Local Ingenuity Deserves a Statewide Stage

From San Diego to the Sierra Foothills to the Bay Area and beyond, communities are changing aging through innovative programs being run by individual villages.

Too often, villages and their successes remain known only to their members. Local village leaders have full plates running their organizations. Many are even volunteers, meaning they don’t draw a paycheck for their considerable efforts. They need a partner to galvanize their momentum and give voice to their impact. A statewide collective can better explore promising initiatives for better aging—inspiring, amplifying and disseminating the efforts of local villages through the power of scale.

All across California, villages are innovating new forms of community organizing, social engagement and caring services to enable members to thrive in their homes and neighborhoods as they get older. Many of these innovations are scalable or capable of being adapted by other villages in the state, and Village Movement California provides the connections and amplification to make this happen.

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Member Spotlight

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.