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

Community Care Connections members provide support through transportation assistance

Member Spotlight

Care Connections Network, Huntington Beach

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.