News from Northeast Village PDX
Our objective is to enable our members to stay in their homes, aging in place, as well as they can for as long as they can, as cheaply as possible. See About Us for more information about our Village.
Our Village is also part of a Portland-area Village Network. Villages NW was founded in Portland in 2011 to serve as the “hub” of a “hub and spoke” organizational structure, with each Village becoming a “spoke” as it is established. More information on our Village Network page.
NEWS FROM NE VILLAGE PDX
NE Village Office Moves to Rose City Park
As of Monday, January 29, the NE Village Office will be at the Rose City Park United Methodist Church at 5830 NE Alameda St, Room 205. This move was necessitated because the building where our initial office was on 42nd Ave is being completely renovated.
Our new office is much larger, and we have access to other rooms in the Church for committee meetings, gatherings, and our quarterly membership meetings (same place we’ve been using for several years).
Come by and see us. Use the Church main doorway, and buzz to be let in. There is an elevator just inside the door to take you to the second floor where you will find our new office. Please note that our telephone number remains the same: 503-895-2750.
NE Village Orientation
The next orientation session to learn about the Village movement in general, and the Northeast Village PDX in particular, will be held at the Hollywood library, 4040 NE Tillamook at 2:00 pm, Sunday, Feb. 11th. Anyone interested is invited to attend.
Call for Volunteer Drivers
Our Village continues to grow, and the most requested service from our members is for “drivers” — volunteers willing to drive members to physician appointments, stores for shopping, and other destinations. Some drivers are also asked to pick up prescriptions, do some shopping, etc. to help members who have difficulty getting out.
We need a few more Drivers to serve our growing number of members. Drivers can set up their own availability (days, times, weekdays/weekends/evenings, etc), and can accept or decline requests for driving services at any time.
Village drivers receive additional training, most of it online, toward certification, and agree to background checks. The Village provides insurance coverage and works with Drivers and Members to schedule appointments.
Are you willing to sign up as a Driver to help our members age at home? Here is our simple application form. Once submitted, our Volunteer Committee will follow up with you to set up an interview, and go from there. Give it a try!
Holiday Office Closures
The Village has now published its Holiday Office Closures Calendar, as well as our policy about closures due to winter weather.