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Farewell from the 2023/24 Social Work Interns
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Gina on the Horizon
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Mark Your Calendars for the Healthy Aging Research California Virtual Summit
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Meet Our New Development Associate
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Putting the Strategic Plan into Practice
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Washington Park: Pasadena’s Rediscovered Gem
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Introducing Civil Rights Discussions
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Rumor of Humor #2416
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Springtime Visitors
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Freezing for a Good Cause – Credit, That Is
05/02/2024

No Discussion Meeting on May 3rd
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An Apparently Normal Person Author Presentation and Book-signing
05/01/2024

Flintridge Center: Pasadena Village’s Neighbor That Changes Lives
05/01/2024

Pasadena Celebrates Older Americans Month 2024
05/01/2024

The 2024 Pasadena Village Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
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Woman of the Year: Katy Townsend
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New to the Village

By Purnima Barve
Posted: 10/27/2023
Tags: newcomers, welcome, villager
Purnima is a brand new Villager and was unable to make it to the first meeting of her Wild West neighborhood group. She wrote this note to apologize for missing the meeting. It is a wonderful expression of what the Village provides to new villagers. 
 
 
Hi all,
 
I appreciate the invite and may be able to join in after few weeks since I am still recuperating from my misadventure witnessed by some of you. Speaking of which, I would like to thank everyone who was there from the bottom of my heart for your kindness and generosity towards a complete stranger such as myself. Each and every one of you made me feel so welcome as soon as I walked in, I certainly felt I belonged there. That in itself was very precious. As I have experienced in the aging process, this sense of belonging in groups starts getting rarer. On top that, everyone’s graciousness and concern for my wellbeing was truly overwhelming after I had the fall. In the days following my little mishap, even my daughter, who was staying with me was impressed with how many calls, and messages I received from members. I feel awful for having been clumsy to fall; however, at the same time, I also feel grateful that I fell in a place where I was surrounded by such a wonderfully compassionate group of people. My heartfelt gratitude towards all of you, again!
 
Purnima Barve
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