"A new approach allows people to stay in their homes while easing the burden on their family caregivers..."
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A new movement in senior living has gained traction recently. Most seniors understandably wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible, but sometimes this can raise a logistic challenge. If a senior living facility isn't the answer for some, the "village movement" has arrived to address many concerns. A village, by definition is: "a group of residents in a given community, typically age 50 and older, form a non-profit membership organization to provide access to services that support their goal of remaining at home as long as possible. A village can range from a few blocks in an urban or suburban neighborhood to a rural area with a 20-mile radius. Each is autonomous and its members determine which services it will offer. Typical offerings shared by all members include: home-safety modifications, transportation, meal delivery, dog walking, technology training and support, health and wellness programs, social activities, and the services of visiting nurses and care managers."