Aging in Place - Palo Alto, California
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Several hundred Palo Alto area residents this month marked five years of testing the concept through membership in Avenidas Village, a program that's created a community of mutual support for people as they age.

For an annual fee of $875 -- $1,250 for a couple -- members enjoy a social network of fellow seniors, some volunteer services, a 24/7 phone number to call for help and access to a list of nearly 200 vetted local service providers in everything from home maintenance to financial services to transportation.

With a blend of volunteer and paid services, the venture is part social, part practical -- and very much a work in progress.


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