Capitol Hill Village is a network of neighbors helping neighbors, where volunteers unite to support older adults and help them age safely and comfortably – in their own homes and in their beloved neighborhood. So what happens when one of CHV's 404 “villagers” is in need? Some 300 volunteers are ready to provide a ride to the doctor or grocery store, help with housekeeping or meal preparation, offer gardening advice or sidewalk shoveling. And when it comes to major repairs, home care assistance, or medical support, CHV staff efficiently link members with community-vetted vendors and partners. For low-income neighbors, discounted membership dues provide what all members receive, plus financial assistance with essential home repairs. Just as important are opportunities to learn and socialize: financial counseling, informative lectures on healthcare and housing, theater outings, exercise classes, and group dinners keep everyone connected. In a country that anticipates doubling its older population by 2050, CHV is a national leader in cutting edge, holistic, community-based care – because aging at home should never mean aging alone.
Awards & Recognition
Capitol Hill Community Foundation Award for Excellence 2008
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