<ul><li>Judy Willett </li></ul><ul><li>Beacon Hill Village </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>www.beac...
Principles of “The Village” Model <ul><ul><li>Elements  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grassroots Membership Organization ...
Staying in your own home...   I n the neighborhood you love... <ul><li>   Beacon Hill Village </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A ...
Villages are totally   CONSUMER DRIVEN Reflecting and respecting the wishes and needs of their members
How does Beacon Hill Village Operate?   Our Profile Today:    440 members: ages 53-101, average age 75, 65% singles & 35% ...
<ul><li>Independent and confident </li></ul><ul><li>90% of elders when asked say they want to stay in their homes   </li><...
Independence through the Village Village Offers members: Prevention- Vigorous Minds and Bodies Concierge; Assistance in Li...
Village to Village Network <ul><li>  History: </li></ul><ul><li>4,000 calls and emails to Beacon Hill Village </li></ul><u...
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Judy Willet from Beacon Hill Village presentation at MassTLC healthcare event "Emerging Technologies for the Silver Tsunami: Aging in Place through the use of Integrated Technology"

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MassTLC Beacon Hill Village

  1. 1. <ul><li>Judy Willett </li></ul><ul><li>Beacon Hill Village </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>www.beaconhillvillage.org </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Technologies for the Silver Tsunami </li></ul><ul><li>September 23, 2010 </li></ul>Technology and The Village Movement
  2. 2. Principles of “The Village” Model <ul><ul><li>Elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grassroots Membership Organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Governing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self Supporting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available for elders of all incomes & health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consolidator of Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on the Whole Person </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Volunteer Component </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Staying in your own home... I n the neighborhood you love... <ul><li>  Beacon Hill Village </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A non-profit, membership organization created and run by people 50 and over in all of central Boston. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  One stop shopping:  Offers everything and anything members need to be able to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> “ age in community.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Members are the driving force behind all actions the “village” takes. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Villages are totally CONSUMER DRIVEN Reflecting and respecting the wishes and needs of their members
  5. 5. How does Beacon Hill Village Operate? Our Profile Today: 440 members: ages 53-101, average age 75, 65% singles & 35% couples Volunteers run the organization: 12 Board members and 20 committee members 70 BHV members, community, and students assist frailer members Operating income: $435,000 Staff: 1 full time and 6 part time Executive director Member service & Volunteer coordinator Outreach coordinator Office manager Program coordinator Book Keeper Income From: Member Fees, Foundations, and Fundraising
  6. 6. <ul><li>Independent and confident </li></ul><ul><li>90% of elders when asked say they want to stay in their homes </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies can help this wish </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge is overcoming objections </li></ul>
  7. 7. Independence through the Village Village Offers members: Prevention- Vigorous Minds and Bodies Concierge; Assistance in Living; Community Building Respect to ask them what they need and want Social- overcoming isolation Member only interactive website Neighbor to Neighbor program- connect on-line Computer classes and one-on-one in-home assistance Physical changes for their home and themselves Discounts to emergency response systems Discounts to home adaptations Home assessments, home care, GCM, medication management Villages have met with Apple, Intel, I-Robot, MIT AgeLab, and more
  8. 8. Village to Village Network <ul><li>  History: </li></ul><ul><li>4,000 calls and emails to Beacon Hill Village </li></ul><ul><li>25 other countries have visited BHV </li></ul><ul><li>BHV helped hundreds of groups and organizations </li></ul><ul><li>      Manuals & Technical Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Today: </li></ul><ul><li>      2010 Fifty Open Villages and 80 researching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed the Village to Village Network- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National conference-Nov 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducting ongoing research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.vtvnetwork.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>     </li></ul>
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