Collaborate on: Aging in Place

Community Caregivers

Community Caregivers was founded in 1994 in Altamont, NY as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  With the help of a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the founders used the Parish Nurse Program as a model in developing the organization.

Our mission is to enable individuals of all ages to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life within their homes and communities.  Community Caregivers provides non-medical support services to those in need.

Services are offered to residents of the Albany County Towns of Guilderland, Bethlehem, New Scotland, Berne, Knox and Rensselaer county. We support family caregivers with education, resources and, for some, respite from caregiving.

It’s helpful to think of a “Village” as a plan, not a specific place. Older adults want to live home in their later years and joining a ‘Village” network-where members support each other-can help make it a reality. Community Caregivers is a leader in promoting age-friendly policies and community engagement in our region.

How does Community Caregivers fit in the Village Movement? As partners in the emerging Village Movement here in Albany County, we offer information sessions and guidance on the Village concept. We offer:

  • Presentations on the Village Movement 101 and how to get started
  • Volunteer opportunities through Community Caregivers
  • A way for you to get involved

With an established record of service since 1994, we’ve learned a thing or two about coordinating needed services-like transportation and grocery shopping-with a volunteer network and offering caregiver support. Contact us to learn more.

Bethlehem Neighbors

Visit our partner in the Town of Bethlehem at Bethlehem Neighbors!

We’re also a member of the Capital Region Villages Collaborative and
the Village to Village Network.

Helpful Village

Helpful Village

Older adults want to age in their own homes while remaining in touch with their local communities.  As a result, many of those individuals are starting Villages all across the country. Larger cities like Washington DC, Portland OR, and Columbus OH even have city-wide policies to make it easier for their residents to find a supportive community in their neighborhoods.

As the Village Movement grows rapidly, it’s easy to see why Villages are the best option to age in place, autonomously, socially, and purposefully.

  • Our specialized technology makes Villages engaging, easier to operate, and more efficient than ever.

  • With thousands of Helpful Village users around the country, we have data showing the unparalleled efficiency of the Villages 2.0 social support system.

  • With efficient and modern operations, we work with tech-advanced Villages to put the Village Movement on the front page of major national media outlets and bring its benefits to the attention of millions of older adults.

Village to Village Network

Through its programs, services and resources, the national Village to Village Network empowers Villages in formation, energizes functioning Villages, serves as a Village commons to connect its members, and champions the Village model as a leading best practice for healthy and vibrant aging. Village members remain connected to their communities, with reduced isolation, increased independence and enhanced purpose of life.

What is a Village?

Neighbors Caring for Neighbors! Villages are community-based, nonprofit, grassroots organizations formed through a cadre of caring neighbors who want to change the paradigm of aging.

Local Villages connect members to a wide array of practical support services and social connections that enable older adults to enjoy a rich, independent and healthy quality of life when they choose to age in their homes and communities.

Villages build a sense of community and offer resources, services, programs and activities, including social and educational programs, health and wellness activities and volunteer assistance with transportation, light home maintenance, and technology coaching.

The Village Movement originated in Boston with Beacon Hill Village, leading the way for a more economically efficient model for aging.