Scale = Greater Impact

Older Californians represent a powerful demographic.

As the baby boomers who defined the 60s and 70s are now entering their 60s and 70s, they are once again leading the change in societal attitudes about aging. Villages are the hyper-local manifestation of this change. However, only Village Movement California can leverage their numbers and energies to partner with the statewide health care, philanthropic and social service organizations working to change the experience of aging.

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. By uniting, villages across the state can aggregate their membership with that of all other villages, and partners have a single source to access a critical mass of aging Californians. It’s a win-win proposition: village members statewide have increased services to choose from, and village partners can serve greater numbers through the village network.

How We Do It

Case Studies

Mt. Diablo

Member Spotlight

Diablo Valley Villages

Three villages located in Central Costa County – Clayton Valley Village, Lamorinda Village and Walnut Creek Village –  have banded together to bring practical help and neighborly community to seniors in their region. The three community-based villages together serve seniors who may need “a little help from their friends” as well as professional resource referrals to remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they age.