Training, Events & Conferences

Village Movement California provides a variety of training opportunities based on member interest.

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View our entire list of Events here.

Statewide Convening – The Age of Leadership

Use this link to access the program booklet, slides, materials and remarks.

On Demand Training

Recordings of  web based workshops covering branding and marketing, fund development and member survey results are available on the member dashboard. You must join Village Movement California to gain access.

Recordings of Zoom calls covering the village response to COVID-19 are available on the COVID-19 Resource page.

Webinar – November 7, 2019 10:00 – 11:00 am

Staking A Claim: Communicating the Value Villages Offer the Aging Continuum

  • Kate Hoepke, Village Movement California Chair and San Francisco Village Executive Director, will deliver her remarks from the Village to Village Network Conference. A video recording is here.

Webinar – December 10, 2019 10:00 – 11:00 am

Social Connection: The Research and Case for Villages

  • Dan Rowland, RN, BSN and Doctoral Candidate at the University of San Francisco, will share key research from his literature review on social isolation, loneliness, and social connection. Register here.

Speaking Engagements – Fall 2019

Village to Village Network National Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 18 – 20, 2019

  • Opening Keynote Address on September 18: Staking a Claim presented by Kate Hoepke, Village Movement California Chair and San Francisco Village Executive Director
  • Breakout Session on September 20: Social Isolation and the Village presented by Charlotte Dickson, Village Movement California Executive Director and Maureen Feldman, Motion Picture Television Fund

League of California Cities Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, October 16 – 18, 2019

  • Breakout Session on October 18, 2019: Villages and Resilient, Age Friendly Cities presented by Charlotte Dickson, Steve Lustig, Ashby Village, Dr. John Hall, San Luis Obispo Village and Aisha Jasper, City of Fremont.

The Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island, Warwick, Rhode Island,  November 1, 2019

  • Opening Keynote Address presented by Kate Hoepke, Village Movement California Chair and San Francisco Village Executive Director

California Association of Area Agencies on Aging Allied Conference, Glendale, CA, November 19 – 21, 2019

  • Breakout Session November 21 8:30 – 10:00 am: Village Movement California: Scaling the Village Model and Ideal presented by Charlotte Dickson, Tony Gitt, Conejo Valley Village and Carol Kitabayashi, Westside Pacific Villages.
ChaiVIllageLA members toast another successful outing

Member Spotlight


ChaiVillageLA is the first synagogue-based village in the country, a bold partnership of two cutting-edge Reform synagogues — Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah — to challenge their congregants to rethink their paradigms of aging and use their accumulated experience, talents, wisdom and creativity to build a community of mutual respect, support, caring and concern. In ChaiVillageLA there is no distinction between members and volunteers. Rather, all members are expected to contribute approximately four hours per month to the health and vitality of the community. Service can be in a variety of forms, including serving on a committee, working in the office, organizing an interest group or program, or providing assistance to a fellow member.