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Transforming how we age in our communities, Ashby Village connects us with one another, offering support and opportunities for meaningful, engaging experiences.

Ashby Village is a vibrant nonprofit that connects members with each other and with the resources we need to stay active, independent and fulfilled. We rely on one another—and on an extensive volunteer pool, screened service providers and partnerships with local agencies, groups and businesses.

To benefit our members, volunteers, and the greater community, Ashby Village:

     - Coordinates activities and services.
     - Fosters mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships.
     - Provides clear, effective internal and external communication.
     Maintains a sustainable business model.

Members enjoy a multitude of services and programs (download our Services and Programs handout in PDF)- whether they be social, cultural, physical or practical, that enhance our quality of life today, while also helping develop peace of mind about the future. Our flexible approach allows members to tap into our community activities as they need them, when they want them.


Ashby Village launched in 2010 after many discussions and community meetings that began in 2007, initially serving Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito, Emeryville and part of Oakland. In December 2019, Ashby Village expanded to Richmond. July 1, 2020 North Oakland Village merged with Ashby Village.

North Oakland Village has a long and rich history: two separate task forces of interested seniors, one in the Piedmont Avenue area and another at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montclair, began meeting in 2008 to discuss the concept of developing villages in their communities.  These two groups merged and formed North Oakland Village as a nonprofit in July 2009.  

Our village is part of the National Village Movement and Village Movement California (VMC). The Movement emerged as a natural answer to a time old problem: not being able to remain in our homes as we age. A Village is a membership organization that connects older adults to the community, programming, and expertise they need to continue living lives of purpose and promise.This innovative, community-based solution improves quality of life and expands choices at all stages of aging, empowering older adults to sustain independence and remain in charge of their lives as they age.

Learn more about the Village to Village Network here, and about Village Movement California (VMC) here.

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization (EIN: 27-2174330), Ashby Village welcomes donations of cash, stock, mutual funds, furniture, supplies, and equipment.

Interested in helping Ashby Village reframing what it means to be a community? Read the LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: An Invitation to Step Up (July 1, 2017)