Our Rural "Village"
In April of 2015, about 90 concerned Rappahannock residents gathered at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville in Rappahannock County, Virginia, to hear how groups of neighbors in more urban areas formed “virtual senior villages.”
Speakers from established villages explained that these virtual senior villages offer lifelines to aging populations who need and desire support services and opportunities to engage in the community.
As most villages have been set up in urban areas, Rapp at Home is a pioneer in creating a senior village in a rural setting. We believe a strong, independent and contributing senior population benefits the entire community.
Our goal is to allow our members the opportunity to stay active, socially engaged and able to live comfortably in our homes. We link members to needed services, and offer stimulating and interesting social and fitness activities.
A national Village to Village Network support organization has been created to serve the more than 200 villages that have been formed nationwide. To learn more about the National Village to Village Network, Click Here.
"We joined Rapp at Home to support services for those unable to pay the membership dues. We never thought we would need those services ourselves. Then my husband had a stroke, and I too needed help. The assistance we received to see us through this unexpected crisis was a Godsend."
- Rapp at Home Member