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Meeting on aging in place scheduled for Charleston

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Officials from local government and representatives from churches and neighborhoods are scheduled to meet to discuss creating a Charleston village as a way to help baby boomers stay in their homes as they age.

Friday's program, being held in conjunction with the South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition, will discuss the concept of villages - associations set up to provide help to members with everything from transportation and home repairs to social and cultural connections.

The first village was started in Boston 13 years ago and one of the founders of that group is attending the Charleston meeting.

There are about 120 villages operating nationwide as well as in Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. One of them is on Hilton Head Island.

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