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Resources

Our Resources page provides links to surveys, reports, videos and media articles about the Village Movement, which highlight some of the history and benefits that Village models offer their communities.

Village-to-Village Video

We are part of a much larger movement that is growing across the country called the Village-to-Village movement. Take a look at this TEDx Boston Talk given by by Judy Willett, Executive Director of Beacon Hill Village, who powerfully describes what this community-centered organization is and has to offer.

The Health Payoffs of Time Banks

NYT article about the health benefits of time banking for residents and communities.

Author: Tina Rosenberg

Time Banks USA  Web Site

Non-profit organization whose mission is to promote equality and build caring community economies through inclusive exchanges of time and talents. Helps individuals and groups create time banks for their neighborhoods and communities. Shares information about an international network of time banks.

 

Watertown Tab, Letter to the Editor, Feb. 20, 2013

A Letter to the Editor from WatertownTogether’s Planning Committee that introduces the village concept and shows how it might work in Watertown.

Authors: WatertownTogether Planning Committee, February 20,2013.

Click here:Letter to the Editor

Village-to-Village Video

We are part of a much larger movement that is growing across the country called the Village-to-Village movement. Take a look at this TEDx Boston Talk given by by Judy Willett, Executive Director of Beacon Hill Village, who powerfully describes what this community-centered organization is and has to offer.

A National Overview of Villages: Results from a 2012 Organizational Survey

A recent joint research report released by Rutgers University and the University of California-Berkeley presents a national “snapshot” of Villages in the U.S.  The report presents findings from a national survey conducted in 2012 regarding Villages’ organizational characteristics, finances, community settings, membership characteristics, services, activities, governance and collaborations.

Authors: Emily A. Greenfield, Andrew E. Scharlach, Carrie L. Graham, Joan K. Davitt, and Amanda J. Lehning, December 2012.

Click here: Rutgers University and U.C. Berkeley Survey Report

The Village Movement: Redefining Aging in Place

Sherri Snelling is the CEO and founder of the Caregiving Club and nationally recognized expert on America’s family caregivers. In this article, she provides an overview of the Village Movement and how it benefits caretakers.

Author: Sherri Snelling, June 8, 2012.

Click here: Overview of Village Movement

Seniors Are Finding Inventive Ways to Stay in Their Beloved Homes – and Hometowns – As Long as they Can

An article by the Boston Globe correspondent, Steve Maas, in which he reports on the activities of several villages in our area, including Newton-at-Home, Carleton-Willard at Home, Wellesley at Home and Beacon Hill Village.

Author: Steve Maas, Boston Globe, July 9, 2009.

Click here:Boston Globe Article on Village Models in Greater Boston