Golden Gate Village
A program of the Richmond Senior Center
Helping each other age in the homes we love and neighborhoods we know
Golden Gate Village connects seniors and our neighbors living in the Richmond district of San Francisco, to help each other continue to live in our homes as we age.
What are Villages?
Villages are a grassroots effort to address the unfolding challenges of an older America. Originally started a Boston neighborhood in 2002, the Village concept arose out of community members’ desire to reside in their own homes while being able to access services that address their changing lifestyles as they aged.
Created by elders, for elders, Golden Gate Village has three simple components:
Volunteer Services: Whenever possible it provides volunteer services to help with social connection, transportation, errands, light household maintenance, and technology help.
Referrals: It connects members to a range of service providers.
Programs: It organizes stimulating activities and events with the Village community to support connectedness, learning and friendships.
Core Principles of the Village Model
- A mission to help people remain in their community and in their own homes by providing support and enhancing
their quality of life
- Consolidator of services—“One call does it all” service provider
- Strong consumer investment
- Strategic partners in the community
- Volunteers and Civic Engagement