This policy brief is a modern day version of the “it takes a village to raise a child” philosophy stressing how elders in a community can be part of the fabric of childcare, civic engagement and family financial health. It focuses on policy issues facing all community members regardless of age: healthcare, education, safety, inclusion, social connectedness and how the “community for all ages” approach transforms the way community change choices are made from state level planning to local family relationships.



June 5, 2005