Events, Training & Conferences

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 

May 1 to June 30
Older Adult Social Isolation and Loneliness Awareness Campaign

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine shows that approximately one-quarter of Americans aged 65 and older are socially isolated, and a significant proportion report feeling lonely.

Join us for the Older Adults Social Isolation and Loneliness Awareness Campaign from May 1st to June 30th. This awareness campaign, organized by several Los Angeles County organizations, sheds light on the impact of social isolation on older adult health and well-being, particularly among older adults and people with disabilities

Find more information and a social media toolkit HERE.

 

Wednesday, May 29, 10AM
Area Agencies on Aging: The Cornerstone of a Future – Ready Network Webinar
Join the California Department of Aging to discuss the evolving demographics of aging populations, the fundamental programs in the Older Americans Act, and funding for sustaining aging services. Register HERE.

 

Thursday, June 27, 10AM
California Virtual Summit on Villages Healthy Aging Research



Village Movement California, researchers at Rutgers School of Social Work, and Village Ambassadors from Carquinez Village, Pasadena Village and Westside Pacific Villages will hold a virtual summit to discuss the insights of a new report “Developing Research Capacity for Healthy Aging with Villages” and to continue the conversation on healthy aging research as part of the Village Movement. Register HERE.

 

Thursday-Friday, September 12-13
6th Annual Statewide Conference: Expanding the Possibilities
The West Health Institute, 10350 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

  • Thursday, 9/12: Program from 1:30-4:00PM, cocktail reception to follow.
  • Friday, 9/13: Breakfast served, program from 9:00AM-4PM.
  • Program details and conference agenda will be coming soon.

We invite you and your organization to join over 100 village leaders, elected officials, sponsors, stakeholders, and researchers who all are helping to transform the experience of aging across California.

  • Join a growing coalition of 10,000 engaged older adults, intergenerational volunteers, and caregivers.
  • Engage in peer-to-peer learning that develops programs and opportunities to age with independence, dignity, and purpose.
  • Network with colleagues and learn from thought leaders in aging.

Early-bird ticket specials and sponsorship opportunities are now available.
Visit https://villagemovementcalifornia.org/conference2024

 

 


Advocacy Workshops:

Our Advocacy workshops better equip villages in building relationships with local and state legislators and partnering with the key agencies in their local and regional aging services network.

Past Events 

Meet your Legislator! Our session was filled with positive and practical advice on engaging your village’s elected officials. Having our village voices heard is crucial and VMC has some information and tools to help make that happen!  Watch Webinar |View Slides

Thank you Leza Coleman, Legislative Director for the California Commission on Aging and VMC board member, Erick Larson, Executive Director of Village of Sonoma Valley and VMC board member, and Carolyn Ross, Interim Executive Director at VMC for holding this workshop. 

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) 101 with Joseph Cobery, Executive Director of Passages AAA serving Butte and surrounding counties, will talk about the structure and function of the AAAs and share specifics on reaching out to your local AAA to engage them around the village model and the specific needs of your village. View Slides  |  Watch Webinar

Caregiving Trends in California
Village Movement California is collaborating with the California Coalition on Family Caregiving to better support our older adults and family caregivers, especially for struggling middle-income households. we participated in a recent webinar discussing the challenges California caregivers face. Below are some key highlights from our conversation. Watch Webinar

Upcoming Events 

  • Caregiver Resource Centers 101, Independent Living Centers 101, Aging and Disability Resource Centers 101
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PAST EVENTS:

5th Annual Statewide Conference

In June 2023, over 100 village leaders, stakeholders, and sponsors joined the Village Movement California staff and board in Oakland at our annual conference, Fulfilling Our Potential.

The presentations and conversations about the needs of middle-income Californianscare and caregiving, and the importance of advocacy were intended to equip us to better understand, and articulate, how villages support and change lives. It is time for us to stake a claim within the larger aging services continuum so that our movement is valued as a solution to the challenges facing California and its older people.

Click here for video-recordings and full conference recap.


 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Monthly Workshop Series

Fourth Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am February – April 2023

Growth of our movement requires that we expand our communities to reflect California’s diverse populations of older adults. We’ve been talking about this truth for several years, searching for steps we can take. This series will highlight the work three villages – Pasadena, Ashby, and San Francisco – are taking on to engage new audiences of potential village members and volunteers.

 

February 22 Pasadena Village Recording
March 22 San Francisco Village Recording
April 26 Ashby Village Recording

 


On Demand Training

Recordings of  web based workshops covering a range of topics are available on the member dashboard. You must be a member of Village Movement California to gain access. Join here.

 

Palos Verdes Peninsula Village members at a barbershop quartet event

Member Spotlight

Palos Verdes Peninsula Village

Palos Verdes Peninsula Village provides a community where members continue to grow, engage with one another, and age with independence, dignity and purpose.  Through volunteers and referrals, we provide support and services for members who have chosen to live in the communities and homes they love as they get older. Our mission is to preserve and enhance the comfort, security, dignity and sense of belonging for older residents who wish to continue to live on the Peninsula.