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Seniors are forming pandemic pods to ward off winter isolation (and you can, too)
CNN Health, October 28, 2020

Aging By the Bay Interview with ED Andy Gaines [RECORDING]
Aging By the Bay, KDIA 1640 AM - Every Saturday at 10 AM

Older adults find ways to help – and stay safe – in upcoming election
The Richmond Standard, September 19, 2020

The Sit List: Five things to do – even some outside! – this weekend
Berkeleyside, July 24, 2020 - Sharing Arts and Culture presentation by Connie Schultz

East Bay nonprofit checking in on self-isolating seniors
The Richmond Standard, April 19, 2020

Commonwealth Panel on "Relieving Social Isolation Among Seniors"
April 8, 2020.
Executive Director, Andy Gaines, served on a virtual panel of experts addressing social isolation among older adults.

Joining a Village in Your Older Years
Oakland Magazine, April 2020

Bay Area seniors taking in stride call to self-isolate, advocates ask community to help seniors connect
KTVU Fox 2, March 16, 2020
The Bay Area's senior community found itself working to digest new COVID-19 guidelines when Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday took the “profoundly significant" step to call on those 65-years-old and older to isolate themselves at home.

Opinion: It could be your grandmother: How you can help older adults navigate the pandemic
Berkeleyside, March 16, 2020
Op-Ed by Executive Director, Andy Gaines, and Board Chair, Andra Lichtenstein on how to support the older adults in our community during this pandemic. 

Pilot program aiming to keep seniors in their homes 'successful'
The Richmond Standard, January 2, 2019
Press release on Ashby Village's approved expansion into Richmond

Innovative Housing Solutions
Capital Public Radio, February 5, 2019
In "A New Solution to the Student Housing Crisis: Retirees Roommates," CalMatters features a new approach to solving Bay Area housing challenges. Ashby Village's Executive Director, Andy Gaines, cites the group's partnership with U.C. Berkeley to match housing opportunities between retired seniors and college students.

Spotlight on Ashby Village. A World of Seniors Engaged in Their Community

Berkeley Hills Living, May 2018
Ashby Village is a "virtual" senior community, one without wall. Members, aged fifty and above, support one another in remaining active and independent while living at home. More importantly, Ashby Village helps harness the power of aging in the community through continuous learning, social connection, and maintaining a sense of purpose. 

Reframing Aging: Exhibit Features Reflections on Growing Old 
Cal Alumni Association, California Magazine, January 2018

“I can only quote what George Burns answered when someone asked him what was the best thing about being 95,” said Troy Duster, a comparative youngster at only 80: “No peer pressure.” Duster, UC Berkeley emeritus professor in sociology, former President of the American Sociological Association and Ashby Village member, is one of a dozen seniors being profiled in a new photographic exhibition at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library titled “Reframing Aging,” which, true to its name, mirrors changing attitudes about growing old.

Cities Are Looking Into Ways to Become More Age Friendly to Seniors 
KQED, August 2016

There is a rapid increase in our senior population, thanks to the baby boomers, so many cities are preparing to be more age-friendly in response. 

Berkeley's Ashby Village Celebrates Fifth Year of Helping Seniors Help Themselves
Berkeleyside, July 2015

American Retirees use Virtual Retirement Networks to stay supported
CCTV, January 2015
Eighty-year-old Ashby Village Member Barbara Daly makes a call. That's answered by an Ashby Village coordinator with a virtual network of volunteers at her fingertips. She sends out emails to candidates fit for the job, and voila. A volunteer repairman arrives at Daly's home to change the light bulbs. 

Retirees Turn to Virtual Villages for Mutual Support
NYTimes, November 2014

Aging in America: Crisis in long-term care
CBS Sunday Morning, October 2014

One Moment You See, Then You Don’t
NYTimes, August 2014 

There’s No Place Like Home: Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age
PBS News Hour, August 2014

Medical note takers help keep the information straight
USA Today, February 2014

It Takes a Village: Seniors Thrive While Living at Home
NBC Daily Nightly Brian Williams, January 2014

Senior Villages help people stay independent
By Victoria Colliver, Health Reporter

CBS San Francisco Channel 5 News, August 2012

Ashby Village featured in Japanese Press US News, Takeshi Yabe, August 2012

Service Allows Bay Area Seniors to stay in their homes Don Ford reports

New "Villages" help aging Americans stay at home by Suzanne Bohan

Village Movement Spreading around California by Joan Aragone

Seniors get help from Village Support Network News story on ABC Channel 7 News

Oakland Conference to offer tips for Seniors in Village Movement Report by KCBS' Jeff Bell
ALL NEWS 740 AM, October 23, 2011

Village Movement takes root among UC Berkeley's dynamic elders by Yasmin Anwar
UC Berkeley News Center, October 20, 2011

A 'village' born of acceptance, engagement and an eye on the future by Barry Bergman 
UC Berkeley News Center, October 20, 2011

It Takes a Village by Marlene Bagdikian (Ashby Village member)

The Real Social Network: It's not only a neighborhood - it's a Village AARP The Magazine, May/June 2011

Aging In Berkeley: It Takes a Village Berkeley Daily Planet, September 17, 2009

Sometimes it Takes A Village to Let Seniors Stay at Home
NPR, December 15, 2017

Person of the Week: Caregivers Allow for Dignified Living Situations for Aging Parents ABC News, February 4th, 2011

Senior Villages Take Root As Movement Matures 

Senior villages that help elderly stay at home come to West Coast 

Happily Ever After Berkeley Monthly, November 2009

Aging In Place (Broadcast) Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU 88.5, Washington, D.C. September 30, 2010

For many more articles, go to Village To Village Network and Click on Media, then News. 

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Communication team volunteer Howard K.



National Council on Aging, Information, Education and Resources
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Their mission is to improve the lives of older Americans. They bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.

American Society of Aging, Research, Education and Training 
The membership of ASA is a multidisciplinary array of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging. They range from practitioners, educators, administrators, policymakers, business people, researchers, students, and more.

National Institute on Aging, Research Related to Aging 
NIH leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. It is the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research. The Institute's mission is to:
  • Support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans.
  • Foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging.
  • Communicate information about aging and advances in research on aging to the scientific community, health care providers, and the public.

Elder Care Locater, Locates Local Organizations Service of Administration on Aging

The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.

National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab is a non profit organization with a mission to educate and provide assistance to seniors struggling addiction as well as caregivers and family members with concerns. Our primary objective is to effectively halt the growing silent epidemic of senior addiction.
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