Interest in starting a village movement in the south bay of Silicon Valley is growing. I blogged about it three months ago and everyone I talk with thinks it is a good idea. Most women in their 70’s and 80’s instantly understand the village movement concept, which is a voluntary membership, non-profit organization that helps people age in place at their own home by providing concierge services and community support.
The Avenidas Newsletter will give you a better idea of how it differs from the typical, facility-based senior center.
Next Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 8 AM Susan Poor (Senior Policy Analyst at NCB Capital Impact) and Lisa Hendrickson (President and CEO of Avenidas in Palo Alto) will be speaking about San Francisco Village, Avenidas and the village movement in general at the Santa Clara Senior Roundtable at Los Altos Sub-Acute & Rehab.