To promote living well and independently through community engagement and neighborly support.
The National Village Movement
The Village movement began in Boston in 2003 and has spread throughout the United States and into other countries. Numbers for 2017 indicate more than 230 Villages are operating in the U.S. with approximately 130 in development.
Each Village is an independent organization, but almost all are:
- Membership-driven, grassroots organizations
- Run primarily by volunteers
- Committed to providing or coordinating access to services such as transportation, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities and trips, and more
While every Village is independent, not a chapter of a national organization, there is a national peer-to-peer group, The Village to Village Network, whose mission is to “enable communities to establish and effectively manage aging in community organizations initiated and inspired by their members.” Learn more about the Village to Village Network and find links to other Villages at www.vtvnetwork.org.