Skip to header Skip to main content Skip to footer
Helpful Village logo
Donate Now
Add me to your mailing list

Village Neighbors

Changing How We Age in Place


View our Village Neighbors' featured story in the Eastern Shore Post!

Connect.  Inspire.  Support. 

Village Neighbors is part of a growing national movement dedicated to helping us older adults maintain active, independent lifestyles in the place we call home. We are a volunteer - driven membership organization that couples old-fashioned neighborliness with modern know-how to provide important services and enhance quality of life. The Village Model is an innovative, cost effective community based solution that improves quality of life and expands choices at all stages of aging.

Our goals are simple:  Enable older adults to remain in charge of their lives, independent in their homes of choice, and involved in their communties as they (we) age. 

If you're interested in strengthening the connections and relationships that support community members in living well and purposefully on Chincoteague, consider becoming a sponsor to Village Neighbors by contacting [email protected]

In 2023, our vetted volunteers have completed a total of 582 service requests! This is a 400% increase from 2022 when we fullfilled 111 requests. 


Our Village Neighbors Advisory Committee has been working diligently on the 2024 Village Neighbors Partner Program! This program enables businesses and organizations to build recognition with and support of Village Neighbors from within our own community.  We are particularly thankful to our first sustaining partner, H & H Pharmacy! An iconic business to Chincoteague Island, H & H safeguards the lives and well-being of its residents and is now a contributing partner to Village Neighbors. Thank you, H & H Pharmacy

Thank you Meghan Oliver Clarkson-Long and Foster Real Estate, our newest sustaining partner and contributer to Village Neighbors! Generous sponsors such as yours help us continue to assist adults age 60+ on Chincoteague Island to maintain active, independent lifestyles in the place they call home.

Meghan is an award-winning seasoned REALTOR® and Associate Broker affiliated with Long & Foster Real Estate Eastern Shore and boasts a remarkable career in real estate since 2004.


Thank you CHINCOTEAGUE VOLUNTEER FIRE CO., a 2024 Contributing Partner with Village Neighbors. We are grateful to the men and women of our Volunteer Fire Company and all that you do for the island. The CVFC is at the heart of our community, and we are grateful for their support as we continue our mission, to help our residents age in the place they call home.


Welcome and thank you to our Contributing Partner, Island Creamery! Since 1975, the Conklin family has served Chincoteague Island and its neighboring communities as well as countless visitors. Whether as a child or adult, many of our first memories to Chincoteague included a visit to the Island Creamery for a delectable homemade treat! We are thankful for Island Creamery’s support of Village Neighbors. 


We are grateful to Taylor Bank of Chincoteague Island for joining Village Neighbors as a Contributing Partner! Giving back to the community is a part of the Taylor Bank culture. Their support will help Village Neighbors to strengthen and enhance the quality of life for our senior adults in our community together. Thank you, Taylor Bank!


Thank you, Angie Abell and Beach Bay Realty, for your impact as a contributing partner! We are appreciative of your faith in our program and volunteers to make a difference for seniors living on our beautiful island. Beach Bay Realty specializes in properties located between the beach and the bay on Virginia's beautiful Eastern Shore. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, then you've come exactly to the right place!




Check us out on Facebook  


Become a MemberBECOME A MEMBER 

Age Independently in Place
Practical Support
Get More Out of Life

Become a Volunteer

Share Common Interests
Or Spark New Ones

Meet Your Neighbors
















HOME | About | Membership Application | Volunteer ApplicationDonate | Contact |

Village Neighbors is fiscally sponsored by Island Community House a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2019.
757-336-1993 · [email protected]

6246 Mumford Street · Chincoteague Island, VA · 23336