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VILLAGE STORIES

reframing aging: bonus edition

At the newly inaugurated Village Gallery, the photo exhibition entitled “Reframing Aging” features the words of twelve vibrant Ashby Village members. The brief text was culled from much longer interviews. Each person shared so many interesting thoughts and ideas that we wanted to share more of their words. So each month, we will feature an extended version of an interview with one participant.
We begin with Ashby Village mover and shaker Bill French: read his story.

ashby village open house 2017

“You can say all you want about AV being a community, but you can't manufacture community; it has to shape itself. I felt it yesterday.” With those words, member Pat Hom captured the universal feeling on July 8 among those attending Ashby Village’s first open house at its new headquarters, introducing the space to more than 250 attendees, including members, volunteers and 115 guests.  (Read story of the event)


stories of members and volunteers

Sometimes when a volunteer performs a service for a member—such as driving or  helping with a household project—that interaction sows seeds that grow into real  friendship. In the Story Team series, writer Cynthia Bix and photographer Nancy Rubin  tell the stories of these inspiring member-volunteer friendships, bringing them to life  through photographic portraits and the pairs’ own words.

Coming soon: portraits of Ashby Village members 


Read our past stories:

2016 Stories   2015 Stories    2014 Stories    2013 Stories    2012 Stories    2011 Stories    2010 Stories 












   
 Cynthia Bix

  
 Nancy Rubin



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