Village Connections is a new program launched in 2014 to meet the needs of CCV members struggling the most to access services and resources to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible.
About Village Connections
Capital City Village has adopted a model program from another Village to better meet the needs of our members, particularly those that are often facing major ongoing health issues, disability or temporary crises. Launching with 12 of our members who have demonstrated the greatest need, the program’s primary goals are to:
o identify the direct services these members need (those that can be met by CCV and those that may require the resources of other agencies);
o provide volunteer-to-member connection on a regular basis to combat isolation;
o provide guidance and tools so members can remain in control of their own lives.
Becoming a Village Connections Volunteer
Through a simple yet comprehensive training program, dedicated CCV Volunteers can learn the special skills necessary for this unique program. To learn more, contact Bonnie Gilson via email or at (512) 524-2709. You can also apply online to become a volunteer and you will be contacted to set up training.
About Capital City Village
Capital City Village (CCV) is an Austin nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping seniors stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. As part of the nationwide Village movement, we as a local Village promoting aging in place and community. Capital City Village educates seniors about their viable options, including thriving at home.
Our mission is accomplished through provision of essential services provided by a strong volunteer force combined with opportunities that engage seniors in stimulating programs, critical to combating isolation. In addition, CCV provides referrals to approved providers when professional services are required.