The Village model is on a role…
Even USA Today gives the idea a spin HERE
“Hell, no, we won’t go!”
That’s the answer I hear most often from seasoned Baby Boomers when I ask if they’re getting ready to move to retirement communities.
For starters, they don’t plan to retire before 70. And most want no part of the elder islands where their parents retreated from the hustle of city life into a largely sedentary, age-segregated existence.
The Village Movement is a popular alternative. The drivers of this movement are feisty professional women in their 50s and 60s who are determined to change the experience of aging by empowering and enabling adults to remain in their own homes or apartments to the end of their lives.
The movement, launched eight years ago in Boston with Beacon Hill Village, has spread to Washington, Chicago, San Francisco and more than 50 other cities. Hundreds more are in formation.
The newspaper article is nice but insiders know that the real story is HERE.