About Neighbor to Neighbor in the Nenes (N3)
In many societies around the world, elders hold an esteemed place. Their experience and wisdom are recognized and their journey through life is valued as an accomplishment. Societies that appreciate the end of the life cycle have a stronger social fabric that benefits all age groups. By creating an environment where elders are important and respected members of society, Neighbor to Neighbor in the Nenes (N3) seeks to build such a social fabric.
Expressing value for elders means ensuring that they can make the best decisions about their living situations when they begin to need assistance. Some may choose to enter a continuing care retirement community or other facility but the vast majority would rather age in place, in their own neighborhoods and in their own homes, surrounded by the comfort of the familiar.
Staying in one’s home throughout the aging cycle has inherent risks, especially the potential for loneliness and isolation, which can lead to increased incidents of dementia and other serious health risks. Neighbor to Neighbor in the Nenes addresses this prospect directly by providing easy access to services needed to age in place and opportunities for socializing.