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Villagers Enjoy A Variety of Activities
But Eating Is Always Fun
Members of the Village enjoy a variety of activities from lectures to discussions to trips. But food always provides a fun atmosphere to get acquainted and make new friends and see old ones once more. Here, members gather at the McBirney home for an evening of Dining Around The World.
Dining Around the World

The Monthly Salon Provides An Opportunity for An Exchange of Ideas As Well as Some Fun and Fellowship
April 2016 Salon

A Day With Sunshine and Flowers at the South Coast Botanic Garden.
What Could Be Better?

It’s springtime here in Southern California and the perfect time to get up close and personal with Mother Nature.  Paul Lasman and Steve Jordan are not only Village volunteers but also volunteer at the South Coast Botanic Garden.  They thought a private tram tour would be a good idea and made it happen.  Paul was ‘conductor’ and Steve provided the commentary.

 “The Garden is large, 87 acres, and the tram road circles the property.  It is sort of like going to Disneyland and riding on their railroad-you get to see what’s available and then go back to what you want to explore on foot,”  said one of the Villagers who took the tour. "The highlight is the newly renovated rose garden but other areas include Japanese garden with koi pond, vegetable garden, desert garden, ‘garden for the senses’ and Mediterranean garden."


After the tour everyone got together for lunch, which was a ‘bring your own brown bag’ affair.  In addition to nourishment, it also provided a chance for members and volunteers to meet and chat with board members Carolyn Petru, Ann Shaw and Lynn Solomita.  And as folks went out to explore on their own the ‘May Grey” overcast yielded to a bit of sunshine.

Botanic Garden

Village Elects New Officers

Left to right, members shown are: Fran Weilin, Susan Wallace, Helen Dennis, Britt Huff, Teresa Sun, Carolynn Petru, Steve Jordan, Colleen Cutter, Lynn Solomita, Judy Bayer and Ann Shaw


As it enters it's third year in operation, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Village is pleased to announce its new officers and a new program.

  • Chair                                 Carolynn Petru
  • Vice Chair                         Helen Dennis
  • Chief Financial Officer      Ann Shaw
  • Secretary                          Fran Wielin

Each term of office is two years, until December 31, 2019.


The new program, called Friendship Circles, is being instituted so that members within their own neighborhoods can get to know each other and help one another for emergency preparedness. "Having friends around you during a fire or earthquake is necessary for feeling safe and evacuating safely and successfully, "  explained Executive Director Colleen Cutter. Also on tap for the new year is our next Upside to Aging in October of 2018 as well as many other fun events.


The Board wishes to acknowledge and thank Fran Wielin and Lynn Solomita for their dedicated service as the Peninsula Village's Chair and Secretary, respectively, during the past year.

The Palos Verdes Village is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve and enhance the comfort, security, dignity and social engagement of older adults who want to continue independent living in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area through education, social events and needed services provided by dedicated staff and volunteers.

For more information about the Palos Verdes Peninsula Village, please contact Executive Director Colleen Cotter at


For biographies of our Board of Directors, please visit our website at

Other News In Brief

2017 Village Annual Report

Village Mourns Passing of Founder Sherry May

  • Here Are The Ladies Who Lunch;
    A Truly Fun Bunch
    Once again meeting requests from members--specifically women who commented that the men had their own “Men of a Certain Age” lunch every week--and where is our group? The Village sponsored it's first women's gathering at  Stella Luna. It was well attended, and there was lots of enthusiasm to continue the event. Palos Verdes Golf Club was suggested as our next venue. The event was open both to members and volunteers.
    The Ladies Who Lunch

    These Are Our Sponsors
    We are grateful for the support of these local businesses.

    Seniors Helping Seniors

    a peace of mind

    Visit the Village to Village Network's website to see how the Village concept is sweeping the nation (and the world)!