The Peninsula Village Hub Workshop – July 29th 2018

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Help to create our Peninsula Village Hub.

Join us at 1.15 pm on Sunday 29th July at the Hannaford Centre, 

608 Darling St, Rozelle.

What is the Village Hub?

The Peninsula Village Hub will be a practical, supportive network for residents of the Balmain/Rozelle/Lilyfield area of the inner west (and others close by) who want to live well – safely, in the best health possible, socially connected and assisted as needed – as they grow older in our community.

Who are the AGEncy project?

We mostly live in Sydney’s inner west and want to create a community where we can live actively and independently ‘together’ as we grow old. It is called the AGEncy Project because we want to retain agency.  We don’t want to stop contributing, to fade out of life, lose control over our choices and decisions or lose relevance to our community.  We know that communities can play a big role in enabling agency for older people. Some of us want to live in a cohousing development and some in our own homes. See more on our website or newsletter

What is the Background to the Peninsular Village Hub? 

The Village Hub idea is based on the Beacon Hill Village in Boston, Massachusetts in the US. In 1999 a group of locals worked together to build community links to help people age well with dignity, living as full a life as possible. In the words of the Beacon Hill Villagers: We are a community of people who prosper from directing our lives and creating our own future. We are trendsetters for a new generation of people over 50 and invite you to join us in this exciting venture. All over the US and in other countries, people did join them in their own Village ventures and in 2010 the thriving grass roots movement formally established itself as the Village to Village Network.  In Australia there is only one, the Waverton Hub which was started in 2012.

Does our area need a Village? We asked at and you answered with a loud and clear YES!

What’s next? You tell us. 

At the workshop you can share a meal and your ideas. Learn what our survey revealed and how this aligns with the Inner West Council survey. Many of you attended the successful cohousing workshop in April: this is your next chance to contribute your ideas.

The Waverton Hub members say: “As we grow older, we members of the Hub are helping each other to enjoy our lives, stay in our own homes for as long as we can, to be as healthy as we can, and achieve all this for as little cost as possible.”

Help to create our Peninsula Village Hub

When: 1:15pm Sunday 29th July

Where: Hannaford Centre, 608 Darling St, Rozelle.

What to bring:

  • Food to share: sandwiches, wraps, a slice, whatever you can contribute.
  • An open mind and creativity.
  • $20 to join the AGEncy’s Project if you would like to join.

 What to expect: The AGEnda

1.15 Arrive with food and set up
  Share a meal and introduce yourself
2.10 Hear about the surveys: The Peninsula Village Hub survey and Inner West Council’s “Seniors Health and Wellbeing Survey”
  Discuss the surveys
2.40 Divide into groups and discuss what we want.
3.15 Have a break and a hot drink.
3.45 What are our next steps?
4.45 Help pack up
5.00 Close

 RSVP: Please respond to this invitation by email to by 20/7/18.