IT TAKES A VILLAGE to ensure that all Californians can age well.

  • By 2030, California will be home to 10.8 million older adults, accounting for one-quarter of the state’s population.

  • 34% of our state’s older adults will be moderate- and middle-income individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid benefits and aren’t able to afford health and aging resources.

  • The village model addresses these needs by providing a cost effective, community-based solution.

  • More villages are needed in the state, especially in underserved areas. We ask our legislators and elected officials to support and help expand this model of care.

VILLAGES support the state’s plan for older adults:

California is responding to these demographic changes by implementing the Governor’s Master Plan for Aging–a blueprint for aging in our state. 

The Master Plan includes villages as a strategic initiative and the village model supports the plan’s five bold goals: 

Housing: Villages enable older adults to age in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities of choice.  

Healthcare: Villages deliver social care through volunteers and community caregivers that provide services such as transportation to doctors, home modifications, grocery shopping, and technology support. 

Inclusion: Villages build social connections through volunteerism and community engagement. Villages are person-centered, community-based, and responsive to cultural needs. 

Caregiving: As the older adult population grows, the need for caregiving increases. Villages offer care for many older adults who do not live close to family or are solo agers. 

Affordability: Villages help older adults stretch their dollars by offering support with independent activities of daily living, allowing members to preserve resources for future institutional care. This allows the state to preserve safety net services for those who need them most. 

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Village Movement California offers an infrastructure of community-based organizations that address the five goals of the Governor’s Master Plan for Aging. Learn how the Village Model of Care is a proven solution for meeting the needs of California’s aging adult population and advances the state’s plan for aging.



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Pasadena Village

Pasadena Village is not a place to live but a way to live. Our members build strong, supportive relationships through a rich array of member-led programs and activities that help us remain engaged and productive, while making  new friends. We are committed to reflecting the richness and diversity of our neighborhoods. We share a mutual goal to have fun, learn and help each other.