There are five Villages that are open in the Capital Region, and several that are in the development phase.
For the purposes of the CRVC, an “open” Village is a Village that has started to accept membership and is offering services or activities.
For more information on individual Villages go to the “Villages Spotlight” and “Events” pages on the CRVC website.
To get involved in developing Villages or to consider starting one in your neighborhood, start by registering for the Capital Region Villages Collaborative (CRVC) emails by clicking here.
Aging in Place Glens Falls
Aging in Place Glens Falls is a non-profit organization and cooperative service exchange. Members, as volunteers, provide mutual support for one another. Aging in Place Glens Falls offers volunteer service exchange, education concerning areas of interest to seniors, and participation in a growing community with many interests. Membership is welcomed by seniors who live in the greater Glens Falls Metropolitan area.
Bethlehem Neighbors is part of a growing Village movement enabling people to take charge of their own lives and age in place. As a self-governing group, Bethlehem Neighbors coordinate new and existing services and activities for members in the Town of Bethlehem.
Neighbors of Northern Columbia County (NNCC)
Neighbors of Northern Columbia County is a grass roots, not-for-profit organization designed to help network people within our rural communities as they address issues of aging and/or living alone. NNCC’s model is a variant of the Village Movement concept, which has grown throughout the United States in response to previously unmet needs and wishes of those wanting to remain in their own homes as they age.
Niskayuna Neighbors Network
Niskayuna Neighbors Network has been developed to help our neighbors, 60 and older, remain independent and to encourage their active involvement within our community. Village membership will be offered to residents who live in the Town of Niskayuna or have a zip code of 12309 or reside in a home in the Niskayuna School District.
Rhinebeck at Home
Rhinebeck at Home is an all-volunteer membership organization where members volunteer to help other members lead fully engaged lives while remaining at home. Members engage in planning and attending enriching programs and activities. Services include: transportation; providing referrals to other community service organizations; helping each other do things; sharing member-recommended service provider referrals.
Shenendehowa Neighbors Connecting (SNC)
SNC serves persons 55 years and older who live in the Shenendehowa School District. Their mission is to help enable seniors continue to live independently in their own homes and communities for as long as possible by promoting “neighbor to neighbor” connections to social activities and services seniors may need as they age in community.
City of Albany Village
- Altamont / Voorheesville
- Berne / Knox
- East Greenbush / Rensselaer
- City of Troy
- West Sand Lake
- City of Schenectady
- Saratoga Springs
For for information on the Villages, contact:
Ken Harris, Executive Director
Albany Guardian Society
14 Corporate Woods Blvd.
Albany, NY 12211-2523