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phillydotcom-logoLetters: Help seniors stay home

July 18, 2016
While Americans are living longer, questions remain about where older adults will live and how they will afford health care.

homepage-logoWant to Spend Your Senior Years at Home? Here’s How to Do It

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.


CBS Sunday Morn

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.



‘Trading Places’

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

July 2010

“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

 March 2010
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

April 2012

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.

Seniors Today

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.

Maryland Villages

Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors

Bethesda Metro Area Village

Bradley Hills Village

Burning Tree Village

Cheverly Village Planning Committee – In development

Chevy Chase at Home  VtV

Greater Farmland Senior Village

Hyattsville Aging in Place

Little Falls Village VtV

Long Branch Sligo Neighborhood Village This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maplewood Village – in development VtV

District of Columbia Villages

Capitol Hill Village  VtV

Cleveland Park Village  VtV

Dupont Circle Village VtV

East Rock Creek Village

Far SE Senior Village – – In development

Foggy Bottom/West End Village VtV

Georgetown Village  VtV

Glover Park Village  VtV

Northwest Neighbors Village  VtV

Palisades Village  VtV

Pennsylvania Avenue Village East

Waterfront Village

Ward 7 Deanwood Village – In development

Ward 7 ERFSC KEEN Seniors Program

Mill Creek Village

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Cabin John

Northwest Neighbors Connecting (Baltimore) –

Olney Home for Life

Potomac Community Village

1 Corridor Village – In development

Silver Spring Village  VtV

Takoma Park Village

Town of Garret Park Seniors Committee

Wyngate Neighbors Helping Neighbors (WNHN)

Virginia Villages

Arlington Neighborhood Villages   VtV

At Home in Alexandria  VtV

Braddock District Council Aging in Place Program This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lake Barcroft Village  VtV

Herndon Village Network

McLean Community: A Village for all Ages

Mosby Woods Village

Mount Vernon at Home  VtV

Reston for a Lifetime

Reston Useful Services Exchange

Vertical Village at Wildwood  VtV

22202 Neighbors United (22202 NU) VtV

West Virginia Villages

Shepherdstown SAIL  VtV

Other Village Resources

Administration on Aging (AoA).


Montgomery County Maryland Village Coordinator – Pazit Aviv, 240-777-1231 –

State of Maryland  Home Modifications Directory For Maryland

National Association of Home Builders  Aging-In-Place Remodeling

NAHB: Aging-In-PlaceRemodeling Checklist

NAHB: Remodeling › Aging In Place

Fairfax County Long Term Care Program Developer and Village Liaison, Patricia Rohrer 703-324-2051 –

Fairfax County webpage for villages is