The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced villages’ value as lifelines to the vital connections, services, and expertise that support healthy aging. It also changed how we do business. The “new normal” will require our collective ingenuity, passion, and hard work. Over 100 leaders, membership, and sponsors took time to reimagine our villages and our movement, and celebrate our resilience.
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In the midst of COVID-19, wildfires, and power shutoffs, California’s Villages continue to provide the community, supports, and expertise older adults rely on to live confidently and independently in the places they call home.
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Discover all the ways you can collaborate with Village Movement California to build innovative, community-based solutions that empower older adults to remain in charge of their lives as they age.
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.
Care Connections Network is a vibrant, active village located in suburban Huntington Beach, California. It is a faith-based village and its membership is comprised of both congregation and community members. Members are focused on educational and social opportunities and the most popular of these is the monthly educational seminars with a free lunch. Seminar presenters are sourced from local community partners and vetted vendors or other organizations serving older adults often sponsor the lunch.