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Washington Post Reports on ‘Village’ groups, home alterations


An article in the Washington Post highlighted the important benefits of aging-in-place, undertaking home modifications, and joining a “Village” group. The article profiles Bill Cousins, 88, who realized that he was having trouble moving around his home. Cousins installed an elevator, increased the maneuvering space in his kitchen, added a ramp to the back of the house, and lowered light switches to an accessible location. Cousins also joined a “Village” group run mainly by volunteers who help him by providing concierge services, such as as taking him to doctor’s appointments and checking in on him from time to time.