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Perimeter North Village
Bringing the Village concept closer to home
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It Started with an Idea

In 2013, some Sunday School class members were concerned that people in their class were having to leave their friends and their church when they moved into a retirement community or into assisted living. The class members thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could provide the services so that our friends could stay in their own homes as long as possible?” So members began researching different options, and they found the “village movement” as a way to let their friends stay independent and connected.

What's a "Village" ?

A “village” is a network of friends and neighbors that allows older adults to meet their goal of remaining safely in their homes. The needs are met through a mix of volunteers and carefully selected vendors within the community. The “village” is built using people-hours rather than bricks and mortar.

The first village was started in 2001 on Boston’s Beacon Hill by a group of friends who wanted to age in place in the neighborhood they loved but recognized that they might need support to do that. What started with a group of Boston residents has evolved into a national movement with its own village-to-village network. There are now over 205 villages around the country, each independent, each controlled by their own members, each providing services unique to their situation.

What’s Perimeter North Villages?

Perimeter North Villages (PNV) is a non-profit organization with a paid part-time executive director.  Perimeter North Villages was formed in August 2014 and opened in April 2015.  A grant from the Georgia Division of Aging helped us get started. We cover five cities: Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody, and Sandy Springs.
Our phone number is 470-231-0015. Our email is We would love for you to join us, as a member, volunteer and/or service-provider!

Membership Organization

We are a membership organization for seniors age 50 or better

Residents of Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody, or Sandy Springs.

Join with individual or household annual memberships

$400 per year for an individual can be paid at $35 a month.

$200 per year for each additional member of the household

Limited number of scholarships are available

Supported by Volunteers

Free member services are supported by volunteers

Volunteers are screened and trained

Our goal is to provide volunteers with a rewarding experience 

Contact us at if you would like to be a volunteer

Services by Professionals

Fee-for-service professionals provide services not available by volunteers

Vendors are screened and complete a background check

Many vendors provide a discounted fee to members

Contact us at if you would like to be a fee-for-service provider
PNV Process
Members can make requests through the PNV web page or by phone.The PNV office acts as a co-ordinator for member requests and activities.
The office will find a way to meet the request using volunteers or service providers and will contact the member with details on the filled request. The PNV web page also is a bulletin board of available activities. Members can sign up for PNV activities through the  web page or by phone. Activities sponsored by other organizations will be listed and a link will be there to go directly to the sponsoring organization. 

Links to Additional Information

Here is some more information about the Village concept:
PBS short video on the Boston village:

An AARP fact sheet on Aging in Place:

An AARP story on livable communities