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An experiment in aging gracefully, in place

Original post made on Nov 2, 2012

It's one thing to say you intend to age gracefully in your own home and avoid institutionalized care -- and something else entirely to accomplish it. Several hundred Palo Alto area residents this month marked five years of testing the concept through membership in Avenidas Village, a program that's created a community of mutual support for people as they age.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, November 3, 2012, 8:48 AM

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Posted by Michelle Rogers
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

The Village concept is enabling people to age in place gracefully all the while having access to partners in the community that can support their needs. Congratulations to Avendias Village for the great work they are doing.


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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

This is a wonderful blend of the best of both worlds--independence and assisted living.
I hope it is still around when I need it.


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Posted by Tracey Chen
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Nov 5, 2012 at 10:51 am

I'll be 50 this week, but I need this group! I can't turn a mattress either! I am disabled by nerve problems....but there's plenty of stuff I CAN do....like the commenter above, I want to know how to join...sign me up....And everyone, for the first time, you can really make a difference this year. You can vote for Jill Stein (or Gary Johnson, but Stein is my choice), and third party for every seat that you can. You don't have to believe the old programming that it's a wasted vote. It isn't. The only wasted vote is a vote for anyone who supports the NDAA or citizens united.....that means you can't vote for Obama or Romney or ANY incumbent....wake up, please. If you don't even KNOW who is in the third party debate tonight, you're not an educated voter.....please stop dragging our nation to war.


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Posted by Tyler Hanley
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Nov 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

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Posted by RussianMom, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2012, at 9:41 p.m.

Great story.

Where can younger people get involved? We have talented and compasionate youth here. How about holidays concerts? Post some opportunities for them