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It Takes a Village - Cleveland & Woodley Park Village
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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09 27 2022 It Takes a Village – Cleveland & Woodley Park Village

Guest Speaker - Frank Finamore, Executive Director of the Cleveland & Woodley Park Village

on Tuesday, September 27 from 11am-12pm

Are you familiar with the village concept?  Villages are all about neighbors helping neighbors age in place.   According to the Village to Village network, local villages connect members to a wide array of practical support services and social connections that enable older adults to enjoy a rich, independent and healthy quality of life when they choose to age in their homes and communities. Villages build a sense of community and offer resources, services, programs and activities, including social and educational programs, health and wellness activities and volunteer assistance with transportation, light home maintenance, and technology coaching.  The village movement started in Beacon Hill, MA about 25 years ago, and Capitol Hill Village was the first village to open in DC (established 2007). The mission of the villages may be similar, but villages provide different services and resources, based upon members’ needs.  As the adage goes, “If you’ve seen one village, you’ve seen one village.” We offer a monthly series to enable our members to meet the leaders of the villages in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, and beyond.

Many SSA members may already be members and/or volunteers of their local Village. There are more than 30 villages within a 10-mile radius around Sibley Hospital. Sibley Memorial Hospital is located within the service area of Palisades Village – we are right next to the catchment area of Little Falls Village, Northwest Neighbors village. The Cleveland & Woodley Park Village and the Glover Park Village are just a stone’s throw away. Join us to learn more about Metro area  villages – what services they offer, how they have responded to the COVID pandemic, and what the future looks like.  There will be time for questions and answers.

The Village to Village network’s website can help you connect with the village nearest to where you live  - https://www.vtvnetwork.org/

Register here, or email [email protected], or call 202-364-7602, at least a week before each event.