Here you will find information about Lamorinda Village and how it is developing to provide you - those residents of Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda who are interested in remaining in your own homes and communities as you age - with the services, programs, and support you will need and to do so with safety, confidence, and independence.
We are developing a nonprofit, self-governing, community-based
membership organization with the goal of enabling our members to remain in their own homes and communities as they age. Lamorinda Village
is not a bricks and mortar establishment. It is a "virtual" village
with all the attributes of a village without actually being one.
There are over 150 Villages in operation and another 100 in development throughout the country. They are based on the very successful Beacon Hill Village established in Boston over ten years ago. In the Bay Area there are numerous active Villages: Ashby Village in Berkeley, Avenidas Village in Palo Alto, San Francisco Village, and North Oakland Village. Lamorinda Village will be the first Village in Contra Costa County.
Watch this video to learn how Village members in Claremont, California describe their experience.
early 2012 a small group of local residents formed a task force to
determine if a Village would be feasible for Lamorinda. According to the 2010 census, Lamorinda has a population of 10,582 over the age of 65. That represents 18.4% of its total population. According to an AARP survey, nearly 82% of us would prefer to remain in our own homes as we age. After researching the requirements of a village and surveying a significant sampling of the older adult population of Lamorinda, the task force determined
to bring Lamorinda Village into being.