At Home in Greenwich is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization for older Greenwich residents. Membership benefits include a fun and vibrant social club, access to vetted services for self or home and serve as a safety net allowing members to remain comfortably in their own homes, in the community they love, as they age. Whether it is a walk on the Highline, a trip to a museum, ride to an appointment, a visit in their home, a call to the office for vetted service providers, taking part in one of our events or the opportunity to volunteer, At Home In Greenwich is there for our members. This unique model provides fun and support all the while promoting the practical means for members to live in their homes.
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Michelle Beltrano Esq Discusses Estate Planning
Join us on Thursday, February 2 at 10 AM at Fletcher Hall, Second Congregational Church for an informative presentation and good discussion. To secure your seat, RSVP to Belinda (203) 422.2342.
Join Us to Celebrate 15 Years of the Village Movement
At Home in Greenwich is part of the Village to Village Network . We are modeled after Beacon Hill Village in Boston, which was founded in 2001. On February 13, 2017, Beacon Hill Village, At Home in Greenwich and villages around the globe will celebrate 15 years of changing the experience of aging. Dr. Atul Gawande, whose celebrated 2014 book Being Mortal continues to sustain a lively national conversation about living well and ending well in older age, will be the keynote speaker at a public forum. The program will be simulcast nationally to villages across country, with thousands of members participating in a virtual celebration and dialogue about living well.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary and the Village movement it inspired, Beacon Hill Village in Boston has invited Villages around the country to participate “virtually” in an event featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, author of the seminal book Being Mortal. The event will be live-streamed to Villages across the United States and At Home in Greenwich will broadcast the live event on Feb. 13, 2017, at the Cos Cob Library from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern.
Dr. Gawande is a renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer, who will speak about the value of community and opportunities as we grow older. While Dr. Gawande’s book title alludes to death, the stories in it are actually about life. He describes people’s efforts to maintain autonomy as they age in the face of ingrained habits, cultural expectations and one-size-fits-all corporate offerings. He includes Beacon Hill Village and the Village model as an option for assisting older adults in their efforts, which has often meant providing services and extending community to people who want to remain in their own homes and enjoy the rich stew of activities, attributes, attitudes and ages that engage the community’s older adult population.
Choice and community are concepts honored throughout the Village Movement. These concepts are behind the underlying principles that lead to the founding of Beacon Hill Village and subsequent 200+ Villages that impact the lives of older adults across the country. One of the great issues worldwide today is how to support and care for aging populations. By 2030, twenty percent (20%) of our nation’s population will be over 65, an estimated 83 million people. The Village Concept and Dr. Gawande’s profound understanding of the importance of choice and community offer valuable insights and solutions for this challenging phenomenon.
To RSVP or if you have any questions about the event, please contact us at (203) 422.2342
the NBC News segment on our affiliates in New Canaan: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/
And other At Homes utilizing the same model: http://nyti.ms/LgF4Sj