Sharing is a vital aspect of community building. By uniting isolated neighbors into caring networks, sharing has the capacity to create communities of people who understand that their greatest source of abundance is in their shared, human assets. Parents who struggle alone to provide for their families, for example, can collaborate with neighbors for reliable, quality childcare, teen mentoring with local seniors, meal and ride sharing. Key to community building, however, is good governance and decision-making processes. Being a long-committed community-builder, I am excited to describe a highly effective governance system that enables communities to be thriving contexts of caring, collaborative relationships.
Governance & Covenance
Submitted by gayatri on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 00:49.
Living Well Community & Care Home
From the outside, Living Well Care Home looks like a regular older home in the neighborhood. Even walking in, you’d never know it is a holistic, 15-room, Level III, residential care and assisted living facility for elders.
Located in Bristol, Vermont since 2004, Living Well emphasizes organic nutrition, whole life care and sustainability. They are the first nonprofit health care facility in the country to use Dynamic Governance (DG), a style of management based on co-creative input from all levels of the organization – including residents.
In just four years, they started receiving national and international recognition.