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Become a Member

 

Membership in Northeast Village PDX offers significant benefits. As a member, you can

Build community by connecting with others
Whether you’ve spent a lifetime in Portland or are new in town, membership offers you the opportunity to expand your social circle and join with others who believe a better experience of aging is possible when we engage with and rely on each other.  

Participate in and help plan Village activities and events
The energy and involvement of members enables the Village to offer a lively and varied roster of gatherings, presentations and interest groups. Here are examples of events that members have organized and enjoyed:   
  • Neighborhood walks
  • Discussion groups, such as our Village Square
  • Happy hours and morning coffee gatherings
  • Workshops and presentations on topics such as writing a memoir, emergency preparedness, choosing a Medicare option, gardening in small spaces, aging and memory, preparing power of attorney and healthcare proxy documents
  • Group visits to museums and arts performances
  • Lunch and dinner outings
  • Special interest groups such as Book Club, Movie Discussion, Men's Cooking, Low Vision Support, Caregiver Support
  • Ad hoc study groups on topics of current interest such as new trends in housing for seniors
Make a positive impact in your immediate community
Volunteer opportunities enable you to give back to the Village by directly helping other members. There are many possibilities: You might join a committee, lead a study group, make regular phone calls to a homebound member or help in the Northeast Village PDX office. 

Access “members only” services and resources
We all need a helping hand now and then. As a member, you will be eligible for services like these that are provided by trained volunteers. (Eligibility for services is based on membership level and the fee schedule that follows.)  
  • TRANSPORTATION: Volunteers provide up to 12 rides each month for medical appointments, grocery shopping, airport, errands or social events.
  • IN-HOME ASSISTANCE: Volunteers help with household tasks or can provide information and advice. Typical tasks might include helping to organize files and paperwork, cleaning out closets or cabinets, changing light bulbs or smoke detector batteries, hanging pictures, making simple repairs and light yard work such as raking leaves and seasonal yard cleanup.
  • FRIENDLY VISITORS: Volunteers make phone calls or social visits to members at a regularly scheduled time to chat and/or to check on a member’s well-being.
  • TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT: Volunteers assist with computers, cell phones, digital cameras and home electronics.
  • CONVENIENCE SERVICES: Volunteers help members with small tasks such as mailing packages, checking on houses when members are away, waiting for delivery or service personnel, temporary pet care or dog walking and picking up mail or newspapers.
  • VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS: Northeast Village PDX maintains a list of vendors and contractors recommended by Village members. This can be a time saver when you are researching options for help with projects related to home maintenance, yard work and other services.

Membership Levels

 

Associate Membership is for those who want to be a part of the Village community, enjoy the full array of social and educational activities and have access to a list of recommended professional services and community resources. Associate members may schedule up to four volunteer services each year and may also request temporary upgrades to full-service status based on a short-term medical need. 


Full-Service Membership
carries all the benefits of Associate Membership plus increased access to services provided by our trained volunteers.

Membership Fees 


TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP   

ANNUAL
PAYMENT   
  

MONTHLY
PAYMENT    
  
 Associate Membership    

 Single Person

 $275  $25 ($300/year)

 Two-Person Household

 $395  $35 ($420/year)

 Each additional Household Person 

 $110  $10 ($120/year)

 
 Full-Service Membership    

 Single Person

 $495  $45 ($540/year)

 Two-Person Household

 $740  $65 ($780/year)

 Each additional Household Person 

 $235  $20 ($240/year)
 
 Scholarships are available 

To learn more about becoming a member of Northeast Village PDX

    Call our office at 503-895-2750

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    Email us at info@nevillagepdx.org

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    Fill out an interest form using one of the button links below, either online or by printing and mailing