Bridget Brewster Discovers Village Benefits
Rumor of Humor #16
Communications Project with Cal State LA
One Villager's Story
Pasadena Area Liberal Arts Center
Pasadena Village Responds to Rainbow Flag Burning at Pasadena Buddhist Temple
Plan Ahead - And Be Prepared
Tuesday, May 23 Pasadena Celebrated Older Americans
Reparations, Social Justice Activity
Rumor of Humor #14
Rumor of Humor #13
Science Monday - Review of Meeting on April 10, 2023
Conversations Re African American Artists Before 1920
Beyond the Village – Suzi and Phil Hoge
Congratulations Wayne April! Honored at UNH
Volunteer Appreciation at the Village
“ACCIDENTAL HOST—The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease”
Pasadenans Recent Experience With Racism
Recent Events Reflecting Racism
Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Photography for Social Justice
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - Catherine Deely
Creative Writing in Older Adults
Gifts of Love
Great Decisions update
Dominion Lawsuit, South Africa and 710 Stub
2023 DEI Progress
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - Doug Colliflower
CONVERSATIONS WITH ART
OLDER ADULTS RESOURCE FAIR
The Important, Influential Books in our Lives - Revisited
History, Resolution of the 710 Freeway
Eminent Domain, 710 Highway
Bernard Garrett, 710 Freeway
Men's Times Gatherings
Pasadena's Senior Commission
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - JIM HENDRICK
GRATITUDE - IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!
JEFF GUTSTADT - FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST
Bernard Garrett, Incredible Black Entrepreneur
What is the "Spirit Talk" Group About?
Same Ol’ New Year, Brand New Me
Review of 2022, Consideration of 2023
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - PATTI LA MARR
FROM THE CHAIR
WALK WITH EASE
Creating a Supportive CommunityBy Blog Master
FINDING A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
By: Barbara Madden - member since 2011
I learned about Pasadena Village just as its founding members were organizing. It sounded like something I had been looking for since reading about Boston’s Beacon Hill Village; an organization that I could involve myself in to help to navigate the unknowns of aging.
My family did not live in Southern California and, with retirement, the socialization with work colleagues quickly declined. I hoped to find a social community.
I found what I was looking for and more.
I found an energetic group of people on a mission to create a supportive community.
I found opportunity. Opportunity to use myself to make the Village work, to have value, to participate in developing valuable educational programs and new social activities.
I found that who and what you have been is less important than who you are now.
I found that the strength of the Village is that it is dependent on the creativity and investment of its members in developing and maintaining its programs; that the necessity of working together to create and maintain the Village creates the opportunity to know new people and to develop friendships.
I found a mutually supportive community of like-minded people who are invested creating a satisfying life and in giving support to each other through the joys and vicissitudes of latter life.