Village Drive Village (VDV) is the county’s newest “Village,” a neighborhood association dedicated to helping retirees stay in their homes as they age. The “Village” is working to meet with neighbors who feel isolated and alone, and to help with errands and the regular small tasks of home and yard maintenance which can become more and more difficult.
Our Board of Directors, shown above, has appointed committees to provide
training and vetting for volunteers
recommended providers lists for members
social and cultural events for members and volunteers
news and other information for members and volunteers
concierge-operated helplines to connect members to the help they need
neighborhood action to welcome new residents and to propose neighborhood improvements
We are part of a national trend, the "Village Movement," which helps people age in their own neighborhoods with the help of their neighbors.
National organizations: http://www.vtvnetwork.org/
Local government help: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/long-term-care/villages
NPR video: https://www.npr.org/2017/12/15/569529110/sometimes-it-takes-a-village-to-help-seniors-stay-in-their-homes
Tell us how you'd like to be involved: VillageDriveVillage@gmail.com
Privacy and Confidentiality Agreement
Village Drive Village respects the privacy of its members, volunteers, and donors, and limits the disclosure of personal information. When appropriate, we collect personal information directly from the person concerned or with the knowledge and consent of that person. We do not sell, rent, exchange, or share personal information for use by third parties in marketing or solicitations of any kind.
The members the volunteer is helping deserve the respect and dignity of having their personal affairs kept confidential. Maintaining that bond of trust is important in continuing an effective relationship between the member and volunteer. However, volunteers have the responsibility to report to the Village Drive Village helpline any situation that may endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the member.
Volunteers will not disclose any information to those not directly involved with the member. A network of people and services enables members to remain in their own homes, but this advantage often has a price: the loss of control over once-private matters. We help members maintain some control over their lives by respecting the right to share confidences without fear that private information will be passed on to others.