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Beacon Hill Village has been redefining aging in downtown Boston for two decades. We are a member-led community of active, creative and independent adults aged 50 and older who connect with and care for one another through an array of support services, social and wellness programs, cultural and educational activities and excursions.

We embrace our talents, share our experience and wisdom, nurture special interests, and foster deep relationships. We have one mutual goal: to grow older better in the homes and neighborhoods we love.

Beacon Hill Village runs on social capital and member energy. This village concept—built on the idea that together we’re stronger—emphasizes peer-to-peer networking to promote an active lifestyle, improve health and reduce isolation.

Membership is backed by an expert staff, dedicated volunteers and strategic partners. The staff and member-led committees collaborate to develop and deliver programs and services that reflect the needs and preferences of our members. The staff manages and updates a network of vetted resources and a database of service providers to help members navigate life transitions with up-to-date information.

As the founder of what grew to become the Village Movement —a global network of neighbors helping neighbors— we are also social innovators empowering seniors throughout our country, city and neighborhood.

Together we’re creating what’s next in our lives.

Mission. Vision. Values.

Our History

In 1999, a group of friends gathered to strategize ways they could remain rooted and involved in their Beacon Hill community. Recognizing that support may be needed in the future and social networks change as we age, they looked beyond conventional solutions.
 
They developed an innovative community-based approach that empowers adults at all stages, giving them a voice and a choice about how best to live a fulfilling life.

Read A Founder’s Vision Fulfilled about Susan McWhinney Morse.

Beacon Hill Village runs on social capital and member energy. This village concept—built on the idea that together we’re stronger—emphasizes peer-to-peer networking to promote an active lifestyle, improve health and reduce isolation.

A self-governing, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, Beacon Hill Village enrolled its first members in 2002. Today, our members include those who live in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Downtown, Fenway/Kenmore, Midtown, the North, South and West Ends and the Waterfront neighborhoods.
See a map of the neighborhoods we serve.

Village-to-Village Network

What began as a grassroots idea in Boston spurred an international movement that now encompasses approximately 350 villages in the United States and around the world. Beacon Hill Village is connected to these villages through another organization we helped create, the Village-To-Village Network.  

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