Thank you for participating in the first Downtown Silver Spring Senior Village Survey. A senior village is a nonprofit membership organization offering volunteer and affordable services for older adults living in a particular geographic area. It also can be the basis for intergenerational relationships that benefit adults and children of all ages and provide many varied opportunities to socialize and enjoy life as a community. It has been described as a hybrid of an elderly cooperative, a recreational club and a concierge service that enables members to find a reliable plumber, get a ride to the grocery store or doctor's office, or to arrange for home health care.

We are working to develop such a senior village in Silver Spring. At a minimum, membership will be available to residents of zipcode 20910, though, based on what we learn from our survey, the network may cover a wider area. If you live in zipcode 20910 or a neighboring zipcode, please complete this survey. Your responses are very important in helping us to plan for a network of services that will benefit older adults and their families. For further information, you can send us an email at info@dsssvillage. org or visit our website at dsssvillage.org.

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