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The Village Movement: Suburban, Rural, and Urban

What started as a group of neighbors — formed to help with a variety of tasks from changing a light bulb to driving each other to the grocery store or doctor — has expanded to include home repair referrals, vetted service providers and social events and educational programs. They are known as “Villages.”

There are over 200 Villages operating across the US, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. 150 more are in development. The national organization, the Village to Village Network, helps communities establish and manage Villages across the country and shares resources and information amongst them.

Suburban Villages:


Ashby Village is part of the National Village Movement, where older adults take charge of our future as we age. The Village Movement gives us the support we need to remain in our own homes as we age. Ashby Village serves Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Richmond, and parts of Oakland, California. Recently, it celebrated its 10th Anniversary.

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