Coastal Neighbors Network is a membership-based, nonprofit focused on enabling people to “Age in Place” independently and actively so Dartmouth and Westport members can stay connected to their community and live comfortably.
Originally established in 2017, we are one of a rapidly growing network of Villages across the country providing one-to-one services and group events – as well as a breadth of information and support from the Board of Directors, vetted volunteers, and preferred providers. Some of the more popular services and social events include rides to medical appointments, help with small household chores, potluck suppers, and outings.
Coastal Neighbors Network is a membership-based organization committed to supporting older residents, on a one-to-one basis, who wish to stay safe, independent, and connected in their community. Through strategic collaborations, volunteer resources, and engaged membership, Coastal Neighbors Network members live with a variety of choices and opportunities to enrich their lives. We continue to evolve offerings to better serve our membership, first and foremost, as well as being of service to the community.
The Village concept started on Beacon Hill in 2002 and has blossomed into a robust movement that’s sweeping the country. There are roughly 200 Villages currently serving seniors across the United States and 150 more Villages being formed. Coastal Neighbors Network is part of the national organization, Village to Village Network, which works to connect individual villages to help them collaborate to raise their impact and sustainability.
Coastal Neighbors Network, UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing form Partnership - Southcoast Today November 15 2018