074 How Villages Support Aging in Community and Aging in Place


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By Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, Leslie Kernisan, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In This Episode:

Dr. K talks with UC Berkeley Professor Andrew Scharlach about his work studying the Village Model and other approaches to supporting aging in place. He is an expert on creating aging-friendly communities and formerly directed Berkeley’s Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services. They discuss:

  • What is a Village and what’s usually included in the Village model
  • How Villages differ from Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs)
  • The grassroots history of the first Village and the growth of the Village model
  • Why aging in community may be a better goal than aging in place
  • Why Professor Scharlach and his colleagues decided to study Villages, and what they’ve learned so far
  • How Villages appear to benefit their members
  • How the goals and ambitions of Villages have evolved over time
  • How Villages manage funding and other challenges
  • Whether Villages are a good fit for people who are frail or declining
  • Whether Villages really do prevent unwanted relocations

Related episode:

035 Interview: Aging in the Right Place

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