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.