About Senior Community Connections
Senior Community Connections is a non-profit organization that helps older adults in the Lake Norman area remain independent and engaged in their community. Our members live in a variety of residences including single family homes and apartments, senior housing, and continuing care communities. Some live alone, while others live with family members or in group settings.
Through a trusted network of vetted volunteers, Senior Community Connection provides assistance with transportation, technology support, personal advocacy and information, minor household repairs, friendly visits and calls, and help with day-to-day errands. Members and their families have peace of mind knowing that local support is only ‘a phone call away’.Learn More
Senior Community Connections came out of an interest in establishing an organization of “neighbors helping neighbors,” inspired by the proven success of Boston’s Beacon Hill Village, operating since 2002. Currently there are more than 300 such villages in operation or in various stages of development throughout the U.S., organized nationally through the Village to Village Network (www.vtvnetwork.org). Our goal is to help seniors age in place, where they feel comfortable.
We will enrich the lives of older adults, empowering them to thrive in home and community by providing a network of trusted resources, caring support and social connectedness.
Senior Community Connections thinks globally an acts locally as change agents to redefine what it mean to age in America.
Villages are “volunteer first,” organizations that use trained volunteers to deliver services
Volunteers provide services such as transportation, shopping, household chores, gardening, and light home repairs and maintenance for members. These services fill the gaps in existing public services.
Villages provide “one call does it all” support and problem-solving for their members. Villages positively impact isolation, interdependence, health and purpose of their individual members to reduce overall cost of care.
Villages positively impact isolation, interdependence, health and purpose of their individual members to reduce overall cost of care. Villages build relationships and develop community through social activities such as potlucks, book clubs, exercise/wellness activities, and educational and cultural programs.