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Posted inCommunity

Too much stuff? Ashby Village declutterers to the rescue

Declutters Laura Maines (left) working with Jeri Cordoza attempting to “reclaim the kitchen table.” Photo: Richard Bermack Declutters Laura Maines (left) working with Jeri Cordoza attempting to “reclaim the kitchen table.” Photo: Richard Bermack By Karin Evans Who hasn’t been there? We stack a few papers and bills and books on the dining room table, get […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley’s Ashby Village celebrates fifth year of helping seniors help themselves

Ashby Village volunteer Mark Goldman helps Chana Bloch with her computer. Photo: Ashby Village By Karin Evans As Ashby Village marks its fifth anniversary, no one could be more pleased — or surprised — than co-founders Pat Sussman and Shirley Haberfeld. In 2006, Sussman read an article about Beacon Hill Village in Boston, an organization formed […]

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do this weekend in Berkeley

Coastal cleanup day is Saturday Sept. 20 — a chance to help keep our local coastal areas beautiful. Photo: Clean Water Program COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY On Saturday Sept. 20 citizens throughout Alameda County will join volunteers worldwide for the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Last year the international event drew close to 650,000 participants in 92 countries, who […]

Posted inBusiness, Community

It takes a village: age in your home venture opens

Ashby Village, Berkeley’s first venture to help residents age in the community, went live with its services yesterday. It joins around 100 other “villages” across the country that provide services and support to enable people to stay in their neighborhoods rather than move into assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. “People really wanted to stay […]