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LearnAbout
LEARN ABOUT 
ASHBY VILLAGE

Sunday March 20, 2pm

OfInterest
OF INTEREST

Film/Panel Discussion
Thurs March 3, 6:30pm


Funders

LIST of FUNDERS
THANK YOU
ONE AND ALL
With deep appreciation Ashby Village is proud to publicly thank those below who made it possible for us to raise (since July 1, 2015) more than we did any previous fiscal year.

FOUNDATIONS

Arkay Foundation

California Healthcare Foundation

Connemara Fund

East Bay Community
Foundation

Grace Jones Richardson Testamentary Trust

Jewell Foundation

San Francisco Foundation

The Berkeley Pilgrimage     Foundation

DONORS

Alberta Sitlani
Alice Erb
Alison Colgan 
    and Darryl Katz
Alison Seevak
Amy Gorman
Andra Lichtenstein 
    and Bill Glover
Anne Barrows 
    and Mason Drukman
Anne Good
Anne Smith
Anonymous (10)
Antoinette Betschart
Arlene Dunn
Arthur Gill
Audre and Roger Newman
Barbara Bull
Barbara Morgan 
Barbi Jo Stim
Bess and Steve Sternberg
Beth Burnside
Betsy and James Ferguson
Betty and Bill Webster
Betty Pigford
Betty Roszak
Beverly and Phil Davis
Bob Steiner
Brad Ricards
Brenda Webster 
    and Ira Lapidus
Brigitte Fisher
Carla Woodworth
Carol Takaki
Carole Hickman
Carolyn Bellis
Celie Placzek
Charlotte Herzfeld
Charlotte von der Hude
Dagmar Friedman
Danny Beltran
Diane Resek
Divine Home Care
Don Melandry
Donald Foley
Donna Mickelson 
    and Tim Gordon
Donna Wasser
Dorie Jarvis
Dorothy Gregor
Doug Planchon Roofing
Douglas Hill
Dr Cecelia Hurwich 
    and Donal Ross 
Edith Hillinger
Elaine and Herrick Jackson
Eleanor Dahl
Elizabeth Ryan
Ellen Jacobs
Emily Lyon
Enid Pollack
Eva Yarmo and David
    Rosenthal 
Floramay Moser
Gene Weinstein
Gertrude Allen
Glenna Breslin
Gordon Seligson
Hanna Pitkin
Hilary Bendich
Hilary Lorraine 
    and Derrell Chambers
Hugh Tassey
Irene Marcos
Irene Rosenthal
Jan and Luciano Corazza
Jane and Joe Selby
Janet Tam 
    and Christoper Ratcliff
Jean Radford
Jeanne Segale
Jim  Stutzman
Joan Cole
Joann Sullivan
Jody Ames
John and Diane Gossard
Joyce Bird
Joyce Jacobson
Judith & Stanley Lubman
Judy and John Boe
Judy Kellman
Julie Freestone
June Cheit
Kathleen Kahn
Kathy Barrows
Kelly Chang
Ken Frankel 
    and Deborah Lichtman
Kris Owens
Kristina Holland
La Rae Schneider 
    and Sam Foushee
Laura Peck
Laurie Capitelli
Leah Emdy
Lee McRae
Linda Bryant
Linda Jacobs
Linda Kohn
Liz Raymer 
    and Ronnie Boynton
Lorraine Osmundson
Louise & John Rasmussen
Lynn Landor
Lynn Snyder
Margie Pezzaglia
Marilyn Barkin
Marilyn Rinzler
Marjorie and
    Theodore 
Keeler
Mark Goldman
Martin B Friedman
Martin Paley
Marty Lynch 
    and Eileen Carey
Mary and Joe McKenzie
Mary & Lawrence Yabroff
Mary Beth 
    and Frank Almeda
Mary Graham
Mary Jo Powell
Mary Regier
Merle and Bob Davis
Michael and Tricia
    Sullivan 
Michela Maiden
Milt Mozen
Mollyanne Brewer
Nancie & Thomas
Hughes, Jr
Naneen Karraker
Nina and Nate Shoehalter
Pamela C Grossman
Pat and Peter Sussman
Pat Kirkpatrick 
    and Sid Wolinsky
Pat Ungern
Patricia Hom
Patricia Klahn
Patricia Sakai 
    and Richard Shapiro
Paula Hughmanick 
    and Steven Berger
Phyllis Isaacson
Rachael Friedman
Rachel Kahn-Hut
Robert Deutsch
Roberta Pressman
Rochelle Lefkowitz
    and Felix Kramer







Sam Duncan
Sara Shumer
Sarah Merkle
Sheldon and Judy Greene
Shirley Jowell
Sonia Spindt
Steve & Linda Lustig
Sue and Richard Bender
Sue Diehl
Susan and Charles Halpern
Susan Helmrich & Richard     Levine
Suzanne Riess
Tari and Bill French
Tess Tait
Tessie R Cuy
Tobey Klein
Veronica Martin
Vivian Hirshen
Wendy Lichtman
Wilbur Hoff 
    and Kris Muller

    Celebrating Ashby Village's Fifth Anniversary Year     
FoundersFund
"You made it happen - 
         thank you so much!"  

Andra Lichtenstein, chair of the Board of Directors, describing the terrific response of the Ashby Village community to our fall Founders Fund campaign, which set new records for support.  "You are truly embracing our Culture of Giving." LEARN MORE  

SEE LEFT COLUMN for all those who contributed so far to Ashby Village during this fiscal year.

There's still time to contribute. LEARN MORE about how to make a gift now.


Brought to you by ...
StoryTeamTHE STORY TEAM

What is that special thing between Betty and Valerie?

specialevents
SPECIAL EVENTS
  
Community Potluck & Slide Show
Nancy Rubin's Myanmar Photos
Friday March 18, 4pm

Story Team Nancy Rubin's photos are also showing at: 
Our Many Cultures Exhibit, 
Feb 20 - May 24, 2016

Central Art Passages,  
2055 Center St, Berkeley 


Living Now, Facing Later
3 facilitated conversations with Dr. Kaethe Weingarten, following a screening of the documentary film
"States of Grace"
Starts Mar 15, 3:30 pm
Commitment to all events & RSVP required.
HealthierAging
THIER AGING
Caution ~  Before starting any new exercise program 
be sure to get your doctor's approval.
StrengthTraining
Consider Strength Training
Two Good Reasons 

1. Build Muscle Mass
Did you know that you start losing muscle mass at age 30?  At age 65 muscle mass declines even faster. Want to make it easier to rise from a chair, carry groceries, and play with your grandchildren?

2. Avoid Recurring Back Pain
Did you know back belts, orthotics, and bed rest are "almost ineffective?" 

BUT "exercise combined with education reduced the risk of an episode of low back pain in the next year by 45%. In other words, it almost halved the risk."   LEARN MORE

Spotlight - A Healthy Practice
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese system practiced for healing, health maintenance and  increased vitality. The gentle movements of most Qi Gong forms can be easily adapted and practiced by seniors. 
 
Seated Qi Gong Class  with Kathleen Davis
Tuesdays at 11:45am 
JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
Register anytime, f irst class is free!
 
Wed 9:00-10:00 am
Albany Senior Center 
$10/class (Albany residents only $9/class) 
 
  On the Move - Get Fit with Friends

Ashby Village Walks
 
 
Sat., Mar. 5, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
 
Thur., Mar 17, 9:00 am

Sun., Mar. 20, 11:00 am 
Jewel Lake, Tilden Park  
 
Sat., Mar. 26, time TBD
 
Questions about the walks?
Contact  Celeste 
or  Audre  audrenew@gmail.com  

 
And when you're walking,  WALK HAPPY  because...
Older adults with negative attitudes towards aging had slower walking speed and worse cognitive abilities two years later, compared to older adults with more positive attitudes towards aging.  LEARN MORE
Traveling in the Dark  
In her recent New York Times article, Ashby Village volunteer Eleanor Lew shares her excitement about the difference in her life since discovering low vision rehabilitation services.  LEARN MORE  

Eleanor is one of several Ashby Villagers participating in a Low Vision Support Group - two locations BERKELEY and KENSINGTON.  

Also Check This Out...
Bone Screenings
Tues March 25, 10am-1
Lake Merritt Senior Ctr 
1800 Madison St, Oakland
Register (limited space)  LEARN MORE
interestgroups
INTEREST GROUPS

Mah Jong 
2:30pm every Friday,  Emeryville

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Bridge
2pm Second Tuesdays

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knitting balls
Handwork, Knitting
Monday, March 21, 1:30pm
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Non-Fiction Book Club
Monday March 21, 7:30pm
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Give While You Read
Consider donating to Ashby Village by designating it as a recipient when buying books.

Volunteers

 

Village Hearts & Hands strikes again!
Saturday, January 12, 2016 

Imagine how thrilled Ashby Village Member Rosie Rosenthal was in getting a visit from the Village Hearts N' Hands volunteers to help paint her kitchen and bathroom cabinets, clean up her front yard and dust off some ceiling light fixtures and baseboards.
 
NEW
Hearts N' Hands Event
Upcoming Event
Friday Apr il 22, 2016

Its a caravan! Bored working at just one site? Here's your chance to travel with a group of several volunteers from house to house (a total of three homes) to do one thing - wash windows. The day promises to be full of suds and laughter.
Click HERE for more info!
 
 
SAVE THE DATE!
Volunteer Appreciation
Saturday N' Sundaes
Saturday April 9, 2016
1:30-3:30pm
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ASHBY VILLAGE CONTACTS Contacts

GENERAL INQUIRIES: info@ashbyvillage.org 
SERVICE REQUESTS:  volunteer@ashbyvillge.org
NEWSLETTER/DIGEST SUBMISSIONS:  publications@ashbyvillage.org 

Staff
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Andy Gaines,  andy@ashbyvillage.org
PROGRAM MANAGER: Andrea Mok,  mok@ashbyvillage.org
VOLUNTEER/OPERATIONS MANAGER: Pat Carvalho,  pat.c@ashbyvillage.org
SOCIAL CARE COORDINATOR: Hilda Hernandez-Gravelle,  hildahg@ashbyvillage.org

Program Leadership Team 
EVENTS: Mary Jo Powell,  mjpconsulting1@comcast.net
MEMBER SUPPORT: Roberta Pressman,  rpress19@comcast.net and Liz Raymer,  lizzrd@icloud.com
NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP COUNCIL: Beth Burnside,  koshi@berkeley.edu
OUTREACH: Joan Cole,  joanhcole@gmail.com and Alison Colgan,  alisoncolgan@sbcglobal.net
VOLUNTEER: Pat Carvalho  pat.c@ashbyvillage.org
      Ex officio  NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Sarah Hawthorne publications@ashbyvillage.org 

Board of Directors
PRESIDENT: Andra Lichtenstein
VICE PRESIDENT: Laura Peck
SECRETARY: Betty Webster
Jan Corazza
Bob Davis
Marcia Freedman
Rochelle Lefkowitz
Laura Peck
Patricia Sakai
Patricia Sussman
Betty Webster

Committee Chairs
INTERNAL RELATIONS: Patricia Carson Sussman,  pat@psussman.com
EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Steve Lustig,  stevelustig45@gmail.com
DEVELOPMENT: Jan Corazza,  jmcorazza@hotmail.com and Patricia Sakai,  psakai@sbcglobal.net
GOVERNANCE: Laura Peck,  lpeck@clarosconsulting.com