Senior Villages

Independent Living at Home

As Baby-Boomers have begun to reach their Golden Years, and the concept of Aging in Place has become increasingly popular, Senior Villages have taken hold all over the country; numerous villages exist in Washington, DC and the greater metro area. Once referred to as Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs), Senior Villages started springing up 20 years ago in apartment buildings with aging populations. Gradually, the idea of neighbors helping neighbors spread through boroughs and towns.

Dupont Circle Senior Village

Dupont Circle Village Image via Wikipedia

Senior Village

Senior Village

Although each “village” may vary slightly in its approach to helping seniors remain in their homes, they are addressing the need for universal design of community, not just universal design inside the home. Most have a combination of volunteer services and third party providers. Annual dues are charged by most villages, though not all, and many who charge dues offer a price break for low income seniors.

Following is a list of Senior Villages in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas that have the same goal as Care for You: We all want to help the elderly remain living at home, in the communities that they want to live in, comfortably.

Washington, DC

Capitol Hill Village

Cleveland Park Village

Dupont Circle Village

Georgetown Village

Glover Park Village

Kalorama Village

Northwest Neighbors Village

Palisades

Pennsylvania Avenue Village East

West End & Foggy Bottom Village

Maryland

At Home Chesapeake

Aging in Place – Hyattsville

Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors

Burning Tree Village

Chevy Chase at Home

Downtown Silver Spring Senior Village

Partners in Care

Takoma Metro Village

Virginia

At Home in Alexandria!

Glencarlyn Citizens Association Elder Village

Mount Vernon At Home

Mosby Woods Village

Reston for a Lifetime

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton

For those interested in learning more about Senior Villages, the Village to Village network website is a great place to start, providing a wellspring of information, as well as connections to these and other communities.