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Posted inBusiness, Community

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

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 by older people who wanted to stay independent as long as possible. Sussman, having […]

Posted inArts, Events

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

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 picked up more than 12.3 million pounds of trash, according to the Ocean Conservancy. To help Alameda County residents find an event […]

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 […]