SLO Village was founded in 2016 by a group of active older adults who wanted their retirement years to be engaging and purposeful. Our Village is part of the grassroots “Village Movement” that began in Beacon Hill, MA in 2002. There are now over 350 Villages across the nation.
SLO Village’s mission is to transform how we age in our communities. As a community-based membership organization, SLO Village connects us with one another, offering support and opportunities for meaningful, engaging experiences while continuing to live in our own homes. This is accomplished by providing easy access to a screened network of service providers and volunteers and offering interesting programs.
Our volunteers provide transportation, gardening, light home maintenance, and help with computers and cell phones. In addition to service requests, our members and volunteers connect with one another at activities (including birthday parties and dining out) as well as educational events.
Our goal is to welcome all who are interested in SLO Village. To that end, we offer scholarships to subsidize the cost for lower income older adults. Donations to our scholarship fund help offset the cost for members who qualify.
As middle-income Americans continue to be priced out of assisted living communities, Villages provide a more affordable and enriching alternative. However, membership fees cover only 35% of our costs. Donations and grants make up the balance.
UUF’s donation will allow us to subsidize new qualifying members and help us with our marketing efforts (printing).
We hope your congregation will tell others about SLO Village or call our office if they are interested in becoming a volunteer or a member (805-242-6440).