Julia and David White realized they might not qualify for support services available to many seniors, because of income thresholds. They wanted to stay in Moraga and stay in touch with others. Then they learned about Lamorinda Village through other founding members, so they decided to volunteer to help the Village get started.
Both Julia and David had skills to offer the task force working to launch Lamorinda Village. David worked on the member database system and Julia on volunteer recruitment and training. They also attended many social and educational programs to educate themselves on some of the issues they may face as they age.
By staying connected to their Village community, they’ve been able to maintain a circle of neighbors and friends. Through Village programs, they better understand some of the challenges they may face in the future and, more importantly, are better prepared to handle these without surprises.
Julia and David recognize that the aging experience does not conform to a “one-size-fits-all” model and that their personal choices will drive how they benefit from Lamorinda Village.