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The Villages Movement: The First, The Local and the National

July 8 @ 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.

Click Here to Register

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 413.236.2190 (Mondays through Fridays, 9am – 4 pm EDT). We look forward to seeing you online!

Details

Date:
July 8
Time:
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://berkshireolli.org/event-4298783

Organizer

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College
Phone:
413-236-2190
Email:
olli@berkshirecc.edu
Website:
View Organizer Website

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