At Village Movement California we believe
in the power of community to achieve
society-wide change in the way we age.
Discover all the ways you can collaborate with Village Movement California.
Over 110 people attended Village Movement California's inaugural statewide convening on May 31, 2019 to build connections, share expertise and learn about social isolation, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and our movement's future direction.
Village Movement California is a coalition of grassroots community organizations called villages. Together with our partners, we seek to revolutionize the experience of aging.
When village leaders connect, they can share learning, challenges and successes like what’s happening at Community Connections in Plumas County, a village with members as young as 5 years old! We channel the energy of villages across the state to promote the ingenuity happening at local villages that results in enhanced choices for everyone to age well.
Expanding the possibilities for aging well means engaging new partners. Villages provide critically important supports and services to help their members stay healthy and out of the hospital. When health care organizations and villages enter into mutually beneficial partnerships, members gain access to a wider array of services and support, and villages can prosper by attracting new supporters.
When villages join forces, their united voice becomes bigger and stronger. Villages and Age-Friendly Cities share a vision for creating a world in which we would like to grow older. The World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities now includes more than 540 communities across the world. Three of them are in the San Francisco Bay Area and home to thriving villages.
Three villages located in Central Costa County – Clayton Valley Village, Lamorinda Village and Walnut Creek Village – have banded together to bring practical help and neighborly community to seniors in their region. The three community-based villages together serve seniors who may need “a little help from their friends” as well as professional resource referrals to remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they age.