Instead of moving into an assisted living facility, some retirees are discovering the benefits of community and how that can help them remain in their own homes.
"Were they going to wait for the government to create a better way for them to age? Absolutely not."
Nearly 12,000 Americans turn 65 every day, the majority of whom aren't ready to leave their homes. Judy Willett discusses a common sense "neighbor helping neighbor" approach that started in Beacon Hill and has grown into an international Village movement that's making it possible for elders to continue to flourish in the communities in which they love to live.
- Villages: Helping People Age in Place by: Martha Thomas, from: AARP The Magazine, May/June 2011 Issue
More than a neighborhood, a village gives older people a better chance to stay in their own home longer.