March 24, 2014

Embracing the Village Concept for Seniors Aging at Home

An article in the Washington Jewish Week explores and explains the village concept for aging in one’s own home.

Written by Judith Welles, former chair of the Montgomery County Commission on Aging, the piece includes information on how to start a village. There are, Welles writes at least 15 “villages” operating or starting in the County “where neighbors help neighbors to remain in their homes as they age.”

She also refers to a study of neighborhood villages in the County co-authored by two members of the local Commission on Aging which found that the most requested service among all village members is transportation.

More information is available at the County’s Senior Resource line, 240-777-3000.

Read the Washington Jewish Week article.