DAVIDSON VILLAGE NETWORK
Davidson Village Network is proud to announce it is launching services and joining the burgeoning, worldwide Village Movement that champions an alternative approach for adults, as they grow older. Services for members begin on mid-October 2017. Social and educational activities have begun. The launch celebration is on October 27th from 7 – 9 pm at the Congregation House on Davidson Concord Road.
Davidson Village Network is the outgrowth of seeds planted in 2006 when the Town of Davidson formed the Aging in Place Task Force to address societal needs with the coming of age of the baby boomer population. The task force evolved into the Davidson Committee on Aging (DCOA) that has since become the Davidson Village Network.
The Village Movement started with Beacon Hill Village in Boston over 15 years ago and today there are over 200 open Villages and more than 150 in development in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Each Village is unique in that they are created by and for older adults, empowering their members to make wise, safe, and vibrant choices about how they wish to live.
Community is a long honored in Davidson. Davidson Village Network’s concept of Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a long held tradition. The volunteers of Davidson Village Network will enable older adults to have the option of choosing how they live, as they grow older. Davidson’s network will impact the lives of its members, as well the lives of families, caregivers, and members of the community, making it a stronger and more welcoming place to age in place.
One of the great issues world wide today is how to support and care for aging populations. By 2030, twenty percent of our nation’s population will be over 65, an estimated 83 million people. The numbers are even larger in many countries around the world. The Village concept, which embraces a profound understanding of the importance of community, offers a valuable solution for this challenging phenomenon.
For more information about the Davidson Village Network and the launch event please call: Davidson Village Network at 980-689-1843 or visit our website www.davidsonvillagenetwork.org. Davidson Village Network is now accepting applications and will launch its services on October 16, 2017.
Davidson Village Network is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to improving the experience of aging in Davidson, North Carolina. Its mission is to enrich lives of older adults, empowering them to thrive in home and community.
Laurie Walker, Marketing Chair