Most Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of becoming a member?
The Village is dedicated to aging in place, supporting independence, and creating a sense of community. Benefits include services, such as handymen, IT help and door-to-door transportation; educational, cultural and social programs; member-recommended referrals; intergenerational connections; volunteer opportunities; and members-generated affinity activities.
Do I have to live on the Peninsula to be a member?
No. The important thing is that members live close enough to the Peninsula to provide and receive services, and participate in activities, if they choose.
I’m in good health, why should I become a member now?
The Village is a community. It provides volunteer opportunities for members to support others when needed and receive a little help when they need it. Village members also have many opportunities to meet new friends with fun, interesting and engaging activities and programs.
How much does it cost?
The annual membership fee varies from village to village. Fees for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Village are $675 for individuals; $975 for a household. Membership fees make up about 69% of the annual budget. The remaining operating costs are provided by donations, business sponsorships, and grants.
Can I buy a membership for my parents who live in your community?
Absolutely! What a wonderful way to enable your parents to remain in their own home as long as possible, and stay connected and engaged with friends and the community.
I live in Palos Verdes Estates. We have PVE-Cares. Should I become a member?
Those who live in PVE are fortunate to have PVE-Cares which is provided by the city and primarily focused on the personal safety and health of its members. The Village is a grassroots organization that supplements the activities of PVE-Cares by providing reciprocal help to one another, as well as offering a rich variety of social and educations programs.
I’m a member of Peninsula Seniors, why should I become a member?
Peninsula Seniors is a key partner, and has worked closely with the Village since the very beginning. The Village adds additional value because we include reciprocal services to one another and we don’t duplicate the activities of Peninsula Seniors.
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