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I posted a link yesterday to this story in the New York Times that examined communities banding together to support each other as they age.

That story mentioned a community in Boston called the Beacon Hill Village:

For inspiration, the nascent groups looked to Beacon Hill Village in Boston, which pioneered the approach six years ago. Beacon Hill’s 400 members pay yearly dues — $580 for an individual and $780 for a couple, plus a la carte fees — in exchange for the security of knowing that a prescreened carpenter, chef, computer expert or home health aide is one phone call away.

I just heard from reader JS who e-mailed a link to a project in Tierrasanta, in the city of San Diego, trying to start a program similar to the Beacon Hill Village.

Here’s the Tierrasanta Project’s mission statement:

To enable Tierrasanta Resident Members, age 50 and older, to have the practical means and the confidence to be able to live their lives to the fullest in their own homes as they grow older.

Have you heard of any other projects like this in San Diego?

KELLY BENNETT

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