REIMAGINE Resources & Links

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Workshop One: Reframing Aging. Janine Vandenberg, Director and Chief Catalyst of Changing the Narrative connected villages’ mission, vision, and purpose to the national movement to change the way people think, talk, and act about aging and ageism.


Janine’s Slides

Link to Jamboard re villages’ actions against ageism

Reframing Aging Quick Start Guide

Workshop Two: Building Communities of Belonging. Gregory Mendel and Yvette Leung from The Untraining a video featuring Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White. They led a presentation about diverse identities, and offered a set of agreements for multi-cultural interactions to use during small group discussions.  Participants met in affinity groups – People of Color and White People – to explore questions about identity.


Link to Debby Irving video

Link to agreements

Link to Village Movement California’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

8:30 am – Warm Up Workshop for Early Birds : Play in Place. Evan Johnson, the founding director of the Cosmic Elders Theater Ensemble, led a theater arts workshop.

Workshop Three: Evolving the Post-Pandemic Village. A panel of leaders shared their villages’ responses to changes sparked by the pandemic.  Breakout sessions gave participants the opportunity to share thoughts about what their villages are planning now.


Link to Mary’s and Craig’s slides

Workshop Four: Sponsorship and Financial Sustainability. Katie Brandon, Pasadena Village Executive Director, action steps and practical tips for starting a sponsorship program.


Link to Katie’s Slides

State of the Village Movement. Charlotte Dickson, Executive Director, gave a talk.


Link to Charlotte’s Slides

Convening Sponsors

Link to Sponsor Profile Booklet containing descriptions and contact information

Partner: AARP California

Champion: California Association of Area Agencies on Aging


  • Alzheimers Association
  • California Phones
  • Circle Talk
  • Covia
  • Homebridge
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Senior Medicare Patrol
Ashby Village members are clowning around

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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.