Welcome to Village Santa Cruz County (VSCC), a non-profit, grassroots membership organization. We are a network of Santa Cruz city and county residents with a vision of aging as an active, empowering time of growing and learning, as important and meaningful as any other time of our life.
Our goal is a vibrant, caring community, neighbors of all ages helping each other, so we can stay in our homes and engaged in our community, through all the transitions of aging.
Join us on October 18 for an outing to Mount Umunhum, located within the 18,000 acre Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve in Santa Clara County. This is one of the highest peaks in the Santa Cruz mountain range at 3,486 feet. From its spectacular summit, visitors can experience 360-degree views from the Pacific to the Sierra Nevada!
See the Event Calendar for details.
Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is now hosting a spanish conversation group. Facilitator-led discussion and activities. All levels are welcome, including beginners. Meetings are every first and third Thursday of the month.
Next meeting: Thursday, October 18
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Aptos Branch Santa Cruz Library
7695 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA Map
For more information contact Ivan Llamas at email@example.com or (831) 427-7702
Losing keys, misplacing a wallet, or forgetting someone’s name are common experiences. Most of these memory lapses are normal—and have more to do with the increasing amounts of information being thrown our way than with any real cognitive decline. But for people of a certain age, memory lapses can be frightening.
Here are some guidelines from the American Psychological Association and a short video from AARP. The AARP website also has a brain health section with tools, information and activities that is free for members.
Each year the Administration for Community Living (ACL) publishes a Profile of Older Americans, a compilation of the latest statistics on the older population based on data primarily from U.S. Census data.
The profile provides data on changes in demographics of the population over age 65, including 15 topical areas (such as population, income and poverty, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving). Click here for the ACL’s 2017 Profile of Older Americans.
Very little history, imagery or understanding of transgender older adults exists in the public sphere. The stories that circulate are often sensationalized, come from a lens of voyeurism or focus on celebrity figures.
Next Avenue is a website from PBS stations that inspires America’s 50+ generation to live the most meaningful, vibrant life possible. The site has posted a very informative article about To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults, a photography and interview project by photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre that provides a level of representation previously unseen for this community.
Marin Villages exemplifies a "hub and spoke" village model that serves members county-wide and yet serves needs on a local or neighborhood basis. This is accomplished by providing vetted-volunteers who assist members with local rides, household help, pet care, tech support, office organization, companionship, and more. Click on the photo at left to view video about Marin Villages.
Village Santa Cruz County
1740 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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