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How does our Village work?
Empowering seniors to age well is at the heart of our mission. We know our community and we know how to connect you personally with what you need to maintain your independence. 

Sierra Foothills Village: 
  • Fosters neighbor helping neighbor connections 
  • Makes it easy to stay involved socially and avoid isolation
  • Provide members with a single phone number to call when personalized help or referrals are needed
  • Offers vetted volunteers to assist with daily needs such as driving, IT help and more
  • Knows each member and tracks his/her requests and the people who have provided services
  • Knows the changing array of community resources
  • Serves as a resource for family or others providing support, as new needs arise
We are a unique nonprofit in the community! We are here to help you redefine how aging looks and feels. If you don't need the Village now, you probably know someone who does.
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Why do villages work? 

Villages have passed the test of time. The Sierra Foothills Village is part of a 20-year-old nationwide movement devoted to easing the challenges of aging. Over 400 villages in 45 states are empowering older adults to remain safely independent at home and meaningfully tied to the community. 

A national nonprofit, the Village to Village Network, provides connections among villages to share materials, evolving models and time-tested solutions to many of the common challenges of aging in community.

Village Movement California (VMC), a consortium of 65-plus villages in our state, gives us support on many timely issues. With VMC, we are offering input about aging in rural communities for California's Master Plan on Aging. 

Villages have been studied for many years by both the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare and Mather Lifeways. Several studies underscore measurable value offered by villages. 

And villages have been richly featured on national and local TV and in the print media. 

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Sierra Foothills Village - P.O. Box 1010, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 205-3326
Email: ID#38-4028858