OPEN FOR BUSINESS
It was official – we were open for business. Our member driven programs soon included a men’s group, a book club, monthly potlucks, a hiking group, followed by two walking groups. Members organized visits to art museums, formed “Travel Buddies” to combine metro trips with art and food. It was clear that these Charter members were looking for community more than rides to the doctor.
A member fell and broke her hip, a spouse died, an adult child died, a broken pipe flooded a member’s home. And when these things happened, the Pasadena Village, with its members, volunteers, and staff, responded with compassion and practicality. It became evident that everyone had something to give, and everyone had a time of need. We began to learn how to respond to those needs.