Individuals and households aged 50 and older residing in one of the neighborhoods in the northern part of Ward 4: Brightwood, Colonial Villages, Manor Park, North Portal Estates, Shepherd Park, and Takoma are encouraged to join ERCV. Our caring community helps our members thrive by providing access to a network of volunteer neighbors who help with requests and host social events.
We work to ensure that our members have the confidence and practical means to stay in their own homes throughout their lives. With one phone call or e-mail message, Village members gain access to a range of professional and volunteer services as well as a variety of educational and social programs.
What is a Village?
It's not a physical place, rather a brilliant idea about how a community of neighbors can help each other live independently at home. Technically, the village model consists of self-governing, grassroots, community-based organizations with a mission of enabling people to remain in their homes as they age. ERCV is part of that national movement - organized villages in cities and towns to assist seniors with "aging in place." The Washington area has the fastest growing number of senior villages either in operation or being planned.
ERCV was founded in 2013, received our non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation in 2014, and is a member of the National Village to Village Network, and actively participates in WAVE, the Washington Area Village Exchange.