Our mission is to address the critical lack of affordable, in-town housing for Anderson Valley seniors who are aging out of their current homes and being forced to move away, which has a negative impact on our community as a whole.
Our goal is to help fill this need by creating and administering a growing community of small, attractive homes where seniors can live independently and remain “at home in the Valley.” A house and a duplex are in place; the first new cottage home will be constructed in 2017, with five more to be added as funding permits.
Our vision is that the Elder Home will serve AV by creating a stable, active and involved community of resident elders. When fully built out, AVEH can eventually serve 13–18 residents (based on single vs. double occupancy and with five residents in the house, which will be re-modeled as co-housing). Seniors with a home at AVEH will enjoy continued independence and community involvement. The many services at the neighboring Senior Center, as well as the proximity of the fire department, ambulance and AV Health Center, ensure a safe and secure environment; and quick access to downtown Boonville makes for easy socializing and participation in activities.
Who we are:
The Anderson Valley Elder Home is a community based 501(c) non-profit organization operated by an all-volunteer board of directors. We are funded by the on-going generosity of our community, rental income and occasional grants. We currently own and operate three senior-housing units on our Boonville property and plan to build several additional units on the adjacent lot.
Board of Directors:
Arline Bloom – President
Karen Ottoboni – Treasurer
Jill Hannum – Secretary
Nancy Wood – Vice President
Where we are:
Our property is within easy walking distance of Boonville markets, shops, restaurants and post office. The Anderson Valley Senior Center is located just next door, and the nearby modern Health Center provides comprehensive primary care and dental care. Our central location makes it easy for seniors to access essential services in town.