On Friday October 27th, 2017, SoCal HIMSS is holding their 4th Annual SoCal HIMSS Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Village to Village Network. This tournament will prove to be a memorable event which includes: arrival gifts, drawing to win $100,000, lunch, dinner, drinks, golf show, magician, games, prizes and more! The tournament will be held at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, CA. Arroyo Trabuco is a championship course designed by PGA Tour Professional Tom Lehman.
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Southern California Chapter of HIMSS (SoCal HIMSS) is a "6 Time Chapter of the Year Award Winner" and is a tax exempt 501(c) (6) non-profit organization. This chapter is one of more than 50 affiliated chapters of HIMSS, the largest health care information systems professional organization in the nation. The intention of this Charity Golf Tournament is to raise funds for the Village to Village Network which supports 26 villages in So Cal and provides members reduced isolation, increased independence and enhanced purpose of life while Aging in Place. The money raised will be used towards enhancing the online support, tools and education they provide to the members with the primary goal of helping all the Villages grow.
Villages are well positioned to improve the population health of the communities they serve with successful ones boasting 400+ members. Until the year 2029, 10,000 people will turn 65 on a daily basis. In Britain and the United States, roughly one in three people older than 65 live alone, and in the United States, half of those older than 85 live alone. Studies in both countries show the prevalence of loneliness amont people older than 60 ranging from 10% to 46%. "The profound effects of loneliness on health and independence are a critical public health problem" said Dr. Carla M. Perissinotto, a geriatrician at the University of California, San Francisco. "It is no longer medically or ethically acceptable to ignore older adults who feel lonely and marginalized." Research shows that 60% of health outcomes are based on behavioral, socioeconomic and environmental factors. "Villages are instrumental in heping people remain in their homes and independent in their communities." - Ilene Henshaw, AARP, Department of Government Affairs.
The Village Movement started with Beacon Hill Village in Boston over 15 years ago and today there are over 200 open Villages and more than 150 in development in 45 states and the District of Columbia. In 2010, the Village to Village Network - a national organization that collaborates to maximize the growth, impact and sustainability of individual Villages and the Village Movement - was formed. The Network provides expert guidance, resources and support to help communitiies estabilsh and maintain their Villages. Village to Village Network and the Village Movement will not only impact Villages and their members, but the lives of countless families, caregivers and members of the broader community they serve.