Re: The Villager Movement
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 07:19:46 -0700 (PDT)
Do  you mean the Village to Village Network — the movement that helps people 
Age in Place?  Villages are organized locally. They help  seniors stay in their 
homes w/ support from an organization of people in the geographic area created 
to provide these services.  Beacon Hill in Boston was the first Village to 
organize a neighborhood to provide support and services to seniors in the area. 
 Beacon Hill created the format for this kind of organization. The organization 
is mostly volunteers.  They do some really good work. I’ve been impressed w/ 
their support offerings.  I’ve been to a number of the local Village’s meetings 
here.  There are more than 

You can check that out here: <>

Although I totally appreciate and support many aspects of  the work that VtoV 
does it has limitations.   But you know — different strokes for different 
folks.  It’s important to have a RANGE of options for housing and community.

The best person I know who can fill you in on this movement is Raines Cohen.  
He posts here quite a bit.  I’m sure he will see your email and be in touch w/ 
you.  If you don’t hear from him, contact me directly and I will put you in 

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Member, Board of Directors
Mid Atlantic Cohousing
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

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> On Aug 19, 2020, at 9:17 AM, David Mencher <menchers [at]> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Some of us here in Israel have been wondering about a community building
> project called the Villager Movement, which seems particularly suited for
> Seniors.  Is anyone familiar with this movement and can you direct me to
> contacts ?
> Thanks
> David
> -- 
> David Mencher
> 0542070032
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