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Welcome to our local village movement. Villages are grassroots, community based organizations. Clayton Valley Village is one of about 400 villages and part of the national Village Movement. Villages began about 15 years ago with the Beacon Hill Village in Boston. This movement is now on fire with baby boomers and seniors coming together to create a new kind of future for ourselves.  The concept of villages offers an opportunity for seniors to stay in their own homes for as long as possible and offers communities a network of services to support their aging population. Sometimes it takes just a little support, an occasional change of our light bulbs or ability to join close to home social, exercise or educational programs, to be able to stay in our homes as we get older.  For others daily checkins are important to feel safe and for others occasional support with meals, a pet, organization of our paperwork, or computer/cell phone coaching would make life easier.
 
When Clayton Valley Village opens we will be a membership based, nonprofit organization.  We are in development now and run by the CVV Task Force. Our village will provide people with a supportive network as we age right here in our beautiful town of Clayton and surrounding areas.  We will provide referrals and discounts to services that already exist but are often little known. In addition we will develop and offer new programs & services using resources and talents that exist within the community. We are currently looking for people with an expertise or a desire to work in Fundraising, Programs and services, Events and Outreach.
  
  * Do you want to join in the planning phase?  Contact
    mxiaris@yahoo.com  to discuss various ways you can participate
 
  * Do you want to attend an event? contact sonjawilkin@gmail.com
    Or, see the Events listed at the right.
 
  *Do you have a talent or expertise you are willing to share when the
    village opens?
    Contact Sue Manning bsming@aol.com
 
  * We graciously accept donations.
    Contact jwasak6@gmail.com for more information.
 
We appreciate your interest in this community endeavor and invite you to join us in helping make it a reality.  From offering your input, to sharing information at a booth, to working on a committee or making a donation --we welcome your participation.
Feel free to contact any of us with your questions or comments.
Maria Kontras-Xiaris
Chair, The Clayton Village Initiative
CVV Task Force
 
   Events:
      Bocce Villagio: Summer Bocce starts Sun, Jul 17, 2-5 pm.  Come
         cheer us on.  Wear your CVV T-shirt.
      Sep13, Weds, Lodi Day Bus Trip.  Lunch at Dancing Fox and
         wine tasting.  $80  Sign up by Aug 30, call Sonja Wilkin at
         925.672.2689, or Jeanne Boyd at 925.672.3672
      Oct 23, Sun, 5-9 pm, 3rd Annual Sunday Supper at La Veranda.
         Reservations by Oct 18, details to follow.
   Meetings:
      Sept 6, Tues, 4-6 pm, Task Force Meeting, Diamond Terrace
   Committee Meetings:
      Aug 26, Fri, 1-3 pm, Events Committee Meeting, at Sonja Wilkins
         home.  Call 925-350-1330 for info.
   Village Related Meetings/Workshops:
      Aug 23, Tues, 4-6 pm, Social hour at Mann's Chinese Restaurant.
         Reservations needed, call Bonnie.
      Aug 25, Thurs,  11-1, Lunch 'n Learn, Clayton Library.  Brown Bag,
         Topic: Selecting a Home Care Agency: What you need to know
         and ask, by Lorna Van Ackeren, Hilldendale Home Care
      Sep 20. Tues, 4-6 pm, Social hour at Oakhurst Country Club.
      Oct 16 - 19, National Gathering of Villages, Columbus, OH.  Early
         Bird Deadline, Sept 1st.  Group rate for 4 or more.
   Community Activities:
      Saturday's thru Sept 24 (Except 9/3) Farmer's Market, 6095 Main St
      Aug 27, Sept 10, Saturday Concerts in the Grove
      Aug 17, 31, 6-8 pm, Wednewday Classic Cars, Grove Park
      Aug 27, Sat, 1-4 pm, Wine Tasting & Book Signing, Chloe Laube at
         La Veranda Cave (anncastellucci@hotmail.com)
      Sep 3, Sat, 9 am - 2 pm, Labor Day Derby and Car Show.  Main St,
         Free, Register for both events at claytoncc.com
      Sep 16-18, Weekend Greek Festival, St Demetrios
      Sep 24-25, Noon-6pm, Skip Ipsen Memorial Boccee Tournament.
         $400 per team. claytonbocce.org/event/ipsen
      Oct 1, Alzheimers walk
      Oct 1-2, Weekend, Octoberfest, downtown Clayton
 
 
   To see the latest newsletter, Villager, use the url below to go to:
                          http://shortlinks.24-7jobsit.es/cvv-nl-6and7-2016 
 
  To learn more about The Village Movement go to:       www.vtvnetwork.org
  
  
  
   For other village information, see:
     Lamorinda - www.lamorindavillage.org
     Berkeley  -  www.ashbyvillage.org
     1st village - www.beaconhillvillage.org
   Videos on The Village Movement, see:
     Brian Williams, NBC Brian Williams Village Video        
     PBS Ray Suarez 'The Village Movement & Beacon Hill' feature
     Al Jazeera America Paying it forward feature
     CBS Sunday Morning show, 10/19/14:  http://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/
  

CVV Development Committee, June 4, 2014