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Why wait for Villaggio to open? We're building our friendships and community culture today. You're more than welcome to join in the fun.

Public Events

Learn About Villaggio

We invite you to join us for one of our Explore Villaggio events.

You'll learn all about the benefits of our unique community, including how we support our residents in living life to the fullest. These events are also a great excuse to see our Information Center, which was designed to give you a taste of what Villaggio will become.  

Where: Villaggio Information Center

Seating is limited. RSVP is required.


January 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th

Member Only Events

Want to attend these events? Please reference your Member Newsletter.

Not a member? Becoming one is easy, with no obligations. Talk with a Residency Counselor by calling 805-457-4200.



TED Talkers!

Join TED Talkers! to watch an online talk from TED© followed by a group discussion of these very intellectually-stimulating educational sessions. Topics are diverse and include technology, entertainment, design, arts, science, business, global issues, and more. After each session, the group will select a new topic for the following month.


January 11th and 25th

Villaggio Volunteers

Calling all members who are interested in forming a volunteer group for Villaggio.

During this second meeting, members will continue forming the group and further define their mission to work with the greater community of San Luis Obispo. It's not too late to join in!

January 15th

Focus Group: Fitness Programs

We want to hear how you envision fitness classes, groups, local instructors, and other fitness programming.  

Groups are limited in capacity by design. Please call us in advance to answer a few specific questions to qualify for participation so that the meeting is as productive as possible. If needed, we will add more sessions.


January 18th

New! Cuesta College: Creative Writing Series

Cuesta College Emeritus is back this winter with a creative writing series.

Students will enjoy the writing process, learn from other authors, and engage in weekly readings, prompts, and exercises in a workshop-style class that fosters group participation. Special Villaggio registration on January 8th (or the first day of class). You can also register via Cuesta Emeritus.

January 19th and 26th

New! Film Freaks

Get together with other members to watch a film at a local SLO theater or at the Villaggio Information Center, followed by a post-film group discussion.

January 23rd

Brain Health Basics: Back by Popular Demand

"I feel I will use this information, maybe daily, to improve my brain health." -Villaggio member (Pathways: Brain Health Basics, May 2017).

We are offering a repeat session for those who couldn’t make the workshop last summer. Learn how memory works, retention strategies, name recognition, how the senses help memory, and much more. 

January 29th

New! Brunch and Brush: National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Come enjoy a painting class while sipping mimosas and other light morning refreshments. The perfect way to recognize January's national art day.

January 31st


New housing project in SLO could help seniors as they age

Villaggio, a Life Plan Community, envisions 366 independent homes for seniors and an additional 89 units dedicated to assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Already 223 people have signed an interest list.

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Oct 02

Villaggio At San Luis Obispo Information Center Opens

Villaggio at San Luis Obispo, an upscale Life Plan Community currently under planning and development to be located in Froom Ranch in San Luis Obispo, Calif., recently celebrated the grand opening of its 2,250-square-foot Information Center, located at the main entrance of Irish Hills Plaza.

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Aug 10

FIRST LOOK: Villaggio At San Luis Obispo

Villaggio at San Luis Obispo, currently in its development and entitlement process, will be a Mediterranean Village-designed Life Plan Community on the Central Coast, located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Jun 20

Villaggio at San Luis Obispo to Raise Bar for Life Plan Communities

Named "The Happiest City in America" by Gallup-Healthways, San Luis Obispo's Mediterranean climate, diverse cultural scene and world-class wine region makes it an ideal destination for the coastal county's first Life Plan Community. From the vineyard-covered hills of Paso Robles to the salt-tinged coastal enclaves of Pismo Beach and Avilla Beach, San Luis Obispo's appeal is as wide-ranging as its stunning geography.

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Mar 27

San Luis Obispo economy to benefit from Villaggio development

Villaggio at San Luis Obispo, an upscale Life Plan Community currently under planning and development in California's world-renowned Central Coast, is predicted to add more than $17 million to the local economy from its multi-year development and entitlement period which started in 2015, up to its groundbreaking planned for 2019. As the first Life Plan Community to the San Luis Obispo area, Villaggio is drawing interest from the local area as well as other parts of the country, like the Midwest and East Coast.


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Mar 24

Julie Howard Named Residency Counselor at Villaggio at San Luis Obispo

Julie Howard has been named residency counselor at Villaggio at San Luis Obispo, a life plan community under planning and development in California.

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May 23