The Village Network was founded in 2013 by Ellen Curelop, RN. Ellen recognized the need for quality, non-medical services to enable the elderly to “age in place.” Many older individuals, who are relatively healthy, prefer to remain in their home. But because of gaps in tasks that they once so easily performed they are forced to leave the home that they love. Perhaps they no longer feel confident driving at night or even during the day, are overburdened by the day-to-day challenge of maintaining their home and yard, are afraid to be alone and because of a fear of driving they are now feeling isolated. Their sons and daughters, who may live far away, are concerned and frustrated with their inability to assist their parents. The mission of the Village Network is to bridge these gaps for members to allow them to live well, safely at home. With a single phone call, members have access to a network of trusted non-medical providers, services, supports and activities that allow our members to remain safely and independently in their homes, and to participate in their communities.
The Village Network is the sister organization of Life Coping, Inc. Created in 1994 and licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Life Coping has assisted thousands of individuals in New Hampshire with complex medical needs to avoid or delay nursing home admission.
The Village Network allows individuals with non-medical needs to remain safely and independently in their homes while remaining in their community.