What is a Village?
A Village is a virtual community of older people committed to aging in place and community - living in their own homes and communities comfortably - while maintaining their lifestyle.
Beacon Hill Village starts a trend
The Village movement started more than 15 years ago with Beacon Hill Village in Boston. Today, a national organization called Village to Village Network helps communities manage their own aging in place initiatives. There are over 200 Villages and greater than 150 in development across the country.
Other Villages on Cape Cod
There is a Village in Falmouth called Neighborhood Falmouth, and another called Nauset Neighbors that serves Orleans, Brewster, Chatham, Harwich, Eastham and Wellfleet. We thought it was time to create a Village that serves the residents of Yarmouth and Dennis.
All Villages are built from the ground-up to serve their own community in a way that works for that location. Villages are nonprofit organizations. Volunteers who provide the services are the lifeline of the Village Movement.