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What is Village Without Walls?



It’s something new in western Washington County, Oregon.
Village Without Walls is an inclusive, interdependent community where everyone can age in place and live in homes of their choice safely, affordably, happily and healthfully for as long as possible. Whether you choose to live in a single family home, a townhouse or condo, an apartment, or a senior retirement center, you are eligible to be a member of the Village.

Village Without Walls is not a PLACE; it’s a PLAN.
This kind of Village is not a building or real estate development or retirement community. Picture an organized network of volunteers and lower-cost services that support Village members by doing tasks necessary to maintain quality of life in their own homes.

A Village is a group of members in nearby neighborhoods who commit to help each other thrive and do what’s needed to age affordably in their own homes.

Villages like this are popping up all over the country.  Village Without Walls is the first grassroots aging-in-place Village in Washington County, Oregon. The two videos below talk about the Villages in the Portland metropolitan area, including Village Without Walls. 
 
 
Thinking about your parents who live in the Portland metropolitan area? Want to ensure they are connected with a Village? The next video talks about how you can ensure that.
 
 
 
 
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“Nationwide, the majority of Villages are ‘grassroots/bottom-up’—-like the original Village, Beacon Hill Village. Bottom-up Villages are founded by ordinary people who decide they want to have a Village in their community. Bottom-up/grassroots Villages are run by a Board or Governing Council that is elected by and answerable to the Village members.”

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