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FACT: When we are connected, inspired and supported we are healthier, more confident and more independent.  And, connections are strongest when they're centered around common interests.

The Village is not a physical community, but rather a passionate, intergenerational network of volunteers, members and supporters who come together to create new definitions around family, friendship and community. 

As we age we may lose friends and loved ones, or we move to a new area.  There are many reasons our social connections and support groups get smaller and smaller.  My Glacier Village is a group of older adults raising consciousness and challenging society's outdated views about aging.  It's a peer group, a chance to meet new people, try new things, and have help when you need it.  There is never an age when social connections aren't essential to our health and wellbeing.

Did you know:

  • The 50-plus population now represents four generations (from the GIs to Gen X).
  • The average American outlives their ability to drive by 7-10 years
  • Loneliness is more dangerous than obesity and has the same health risks as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. (Source: CareMore Health)
  • Friendships reduce the risk of mortality or developing certain diseases and can speed recovery times in those who fall ill

How do we do it?  

We Connect - Our events and activities get people together to share common interests (or spark new ones) such as walking groups, lunches, movies, zoom chats and more.  Our members and volunteers check in on each other to make sure everyone knows they are valued and belong.

We Inspire - We provide opportunities to learn through workshops and lectures.  We've hosted archery lessons, health and wellness lectures, Tai Chi classes and more.  And, for Village Members who don't drive, or would like a companion to accompany them, they can simply create a service request and get a ride from a volunteer! 

We Support - And when Members need a little help around the house, a ride to an appointment, meals during an illness, or a friendly visit, they can count on our volunteers, who are often seniors, and who sometimes become friends.  

Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you will become part of this exciting conversation!  Please drop us a note on our Contact Us page and let us know how YOU'd like to be involved in changing the face of aging in the Flathead.