What Is The Village Network?
Charlotte Village Network is a newly established nonprofit bringing the national Village movement to our community. We are a volunteer-based organization that provides support, like transportation to appointments, shopping or dog walking, services such as access to affordable home repairs, and social and wellness programs. We are a network here to make a world of difference in the physical and emotional wellbeing of those who want to age in place.
Why Are So Many Cities Embracing The Village Movement?
In 2002, 10 people started the first Village in Boston, Massachusetts in the neighborhood of Beacon Hill. Today there are more than 190 villages popping up across the country and even internationally. It wasn’t lost on the founders that 87% of people age 65 and older want to age in their homes. But as many of us age, we become more isolated and occasionally need a helping hand. Of course, Continuing Care Retirement Communities are growing in popularity, but with fees averaging $4,000 a month it is not an option more many individuals. Here in Charlotte, there are currently 60,000+ residents over 65, with upwards of 5,000 living in poverty.
The Village at a Glance
Provide the Ability to Age in Place
Increase Social Interaction
Promote Civic Engagement
Improve Well-being and Quality of Life
Reduce Social Isolation
Ensure Safety and Security
Contact Us: 980-272-1426