The Villages Movement: The First, The Local and the National
July 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT
OLLI at BCC and Villages of the Berkshires are proud to announce this partner event:
The Villages Movement:
The First, The Local and the National
Thursday, July 8, 2021
at 3:00 pm Eastern
Online via Zoom
Free & open to all! Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.
‘Villages’ are grassroots, community-based organizations formed through a cadre of caring neighbors who want to change the paradigm of aging. Local Villages connect members to a full range of practical support services to help with non-medical household tasks, services, programs and transportation. Villages also promote staying active by coordinating recreational, social, educational and cultural programs. These social activities minimize isolation and promote interaction amongst their peers. Villages provide a strong, inclusive community that offers members new opportunities to age successfully.
Hear from Gina Morrison, Executive Director of the Village that began the Movement – Beacon Hill Village in Boston – along with President Howard Shapiro and Vice President Carl Shuster of our local Villages of the Berkshires, and Barbara Sullivan, Executive Director of the National Village to Village Network.
Opening remarks by Megan Whilden, Executive Director of OLLI at BCC.
Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 413.236.2190 (Mondays through Fridays, 9am – 4 pm EDT). We look forward to seeing you online!
- July 8, 2021
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, MA 01201 US + Google Map