Learn about the services Friends of the Village provides and view some of our recent informative programs in the online videos below.

FOV Explored “The Anatomy of A Rumor”

JOAN MILLIMAN, Ph.D., Secretary of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) and Chair of the GRF Media & Communications Committee, and EILEEN PAULIN, Marketing and Communications Manager for Village Management Services, Inc., shared the platform for this informative program on June 19, 2018. Both agreed that rumors are not always bad; in fact, they are a necessary part of human communication, arising out of people’s basic need to know. Joan set the scene with an overview of past and present research on how and why rumors behave as they do. Eileen explained what the Village is doing to provide timely, accurate information and to counteract inaccurate information when necessary.

Dealing with Emergencies and Disasters

Two outstanding Village services — the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village and the Disaster Preparedness Task Force — were explained at the Friends of the Village meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in the Performing Arts Center, Dining Room 1.

Cannabis and California State Law 2018

An attentive crowd came to this informative meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in Dining Room 1 of the Laguna Woods Village Performing Arts Center. Four speakers, representing a variety of viewpoints (see bios below), examined “Cannabis & California State Law 2018” and what the new legislation may mean for Laguna Woods Village residents, especially in the area of medication. Special attention was paid to helping seniors find an alternative to opioid prescriptions through the use of cannabis creams, oils, and edibles.

Getting the Word Out

Over 100 club presidents and publicity chairs and other residents who use Village communication channels attended a Friends of the Village program on “Getting the Word Out,” Friday, September 29, 2017, in the Laguna Woods Village Performing Arts Center, Dining Room 1. Speakers representing all major Village communication channels discussed ways to “get the word out” in the Village. A publicity resource handout was distributed at the meeting. Click here to download a copy of the handout.

Meet the Candidates 2017

Friends of the Village’s annual “Meet the Candidates” panel provides a key service to residents, introducing the candidates for Village governing boards with ample opportunity for audience questions. Our most recent candidates’ program was held August 24, 2017, in the Laguna Woods Village Performing Arts Center, Dining Room 1.

Caregiving and Senior Housing

In the video below, Friends of the Village Secretary Marion Levine is interviewed on Village Television’s “This Day” news program about the upcoming June 23, 2017, FOV meeting on “Caregiving and Senior Housing.” Marion coordinated the meeting with Vice President Mike Straziuso. See meeting summary.

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Sharing Our Work on Village Television

In addition to the above full-evening programs, Friends of the Village leaders have served the club’s purpose of “sharing accurate information” by discussing relevant Village issues in interviews on Village Television. Click on the links below

 01-17-18 This Day, W Steve Stanfill and Catherine Brians,  Cannabis and California Law February 20
03-22-17 This Day Clubhouse 2 Renovations, Garden Centers, etc.
03-26-17 This Day Manor Renovations
05-24-17 This Day How to make the Village More Affordable
06-21-17 This Day Senior Housing, What are the options.
07-26-17 This Day Transportation
08-23-17 This Day Meet The Candidates
09-27-17 This Day Getting The Word Out
10-25-17 This Day Compliance