What is the Village On College Hill?
The Village on College Hill is not a place, but a volunteer-driven organization designed to provide support, services, and programs enabling College Hill residents to live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes for as long as possible.
Why should I become a member?
You want to remain in your home on College Hill
You never know when you may need help getting to medical appointments or even shopping, due to a sudden fall or unplanned surgery. Even if family and friends can help, they may not always be available.
You will have access to a list of service providers, such as plumbers, handymen, etc. Some providers may offer discounts to members.
You will have access to discounts to local shops, sporting events, concerts
You can enjoy programs and social events.
You can volunteer to help others.
You’ll get to know other people on College Hill.
What is included in my membership?
Social events and educational programs. These can be special tours, neighborhood walks, programs on aspects of aging, and friendly get-togethers.
Access to information about member recommended vendors who have provided good service and may offer discounts to VCH members.
Reliable transportation to medical appointments or even grocery shopping.
Assistance with technology or small tasks around the home.
What is the cost of membership
The basic annual membership is $125 per individual or $175 for a household. Many other villages in the country charge $500 or more, per year.
If you wish to contribute more to get the organization up and running, we welcome tax-deductible contributions in any amount over and above the membership fee.
I'm in good health, why should I join now?
Members join for many reasons. We hope many village members will join for the social aspects – parties, programs, tours - and the opportunity to meet new people. Others will like the conveniences – having one number to call for all types of services, whether for the name of a recommended electrician, a ride to a medical appointment, or help installing a new computer printer.
Village membership is a kind of insurance policy, whether the need is temporary (such as after a fall or surgery) or long-term. As someone once said, “You don’t wait until your house is on fire before you get fire insurance!”
What if I don't use email or a computer?
If no one in your household has an email address or a computer, we will contact you via mail and telephone and send you a regular newsletter.
How can I sign up to be a volunteer?
Either fill out the Volunteer Application and send it to the address at the bottom of this page, or click on "Become a Service Provider" on the left and fill out the online form.
How do I contact VCH to get services?
Simply call 484-546-4789 to put in a service request. One of our call managers will arrange with volunteers to provide the service and follow up after it is done.