14 Corporate Woods Blvd. Suite 102 Albany, NY 12211-2523 Phone: (518) 434-2140
Founded in 1852, Albany Guardian Society, located in Albany, New York, is one of the region’s oldest charitable foundations. Its mission is to engage in a wide range of endeavors including education, research, information, and community engagement that will improve the quality of life for seniors, their families and caregivers.
Capital Region Villages Collaborative (CRVC) Started in 2017, the CRVC is comprised of individuals, agencies, organizations, and Villages interested in forming, operating, and supporting Villages in the Capital Region surrounding Albany, New York. The CRVC convenes regular meetings with Village updates, networking opportunities, and educational presentations on aspects of developing and operating a Village. The CRVC provides resource materials, a listserv, and a website dedicated to developing Villages in the Capital Region. The CRVC meets at the Carondelet Conference Center in Latham every other month. Click here to visit the CRVC website.
Since 2000, Albany Guardian Society (AGS) has been partnering and coordinating with numerous community organizations and agencies to offer community forums, programs, and resources that improve the lives of seniors, their family and caregivers. These forums have national and regional speakers in the field of aging. Some of the topics have included, aging-in-place, care coordination, caregiver support, positive approaches to demenita care, hoarding, and understanding Medicare.
The Capital Region Village Collaborative (CRVC) is having a meeting at the Carondelet Hospitality Center, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY on Tuesday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The “Village” movement was founded in the spirit of “neighbors helping neighbors” while assisting each other to ‘aging in place.” Villages are membership-driven, grassroots, not-for-profit organizations run by volunteers and/or paid staff that coordinate access to a variety services, educational programs and social events.
Village organizers and members are typically age 50 and older who form a non-profit membership organization to access services that support their goal of remaining independent for as long as possible. Geographically defined, Villages are developed in an area that ranges from an urban or suburban neighborhood, to a rural area with a multi-mile radius.
Please call the Albany Guardian Society at 518 434-2140 to register.