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Aging in Place: Encouraging Lifespan Friendly Communities

$300.00 contributions
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Whether planning for ourselves, our parents, or grandparents, most of us want to live safely, happily, and independently in our homes and communities for as long as possible. This isn't just a personal issue, it's a challenge for our entire community. Public, private, and nonprofit partners have developed a shared action plan so we can all successfully age in place. Now, we need your help to move these ideas into action.

Our Progress to Date:

The Community Foundation has invested approximately $100,000 in grant funding and staff time to help implement the action plan and support housing for older adults through:

The Lifespan Friendly Homes Program providing home modifications and energy assessments to low-income adults. The Foundation helped secure an $84,000 grant to fund repairs carried out by Habitat for Humanity of the NRV.
The Old Prices Fork School Community Revitalization Project including 16 housing units for older adults and a local foods center with community kitchen, restaurant, and brewery.

The New River Valley TimeBank, a system of giving and receiving volunteer services for all ages, with particular emphasis on supporting the needs of older adults.

Learn more about the Aging in Place initiative and explore the action plan. For more information or to get involved, email

September 22nd Kick-Off of the New River Valley TimeBank


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