'Village Movement' Allows Elderly To Age In Their Homes

 The Village to Village Network, which was founded to support the expansion of such organizations, tracks the hundreds of villages across the country. ( Village To Village Network )

The Village to Village Network, which was founded to support the expansion of such organizations, tracks the hundreds of villages across the country. (Village To Village Network)

The so-called "village movement" coordinates crucial services for the elderly, allowing many to age in their homes. The village, a neighborhood-based membership organization, provides connections to discounted services, anything from contractors to grocery shopping to home health workers. It's now expanded to 200 spots around the U.S., as advocates adapt the model to different communities.

Learn about a grass-roots movement of one village in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, one in inner-city Chicago and another in rural California.