In 2007, a group of longtime Newton residents met to discuss the creation of a community support system that would empower them and others to remain in their homes, condos, or apartments in Newton as they grow older.
“Aging in community,” as this concept is generally known, allows older residents to stay in their own homes and in their communities with easy access to needed supports and services and social activities and programs.
In 2001, a group of seniors in Boston opened Beacon Hill Village, the first membership-based organization in the nation created to answer the needs of an aging population with a strong desire to remain at home. During the past ten years, as more than 70 new “villages” have been established throughout the country, many have developed models to suit their own communities.
Newton at Home, a registered non-profit, membership-based organization, incorporated in February of 2009, launched officially in January 2011 and became fully operational in April, 2011.
We are a Volunteer First organization that promotes community building by engaging volunteers of all ages, including our members,to assist Newton at Home members with myriad tasks.
We are committed to collaborating with Newton agencies and organizations that already serve older adult residents, as well as developing strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the city. Our intention is not to duplicate services but rather to offer new and complementary ones and enhance those that already exist.
The 'Village' concept is ideally suited to our city with its strong tradition of volunteerism, deep sense of community identity,and a resident population committed to remaining in charge of their lives. Newton also provides a rich pool of citizen talent and experience that can only help to ensure Newton at Home's success.
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