Our Impact

California villages are creating meaningful options for their members to age on their own terms in the places they call home. Villages are using stories and data to describe their successes. Village Movement California documents our members’ impact on the lives of older residents and their communities, and our own impact on the village movement. 

* = Sources: Creating Age-Friendly Communities Through the Expansion of Villages: Summary of Longitudinal Member Outcomes submitted by The Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, June 1, 2017.  Andrew E. Scharlach, PhD and Carrie L. Graham, PhD, MGS, Co-Principal Investigators. Do Villages Promote Aging in Place? Results of a Longitudinal Study by Carrie Graham, Andrew E. Scharlach and Elaine Kurtovich 2016 from the Journal of Applied Gerontology

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.