A group of Brisbane residents came together to create a grass roots all-volunteer community organization whose mission is to help residents "age in place" and stay connected to their community here in town. The Village provides a way for older residents who want to remain in their homes to request help, and for community volunteers to lend a hand. In other words, it’s really about neighbors helping neighbors.
Brisbane Village Helping Hands is one of more than 100 Villages across the country designed to help seniors stay in their homes. AARP research shows that 89 percent of Americans would like to live in their current homes as long as possible – and that rose to 95 percent when people over the age of 75 were asked the question.
We started small in March 2016 and have grown over time as more volunteers and older Brisbane residents have become aware of the Village and joined our efforts. As of March 2018 there are 47 members, and 49 volunteers who have helped members with more than 215 requests for assistance.