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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.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

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.


Bookshelves full?

Make some space and schedule an appointment with Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries today to donate your gently used, good condition books. Call (831) 427-7700 Ext. 5790 or email today.  Also, see the requirements for b
ook donations here.

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.

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 or (831) 427-7702


A medical alert system can a valuable investment for any senior. Having a medical alert system means that help is available at the touch of a button in the event of an emergency, giving seniors and their loved ones reassurance and peace of mind. But how do you know which one is best?

Here are two resources shared by some of our sister villages.   If you're in the market for a medical alert system, read the background information and guides, then read the product reviews.

Tech-enhanced Life  Click here for link to guide and product reviews  
The Senior List  Click here for guide - And here for 2018 Best Medical Alert Systems

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.


Physical activity is an important part of healthy aging. To help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life, the National Institute on Aging created the Go4Life campaign. Go4Life offers free, evidence-based resources for older adults in one convenient place.


August 30, 2017 - Good Times article featuring Mary Howe.

Village Santa Cruz County:  Creating Community and Support for Seniors, Aging Boomers

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 CruzCA 95062

(831) 824-2404        

Thanks to 
Community Foundation logo   and Volunteer Center logo for your support!