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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.




~ FEATURED EVENTS ~

January 21, 2019 Dr. Martin L.King Jr.  ~ Day of Service

To honor Dr. King, the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center is partnering with a variety of nonprofits in Santa Cruz county to carry out service projects ranging from making cards for Meals on Wheels to engaging in environmental stewardship,

Click here for the full schedule

Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) is hosting its annual invitational exhibit featuring seventy of the county’s most notable artists. As a fundraising event these artists are presenting works that fit into many budgets. In this wildly popular show everyone benefits; you take home fabulous art the day of your purchase, the artists and PVA get their normal commissions, and new art comes into the gallery every day!

Register on the event calendar to join us at 11:00 AM on Thursday
January 24, 2019 (followed by lunch at Jalisco Restaurant in Watsonville).






~  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.











~  OF INTEREST  ~


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/




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                 
info@villagesantacruz.org


                      


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