Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Beacon Hill Type Villages Springing Up

The folks who started Beacon Hill Village -- the nonprofit organization in Boston that enables seniors to age in place -- are traveling the country touting their model. They've had a meeting in Denver, CO, and soon they'll be in Oakland, CA. The meetings are over-subscribed.

It seems that communities of seniors are dying to have a nonprofit service do everything for them that assisted living would do, without having to move out of their homes to assisted living. What fascinates me is that these seniors don't seem to want to pay the full price of that service. Half the operating costs come from community fund raising. That would not be the case in assisted living.

I'm curious. What do you all think of this?

Please post your opinions.

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