Our HelpLine is live and ready to help, Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 5pm.
Please call us at 707-509-0031 and let us know how we can help you.
The Village of Sonoma Valley (VSV) is a curator and coordinator of neighborhoods and community resource organizations transforming the experience of aging in Sonoma Valley through the support of innovative, community-based solutions that improve the quality of life at all stages of aging.
The Village of Sonoma Valley is part of a statewide coalition called the Village Movement California and, on a national level, the Village to Village Network (VtV).
A 2010 survey by AARP found that nearly 90% of older adults in America want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. The Village model helps older adults to age in a place of their choosing, connected to their communities with the supports and tools they need to create successful aging of their own design.
Villages are well positioned to improve the population health of the communities they serve. In Britain and the United States, roughly one in three people older than 65 live alone, and in the United States, half of those older than 85 live alone. Studies in both countries show the prevalence of loneliness among people older than 60 ranging from 10% to 46%. (SOURCES: University of Wisconsin, School of Public Health; NY Times; Pew Research; Kaiser Family Foundation)
Village members experience reduced isolation, increased independence, and enhanced purpose of life. “Villages are instrumental in helping people remain in their homes and independent in their communities.” – Ilene Henshaw, AARP, Department of Government Affairs.
Village of Sonoma Valley will be providing an important Navigator Assistance Service to help people locate the resources they need for: