You made it happen!
Last year, more than 185 people and organizations helped make it possible for Ashby Village to move to a new home, expand our services and programs, and reach out to more people than ever. Your generosity means so much to all of Ashby Village--together, we are creating a wonderful community with a true culture of giving, in so many ways. Thank you!
Gerald S. Abrams
Frank and Mary Beth
Carletta H. Aston
Jimmy Baker, Jr.
Anne Barrows and
Joan and Sheldon*
Sue and Richard Bender
Chana Bloch* and
Mary Lou Breiman
Joan H. Cole
Jan and Luciano
Philip Davis and Beverly
Bob and Merle Davis
Robert Deutsch and
Laura M. Donohoe
Elizabeth and James
Tari and Bill French
Cheryl Gordon and Don
John and Diane Gossard
Pam and Elmer Grossman
Shirley Haberfeld and
Glo Harris and Monty
Peggy and Philip Havey
Paula Horowitz and
Nancie and Tom Hughes,
Dr. Cecelia Hurwich*
Elaine and Herrick
Ellen Jacobs and Darryl
Marjorie and Theodore
Pat Kirkpatrick and Sid
Rochelle Lefkowitz and
Andra Lichtenstein and
Judith and Stanley
Steve and Linda Lustig
Marty Lynch and Eileen
Clare Cooper Marcus
Suzanne J. Marks
Michael and Karen
Donna Mickleson and
Audre and Roger
Kris (Gisela) Owens
Susan Palo and Eric
John and Louise Rasmussen
Liz Raymer and Ronnie
Audrey J. Robinson
Patricia Sakai and
La Rae Schneider and
Jane and Joe Selby
Julie Shearer and Russ
Joseph (Jay) Stecher
Bess and Lewis
Barbi Jo Stim
Joann and John Sullivan
Tricia and Mick Sullivan
Pat and Peter Sussman
Janet Tam and
Charlotte von der Hude
Jane Watanabe and
Brenda Webster and Ira
Betty and Bill Webster
Alta Bates/Summit Medical Center
City of Berkeley
Albert Nahman Plumbing
Divine Home Care
Elizabeth McDonald -
Metz Construction and
9/10 - Ashby Village joins the
Our booth will be placed in front of the apartments located at 1737.
We encourage you to stop by and bring your friends so you can see our outreach in action!
9/12 - Embracing Change Series: Taking Charge and Letting Go
Join us for a conversation about end-of-life planning. We will address emotions and issues, and will offer expert advice for gaining control of this phase of your life. Speakers will include a psychotherapist, a palliative care specialist, a dying doula, and a representative of The Conversation Project.
9/16 - Ashby Village Annual
Members and volunteers, bring your friends and family for a leisurely Saturday afternoon at the beautiful (and fully wheelchair accessible) Padre picnic site in Tilden Park.
9/17 - Ashby Village at the Rockridge Out & About
Browse the numerous community, artisan and business booths lining College Avenue, alongside the many interesting Rockridge businesses. Bring your friends and stop by our booth!
9/25 - Atul Gawande (live streaming)
Renowned surgeon Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, public health researcher and author, will address the value of community and opportunities as we grow older, in a live-streamed talk at the Ashby Village office.
More events in September and October
9/1 - Bedouin Weaving Slideshow Presentation
Ashby Village member Joy Totah Hilden will present a slide program showing examples of Bedouin weaving, the weavers at work, and their families.
9/7 - Presentation on special lens filters and glasses
A representative from a company specializing in eyewear with absorptive filters that offer more protection against the sun than ordinary sunglasses, will provide a basic understanding of how different lens filters improve contrast and reduce glare. He will also talk about lighting.
Join our "meet and greet" Living Room Chat! An Ashby Village member opens his or her house to those who might be interested in joining Ashby Village.
10/15 - Toward a Deeper Understanding of North Korea
Philip Yun, a member of the government working group that managed U.S. policy and negotiations with North Korea, will share his expertise and understanding of North Korea with Ashby Village members and guests.
10/6 - Climate Disruption: A Scientific Call to Action
Andrew Gunther, environmental scientist and popular speaker on climate change issues, will address the local and global implications of climate change.
Hearts 'N Hands Event
Wednesday, September 20, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Meet other volunteers and give back! We'll spend time washing windows at 3 member homes!
No experience necessary.
Light lunch provided.
Service of the month
Outreach Ambassadors Team
Bringing a contagious enthusiasm about the Village Movement and what new members can add to the success of Ashby Village, the Outreach Ambassadors are active in Ashby Village's development.
September is here!
It's time to think about your Fall activities.
Your Healthier Aging Team is hoping that you will be prioritizing physical fitness. Call on us if you need a consult.
Choose from our very own Ashby Village classes.
- YOGA, Thursdays at 10 AM
- TAI CHI CHIH, Fridays at 10 AM
- STRENGTH TRAINING, Wednesdays at 12:30
- STROLLS AND HIKES (check the calendar for upcoming hikes)
Introducing out newest class, in collaboration with Berkeley Adult School :
STRENGTH, STRENGTH & DANCE
starting Wednesday 8/30 at 10 AM at Ashby Village.
This class is guaranteed to be fun, as well as building strength, increasing flexibility, and improving balance.
"Dry eye disease deserves serious professional and personal attention. It can be very debilitating and seriously diminish a person's quality of life." Dr. Rachel Bishop, National Eye Institute. "...evolving knowledge of the nature of tears and their production has led to a better understanding of the causes of dry eye disease and major improvements in treating this all-too-common condition."
Here's a good reason to get on that treadmill or take a hike. Although the study used younger people as subjects, we might try it at Ashby Village and report on our results. French anyone?
A better way to remember what the doctor said? Record the appointment. "Without recordings, patients forget 80 % of what we say by the time they hit the parking lot."
New Ashby Village Interest Groups
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Living With Uncertainty
Women over 80 get together to discuss uncertainty and other issues in their lives, in a support group that meets on the
4th Tuesday of each month
Global Issues Group
Wednesday, September 27th, 3:00 - 4:45 PM
Ashby Village Office
Interested in events in the wider world? Meeting the last Wednesday of each month, this group will discuss a current global issue, the topic to be guided by the interests of the participants.
The first meeting
will address the President's ability to start a nuclear war.
Ashby Village Folk Musicians: Attention!
Friday, September 15th, 1:30 - 3 PM
Ashby Village Office
Interested in forming an Ashby Village group to play folk/americana? Member Gil Jone would like to form a jam group. Call him for more information (510-527-0358) and join him at the kick-off on Sept 15.
Ashby Village members are free to create groups around specific viewpoints and we encourage productive dialogue within our community. In so doing, we encourage members to be
mindful of opposing viewpoints, to
appreciate diversity, and to
listen respectfully to all. While groups may have limits regarding number, members are welcome to participate in any interest group.
People of Ashby Village
One of the most important things for me is to have a dream, and to follow my dream. - Bill French
Each month, Reframing Aging: Bonus Edition will publish extended excerpts from the photographers' interviews with Ashby Village members featured in the exhibit. This month, read more about Bill French.
From the Neighborhood Groups
Clipper Club of the Watergate Condos, 5 Captain Dr. Emeryville
September 8, 4:00 - 6:30 PM:
at the home of Darryl Katz and G. Alison Colgan
at Bo's California Cuisine 1491 Solano Ave. Albany
Reflections from past events
Ashby Village visits Airbnb headquarters
Twenty Ashby Village members and volunteers gathered on a gray August morning in the former Jewelry Mart in San Francisco's south of Market neighborhood. A private tour of one of the most famous tech companies of the Bay Area, Airbnb, was about to start.
Legacy Film Festival, 9/
15 - 17, San Francisco
The 7th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging celebrates the many facets of the aging experience in a diverse collection of films.
More information and tickets
Russ Ellis to Speak at UC Retirees' Association Berkeley Luncheon, 9/21
Village member and Professor Emeritus Russ Ellis, whose profile is on display in Ashby Village's "Reframing Aging" exhibition, will
speak about "Retirement: Then and Now."
Following a distinguished academic career, often dominated by words, Russ will describe his new focus on the "extra-verbal world" of images.
"Reframing Aging" exhibit moving to the Berkeley Public Library, 9/15
If you missed these wonderful photographs of Ashby Village members with vignettes from their interesting lives, you can still see them after September 15 at the Berkeley Library North Branch, 1170 The Alameda, or by visiting the
New Book by Ashby Village Member
"Solitary," published this month by University of California Press, is a rigorous investigation of the use of solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system. The author, forensic psychiatrist Terry Allen Kupers, will discuss the extensive use and devastating impact of Supermax Isolation, at an Ashby Village Arts and Culture event in Spring 2018.
Save the Date: Memorial for Chana Bloch, 10/8
A message from Chana Bloch's husband, Dave Sutter, and her sons:
Dave, Benjamin and Jonathan would like to invite friends and colleagues of Chana Bloch to an afternoon commemorating her life and work, to be held on the campus of Mills College, where she taught poetry, literature and creative writing for over thirty years. We will gather in the Littlefield Concert Hall at 1:00 PM for a presentation by prearranged speakers, and an an opportunity for others to speak as well. The memorial will be followed by a catered reception on the Concert Hall lawn from 3:00 to 5:00. We will send out invitations soon, with location and parking maps. There is no need to RSVP.
Classified: Unfurnished Office for Rent
Suitable for Licensed/Certified Psychotherapist, Somatic Therapist or other LIcensed Professional. Annex to Kensington home, with separate entrance. Rent is $800/month.
Quiet, carpeted space (13' x 14'), small reception area, toilet, sink and heater, spacious cupboards and closets. Option to sublet to one other qualified person, subject to approval of landlady. Available Mondays - Saturdays.
Member is seeking an editor (or recommendation of editor) with skills and experience in copy editing, writing or book publishing, to finish his course book and autobiography for publication. This cross-disciplinary work is designed for elevating international civilization to the next level of collective human experience, the new whole-human renaissance of self-realized individual and collective consciousness.
Second Hand Bemer Pro Wanted!
Member is looking to purchase a second-hand Bemer Pro to help my circulation and healing process. Please send information to Joy at
or call 510-525-1603.
Lee McRae Memorial Concert, 9/23
from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley. Admission is free.
The afternoon will be a celebration and commemoration of Lee's pioneering work in many areas of education, music, and social activism. Lee McRae was a long-time member of Ashby Village.
United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St., Epworth, Berkeley 94707
Lunch Bunch, 9/21, 11:30 - 1 pm
Professor Greg Downs, U.C. Davis, will discuss Reconstruction, Public Memory and the Public Park System. Free event - bring a bag lunch; dessert and beverages provided.
Epworth at the Movies
Hidden Figures, 9/8, 3 pm and 7 pm
Lion, 9/22, 3 pm and 7 pm
AARP Driver Safety Class, 9/14, 21 at 1:00 PM
Alice Meyers will conduct the class at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave.
Call 510-524-9122 to register.
The class is also offered at the Emeryville and North Oakland Senior Centers.
Golf Fundraiser in Walnut Creek, 9/8 from 7:00 AM
Play golf with your Walnut Creek Village friends at a Golf Tournament fundraiser held at Boundary Oak Golf Course, with tournament events, golfing contests and a silent auction.
More info and registration