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What is a Village?

What is a Village?

A Village is a community or group of people who want to live in their own homes as they get older, with all the resources needed to live active lives. A village provides many of the benefits of a traditional retirement community—all in the comfort of the family home. 

Village residents maintain their independence, their friendships and

multigenerational community connections. Because they work together to ensure each other’s continued health and safety, residents are able to live long, full lives in their homes.

What Does the Village Offer?

Villages offer volunteer help to their members. Volunteers provide transportation to medical appointments, grocery delivery, and other specialized services as needed. Volunteers may also help with simple tasks at home. 

Examples include small repairs, changing light bulbs, providing cooked meals to a sick neighbor, or offering assistance with laundry for someone who was just released from the hospital.

Villages focus on building social connections. There are organized events, large and small, that are of interest to the community. Villages may organize book clubs, walking groups, knitting clubs, guest speaker events, group outings and so much more. Many Village events take place at a neighbor’s home; others take place at a local church, synagogue, mosque, library or community recreation center. Villages often partner with other local organizations to develop programs together.

Who Creates the Village?

Villages are created by residents of the community. The residents are people who have a vision for an improved quality of life for all. Every new Village starts with a vision and with a dedicated core of individuals ready and willing to make that vision a reality.

For more information, visit wavevillages.org or Village to Village Network - National Network: vtvnetwork.org.

District of Columbia

  • Capitol Hill Village  WAVE    202-543-1778    capitolhillvillage.org
  • Cleveland & Woodley Park Village WAVE    202-615-5853    CWPV.org
  • Dupont Circle Village WAVE    202-436-5252    dupontcirclevillage.net
  • East Rock Creek Village WAVE    202-656-7322    eastrockcreekvillage.org 
  • Foggy Bottom West End Village WAVE    202-333-1327    fbwevillage.org
  • Georgetown Village WAVE    202-999-8988    georgetown-village.org
  • Glover Park Village WAVE    202-436-5545    gloverparkvillage.org
  • Greater Brookland Intergenerational Village    202-658-5958    brooklandvillage.org
  • Kingdom Care Senior Village WAVE    202-561-5594    kingdomcarevillage.org
  • Legacy Collaborative Senior Village Ward 8        legacycollaborativeward8.org
  • Mount Pleasant Village WAVE        mountpleasantvillage.org
  • Northwest Neighbors Village WAVE    202-935-6060    nnvdc.org
  • Palisades Village WAVE    202-244-3310    palisadesvillage.org
  • Pennsylvania Avenue Village East    202-657-6160    pavillageeast.org
  • Waterfront Village WAVE    202-656-1834    dcwaterfrontvillage.org


  • At Home Chesapeake    410-647-1997    athomechesapeake.clubexpress.com
  • Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors    301-229-5639    bannockburncommunity.org/nan.php
  • Bethesda Metro Area Village WAVE    301-651-4531    bmavillage.org
  • Bradley Hills Village WAVE    240-600-1846    bradleyhillsvillage@gmail.com
  • Burning Tree Village WAVE    240-389-3829    burningtreevillage.org
  • Cheverly Village WAVE    240-770-1033    village@cheverlyvillage.org
  • Chevy Chase at Home WAVE    301-657-3115    chevychaseathome.org
  • East County Senior Village        eastcountyvillageseniors.org
  • Friendship Heights Neighbors    240-620-3285    fhneighbors.org
  • Greater Stonegate Village WAVE    240-918-7989    greaterstonegatevillage.org
  • GIVES Greenbelt Intergenerational Volunteer Exchange Services    301-507-6580    givesgreenbelt.org
  • Helping Hands University Park     301-892-6636    helpinghandsup.org
  • HomePorts    443-480-0940    homeports.org
  • Hyattsville Aging in Place WAVE    301-887-3101    hyattsvilleaginginplace.org
  • King Farm Neighbors Village WAVE    301-799-8104    KFNV.org
  • Little Falls Village WAVE    301-320-3267    littlefallsvillage.org
  • Manor Connections    240-408-5507    manorconnections.org
  • Mill Creek Village WAVE    240-686-5870    millcreekvillage.wordpress.com
  • Montgomery County - Village Coordinator    240-777-1231    Pazit.Aviv@montgomerycountymd.gov
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors of College Park WAVE
  •     301-222-3434    nhn-cp.org
  • North Bethesda Village WAVE    240-781-8878    northbethesdavillage.org
  • North Chevy Chase Connections WAVE    240-343-2446    northchevychasecon.wixsite.com/nccc
  • Northwest Neighbors Connecting  WAVE    410-500-5334    chaibaltimore.org
  • Olney Home for Life    301-446-2512    olneyhomeforlife.org
  • Parkside Village WAVE    240-644.2079    parksidevillagemd.org
  • Potomac Community Village    240-221-1370    potomaccommunityvillage.org
  • Queen Anne’s at Home WAVE    410-635-4045    queenannesathome.org
  • Rockville Area Villages Exchange        rockvillevillages.helpfulvillage.com
  • Silver Spring Village WAVE    301-503-7401    silverspringvillage.org
  • Somerset Helping Hand    301-657-3211    townofsomerset.com/2160/Helping-Hand
  • Town of Garrett Park Senior Committee        garrettpark-md.gov/c/411
  • The Village in Howard WAVE    443-367-9043    thevillageinhoward.org
  • Villages of Kensington    301-509-0191    villagesofkensingtonmd.org
  • Village at Kentlands and Lakelands    240-449-9002    villagekentlandslakelands.org
  • Village of Takoma Park     301-318-1923    villageoftakomapark.com
  • Town of Garrett Park Seniors Committee    301-933-7488    garrettpark-md.gov/c/411
  • Wyngate & Maplewd Neighbors Help Neighbors WAVE    301-388-5112    wnhn.org


  • Arlington Neighborhood Village WAVE    703-509-8057    arlnvil.org
  • At Home in Alexandria WAVE    703-231-0824    athomeinalexandria.org
  • Lake Barcroft Village WAVE    703-354-0652    lakebarcroftvillage.org
  • Lake of the Woods WAVE    855-569-5462    lowlinc.clubexpress.com
  • Herndon Village Network    703-375-9439    herndonvillagenetwork.org
  • McLean Community: A Village for all Ages    703-300-1751    mcleancva.org
  • Mount Vernon at Home WAVE    703-303-4060    mountvernonathome.org
  • Rappahannock At Home (Rapp At Home)    540-937-4663    hrappathome.net
  • Reston for a Lifetime WAVE    202-669-1244    restonforalifetime.org
  • Reston Useful Service Exchange    703-873-7578    restonuse.org
  • Springhill Village    703-843-7073    
  • Village Drive Village WAVE    571-274-5349    villagedrivevillage.org

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