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Public Events

Member Only Events

Villaggio Volunteers Meeting

Villaggio Volunteers Monthly Meeting 

Join us from 2:00 - 3:00 at the Villaggio Information Center

Members Only. Call 805-457-4200 or Email events@villaggioslo.com

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

 

Monday 1/14

Q4 2018 Member Town Hall

Featured Speakers: Kathy Kirchhoff, Managing Director, Cain Brothers and Victor Montgomery, Principal, RRM Design Group

Members Only. RSVP required. Call 805-457-4200 or Email events@villaggioslo.com

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

Thursday 1/17

Pacific Coast Railway Presentation

All Aboard!
Pacific Coast Railway Presentation
By: Elliot Marshall

Information Center: 10:00-12:00
Come to learn more about the historic Pacific Coast Railway and its contribution to our

Members Only. RSVP Required. Call 805-457-4200 or Email events@villaggioslo.com

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

Tuesday 1/22

TED Talkers! Travel and Education

Villaggio’s first interest group gather to watch short online talks from TED©, followed by group discussions. 

Topics:

1/24: Human Animal Bond, 2:00-3:00 

Members Only. RSVP Required. Call 805-457-4200 or Email events@villaggioslo.com

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Thursday 1/24

Film Freaks Movie Group

Film Freaks Presents: Lion

Nominated for 6 Oscars
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

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Tuesday 1/29

Sit & Stitch Needlecraft Group

Villaggio's Needlecrafts Group. Bring your project Crochet, knit, needlepoint, mending and more. Join us from 10:00 - 12:00.

Members Only. RSVP Required. Call 805-457-4200 or Email events@villaggioslo.com

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

Thursday 1/31

News

Judy Riener Joins Villaggio Board of Managers

Judy Riener has been appointed to the Board of Managers. A 55-year resident of San Luis Obispo, Riener developed the curriculum for Postpartum Classes now commonly taught in conjunction with Lamaze classes which she taught for 10 years. She then became a Guidance Counselor for San Luis Obispo High School for 10 years. After retiring, she supervised Student Teachers for Chapman University for 5 years. Judy earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Science while getting her Elementary Education Teaching Credential. She also earned her Master’s in Education, and Pupil Personnel Services Credential, with a specialty in Counseling and Guidance, all from Cal Poly.

Judy has been a spokeswoman and public representative for Villaggio since its inception in 2015. In conjunction with her husband Ken’s Cal-Poly-funded study of the feasibility of a CCRC in San Luis Obispo, they visited and examined over 25 CCRC’s on the West Coast, gaining a deep understanding of the various models for financing, building, and operating CCRCs.

 

Dec 21
2018

Villaggio at San Luis Obispo Appoints Board of Managers

Villaggio at San Luis Obispo, has expanded our management team and appointed a Board of Managers, responsible for overseeing and governing the activities of Villaggio.

 


Dennis Fernandez has been named Chair of the Board of Managers. He has more than 30 years of experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, international business, and construction in the protective packaging, food, chemical, and electronics industries. He served as CFO and CEO of FP International, a protective packaging company.

An 11-year resident of San Luis Obispo, Fernandez serves on the advisory board for the Packaging Program at California Polytechnic State University; he has also served as an advisor and angel investor for the California Polytechnic State University Center for Entrepreneurship. He also currently serves on the board of Edna Ranch Mutual Water Company; Edna Valley SLO Sustainable Groundwater Commission; FP International; and  NUTEC, Inc., a nuclear waste capsule company. He earned his bachelor of science in accounting from Colorado State University and a master’s in business administration from Golden Gate University.

 


John Lindvall, Emeritus Professor of Business at California Polytechnic State University, has also been elected to the  Board of Managers. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Lindvall’s career has had a strong focus on finance and investment including security analysis and portfolio management. He founded, and has served as CEO of Lindvall Capital Management, JLH Capital Investment and JLH Offshore.

A 44-year resident of San Luis Obispo, Lindvall earned his bachelor’s degree  from Whitman College, and a master’s in business administration and a doctor of business administration from Indiana University.

 


Dr. Brad Parkinson, also elected to the Board of Managers, is best known for his role as chief architect for the Global Positioning System (GPS). He is an Emeritus Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University.

Parkinson was formerly a vice president of Space Systems at Rockwell International and vice president at Intermetrics, a software company which he took public in 1982. A retired Air Force Colonel, he received a master of science in aeronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD from Stanford University.

A recipient of the Marconi Award, a pinnacle honor in the field of information and communication science recognizing major advances in the field which benefits humanity, Parkinson was also awarded the Medal of Honor of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and the Draper Prize of the National Academy of Engineering, considered to be the Engineering Nobel award. Today, he serves on the boards of Trimble Navigation, EMS Technologies and Navigation Technology Ventures. Parkinson has resided in San Luis Obispo for 16 years.

Fernandez, Lindvall and Parkinson will serve on the Villaggio Board of Managers with Mark DeLotto, Chief Executive Officer of Villaggio at San Luis Obispo, and Bob Richmond, Executive Director of Design and Development for Villaggio at San Luis Obispo.

Aug 27
2018

Villaggio Volunteer Group Launches School Supplies for Little Scholars Fundraiser Program

Villaggio at San Luis Obispo, a Life Plan Community currently under planning and development, has launched its first community project, “School Supplies for Little Scholars,” providing a 30-day school supply donation initiative for Grover Beach Elementary School in Grover Beach, Calif.

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Jul 20
2018

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
2017