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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.

"I was enjoying the coffee get-togethers before the COVID shutdown, but since doing them on Zoom, I've gotten to know everyone much better. Now I feel like I have really made some new friends at a deeper level. I really look forward to the Zoom meetings! They are a welcome break from the shut at home feeling. It's a place of sharing and laughter. I'm so glad I have that connection to others who are local and can give me good advice on a variety of things. I'm so glad to have these people as friends!"
-Joyce, 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

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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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