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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.





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...






TECH SQUAD FROM POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL TO THE RESCUE

Village members received some great technical training from Poly Students who volunteered their time on Saturday, January 20th at the Village






The Tech Squad students from Poly School help Gabrielle McClain






A Poly Tech student lends his technical expertise to Agnete Olufsen




Magy Narinian and Sandy McDonnell get briefed by Poly Tech Squad



Lois Russell had one and one training with a tech student from Poly



Dave Folz, a techie himself, takes in more hints from a Poly student



Two heads are better then one for Dorsey Lawson






Village Members Jean Owen and
Dave Folz
battle it out with Ping Pong!



Members Mike Babcock, Bob Snodgrass and
Sally Shaw wait their turn to beat the winner!



If you are interested in joining this group, contact
Mike Babcock mikebabcock1060@gmail.com
or Dave Folz df91103@gmail.com





Peter LeSourd, Sally Asmundson, Ron Scott, Barbara Madden,
B. J. Ledyard, Dave Folz, Gary Kinsley and Ann Hyde (photographer) at the Mt. Wilson Park Observatory Pavilion. August 11, 2017








 
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 Pasadena Village
236 W. Mountain St, #104
Pasadena, CA 91103
626.765.6037
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday



"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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February 2018 Potluck!


Host and hostess, Tom and Linda Stowitts opened their home to
Village Members Marsha and Pat Dawe, Natalie and Don Cohen,
Victoria Bell, Fritzie and Fred Culick,  
and Bill Vincent (photographer not seen).

 



FEBRUARY KICKED OFF THE FIRST
CONVERSATION & COCKTAILS
HERE AT THE VILLAGE 

 

 






URBAN WALKERS

The Urban Walkers enjoyed a rewarding cup of coffee at Peet's coffee, after a beautiful 4-mile hike through the Southern edge of Pasadena
into San Marino




Sally Asmundson, Nancy Pine and Betty Ann Jansson



EZ WALKERS
Enjoy a "Summer in January" walk at  The Huntington ! 



The Walkers revelled in another lovely January day at the Huntington Library.
A perfect day to take photos of this beautiful landscape along their
two-mile walk. 

EZWalkers #2
EZWalkers #1

 
TRAVEL BUDDIES DECEMBER TOUR TOOK THEM TO THE

HAUSER AND WIRTH MUSEUM


They enjoy Sausage & Beer at the Wurtskuche

On the way to their tour, they viewed the murals in the surrounding areas

Bill Jennings views Superman's home Kandor
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 Village Members help welcome Baby to Be "Reed"
at a baby shower for Rachel Reed at the village  

Rachel Reed worked at Pasadena Village as the Program Manager in its beginning days. Her efficiency, compassion, and sense of humor were appreciated by everyone.  Rachel and her husband, Andrew, are expecting their first child in mid-February and, in typical Village fashion, a large group of members of the Village during those years gathered at the Village office to shower Rachel with baby gifts, parenting advice, and warm wishes.  Rachel enjoyed re-connecting with Village members and appreciated the baby supplies (many books of course), and especially the words of wisdom.

 


Linda & Tom Stowitts, Shizzie Akasaki, Rachel Reed, Petite Morrison, Barbara Madden & Judith Lovely 
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Villagers enjoy sharing their thoughts and ideas at the monthly Men's Time meeting







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Our latest Pasadena Village Newsletter November 2017 features articles about our members, volunteers, and recent activities. The VILLAGE NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2017 is a collaborative effort, written by Village members, volunteers, and staff.



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


Village volunteers prepare our newsletter for mailing!






Click here for the Pasadena Village Brochure

 

Pasadena Village Brochure






 
Voted Best Reader Recommended
Non - Profit in Pasadena

BEST LOCAL NONPROFIT

Reader Recommended
Pasadena Village 
236 W. Mountain St. No. 104, Pasadena Ca 91103
(626) 765-6037  pasadenavillage.org


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