The Aging Revolution is Now

To maximize the societal impact of the Village Movement, the benefits of villages need to be measured, evaluated and leveraged.

Villages are an experiment in grassroots organizing to promote better health, foster an active lifestyle and fight social isolation among the large and growing 60+ demographic. We know that better physical and mental health result from the increased community interaction and personalized support available to members of villages.

As a statewide coalition, Village Movement California has the reach and resources to assemble the data and publicize the findings among the policy makers in governmental agencies, foundations and health care providers. Our state needs just such a leader to kickstart the analysis of the “big data” of health and wellness indicators that we generate as we age.

By joining forces, villages and their partners have the opportunity to design a better future for all Californians—and the world—using insights gathered from this community data across the state to identify the most effective ways to support better aging.

How We Do It

Case Studies

ChaiVIllageLA members toast another successful outing

Member Spotlight

ChaiVillageLA

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.