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NATIONAL VILLAGES DAYBy Blog Master
NATIONAL VILLAGES DAY IN PASADENA
Pasadena Village will join more than 280 nonprofit, community-based organizations, known as Villages, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Village Movement on February 15, National Village Day. All are invited to celebrate with the older adult members of Pasadena Village from 10:00 AM until Noon at 236 W. Mountain Street, Pasadena.
From its beginnings when a small group of Beacon Hill neighbors established the first Village in Boston, Massachusetts in 2002, to a thriving network of more than 300 nonprofit, community-based Villages today serving about 40,000 older adults across the country and internationally, the Village model is now established as a cost-effective, sustainable solution for healthy, vibrant aging. Residents in the greater Pasadena area wanted to support each other so they could continue to age in place successfully, and in 2012 founded Pasadena Village modeled after the Beacon Hill Village.
The national celebration will reach the halls of the U.S. Congress with a proclamation in the House of Representatives designating February 15 as National Village Day, sponsored by Congressman Stephen Lynch (MA), and recognizing Beacon Hill Village and the Village Movement. As part of National Village Day, Villages around the country and abroad have planned events and programs to celebrate National Village Day and highlight their role in creating communities of support for older adults.
Pasadena Village will celebrate the occasion outdoors in the Flintridge Center parking lot, adjacent to its office at 236 W. Mountain Street, Pasadena, from 10:00 AM until Noon. The event will feature “Coffee with a Cop” with members of the Pasadena Police Department. The Tournament of Roses 2022 Rose Queen and her Court will meet and greet guests. At 11:00 AM Pasadena Village Board President will introduce Mayor Victor Gordo who will give brief remarks and present a proclamation certificate from the City of Pasadena. All are welcome to join the festivities with free raffle prize giveaways, complimentary coffee and light refreshments, and information about Pasadena Village, local resources, and healthy aging. Masks required. RSVP at National Villages Day evite.
About Pasadena Village
Pasadena Village is an intentional caring community of neighbors helping neighbors. It is volunteer-based, member-driven and self-governing. Social and educational activities, planned by members reduce isolation and create interpersonal connections and social support. Programs and services such as transportation, light home maintenance, tech support, friendly visits and check-in calls help older adults remain safe and independent in their homes, and active participants in the community. More information and free educational program offerings can be found at Pasadena Village.
About the Village to Village Network
Founded in 2009, Village to Village Network (VtVN) is transforming the experience of aging by helping to establish, sustain and advocate for a thriving network of Villages. The Network serves as a “Village commons” and resource for its members – nonprofit volunteer and community-driven organizations that serve older adults so they may remain in their homes and live healthier, happier lives with continuing connections to their communities. VtVN member organizations are in 42 states as well as Australia, Canada and New Zealand, serving an estimated 40,000 older adults. View their website at Vtvnetwork.org