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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.

Watch our video about the value Villages bring to members, volunteers, families, and communities.

“After years of long working hours and commuting, I realized I had not only retired from my job, but also my daily social group. I felt quite isolated as I discovered that an old adage seemed true: It's just plain hard to make new friends when you get older because everyone already has their longtime friends.

Village Santa Cruz was so welcoming to me as I faced the challenge that came with my new stage of life... they have all been there, done that in one way or another! I found a circle of folks who share the joy of making new friends, helping others learn ways to celebrate, or cope with, change and aging, and also appreciate that we all come with our own stories that continually re-energize all of us as we meet new members and form new friendships

-Mary K, Village Santa Cruz County

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Our goal is a vibrant, caring community, neighbors of all ages helping each other, so we can stay living in our homes and engaged in our community, through all the transitions of aging.

COVID-19: Information and Updates Santa Cruz County

Scammers and Vaccines:
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), California's Medicare fraud watchdog, has an important message:

"With the vaccine rolling into California this week, fraudsters are always looking for ways to prey on Medicare beneficiaries.  Our SMP program created a new infographic and flyer alert about COVID vaccine scams.”

~  Villages in the News ~

KTVU TV News featured Andy Gaines from Ashby Village in this recent coronavirus newstory

Hotel Oakland Village, formed in 2011, is the first low-income senior village to join our organization. With almost 400 residents in the historic Hotel Oakland, the village is focused on combatting the negative health effects of senior isolation.

In collaboration with Stanford, UC-Berkeley, Johns-Hopkins, AARP, and senior health professionals this village provides a wide range of valued medical and social services to all village members. The many programs offered and the high rates of participation have successfully reduced isolation among the Hotel Oakland Village residents. Their motto is “Participation = Good Health”.

Take a look inside this unique village by watching their introductory video here
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Village Santa Cruz County 
1740 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 824-2404


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