“One mission under consideration is for the village to become committed to helping residents get out of their homes and out into the community. “We want to try to engage people with more active things,” says village board member Dan Taylor. “People are more open to things that aren’t simply late-life or end-of-life things.”‘
“Age-In-Place” Villages Springing Up
U.S. News magazine published an article in March about the rise in “Age-In-Place” retirement villages. These pop-up ‘villages’ incorporate community support networks to help senior citizens remain independent in their own homes. Author Phillip Moeller explains how the concept started in a Beacon Hill, Boston neighborhood and has quickly spread to cities across the nation.