For the thousands of St. Louisans retiring and deciding how to live the latter years of their life, keeping their independence and living in the comfort of their own home is a primary concern.
That's where STL Village hopes to step in.
Part of the national Village to Village network, the goal of STL Village is to provide members with the services needed for them to stay in their own homes longer, as well as the social activities desired to help them stay connected.
Although the organization is called a village, it's more of a plan than a place, said Sally Nikolajevich, co-chair of the STL Village board of directors. "What it does is make it so you can stay in your home, because it provides a network of help. If you need a ride to the grocery store, because you don't drive anymore, you can call and ask for a ride."
"This is not to provide medical care," added Arthur Culbert, chair of the STL Village exploratory committee.
STL village hopes to establish its village in St. Louis by June, 2014. For more information, call 314-802-0275 or visit the STL Village website. More information about the village movement is available on the Village to Village Network Website
2013 National Village Gathering: "Gateway to Connected Living: The Village Movement"
November 11 - 13, 2013
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, 315 Chestnut Street
For more information, call 617-299-9638 or visit the Village to Village Network website.