The idea of aging in place has long been a goal for many seniors. The familiarity and safety of one’s own home is a major motivator to find creative ways for people to stay put rather than the disruption of moving. And for years, and in many different parts of the country, communities have experimented with unique ways for seniors to remain rooted.
None was more prominent or successful that Boston’s Beacon Hill Village. The subject of a NBC News feature, as well as countless newspaper articles, Beacon Hill became the first of a movement to structure a program of helping neighbors live independent lives by offering handyman, transportation, technology, and other services.
That movement landed in Talbot County several years ago with the creation of the Talbot Village Connections. And now that organization has officially transitioned to become part of the new Maryland Community for Life program for Talbot.
The Spy spent some time recently with Stacey Woodworth, the Service Navigator for Maryland Community For Life – Talbot’s Service Navigator, and member Isabelle Bedell to talk about this growing organization and the unique benefits it offers for those wishing to age in place.
This video is approximately four minutes in length. For more information about Maryland Community For Life – Talbot please go here