What is the Village at Kentlands & Lakelands?
The Village at Kentlands & Lakelands is based on a revolutionary concept that seniors can preserve their independence and age with confidence knowing that getting older means living a safe, healthy and interesting life.
Why is the Village at so important?
The Village is important for several reasons: Our population is getting older. According to the 2014 American Community Survey, 25% of the population in Kentlands and Lakelands was at least 55 or older and 13% was at least 65 or older. These percentages are expected to grow in the coming years. Many seniors have health and mobility issues. As people age, they can become more socially withdrawn due to illnesses or disabilities.
Our Village offers an array of programs, events and social clubs that encourage companionship, enjoyment and stimulating activities. Examples include: presentations on health and wellness, seminars on aging wisely and successful retirement, musical events, IT support groups, wine-tastings and holiday sing-alongs.
All of our events and programs are open to Kentlands and Lakelands residents, but members and volunteers are given first priority. People served by the Village are residents living in Kentlands and Lakelands who are 55 and over and those with physical disabilities regardless of age. Services include transportation, help with minor household chores, social visits, technology support, and accompanied walks. Village services are provided by vetted and trained volunteers who live in the Kentlands and Lakelands.
Go to our website at www.villagekentlandslakelands.org to learn more.