063: Aging in Place: It Takes a Village

While there are a variety of senior living communities and assisted living options, a majority of older adults want to age in place for as long as possible. Many, however, need assistance to do so, but that doesn’t always mean hiring caregivers. For some, help with chores and simple daily tasks like grocery shopping or changing a lightbulb can make all the difference.

In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten sits down with board-elected president Larry Toy of Lamorinda Village. Lamorinda is a 501(c) (3) non-profit developed as a community-based network of people ages 55 and older that offers support and connections to help older adults stay connected and thriving while aging in place. Larry and Kirsten dive into the programs and services that the village offers as well as how people can join and get involved. If the village sounds like an option for you or someone you know, you’ll want to listen to and share this episode.

Big Three from Episode #063:

  1. Villages like Lamorinda help older adults age in place and cultivate community and connection.
  2. Memberships provide various services from events and activities to referrals, home-based help, and more.
  3. Villages are non-profit and membership-based.

Time-stamped Show Notes:

3:32 – What is the concept of the village, how did it get started?

5:10 – What geographic regions are covered by villages here in the Bay Area?

7:45 – Larry discusses the programs and assistance that Lamorinda provides.

13:43 – Kirsten and Larry discuss online programs developed during COVID to help combat social isolation.

18:26 – Fires and power outages have been a big issue for members, but this new initiative is vital in supporting emergency preparedness for older adults.

20:15 – How can people find Lamorinda Village and get involved or join?

23:52 – How do you start a village?

25:25 – How do you vet volunteers for your village?

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