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In 2001 a handful of older residents of Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood became concerned about how they would stay in their neighborhood and their homes into their 80s and 90s. This led to the founding of the country’s first elder village, Beacon Hill Village, a volunteer neighborhood group designed to provide social connections and practical assistance to older adults. There are now hundreds of these villages in the U.S., with many more in development. Some cover an entire county, others focus on small, often walkable neighborhoods.

Each village offers a range of services and benefits, from finding teenagers to play chess with residents to helping with grocery shopping. Typically, a small tax-deductible fee (usually $100 to $500 a year, with many villages offering scholarships for lower-income residents) lets members take advantage of benefits like rides to medical appointments, dog-walking, yard work, home fix-ups, and tech assistance. The most active villages also offer social activities like book clubs and walking groups.

If there’s no village in your area, you can help found one. You’ll need to:

  • Organize a group of nearby neighbors interested in staying in their homes.
  • Visit vtvnetwork.org to learn about the village model and for referrals to other resources.
  • Decide on a geographic area you’d like to cover. Many active villages serve smaller walkable neighborhoods; some encompass whole counties.
  • To avoid duplicating services already offered for free or almost free by local governments, talk to local councils or agencies on aging (click for a list of those resources). Also find out if your local aging agencies have policies or programs to encourage village-forming.
  • Evaluate whether you’d like to operate the village as a primarily volunteer operation (lower operating costs and lower membership fees) or a staffed organization. Volunteer villages often grow into staffed villages as membership increases.
  • Can you establish a brick-and-mortar headquarters, or do you want to run the village remotely? Again, both have advantages and disadvantages. Having a physical location often benefits members, but it can be expensive.
  • You can sign up for a six-month Opportunity Member Trial Membership with the Village to Village Network for $125, with access to its library of documents, webinars, toolkits, and other resources. (Regular memberships cost $425/year per village.)
  • Sign up with the Village to Village Network mentor program to get an experienced organizer to help you plan and develop your village (included in Opportunity Member fee).

Below, we list the active villages we could find for the Washington area. Did we miss any? Have an update to the info we collected? Email us at editors@checkbook.org. We’ll try to keep this list up to date.

 

Elder Villages in the Washington Area

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


Capitol Hill Village

  • 725 8th Street SE, Washington, DC, 202-543-1778, www.capitolhillvillage.org
  • Open to anyone living within the boundaries of H Street NE to M Street SE, and North and South Capitol Streets to 19th Street, SE and NE.
  • Errands, technology assistance, financial management assistance, gardening help, light household maintenance and repair, household organizing, pet care, transportation, friendly phone calls, and social and educational events.
  • Regular & social membership: $625 annually per individual; $925 annually per household. Urgent membership: $900 annually per individual; $1,350 annually per household. Subsidized memberships available.

Cleveland & Woodley Park Village

  • P.O. Box 11231, Washington, DC, 202-615-5853, www.clevelandwoodleyparkvillage.org
  • Open to anyone living in the neighborhoods of Woodley Park and Cleveland Park, bounded to the north by Upton and Tilden streets, to the east by Rock Creek Park and the National Zoological Park, to the south by Calvert Street and Massachusetts Avenue, and to the west by the Glover-Archibald Trail.
  • Transportation, minor household maintenance and repair, yardwork, assistance with paperwork, technology assistance, social activities, friendly phone calls and visits, service referrals, has a partnership with IONA Senior Services.
  • Membership: $575 annually per individual; $875 annually per household. Associate membership: $300 annually. Reduced rates available.

Dupont Circle Village

  • 2121 Decatur Place NW, Washington, DC, 202-436-5252, www.dupontcirclevillage.net
  • Open to anyone living in Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, and Kalorama, bounded to the north by Calvert St NW, to the east by 14th St NW, to the south by Pennsylvania Ave NW and to the west by Rock Creek Park.
  • Free access to Checkbook.org, access to social worker, transportation, technology support, errands, light household maintenance and repair, support groups, friendly phone calls and visits, assistance with paperwork, gardening help, educational activities, fitness activities, cultural and social activities, interest groups.
  • Regular Membership: $500 annually per individual; $700 annually per household. Open Village membership (for income below $40,000): $100 annually per individual; $150 annually per household. Associate Membership (current member moving outside DCV area, excludes services): $200 annually per individual, $250 annually per household.

East Rock Creek Village

  • Office: 1000 Butternut Street NW, Washington, DC; Mailing address: 7707 13th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-656-7322, www.eastrockcreekvillage.com
  • Open to residents ages 50+ of seven communities in Upper Ward 4: Colonial Village, North Portal Estates, Shepherd Park, Takoma Park (DC), Manor Park, Brightwood, and Crestwood.
  • Transportation, errands, light household maintenance and repair, household organizing, pet care, technology assistance, gardening help, friendly phone calls, educational programs, social and exercise activities.
  • Service and social membership: $500 annually per individual; $750 annually per household. Basic membership: $200 annually per individual; $350 annually per household.

Far Southeast/Southwest Senior Village

  • 1010 Anderson Place SE, Washington, DC, 301-326-5460
  • Open to anyone age 60+.
  • Transportation, simple home repairs, yardwork, reading aloud, referrals to aging-in-place resources, case management.
  • Free.

Foggy Bottom West End Village

  • 2430 K Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-333-1327, www.fbwevillage.org
  • Open to anyone living in Zip code 20037.
  • Free access to Checkbook.org, transportation, simple household maintenance and repairs, yardwork, technology assistance, errands, pet care, friendly phone calls and visits, paperwork help, absent owner chores, has a partnership with Home Care Assistance, monitoring of home care, exercise and education programs, social and cultural activities.
  • Standard membership: $630 annually per individual; $945 annually per household. Reduced fee membership: $100 annually. Social membership: $630 annually per individual; $945 annually per household. Three-year memberships available.

Georgetown Village

  • 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-999-8988, www.georgetown-village.org
  • Open to age 55+ residents of Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, and nearby neighborhoods.
  • Transportation, errands, simple household maintenance and repair, yardwork, gardening help, friendly phone calls and visits, paperwork organization, emergency room flash drive program, medical support, technology assistance, absent owner chores, occasional meals, referrals to professional service providers, social and educational activities
  • Membership: $600 annually per individual; $900 annually per household. Subsidized memberships available.

Glover Park Village

  • P.O. Box 32255, Washington, DC, 202-436-5545, www.gloverparkvillage.org
  • Open to residents of greater Glover Park, bounded by Massachusetts Ave. NW to the northwest, Whitehaven Park and Dumbarton Oaks Park to the south, and Glover-Archbold Park to the west.
  • Transportation, errands, minor household maintenance, household organizing, yardwork, friendly phone calls and visits, technology assistance, equipment loans, referrals to professional service providers, social activities.
  • Free.

Kingdom Care Senior Village

  • 814 Alabama Avenue SE, Washington, DC, 202-561-5594, www.kingdomcarevillage.org
  • Open to age 60+ residents of Ward 8.
  • Limited transportation, light household maintenance and repair, friendly phone calls and visits, occasional meals, pantry shopping, referrals to professional service providers, social and cultural activities, educational workshops.
  • Membership: $20 per month per individual; $15 per month per person for household of two or more.

Mount Pleasant Village

  • 1735 Lamont Street NW, Washington, DC 202-468-0364, www.mountpleasantvillage.org
  • Open to residents of Mount Pleasant, bounded by Piney Branch Road to the north, 16th Street NW to the east, Harvard Street to the south, and Rock Creek Park to the west.
  • Transportation, errands, friendly phone calls and visits, light household maintenance and repair, yardwork, absent owner chores, paperwork help, technology assistance, social and cultural activities, interest groups, exercise activities.
  • Membership: $50 annually per person; $100 annually per couple. Out-of-boundary memberships available on a case-by-case basis.

Northwest Neighbors Village 

  • 4901 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 277, Washington, DC, 202-777-3435, www.nwnv.org
  • Open to residents within these boundaries: Oregon Ave and Rock Creek Park to the east, Western Ave. to the north, Tilden St. to the south, and Massachusetts Ave. to the west
  • Transportation, technology assistance, medical note-taking, home decluttering, absent owner chores, referrals to professional service providers, social activities, health seminars, exercise and art classes.
  • Full membership: $550 annually per individual; $825 annually per household. Supporting membership: $250 annually per household. Member-Plus (limited income): $150 annually per individual; $250 annually per household.

Palisades Village 

  • 5200 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-244-3310, www.palisadesvillage.org
  • Open to age 50+ residents of: Berkley, Foxhall, Kent, Palisades, Spring Valley, and Wesley Heights; roughly bounded by Massachusetts Ave. to the north and east, Potomac River to the south and west, and Dalecarlia Pkwy to the north.
  • Transportation, friendly phone calls and visits, shopping help, errands, household maintenance, technology assistance, paperwork assistance, referrals to professional service providers, reading aloud, gardening and yard work, social activities, lectures.
  • Full membership: $600 annually per individual; $900 annually per household. Associate membership: $300 annually per household.

Waterfront Village 

  • 607 Sixth Place SW, Washington, DC, 202-656-1834, www.dcwaterfrontvillage.org
  • Full memberships open to age 62+ residents of the Navy Yard and Southwest Waterfront neighborhoods.
  • Transportation, errands, referrals to professional service providers, note-taking, appointment and reservation making, friendly phone calls and visits, gardening help, social activities, interest groups.
  • Full membership: $625 annually per household. Social membership: $50 annually per person. Supporting membership: $300 annually per household.

 

MARYLAND


At Home Chesapeake

550M Ritchie Highway PMB158, Severna Park, MD, 410-647-1997, www.athomechesapeake.clubexpress.com

  • Open to residents of Anne Arundel County.
  • Development of personal Master Aging Plan, home assessment for aging in place, referrals to professional service providers, social activities.
  • Membership: $250 annually per household ($125 for first year).

Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors

  • www.bannockburncommunity.org/NAN
  • For Bannockburn residents living in the area from River Road to MacArthur Boulevard and from Goldsboro Road to Booze Creek.
  • Transportation, errands, technology assistance, equipment loans, fire and safety inspections, friendly visits, educational and social programs, meals, referrals to professional service providers and community resources.
  • Free.

Bethesda Metro Area Village

  • P.O. Box 30525, Bethesda, MD, 240-630-2628, www.bmav.clubexpress.com
  • Open to age 50+ residents in these boundaries: Huntington Pkwy to the north, Old Georgetown road to the east, Bradley Blvd. to the south and west; includes neighborhoods of Battery Park, South Bradley Hills, Bradley Village, Edgemoor, English Village, and Greenwich Forest.
  • Transportation, friendly phone calls and visits, small home repairs, technology assistance, absent owner chores, non-medical respite care, social events and outings, interest groups, speakers.
  • Full service membership: $450 annually per individual; $750 annually per household. Social membership: $300 annually per individual; $600 annually per household. Reduced-fee memberships available.

Bradley Hills Village

  • 5705 McKinley Street, Bethesda, 301-785-8666, https://bhv.clubexpress.com
  • Open to all residents of Bradley Hills, Huntington Terrace, Edgewood, Sonoma, and Hillmead neighborhoods.
  • Transportation, errands, household help, pet care, friendly visits, social and educational activities.
  • Full membership: $150 annually per individual; $200 annually per household. Associate membership: $75 annually per household.

Burning Tree Village

  • 240-389-3829, www.burningtreevillage.org
  • Open to residents living near Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda; rough boundaries are River Road, Wilson Lane, Springer Road, Thoreau Drive, Melody Lane, Burning Tree Road, and Beech Tree Road.
  • Transportation, minor household chores, friendly phone calls and visits, referrals to professional service providers, social groups, interest groups.
  • Free.

Cabin John Neighbor 2 Neighbor

  • 301-799-4550, www.cabinjohn.org
  • Open to residents of the Cabin John community.
  • Transportation, errands, simple household maintenance and repair, occasional yardwork, technology assistance, paperwork help, friendly visits, pet care, pet visits, referrals to professional service providers, assistance during medical or other crisis.
  • Free.

Cheverly Village

  • 240-770-1033, www.cheverlyvillage.org
  • Open to residents of Cheverly.
  • Transportation, minor household maintenance, yardwork, errands, referrals to professional service providers and community resources, friendly phone calls and visits, social activities, interest groups.
  • Membership: $450 annually per individual; $600 annually per household. Has income-based discounts.

Chevy Chase at Home

  • P.O. Box 15102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-3115, www.chevychaseathome.org
  • Open to residents age 60+ in these neighborhoods (Associate members may be any age): Chevy Chase Village, Town of Chevy Chase, Village of Drummond, Chevy Chase Section 3, Chevy Chase Section 5, Martin’s Addition, Rollingwood, Old Hamlet, Chevy Chase West, and unincorporated areas in the boundaries of Wisconsin Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Beach Drive, and Western Avenue.
  • Transportation, minor household maintenance, technology assistance, friendly phone calls and visits, medical note-taking, calls and assistance during inclement weather, friendly pet visits, educational programs, social events, presentations, interest groups, discounted exercise classes, respite visits, resource lists, notary public services.
  • Membership: $450 annually per individual; $600 annually per household. Associate status: $300 annually per household. Financial assistance available.

East County Village Seniors

  • www.eastcountyvillageseniors.org
  • Open to residents age 62+ in eastern Montgomery County and nearby Prince George’s County.
  • Access to service provider directory, classes, social events.
  • Free.

Friendship Heights Neighbors Network

  • 240-620-3285, www.fhneighbors.org
  • Open to anyone living in the high-rise buildings of The Carleton, The Willoughby, The Elizabeth, 4701 Willard Ave., Highland House, Highland House West, 4620 North Park Avenue, and 4615 North Park Avenue.
  • Transportation, errands, technology assistance, friendly phone calls and visits, pet care, minor in-home tasks, referrals to professional service providers, social events, educational and recreational programs.
  • Full membership: $450 annually per individual; $600 annually per household. Social membership: $300 annually per individual; $450 annually per household.

Gaithersburg HELP

  • 301 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 301-216-2510, www.gaithersburghelp.org
  • Open to seniors and adults with disabilities who live in Zip codes 20877, 20878, 20879, 20880, 20886, and parts of Zip codes 20850, 20855, and 20882.
  • Transportation to medical appointments and social service agencies.
  • Free.

Garrett Park Neighbors Helping Neighbors

  • 301-933-7488 (Garrett Park town office), www.garrettparkmd.gov
  • Open to all residents of Garrett Park; aimed at age 65+.
  • Transportation, referrals to professional service providers and county resources, social events.
  • Free.

Greater Stonegate Village

  • P.O. Box 10009, Silver Spring, MD, 240-918-7989, www.stonegate.clubexpress.com
  • Open to all residents of the Greater Stonegate community, within the boundaries of New Hampshire Avenue to the east, Cutstone Way to the west, and Bonifant Road to the south (but includes all of Pebbleston Drive and its offshoots).
  • Transportation, errands, absent owner checks, technology assistance, household maintenance, friendly phone calls and visits, referrals to professional service providers and community resources, social and educational programs, interest groups.
  • Membership: $250 annually per individual; $350 annually per family. Associate membership: $150 annually per household.

Helping Hands University Park

  • 6724 Baltimore Avenue, University Park, MD, 301-892-6636, www.helpinghandsup.org
  • Open to residents of the Town of University Park.
  • Transportation, errands, technology assistance, respite care, friendly phone calls and visits, minor household maintenance and repair, yardwork, absent owner chores, exercise assistance, social events, educational programs, walking groups.
  • Free.

Hyattsville Aging in Place

  • P.O. Box 113, Hyattsville, MD, 301-887-3101, www.hyattsvilleaginginplace.org
  • Open to age 60+ (or disabled) residents of the City of Hyattsville.
  • Transportation, errands, referrals to professional service providers, household chores, respite care, social events.
  • Membership: $20 annually per person.

Little Falls Village

  • 4701 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD, 301-320-3267, www.littlefallsvillage.org
  • Open to anyone living in 20816 Zip code.
  • Transportation, light household tasks, absent owner chores, technology assistance, friendly phone calls and visits, referrals to professional service providers, social and educational activities.
  • Full membership: $350 annually per individual; $700 annually per household. Social membership: $250 annually per person. No-cost and low-cost memberships available.

Manor Connections

  • 240-408-5507, www.manorconnections.org
  • Open to seniors living in Manor Park and Manor Village neighborhoods.
  • Transportation, errands, paperwork assistance, respite visits, friendly visits, free setup of personal voice assistant.
  • Free.

Maplewood Village

  • www.maplewoodcitizens.org/Maplewood-Village.html
  • Open to residents of Bethesda’s Maplewood-Alta Vista neighborhood.
  • Social activities, interest groups.
  • Free.
  • Partnering with Wyngate Neighbors Helping Neighbors (WNHN); contact WNHN for help with transportation, errands, minor household maintenance and repair, occasional meals, technologiy assistance, and friendly phone calls and visits.

MCC Seniors Program

  • Muslim Community Center, 15200 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, www.mccmd.org/committees/mcc-seniors
  • Open to anyone age 55+.
  • Transportation, friendly phone calls and visits, respite care, food pantry, social and educational and recreational activities, partnership with MCC Medical Clinic (free screenings and flu shots).
  • Donations accepted.

Mill Creek Village

  • 240-686-5870, www.millcreekvillage.wordpress.com
  • Open to all residents of Mill Creek Towne and Mill Creek Town Homes.
  • Transportation, friendly visits, social activities.
  • Free; donations accepted.

North Chevy Chase Connections

  • P.O. Box 654, Kensington, MD, 240-343-2446, www.northchevychaseconnections.org
  • Open to all residents within the boundaries of Beach Drive to the north, Rock Creek Park to the east, East-West Highway to the south, and North Chevy Chase Park and Columbia Country Club to the west.
  • Transportation, errands, absent owner chores, minor household repair, equipment loans, referrals to professional service providers, occasional childcare, assistance during inclement weather, reading aloud, organizing help, social and educational and fitness activities, interest groups.
  • Membership: $50 annually per household.

Olney Home for Life

  • PO Box 1684 Olney, MD, 301-446-2512, www.olneyhomeforlife.org
  • Open to age 60+ residents of Olney, Ashton, Sandy Spring, and Brookeville.
  • Transportation, friendly phone calls and visits, assistance with administrative tasks.
  • Free; donations accepted.

Potomac Community Village

  • P.O. Box 59424, Potomac, MD, 240-221-1370, www.potomaccommunityvillage.org
  • Open to seniors living in the 20854 Zip code (Associate Memberships are available for those outside service area).
  • Transportation, referrals to professional service providers, technology assistance, minor home repairs, friendly phone calls and visits, social and cultural events, fitness activities, interest groups.
  • Standard membership: $100 annually per individual; $150 annually per household. Associate membership (those living outside 20854 Zip code): $50 annually per individual; $75 annually per household. Reduced fees available.

Silver Spring Village

  • P.O. Box 8217, Silver Spring, MD, 301-503-7401, www.silverspringvillage.org
  • For all residents living in the 20910 Zip code (Associate memberships available to those living outside area).
  • Free access to Checkbook.org, transportation, errands, minor household maintenance and repair, yardwork, absent owner chores, technology assistance, friendly phone calls and visits, referrals to community resources, educational programs, social events, interest groups, discounts for home maintenance and restaurants.
  • Full membership: $350 annually per individual; $450 annually per couple. Associate membership: $150 annually per individual; $250 annually per couple. Reduced-fee memberships available.

Village at Kentlands & Lakelands

  • 217 Booth Street, Gaithersburg, MD, 240-449-9002, www.villagekentlandslakelands.org
  • Open to age 55+ (and disabled) residents of Kentlands and Lakelands.
  • Transportation, technology assistance, minor household maintenance, yardwork, friendly phone calls and visits, walking partners, pet care, absent owner chores, referrals to professional service providers, social activities, educational events.
  • Free (during current pilot program).

The Village in Howard

  • 6061 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia, MD, 443-367-9043, www.thevillageinhoward.org
  • Open to age 55+ residents of Howard County.
  • Transportation, errands, technology assistance, household maintenance, yardwork, friendly phone calls and visits, pet care, educational and cultural and recreational programs.
  • Full membership: $350 annually per individual; $450 annually per household. Associate membership: $150 annually per individual; $250 annually per household.

Village of Takoma Park

  • P.O. Box 11420, Takoma Park, MD, 301-646-2109, www.villageoftakomapark.com
  • Open to all residents of Takoma Park.
  • Transportation, errands, minor household maintenance and repair, friendly phone calls and visits, monthly aging well events, walking partner, support groups, information on local resources.
  • Membership: $25 annually per person.

Villages of Kensington 

  • P.O. Box 118, Kensington, MD, 301-509-0191, www.villagesofkensington.org
  • Open to all adult residents of Greater Kensington.
  • Free access to Checkbook.org, transportation, errands, minor household maintenance and repair, occasional yardwork, occasional meals, occasional babysitting, technology assistance, occasional pet care, friendly phone calls and visits, interest groups, social events, recreational activities, educational programs.
  • Full membership: $250 annually per individual; $350 annually per household. Associate membership: $125 annually per individual; $175 annually per household. Temporary Full membership (for those with temporary medical challenges): $100 for 3 months. Free full membership for age 90+.

Wyngate Neighbors Helping Neighbors 

  • 301-388-5112, www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/731244
  • Open to all residents within the boundaries of the Beltway to the north, Fernwood Road to the west, Greentree Road to the south, and Old Georgetown Road to the east.
  • Transportation, errands, minor household maintenance and repair, occasional meals, technology assistance, friendly phone calls and visits.
  • Free.

 

VIRGINIA


AHA–At Home in Alexandria 

  • 3139 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 703-231-0824, www.athomeinalexandria.org
  • For age 55+ living in the boundaries of the Potomac River on the east, Cameron Run on the south, Van Dorn Street on the west, and Four Mile Run on the north.
  • Transportation, errands, light home maintenance, technology assistance, yard work, home organizing, pet care, friendly phone calls and visits, reading aloud, medical advocacy and medical note-taking, referrals to professional service providers and community resources, social events, educational programs, exercise clubs, interest groups.
  • Membership: $550 annually per individual; $800 annually per household. Associate membership: $250 annually. Subsidized memberships available.

Arlington Neighborhood Village 

  • 2666 Military Road, Arlington, VA, 703-509-8057, www.arlnvil.org
  • Open to anyone age 55+ living in Arlington County.
  • Free access to Checkbook.org, transportation, errands, minor household maintenance, technology assistance, occasional yardwork, absent owner checks, support in weather emergencies, social and educational events, health programs, friendly phone calls, referrals to county services, Arlington County 55+ Pass, interest groups.
  • Full membership: $500 annually per individual plus $250 for each additional household member. Associate membership: $500 annually per individual or household. Financial assistance available.

Herndon Village Network

  • P.O. Box 5143, Herndon, VA, 703-375-9439, www.herndonvillagenetwork.org
  • Open to age 55+ in the 20170 Zip code.
  • Transportation.
  • Membership: $20 annually per individual; $30 annually per household.

Lake Barcroft Village

  • P.O. Box 4645, Falls Church, VA, 703-354-0652, www.lakebarcroftvillage.org
  • Open to all residents of Lake Barcroft.
  • Free access to Checkbook.org, transportation, errands, minor home maintenance and repair, meals, friendly phone calls and visits, reading aloud, emergency weather support, technology assistance, administrative assistance, absent owner checks, social events, cultural and educational events, interest groups.
  • Full membership: $500 annually per individual; $750 annually per household. Social membership: $300 annually per individual; $450 annually per household. Alumni membership: $50 annually per person.

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers

  • 704 South King Street, Suite 2, Leesburg, VA, 703-779-8617, www.lvcaregivers.org
  • Open to the elderly and adults with disabilities in Loudoun County.
  • Transportation, errands, household chores, assistance with budget management, respite care, friendly phone calls and visits, help with paperwork, food bank delivery.
  • Free.

McLean Community Village Association 

  • 703-300-1751, www.mcleancva.org
  • Open to age 50+ and disabled residents of McLean.
  • Community events, discounted services, social and educational programs, interest groups, Senior Source (questions answered and referrals provided by phone, email, or in person at regularly-scheduled times at a local location).
  • Free.

Mount Vernon at Home

  • P.O. Box 7493, Alexandria, VA, 703-303-4060, www.mountvernonathome.org
  • Open to all adult residents of Mount Vernon, within the rough boundaries of Cameron Run on the north, Potomac River on the east, Dogue Creek on the south, and Richmond Hwy. to Telegraph Rd. to South Kings Hwy. on the west.
  • Transportation, errands, technology assistance, minor household maintenance and repair, referrals to professional service providers and county services, health care navigation assistance, friendly phone calls and visits, absent owner help, home organizing help, social events, educational and cultural programs, health programs, walking group.
  • Membership: $700 annually per individual; $950 annually per household. Friends of the Village membership: $350 annually per household. Financial assistance available.

Rutherford Neighbor to Neighbor

  • www.rutherfordcommunity.com
  • Open to all residents of the Rutherford neighborhood.
  • Technology assistance, yardwork, friendly visits, occasional meals, occasional light housekeeping or organizing, moving furniture within a house, minor home repairs, babysitting, tutoring, referrals to professional service providers, social events, transportation through Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke.
  • Free.

Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield

  • 7610 Newcastle Drive, Annandale, VA, 703-941-1419, https://shepherdscenter-annandale.org
  • Open to age 50+ residents of Annandale, Springfield, and areas in Alexandria.
  • Transportation, minor household repairs, friendly phone calls, social events and outings.
  • Free (events and outings have fees).

Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke

  • 4019 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA, 703-323-4788, www.scfbva.org
  • Open to age 50+ residents of central Fairfax County, Fairfax City, or Burke.
  • Transportation, friendly phone calls and visits, dementia support group, social events, exercise and educational classes, international travel.
  • Free (some classes and events have fees).

Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke South County

  • 8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 125, Alexandria, VA, 703-323-4788, www.scfbva.org/south-county-office
  • Open to age 50+ living in a defined service area west of Route 1 in South Fairfax County (call for specific boundaries).
  • Transportation to medical appointments.
  • Free.

Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church

  • 1205 Dolley Madison Boulevard, McLean, VA, 703-506-2199, www.scmafc.org
  • Open to age 50+ residents of McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church.
  • Transportation, simple household maintenance, yardwork, friendly phone calls and visits.
  • Free.

Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna

  • 541 Marshall Road, SW, Vienna, VA, 703-281-0538, www.scov.org
  • Open to age 50+ residents of Oakton (22124), Vienna (22180, 22181, 22182), Dunn Loring (22027), Reston (20191 only), Fairfax (22030, 22031 residences north of Route 50), Fairfax (22033 north of Route 50 and east of Fairfax County Pkwy).
  • Transportation, minor home repair, friendly phone calls and visits, health advocacy, decluttering advice, caregivers support group, social and educational programs (some social and educational programs require a fee).
  • Free.

Shepherd’s Center of Western Fairfax County

  • 14426 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 119, Chantilly, VA, 703-246-5920, www.scwfc.org
  • Open to age 50+ residents living in or near Clifton, Centreville, or Chantilly.
  • Transportation to medical appointments and the WFCM Food Bank.
  • Free.

Village Drive Village

  • 571-274-5349, www.villagedrivevillage.org
  • Open to age 55+ (Associate members may be any age). Focuses on area in Fairfax around Village Drive, between Forest Hill Drive and Pheasant Ridge Road, but members may live anywhere.
  • Errands, yardwork, home maintenance and repair, technology assistance, friendly phone calls and visits, home organization assistance, reading aloud, absent owner chores, referrals to professional service providers, social events, interest groups.
  • Full membership: $50 annually per individual; $89 annually per household. Associate membership: $25 annually per individual; $39 annually per household.