There’s no place like home

February 28, 2010 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

The timeliness of my last post could not have been any better; an AARP study completed in D.C. on aging-in-place networks confirms that “seniors who have joined aging-in-place networks say the move has made them feel more engaged in their communities and more comfortable with their decision to stay in their homes.”   

With the exception of San Francisco, D.C. currently has more aging-in-place “villages” in comparison to the rest of the country.  The article suggests the reason for this being a large number of retired federal government employees that reside in the area, and want to continue to live in their own homes as long as possible.   

Along with the peace of mind that the “village” brings to be able to age in your own home, the article sites that it also brings a level of social networking that the residents did not have previously.  Social events and get-togethers are being planned where neighbors are meeting each other for the first time.  Building a sense of community is integral for the “village” to thrive.  

What do you think of these “villages”?  Would you be interested in being a part of an aging-in-place network?

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