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

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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.