Forbes Lists Joining a Village Number One In their 50 Tips for Turning 50 from the Village to Village Network Arlington, VA (January 14, 2014) – The January 10 issue of Forbes identified “joining a Village” as the number one tip in “50 tips for turning 50”.
Villages are changing the way baby boomers and elders age.
They are consumer-driven, non-profit membership organizations of adults over 50 who have chosen to remain in the homes, neighborhoods and communities they love as they age.
Serving more than 25,000 people in 120 Villages in 39 States, this critical movement is changing the aging paradigm for millions of Americans.
“The tipping point is here,” said Judy Willett, national director of the Village to Village Network.
“Villages are the wave of the future for the millions of people who want to be in charge of their own lives and age in their homes and communities.” The Village to Village Network (Vt VN), a non-profit, peer-to-peer organization, enables Villages nationwide to serve its members with the support of the national movement.
For the past five years, Vt VN has built the capacity of Villages across the country by providing a webportal for sharing information and resources as well as annual national gatherings for Villages.
Vt VN is a partnership between Beacon Hill Village and Capital Impact Partners.
# # # About The Village to Village Network The Village to Village Network was created by Villages for Villages.
The Vt V Network helps communities establish and manage their own “Villages.” The Network is sponsored through a joint partnership between Beacon Hill Village and Capital Impact Partners and was developed in response to requests from Villages nationwide. About Beacon Hill Village Beacon Hill Village is a membership organization in the heart of Boston.
Created by a group of long-time Beacon Hill residents as an alternative to moving from their homes to retirement or assisted living communities, it was founded in 2001. certified Community Development Financial Institution, Capital Impact Partners bring its roots in cooperative development, diverse network of partners and problem solving know-how to connect communities to capital and capabilities that together create social change.
Beacon Hill Village enables a growing and diverse group of Boston residents to stay in their neighborhoods as they age, by organizing and delivering programs and services that allow them to lead safe, healthy productive lives in their own homes. About Capital Impact Partners Capital Impact Partners, formerly known as NCB Capital Impact, is a leader in financial and social innovation for communities.