Veterans Ball at the Waters Edge Lodge

This coming Firday,  November 11th we will be hosting a Veterans Day Ball at the Waters Edge Lodge to celebrate and honor our nation's Veterans.  The festivities will begin at 6:30pm with a Color Gaurd ceremony presented by members of the Encinal High ROTC, which will be followed by live music and dancing until 8:30. The Waters Edge Lodge is located at 801 Island Drive on Bay Farm. 



Aging in Place Successfully Weekend Course Starting November 4th

Elders Village is pleased to announce a WEEKEND schedule for our next Aging in Place Successfully course! 

Beginning Friday, November 4th, with an orientation Dinner at 6-8:30 pm,. the course will continue Saturday, November 5th (9 am - 5 pm)and Sunday, November 6th,(9 am-1pm), then we'll wrap up on Saturday, November 12th, (9 am-6 pm) followed by dinner hosted by Phoenix Commons. Class will be held at Elders Inn, 1721 Webster Street, Alameda, 94501.

Please call or email me today to reserve your spot as seating in this class is limited. I can be reached at 217-8527 or

For this session, the cost of the course will be only $75, which includes: all of the classes, the Aging in Place Successfully Workbook, Chuck Durrett's Senior CoHousing Handbook, the Orientation Dinner on Friday, and lunch on the 5th and 12th. In addition to providing a meeting space, Alameda Elder Communities has graciously offered to subsidize the majority of the regular $235 per person fee for this course.

Hope to see you at the November WEEKEND session!


2nd Annual National Village Gathering Begins Tomorrow!

Beginning tomorrow we will be attending the 2nd Annual National Village Gathering, in Oakland, CA. This year's theme is "Bridging the Gap: From Start up to Sustainability."

We are excited about the opportunity to develop our new village more and we'll let you know more after we get back on Thursday!


Join us for A Season of Change!

Stagebridge Senior Storytellers will be at Books Inc. in Alameda tomorrow for an evening of sharing tales of change, aging and life!

Click here for more information about the event.

A portion of each book puchased during the event will be donated back to Stagebridge!

See you there!


Love to read? We're starting a book club!

That's right, we're starting a book club!

Beginning in January (because spare time can be so difficult to find during the winter holidays), we will have a book club that meets at Books Inc in Alameda!

Right now we are in the process of picking the first book so please cast your vote! The choices are:


Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante

According to The New York Times Book Review: "To call Turn of Mind a thriller - or a chronicle of illness, or a saga of friendship for that matter - would confine it to a genre it transcends. This is a portrait of an unstable mind, an expansive, expertly wrought imaging of memory's failures and potential...In LaPlante's vivid prose, [Dr. White's] waning mind proves a prism instead of a prison, her memory refracted to rich, sensual effect. There are moments of steely, surgical calm, the language tight and fractured...and there are moments of blooming, antic poetry...LaPlante has imagined a lunatic landscape well. The twists and turns of mind this novel charts are haunting and original." 




What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement Planning a Prosperous, Healthy and Happy Future, by John E. Nelson & Richard N. Bolles

Mark Miller, at says "It's one of the most thoughtful, engaging retirement planning books available because it lays out a specific, valuable planning model called the Retirement Well-Being Model."







If you would like to join the book club, have books you would like to recommend, or would consider volunteering to lead the book club please call Cheryl or Hannah at 510-217-8527.