Cambridge Neighbors (CN) is a membership-driven organization dedicated to helping adults aged 60 and older in Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, and Watertown stay in the homes and neighborhoods they love. CN seeks to provide its members the opportunities and support necessary to remain an integral part of their communities, giving members peace of mind with practical services, stimulating activities and experiences, and a social network to enable successful “aging in place.”
We Prefer to Age in Place
According to an AARP study, 90% of Americans aged 65 and older want to live in their own homes and communities as they grow older. Along with the comfort, familiarity and privacy of one’s own home, people develop connections and relationships where they work, shop, bank, and vote. This sense of familiarity and community cannot be easily replicated, which is why aging in place plays a significant role in successful and healthy aging.
Cambridge Neighbors is a leading membership-based grassroots organization that is part of a larger network of national and international “Villages”, an innovative movement that fosters a “neighbors helping neighbors” culture as we age. The first village, Beacon Hill Village, was established in 2002. Today, there are over 300 village organizations nationwide with many in development.
Cambridge Neighbors was founded in 2007 by a group of forward-thinking Cambridge residents who took inspiration from Beacon Hill Village in believing that older adults should have the opportunities and supports necessary to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
According to an AARP study, 85% of Americans age 65 and older want to live in their own homes and communities as they grow older. Along with the comfort, familiarity, and privacy of one’s own home, people develop connections and relationships where they work, shop, bank, and vote. This sense of familiarity and community cannot be easily replicated, which is why aging in place plays a significant role in successful and healthy aging.
Village to Village Network
Village to Village Network (VTVN) is a national peer-to-peer network to help establish and continuously improve management of villages whether in large metropolitan areas, rural towns or suburban settings. The mission of VtV is to enable communities to establish and effectively manage aging-in-community organizations initiated and inspired by their members. Click the link to find Villages that are sprouting up in communities across the country. Together we have the power and means to design our own futures and keep control of our own lives.
Cambridge Neighbors does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, genetics, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, and military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, board members, clients, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and members.