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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...



Students from Poly School help Villagers with their electronic devices.






Poly Students help Villagers with electronics





E-Z Walkers at the Huntington Library
Bob Snodgrass, Lisa Davis, Patrick Kincaid 


Hikers @Upper Arroyo Seco





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!





Join in the Fun!


"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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Village Members kick off 2018
with a 99 Cent Store themed potluck!

2018 POTLUCK 99 CENTS STORE THEME

Potluck hostess village member BJ Leyard challenged herVillage guests to bring a dish made with ingredients from a 99 cent store!  The Stowitts and other members, Judith Lovely and Sam Losh, Claire Gorfinkel, Sue Kujawa, and guest Celia Newman rose to the challenge with gusto and class.  Kudos to BJ for coming up with such a creative way to share a meal.





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 WELCOME THE NEW YEAR! 



It was a lovely day at the Huntington Library on January 3, 2018, when the EZ Walkers took their first outing for the New Year. The sky was overcast but that seemed to create a serene and beautiful  atmosphere. 

They walked for a bit over 2 miles through one of the loveliest
places on earth.

 

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 Enjoy a tour of the Pasadena Museum
of California Art

 

Beatrice & Bill Jennings, Bruce Gillies, Mimi Davis and other Village Members enjoy a docent tour led by Lisa Davis

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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
(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 







 

 

 

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