The network builds on the so-called 'village movement,' which started in 2002 when 11 friends nearing retirement age formed the Beacon Hill Village
in Massachusetts as a mutual support network.
In Beacon Hill Village
, one of the first "villages" in this country, neighbors came together to develop a support system that enables seniors to continue to live in their own homes.
MaH, and a similar organization in New London called At Home, are two nonprofits in New Hampshire modeling their operations on the heels of the "Beacon Hill Village" success story.
Judy Willett is the Beacon Hill Village's founding director, and now heads the national support organization, the Village-to-Village Network, based in Newton, Mass.
Now approaching its 10th anniversary, Beacon Hill Village
(BHV) embodies the Holy Grail of long-term care: full-service care and support for people aging in place at home.
Another model that fascinates me is the Beacon Hill Village
One of the newest options is Beacon Hill Village, located in Boston's Beacon Hill area and adjacent neighborhoods.
Beacon Hill Village was established as the result of several longtime residents having no desire to leave their treasured neighborhood and move to traditional retirement settings.