Aging and Villages

Michael Marcus
Michael Marcus
@michael-marcus
last year
10 posts

Within the larger aging movement is a subset of services arranged as villages. Neighbor helping neighbor. Many of the villages are now looking for ways to be more relevant to their larger communities.  The answer is through asset-based practice.

ABCD in Action
ABCD in Action
@abcd-in-action
11 months ago
35 posts

Hi Michael - Can you say more about this idea of aging services, village and ABCD? 

Thanks!

Deb

Michael Marcus
Michael Marcus
@michael-marcus
10 months ago
10 posts

In the field of aging, Villages are a form of mutual support for older adults.  There are many variations on the theme, but the basic tenet is that people support each other to the best of their ability. Some Villages are entirely voluntary; others have staff. The concept is not unique to the US.  There are Village models in Israel known as Supportive Communities, there is a Dutch example, and another in Germany. There's a national organization of Villages in North America, the US, and Canada, known as the Village to Village Network here's a link https://www.vtvnetwork.org/.  

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