SLO Village

Issues & Ideas: Monarch butterflies, a surfing pioneer and SLO Village

Jan 13, 2021

On today's show we’ll learn about the union that more than 200 workers at Alphabet—the parent company of Google—have announced they're forming with the Communications Workers of America. This winter, the butterfly sanctuary in Pacific Grove is empty, and monarchs across the Central Coast and North America are disappearing while federal protection is still years away. You’ll hear from Santa Barbara filmmaker Heather Hudson, who recently released her third film—a tribute to surf pioneer Marge Calhoun. We'll speak with the head of SLO Village, a local organization helping to keep seniors living independently in their own homes. And finally, we explore the way San Luis Obispo is using lights and activites to attract people to the downtown core.

Dave Kuykendall

There' s a nationwide movement to helps seniors age-in-place  in our communities, while remaining in their own homes and maintaining an active and vital lifestyle. It's called the "Village Movement." To learn more about it, KCBX's Tyler Pratt recently sat down with members of San Luis Obispo's own SLO Village, and spoke with Dave Kuykendall, Kay Emmons and Elizabeth Abrahams about the importance of working together to grow older.