Pasadena Village will join more than 280 nonprofit, community-based organizations, known as Villages, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Village Movement on Feb. 15, known as National Village Day.
All are invited to celebrate with the older adult members of Pasadena Village from 10 a.m. until noon at 236 W. Mountain Street in Pasadena.
From its beginnings when a small group of Beacon Hill neighbors established the first Village in Boston, Mass. in 2002, to a thriving network of more than 300 nonprofits, community-based Villages today serving about 40,000 older adults across the country and internationally, the Village model is now established as a cost-effective, sustainable solution for healthy, vibrant aging.
Residents in the greater Pasadena area wanted to support each other so they could continue to age in place successfully, and in 2012 the Pasadena Village was founded, modeled after the Beacon Hill Village.
The national celebration will reach the halls of the U.S. Congress with a proclamation in the House of Representatives designating Feb. 15 as National Village Day, sponsored by Congressman Stephen Lynch and recognizing Beacon Hill Village and the Village Movement.
As part of National Village Day, Villages around the country and abroad have planned events and programs to celebrate National Village Day and highlight their role in creating communities of support for older adults.
Pasadena Village will celebrate the occasion outdoors in the Flintridge Center parking lot, adjacent to its office at 236 W. Mountain Street from 10 a.m. until noon. The event will feature “Coffee with a Cop” with members of the Pasadena Police Department. The Tournament of Roses 2022 Rose Queen and her Court will meet and greet guests, and at 11 a.m. Pasadena Village Board President will introduce Mayor Victor Gordo who will give brief remarks and present a proclamation certificate from the City of Pasadena.
All are welcome to join the festivities with free raffle prize giveaways, complimentary coffee and light refreshments, and information about Pasadena Village, local resources and healthy aging. Masks are required, and you can RSVP at http://evite.me/636hwJ27uK.