"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
We'd love to meet you!
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(626) 765-6037, and we will be happy to mail you one.
Life Story On Stage
Was written to introduce young audiences about Shizuko Akasaki's life when her family was forcibly removed to federal detention camps during the anti-Japanese fervor of World War II
Produced by Enrichment Works and made possible with support from the California Civil Liberties Public Education program at the California State Library, the play toured LAUSD schools and recently played at the New Horizon School, a private Muslim K-8 campus on Orange Grove Boulevard near Lincoln Avenue.
The play was well received by members of the Pasadena Village as well as the students who, during the Q&A after the play, asked Ms. Akasaki some very insightful questions about her life.
AT THE PASADENA VILLAGE
DIGGING INTO THE SOUTHWEST
A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME
Village Members experienced
Sue Kujawa's passion for archeology
as she shared her experience of participating in an
excavation over a period of 20 summers at
Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.
The talk was informative and adventurous as she shared photos
and information about other important archeological sites
in the Southwest.
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 and each other,
enjoying coffee and pastries at local coffee shops.
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, email@example.com
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
The Village Hikers and friends drove up through Altadena to Sunset Ridge where they hiked up the Sunset Ridge Fire Road to the upper Merrill Canyon trail and into the lower Merrill Canyon waterfall, continuing their hike alongside
and occasionally through the running stream to the waterfalls.
The total distance hiked was 4 miles and
made for a delightful morning outing in the mountains so close to home.
Travel on Public Transportation
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
to view the
Costumes of the 2018 Academy Awards
On their way to FIDM they stopped for lunch at the Colburn Conservatory School of Music Cafe
Villagers enjoy sharing their thoughts and ideas at the monthly Men's Time meeting
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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!