“The support of the Aging Coalition in Lee County and the UPLIFT Florida Network has been critical in providing the rock-solid foundation required to begin an initiative that will change the lives of so many older adults who wish to age in community.” — Barbara Shearer, Patty Duncan, and James Brooks from The Neighbors Network in Lee County Formation Team
UPLIFT Florida Network is anchored in the intent to operate as a visionary and agile organization steered by professional staff and powered by volunteers to support new and existing villages, build networks and relationships, and innovate new strategies and approaches.
UPLIFT is working with individuals and organizations in several communities to develop villages that are communities of belonging promoting neighbor-to-neighbor support and community connectivity. If you are thinking about creating a village and would like UPLIFT to speak with your group, please contact us at email@example.com.
Villages that are part of the UPLIFT Florida Network benefit from our hub-and-spoke model, which facilitates more successful village startups, leverages volunteerism, and enhances access to community resources such as funding sources. By reducing the duplication of operational responsibilities, UPLIFT’s hub allows villages to focus on what really matters: their people, their programs, and their possibilities for the future.
UPLIFT is committed to supporting existing villages and villages in formation throughout the entire process. We provide villages with a Formation Toolkit, a team to support you and your process, and resources to jumpstart the formation of your community’s village.
Below, you’ll find existing and start-up villages that are part of our network.
Associate Existing Villages
Village Name: Lutheran Intentional Village - Upper Pinellas
Service Area: Upper Pinellas County, Florida
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: https://www.liv-up.org/
Village Name: Neighbors Network
Service Area: Winter Park, Maitland, Eatonville, College Park, Baldwin Park, and certain zipcodes in Casselberry, Fern Park, Orlando, and Altamonte Springs, Florida
Contact: Cathy Lieblich, email@example.com
Village Name: Neighbor to Neighbor in the Nenes
Service Area: Tallahassee, FL
Village Name: Wellington Cares LLC, A Naturally Occurring Retirement Community
Service Area: Wellington, Florida
Villages In Formation
Village Name: Neighbors Network at Six Mile Cypress
Service Area: Lee County, Florida
Website: None at this time.
Village Name: Pueblos en la Comunida
Service Area: Orlando, Florida