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Welcome to our Caring Community


We're a group of friends, new and old, who gather together to enjoy events and activities that keep us active and healthy. In addition to a vibrant social calendar, we offer programs and services designed to support us as we grow older.

Members call the Village office to arrange transportation, household, and other services that make it easier to live independently in their communities of choice.
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The Pasadena Village provides friendship, volunteer opportunities, and practical services that allow members to remain engaged in their community. Members help one another to maintain their independence and avoid isolation, and volunteers are ready to provide extra assistance with tasks that are no longer as easy as they once were. We invite you to visit our Membershippage for more information about our many programs, services, and social activities.





Pasadena Village Community PodcastsNew! Pasadena Village Conversations Podcast


This is a recording of a conversation between Barry McCullough and Peggy Buchanan, Executive Director of Pasadena Village, and the subject is - What is Pasadena Village?


This is the first in a series of audio recordings (Podcasts) of Pasadena Village members, friends and associates who will be sharing their life stories and experiences with us.




PASADENA VILLAGE
236 West Mountain Street, Suite 104
Pasadena, CA 91103
626-765-6037
info@pasadenavillage.org
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm



The Village is not a place, but a way of living in community. Village members give what they can and receive help with what they need. Together, Village members and volunteers are creating a caring community of older adults who remain active and connected as they age in place. The Pasadena Village is NOT a home care agency or provider.



Getting involved is easy!



Call the Pasadena Village office to learn more.

(626) 765-6037




Hear our members share their reasons for becoming part of our caring community in:

Village Voices




The Pasadena Village story...


Special thanks to Village member
Patrick Dunavan for creating this film.







Come to
"MEET ME AT THE VILLAGE"
and visit with some of
these happy villagers!



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Resources in the Pasadena Area


Pasadena Senior Center
Huntington Hospital Senior Care Network
Senior Commission of the City of Pasadena
Convalescent Aid Society
Area Agencies on Aging
More resources...





                         
Village Member Barbara opened her home on a lovely June evening for 10 Village Members who enjoyed a night of great food and socializing. 
What better way to get to know your fellow Members!



Village Members Tom and Linda hosted 2  
potlucks dinners for Members to get together for a 
fun evening of great food and conversation!



Take Out Delights,
dishes from favorite restaurants,
was the theme for the potluck in September!


 



VILLAGE MOVEMENT CALIFORNIA 
BENEFITS TO PASADENA VILLAGE

As a founding member of Village Movement California, the Pasadena
Village has access to powerful marketing tools professionally
developed especially to benefit California villages.

On June 19, 2018 Sue Kujawa led an educational program for 20
Village members where she provided a summary of the Village
Movement California messaging strategy which
emphasizes the
benefits of communicating therelationalbenefits that villages offer
their members and volunteers. It identifies specific audiences for local villages, including potential members, funders and strategic
partners 
and it offers a framework for building compelling messages
for each audience.

Here is an example of a “one minute” message that presents villages as vibrant, future-focused, trailblazing and compassionate communities.

Pasadena Village is a community led by older adults who share their
skills, support and expertise with each other to navigate the challenges
and opportunities of aging.

At Pasadena Village we believe a better experience of aging is
possible when we can grow with and rely on each other. Every day,
our members come together to provide support services and create
new possibilities for what’s next as we age. When we unite as peers,
we create a purposeful and powerful space for learning, laughter and
courage as we take on the future.

Sue hopes you will join her and others in the coming months as they
create Pasadena Village's very own messages that show the power of
our village community in helping to create and control our future.

On August 9, 2018 Sue gave a workshop in developing one,. two 
and five minutes messages to use when talking to others about the
Pasadena Village.


Please visit the website of Village Movement California to learn                    more about its mission –www.villagemovementcalifornia.org.

 

Member Corner


Village members may log in to the website using the link at the upper right of this page to explore our Member Information:
Membership Directory
Affinity Groups
Available Services
Committees
Forums
Informational Articles
Meet our Volunteers
Outside Resources

Not ready to become a member? 

There are many ways to support the Pasadena Village!


Donate today to help ensure the Village is here for you and your loved ones tomorrow.and/or learn how you can get involved as a 
Village Volunteer






Thank you Pasadena Community Foundation for
the grant to install our beautiful new cork floor!


 





 

Special thanks to our Founding Sponsor
The art of creating community




"The Village is not a place to live, but a way to live"
There is always something exciting happening
for Pasadena Village members and their guests to enjoy.
We invite you to join us for coffee or one of our
educational programs.
We'd love to meet you!

Click here for membership application

Membership Application

The Application will download at the bottom left of your screen
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If you are unable to download the application, please contact the Village office at
(626) 765-6037, and we will be happy to mail you one.




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THANK YOU
TOURNAMENT OF ROSES FOUNDATION
 




The Pasadena Village was recently awarded a grant
to help with the restructuring of our volunteer program to attract, train and provide greater support for volunteers. The Village will also purchase new technology, software, and safety trainings. Village members and volunteers are creating a caring community of older adults who remain active and connected as they age.


 


 HAPPENINGS
AT THE PASADENA VILLAGE

NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERINGS
Pasadena Village Easterners, 
Village Members who reside in Northeast Pasadena area,
Get together for a wine and cheese social.







 

 

URBAN WALKERS

Urban walkers explore the many diverse neighborhoods of our community during weekly walks of 3-4 miles in length.  

During their walks they are able to learn more about the different areas where Pasadena Village Members reside as well as each other, while enjoying coffee and pastries at local coffee shops.




EZ WALKERS
As it name implies, this is easy walking for those who prefer something a bit more laid-back than the excellent, energetic walks already available
The EZ Walkers meet every Wednesday. 

If you would like to join this group, please contact 
Patrick Kincaid @ 626-316-3664, digadigado@gmail.com


EZ Walkers met at Caltech for a walk around the campus
and a visit to the Richard Feynman Exhibit.

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HIKING GROUP
This energetic group of Hikers meet on the 2nd Friday of every month. Throughout the year they have hiked the trails of Monrovia Canyon Park 
up to the waterfalls, Cherry Canyon Trails, Santa Clarita Woodland Reserve, Chantry Flats and the forest trail along the summit of Mt Wilson.

If you would like to join this group,
please contact 
Peter LeSourd
 626-441-2764, plesourd@hotmail.com

Hikers first trek for September took 
them to Mt Wilson


Trek #2 took the Hikers to Echo Mountain located at the end of Lake Ave in the San Gabriel Mountains above Altadena

Echo Mountain once housed a beautiful hotel and a full railway system to shuttle people from Pasadena central to the top of the mountain. 
The huge wheel in the photo below was used to pull the cable cars up the mountain to the hotel.










TRAVEL BUDDIES
Travel on Public Transportation

to the
Los Angeles Times Printing Plant 

in Downtown Los Angeles, still located on
8th Street, continuing to print the Times with a 
circulation of over 600,000 subscribers as well as 
the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
USA Today, China Daily and
several other regional papers.





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Villagers enjoy sharing their thoughts and ideas at the monthly
Men's Time meeting







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Pasadena Village
Executive Director

Peggy Buchanan


Welcome to the Pasadena Village – I am so happy you’re visiting our website! Just so you are clear, we are not a place to live, but a way to live.

 

The Pasadena Village is part of a national movement – a growing one due to our rising population.  There are 300 active Villages with an equal number being formed, an exciting development with powerful implications.      

 

The Pasadena Village was founded in 2010 by a small group of friends and neighbors who wanted an alternative to retirement communities and nursing homes for themselves.  They created lists of the services that would help them live their lives in their own homes and their familiar neighborhood: support from friends (and making new ones), educational forums, cultural adventures, rides to stores and doctors’ appointments, referrals to home health care professionals, assistance with minor home maintenance and repairs, check-in telephone calls, and multitudes of other things.

                               

We are a true grass roots, member based organization. We are self-governing and have a board of directors, an executive committee and several committees that keep our nonprofit Village moving forward. Our philosophy is based upon mutual support and active involvement by all members – even the smallest participation will enhance your happiness and life activities and that of our group.

 

The Village is not a social service organization, but one of support.  We cannot provide full time care or meals or manage your life, but we do have fun, learn, make new friends and help each other.  Our Village is a work in progress and changes according to members’ needs and choices.  If you want a group of people to join you for sketching in the park, hiking, birdwatching, discussing critical issues, you will find them here.  If you like to join others for dinner, share your art work, volunteer, come to a support group, this is your organization. 

 

I look forward to meeting you!

 

My best,

Peggy