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The Village model in the press! and your lazy editor

We get daily alerts from Google on the topics Healthy Aging and Aging in Place. Lo and behold in yesterday’s updates there was this gem from the Washingtonian: More Older People Are Opting to Age in Their Homes. Here’s How…

And there’s a description of the Village model with examples, which they have plenty of, because DC has something like 12 Villages just in the confines of the city, not even counting the nearby VA and MD ‘burbs where Villages also thrive.

Your lazy editor has been working on a grant proposal and finishing off the OLLI course. The latter ended yesterday with a lot of enthusiasm from the attendees. Their numbers were somewhat diminished as we had to postpone from last Tuesday after yours truly was unwittingly exposed to COVID the previous week, but luckily never developed symptoms and never tested positive. But the conversations, questions, connections made even over a little 3 week course were rewarding.

And yes, we are recruiting for Cville Village planning committee members; it’s getting exciting now as we think about structure and function while doing this grant proposal, in light of the feedback from the course.

OLLI session 1 review

We got almost all 18 registrants there and just as we’d hoped, they talked! They shared their feelings and fears. They responded to a lot of what we said. We think we were well received, we got some positive comments, and also some good questions that will take some research between now and the next session.


Tomorrow: the OLLI course begins!

We’ve been working hard on putting together a course on aging in place and the Village model that will be fun and thought-provoking. We have 18 people registered for the course. The first session is tomorrow afternoon. Will report back afterwards!

Meanwhile here’s a quick read from the New York Times on aging exuberantly! We must find that book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning or how not to leave your survivors a —-load of stuff to clear out after you die. Our spouse is actually the one who needs to read it…