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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
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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.




~ FEATURED EVENTS ~




Here’s a great idea from south county members who are hosting a jewelry exchange on Wednesday, February 20.   Liven up your jewelry collection, $ave money and the environment by exchanging pieces you no longer wear with other village members.  ~~ "One woman’s trash is another gal’s gem!"


Enjoy a mid-morning visit to the 2019 Pajaro Valley Quilt Show followed by lunch at Gizdich Ranch Pie & Deli Shop. (yum pie)

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM

RSVP on the Events calendar


Click here for information about PVQA and where to get advance tickets for the show.




~  NEWS/ARTICLES  ~

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.

See https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/exercise-physical-activity
and https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/




~  Villages in the News ~


Stria News, an online media platform for the longevity economy, published this piece that features Village Movement California and the Village to Village Network. 
 


Independent aging in Fairbanks, Alaska
~  Aging at Home Fairbanks

~~ Northwest Neighbors Village










 








 

                

                               
Village Santa Cruz County

1740 17th Ave.
Santa CruzCA 95062

(831) 824-2404                 
info@villagesantacruz.org


                      


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