Shenendehowa Neighbors Connecting (SNC) is a membership organization focused on enabling social connections among our members and encouraging participation in the community. Through our partnership with Care Links, our members can help provide transportation and non-medical home assistance to local seniors, and also obtain these services as they need them.
THE VILLAGE MOVEMENT
The Village Movement began in 2002 with the Beacon Hill Village, where a group of long-time residents of the Beacon Hill area decided to stay in their own homes, where they were comfortable and had neighborhood connections, rather than move to senior living arrangements. They made provisions for regular social activities and access to services people need as they get older, such as transportation and help with home maintenance. Beacon Hill was such a successful community that it launched the Village Movement as a new model for “aging in the community.” While Villages differ from one another, each Village is a networking system that offers social and service connections designed to help members connect with one another and continue to live independently in their own homes. Currently, there are more than 230 Villages operating in 42 states, with more than 130 new Villages now in development.
THE MISSION OF SNC
The mission of SNC is to engage residents of our area, age 55 and older, in social, educational, and supportive activities that enable us to live fully and independently in our own homes in southern Saratoga County.
Social activities can range from book clubs and museum trips to group exercise sessions and happy hours; educational activities can include lectures on topics like elder law, cooking and nutrition, technology, and Medicare changes. Our Village, in cooperation with CAPTAIN and Care Links, also offers members links to county and community resources that can provide support with transportation, home care, and other needs. Our Village also gives members who want to invest time and energy - in their own and their neighbors' futures - a rewarding opportunity to be "community builders."
OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Nancy Varley
Vice President: Kim Swire
Treasurer: Robert Parsons
Secretary: Loretta Parsons