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What is a Village?
Villages are grassroots, member-driven, community organizations created for neighbors, by neighbors. They empower older adults to age in community by providing services, engagement, and connection. This holistic approach offers adults 50+ the opportunity to build or maintain a strong social support network of volunteers, resources, service providers, and friendly neighbors. Through volunteer assistance with a range of tasks including transportation, snow removal, and minor home maintenance and social outings and activities. Villages really do it all!

The Village concept began when Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood created Beacon Hill Village in 2002 to serve residents 50 and over by providing services and activities to allow residents to age-in-place. Since that time, the Village movement has expanded to over 200 Villages across the nation with the help of the Village to Village Network which enables communities to establish and manage their own Villages. Each Village caters it's services and structure based on the needs of the area it serves.

What is GCNV?

Our Mission: Providing an example for future Villages by harnessing collective knowledge andinnovative solutions to build a supportive and inclusive community for Greater Columbus’ older adults. 


Our Vision: A positive perception of aging that promotes more sustainable, connected, and age friendly communities.

In addition to the Villages listed below, Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County plays an important part of GCNV. By providing easy access to services, amenities and opportunities, Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County is working to ensure a high quality of life for people of all ages and abilities. This is made possible through research, inclusive planning, advocacy and a dedication to innovation.

The Villages

At Home by High
Serving the following neighborhoods:
  • The Circles
  • Dennison Place
  • Harrison West
  • Italian Village
  • Milo-Grogan
  • University District (south of 11th Ave)
  • Weinland Park

At Home by High's Website

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Village Connections
Serving the following neighborhoods:
  • Downtown Columbus
  • German Village
  • Merion Village
  • Schumacher Place
  • Brewery District


Village Connections' Website

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Village in the Ville
Serving the following neighborhoods:
  • Beechwold
  • Clintonville
  • University District      (north of 11th Ave)



Village in the Ville's Wesbite

Follow Village in the Ville on Facebook

Ville on the Hill
Serving the Hilltop

Ville on the Hill's Website Coming Soon!

Barbara Camfield, Director
52879 Valleyview Dr, Columbus, OH 43204
614-276-8224 x 5028


Serving the Near East side

Village Central's Website Coming Soon!


Jim Trickett, Senior Village Coordinator
1150 E Main St
Columbus, OH 43205
614-252-3157  Ext 119

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