The Peninsula Village Hub is a separate project by the same people behind The AGEncy Project. We believe it will resonate strongly with AGEncy supporters, as it does with many others. The Peninsula Village Hub is about creating a practical, supportive network for residents of the Balmain/Rozelle/Lilyfield area of the inner west (and potentially other areas) who want to live safely and well at home – in as best health as possible, socially connected and assisted as needed – as they grow older.
What is the background to the Peninsula Village Hub?
The Peninsula Village Hub idea is based on the well-known Beacon Hill Village in Boston, Massachusetts in the US. It began in 1999 with group of locals working 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 in central Boston 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 are looking for input from people in our community through a short survey. We hope that you may be able to help by doing the survey yourself and sharing the link with friends and neighbours.
Please find the link for the survey below
Responses are confidential and can be anonymous. We are simply looking for real information to understand the level of interest, the things people want most and generally to have some hard ‘data’ to use when speaking with local politicians and others and potentially making a case for funding grants or other assistance.
If this idea is of interest to you, please share the information within your own relevant professional or social networks.