Village East pavillageeast.org
Waterfront Village www.dcwaterfrontvillage.org
Ward 7 Deanwood Village Terrie@instepseniors.org – In development
Ward 7 ERFSC KEEN Seniors Program www.erfsc.org
Mill Creek Village http://millcreekvillage.wordpress.com
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Cabin John email@example.com
Northwest Neighbors Connecting (Baltimore) – chaibaltimore.org/local_includes/downloads/63264.pdf
Olney Home for Life olneyhomeforlife.org
Potomac Community Village potomaccommunityvillage.org
1 Corridor Village firstname.lastname@example.org – In development
Silver Spring Village silverspringvillage.org VtV
Takoma Park Village http://villageoftakomapark.com
Town of Garret Park Seniors Committee garrettpark-md.gov
Wyngate Neighbors Helping Neighbors (WNHN) www.lotsahelpinghands.com
Arlington Neighborhood Villages arlnvil.org VtV
At Home in Alexandria athomeinalexandria.org VtV
Lake Barcroft Village lakebarcroftvillage.org VtV
Herndon Village Network herndonvillagenetwork.org
McLean Community: A Village for all Ages weebly.com
Mosby Woods Village email@example.com
Mount Vernon at Home mountvernonathome.org VtV
Reston for a Lifetime restonforalifetime.org
Reston Useful Services Exchange restonuse.org
Vertical Village at Wildwood firstname.lastname@example.org VtV
22202 Neighbors United (22202 NU) www.arcaonline.org/current-arca-projects/arlington-villages VtV
Administration on Aging (AoA). www.aoa.gov
Montgomery County Maryland Village Coordinator – Pazit Aviv, 240-777-1231 –Aviv@montgomerycountymd.gov
State of Maryland Home Modifications Directory For Maryland
National Association of Home Builders Aging-In-Place Remodeling
Fairfax County Long Term Care Program Developer and Village Liaison, Patricia Rohrer 703-324-2051 –Rohrer@fairfaxcounty.gov
Fairfax County webpage for villages is fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/ltccc/villages.htm