September 2017

Celebrating Community and Choice in a Conversation with

Dr. Atul Gawande

Gramatan Village is proud to announce that renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer Dr. Atul Gawande will be the guest speaker at the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Beacon Hill Village and the Village Movement on Monday, September 25, 2017.  His conversation, entitled “Being Mortal’s Villages: The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older,” will be moderated by Robin Young, host of NPR’s Here & Now, and will feature a discussion on aging, living life with purpose, and how we can transform the possibilities for the later chapters in everyone’s lives.

 

The event will begin promptly at 5:00 PM EST and will be simulcast from Boston to more than 150 of the 350-plus villages open across the country, including Gramatan Village.  All are welcome to join Gramatan Village for the live simulcast at the Bronxville Library in the Yeager Room. There will be a reception following the simulcast.

 

Choice and community are concepts honored throughout the Village Movement. These concepts are behind the underlying principles that lead to the founding of Beacon Hill Village, Gramatan Village and the subsequent 200+ Villages that impact the lives of older adults across the country.  One of the great issues worldwide today is how to support and care for aging populations. By 2030, twenty percent (20%) of our nation’s population will be over 65, an estimated 83 million people. The Village Concept and Dr. Gawande’s profound understanding of the importance of choice and community offer valuable insights and solutions for this challenging phenomenon.

 

The Village Movement champions an alternative approach for adults as they grow older. Villages are unique in that they are created by and for older adults, empowering their members to make wise, safe, and vibrant choices about how they wish to live.

 

For more information and reservations please call Gramatan Village at 914-337-1338 or email: info@gramatanvillage.org.  All are welcome but reservations are requested.  Please arrive by 4:45 PM as the simulcast begins promptly at 5:00 PM.

 

Gramatan Village engages community residents who want to remain in the home and neighborhood they love. We support aging-in-community with a network of volunteers, community partnerships and peer connections that enable members to stay independent and fully engaged in the community. Gramatan Village is recognized as a leader in the National Village Movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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