Sunday, January 09, 2011 Village Concept Comes to Area

Mt. Lebanon Village is the first of its kind in Southwestern Pennsylvania, but Ann Bateman is hoping the concept will take off in this area as it has in the rest of the country. The Village idea, which started with Beacon Hill Village in Boston, is designed to help older residents stay in their homes and remain independent through support by volunteers in the community.

The support can range from providing transportation to doctor appointments or Village-sponsored activities, running errands, connecting residents with services, such as plumbers or electricians, or helping members find home healthcare after surgery. “If there’s something one of our members needs, they can call us and we will absolutely try to help them find it,” says Bateman, program director.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This free website already connects residents with services:
David Huston

January 10, 2011 3:15 PM  

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