The Carmel Foundation functions with the spirit and concern of a good and thoughtful neighbor. It has no message to deliver, no creed to preach, and supports no political theory. It strives to bring into the lives of the members a measure of dignity, serenity, comfort, and companionship. Membership is offered to anyone in the US age 55 or older and hosts many community and art events at their location in Carmel Village. Membership cost is $35.00 a year. Since they are central in the village, you walk to all the wonderful dining, shopping and businesses and the beach is a very few blocks away.