National Village Day Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Village Movement
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Village Movement and the positive impact Villages are having on the experience of aging, Tuesday, February 15 will be recognized as National Village Day. From its beginnings when a small group of Beacon Hill neighbors established the first Village in Boston in 2002 to a thriving network today of more than 300 nonprofit, community-based Villages across the country, the Village model is now established as a cost-effective, sustainable solution for healthy, vibrant aging – a milestone worthy of celebration!
The celebration also will reach the halls of the U.S. Congress with a proclamation in the House of Representatives designating February 15 as National Village Day and recognizing Beacon Hill Village and the Village Movement.
Closer to home AgingNext Village will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in July. AgingNext Village serves the Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Upland, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga areas. To learn more about AgingNext Village and how you can be a part of the movement, click here.
Villages are a cost-effective model for active, vibrant older adults who want to age at home. Villages across our country support our rapidly aging society that increasingly recognizes the benefits of home and community-based social support for older adults. We celebrate the positive impact Villages are having on the lives of an estimated 40,000 older adults today.