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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...



NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERINGS
Nineteen convivial Village Members who reside in zip codes 91105, 91101, Plus 
(areas adjacent to Pasadena) 
came together for the very first meeting of this
"Super" Neighborhood Gathering.







 

 

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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PASADENA VILLAGE
BOARD PRESIDENT

SHIZUKO AKASAKI'S 
Life Story On Stage




SHIZZY'S STORY 
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. 


 


 HAPPENINGS
AT THE PASADENA VILLAGE

MEMBER CONNECTIONS 
SUE KUJAWA

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

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.





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


On a crisp and sunny March morning, EZ Walkers enjoyed a 2.4 mile walk from Castle Green to Singer Park in Pasadena!



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


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 BUDDIES
Travel on Public Transportation

to the
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



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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