Cville Village is a grassroots effort to respond to the changing needs of elders, to support them in their homes, and to value their contributions. The purpose is to create and sustain a broad network of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”
Americans over age 65 made up almost 15% of the national population in 2015. By 2030 the percentage is expected to be 20%, or about 72 million people. Boomers are changing the face of aging. Overwhelmingly, we want to “age in place.” Will existing social and health service agencies be able to adapt, or will they gradually become overwhelmed by the challenges of serving this expanding segment of our population?
The goal of Cville Village is to be there before we reach this tipping point. Services we’ll offer at startup will include transportation to and from appointments, shopping, or events; check-in visits for those living alone; light housekeeping and yard work; and help with setup and operation of electronic devices. If members need other types of services, we’ll be flexible and accommodate requests to the extent possible. In time we plan to partner with reliable local tradespeople to offer discounted services to members.
You can support us now, while we prepare to launch the Village, by making a tax-deductible donation. Click “Donate Now” below to make a donation with your credit card through PayPal, or mail your check, payable to “Cville Village”, to:
131 Almere Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Cville Village is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.