Joann Sullivan on March 20th, 2017

On Saturday afternoon, I met with a group of Ashby Village members who are interested in where they will spend the next stage of their lives.   As many of you know, Ashby Village is an organization close to my heart. Many years ago, my good friend Judy Boe and I heard of a new organization […]

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Joann Sullivan on June 15th, 2015

I have been writing and talking about Ashby Village for over seven years. From the beginning, I thought the village movement (beginning with Beacon Hill Village)  was the best idea  for helping elders stay in their own homes as they aged. It takes a village to raise a child; it takes a village to care […]

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Joann Sullivan on August 8th, 2009

Following is an article by Ashby Village Board Members, Shirley Haberfeld and Pat Sussman.  It is scheduled for publication in Persimmon, an on-line literary magazine for women. Do you remember that first phone call from your eldest sister?  “What are we going to do about Mom – she doesn’t want any help and she won’t […]

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Joann Sullivan on April 8th, 2009

About a year ago my friend Judy Boe, also a Seniors Real Estate Specialist at Red Oak Realty here in Berkeley, and I read about a program in Boston that helped seniors stay in their own homes as they grew older.  The program  is called Beacon Hill Village and had been established by people who […]

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