donderdag 11 februari 2016

Virtual Retirement Villages

Virtual retirement villages exist in the Netherlands, USA and Australia (Sydney).  These online communities were originally established so that older people can remain in their own homes, regardless of ill-health and poor mobility.  Villagers enlist the help of a network of local people and organisations - when and if they need help.  Membership in the village gives the person access to the network, social opportunities, and ultimately support that meets their own individual needs. Consumer Power!!

Here is a link to an article from the New York Times:  Virtual Retirement Villages