‘Villages’ Help Seniors Live Independently At Home
Nonprofit organizations help elderly people in managing their household tasks.
Nonprofit groups called ‘Villages’ which provide assistance to seniors and enable them to stay in their own homes, are becoming increasingly popular in the US. Each village is made up of of young neighborhood volunteers who help seniors with tasks they cannot handle on their own. For a small annual fee, seniors get access to 24-hour call lines that put them in touch with volunteers who help them with trips to medical checkups, grocery shopping, technical help and regular exercise.
The idea of villages is clicking with elderly people who would rather stay independent rather than live in assisted homes.