What’s a Village?

Reciprocal Community

Connection

Growth

A village is a membership organization that connects older adults to the community, programming, and expertise they need to continue living lives of purpose and promise.

These innovative, community-based solutions improve quality of life and expand choices at all stages of aging, empowering older adults to sustain independence and remain in charge of their lives as they age.

Villages are founded by members of the community, and each village develops an organizational structure and offerings based on the needs of that community. For some villages, this means providing a full suite of events and services through staff or volunteers, while others may provide mostly referrals. Every village recognizes the power of personal connection in helping members remain active and engaged.

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Ashby Village members are clowning around

Member Spotlight

Ashby Village

With 600 members and volunteers, Ashby Village is a warm, welcoming community, rooted in connection, social support and a spirit of resiliency. We draw strength from one another to live our lives with vitality and joy. Given our Berkeley roots, we are socially active, too, advocating for policies to make our city age-friendly.