Why We’re Needed

We believe that the power of community can create society-wide change in the way we age.

Sustainability is Key

Current guides and networks exist to assist local community members in navigating the legal and organizational tasks to launch a new village in their area. But shortly thereafter, village leaders must wrestle with longer-term questions about sustainability.

Scale = Greater Impact

Older Californians represent a powerful demographic. Many statewide health networks, pharmaceutical companies, foundations, service organizations and others want to find ways to improve health and wellness as we age. But they need scale to make an impact and don’t have capacity to work with individual villages.

Local Ingenuity Deserves a Statewide Stage

From San Diego to the Central Valley to the Bay Area and beyond, communities are changing aging through innovative programs being run by individual villages. Too often, these successes remain known only to their members.

The Aging Revolution is Now

We know that better physical and mental health result from the increased community interaction and personalized support available to members of villages. Our state needs a leader to kickstart the analysis of the “big data” of health and wellness indicators that we generate as we age.

California Demands More Options for Aging Well

Moderate and middle-class Californians of all backgrounds and identities have few options to support their aging in place, even though they comprise the largest group of people 65 and older.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Village members at a barbershop quartet event

Member Spotlight

Palos Verdes Peninsula Village

Palos Verdes Peninsula Village provides a community where members continue to grow, engage with one another, and age with independence, dignity and purpose.  Through volunteers and referrals, we provide support and services for members who have chosen to live in the communities and homes they love as they get older. Our mission is to preserve and enhance the comfort, security, dignity and sense of belonging for older residents who wish to continue to live on the Peninsula.