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What are the benefits of the Village to Village Network?

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Benefits of the Village to Village Network include access to information on funding resources, monthly webinars, member-only discussion forums, the Village to Village member directory and member-generated templates and documents. Members of the Village to Village Network can also utilize the peer-to-peer mentor program, news on Villages nationwide, access to technical support consultants and a discounted rate on a customized Village website.

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Members of the Village to Village Network have the opportunity to establish or manage community organizations of aging individuals that are initiated by members of the village. Villages are grass-roots organizations that are run by paid staff and volunteers and driven by membership. The members of each village coordinate transportation, health and wellness programs, social and educational trips and activities, and home repairs, and they provide access to discounted providers and affordable services.

The Village to Village Network offers villages support in managing these communities in suburban settings, rural towns and large metropolitan areas. The network of peers provides advice, official documents for use in establishing a community and mentoring opportunities that provide village models and community approaches to meeting the needs of the aging. Members can search for nearby villages to coordinate care and group activities for the aging members of the community.

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