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NEV: Thanksgiving
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 11/25/2020
Happy Wednesday Villagers! Below you will find book recommendations, an interactive lands map and a couple of Thanksgiving Day events to keep you connected to your community.

For many of us, the colonial holiday Thanksgiving is a tradition of family and friends coming together. The ongoing pandemic has made it challenging to get together throughout the year and this celebratory season is no different. We know tomorrow will likely look and feel different from many years past, and we would like to invite you to gather with us and others in the community. Gratefully, we are resilient and flexible and are still able to gather here online virtually, and we hope you will join us!

A friendly reminder that the Northeast Village PDX office will be close and there will be no services provided on Thursday, November 26th, 2020. Its back to business as usual on Monday, November 30th, 2020 and we will be open from 10am to 3pm serve you.
Honor & Support Indigenous People This Thanksgiving

Books
NEV: Holiday Quarterly Meeting
Todd Coward
Published on: 11/18/2020
NORTHEAST VILLAGE PDX HOLIDAY QUARTERLY MEETING


Wednesday, December 9 at 4:00 pm
Please join your fellow NEV members & volunteers for our Holiday Quarterly Meeting.


PROGRAM:
1. 2020 Review: Challenges & Accomplishments

2. Connecting our Community via Common Interests
- A demonstration of a new way to connect with other people having common interests

3. Looking Ahead to 2021

4. Breakout groups: Reflections on the positive aspects of 2020:
- What was the best part about 2020 for you? (Not the worst part, the BEST part!)
- What is the most important thing you’ve done (for yourself, for others) during the past year?
- Did you learn or do anything new in 2020? Or something you’ve been meaning to do for a long time, but…
- How will you approach 2021? What are you most hopeful about?
- And what do you see for our village in 2021? New ideas, hopes, thoughts …

WHAT TO DO:
- Put this meeting on your calendar.
- REGISTER ON THE CALENDAR to get the link for the meeting
NEV: Processing the election
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 11/10/2020
When: Friday, November 13, 2020, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Where: ZOOM
Category: Discussion

We knew we were tense and anxious during the excruciating wait for the outcome of the election. How do you feel now? Can we get back to “normal? What personal normal do you hope for as we move into a different political world?

CLICK HERE to Register Online

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Where: ZOOM
Category: Educational

Are you or someone you know having a hard time right now, struggling with health or financial issues related to aging or a disability? Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Oregon is a free service available to all Oregonians. In this presentation you will learn about: Resources, services, and facilities in Oregon How to find resources and services available in your local area How to contact your local ADRC if you have questions or would like to talk with someone in person about your situation. How to access information, tools, and gui
NEV: 11-02-2020 Update
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 11/2/2020
Happy Monday Villagers,

This week’s update has loads and loads of information. We have a wide array of events for our members, a few ways to get involved, the winter closure schedule, and of course a friendly reminder to vote and how your Village volunteers can help make that happen!

Read through till the end, you don’t want to miss a thing!

VOTERS’ ASSISTANCE
Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to drop your ballot off in time for it to be counted in the 2020 election. We have a long list of volunteers willing to help with this. Please, reach out immediately and ask for assistance if you are still needing to get this accomplished. Below is a link to the Official Drop Off Ballot Boxes in Multnomah County.
OFFICIAL DROP BOX
If you are a member and would like to have a volunteer take your ballot to an official drop box please, call the office 503-895-2750 to request this service.
VOLUNTEER REMINDER
During this pandemic the office started putting out many more service requests with “No Date”
NEV: Did you get your ballot?
Published on: 10/15/2020
MultCoBallotNotice
A message from Multnomah County:

"Ballots are in the mail for the November 3, 2020 General Election. If you don't receive your ballot by Thursday, October 22, take action and contact Multnomah County Elections at 503-988-VOTE ! Vote early and return your ballot by mail or at an Official Ballot Drop Site. And sign up for Multnomah County Elections Track Your Ballot Service at: https://multco.us/trackyourballot

If you mail your ballot - with free postage - make sure you get it in the mail by Tuesday, October 27th (earlier if you are mailing from out of state) to ensure it is received by our office on time. Postmarks do not count in Oregon. Official Ballot Drop Sites may be used until 8pm on November 3, 2020. Find one here: https://multco.us/dropsites "
Vote Loud 2
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Frustrated with today's politics? Worried about the election? Come pose for our voting-themed photography project and make $40 in 30 minutes! Looking to photograph a diverse group; all enco
NEV: Exciting Events Coming Up in Your Village
Published on: 10/2/2020
PRICED OUT: DOCUMENTARY
“SHOCKINGLY RELEVANT. INVALUABLE TO SEE INTO THE FUTURE AND SEE WHAT WILL COME FROM OUR ACTIONS OR INACTIONS TODAY.”
- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
“AS FASCINATING TO WATCH AS IT IS DEVASTATING TO COMPREHEND.” - PORTLAND MERCURY



What: Documentary and Discussion: Priced Out
When: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: ZOOM
Who: Volunteers & Members

North Star Village invites everyone to a virtual showing of the PBS film Priced Out. This award-winning documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification in the Albina district of Portland. NSV member Anjala Ehelebe, associate producer of the documentary, will introduce the film and lead the discussion afterwards. Register online to receive the ZOOM link.
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NEV: GovCo Elections 2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 8/31/2020
NE Village PDX will hold Governing Council elections at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m.via Zoom.

The slate presented below includes two current GovCo members who have agreed to serve an additional term (Incumbent) and four individuals who will serve a first term on the Council. Nominations “from the floor” will also be accepted at the meeting. Election of this slate will produce a total GovCo voting membership of 13. (Maximum is 16.)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Village members must be present at the Annual meeting, via Zoom, to vote.

Governing Council Slate for 2020
All positions are for 2-year terms
(September 2020- September 2022)

Peter Andersonis married to NEV stalwart, Ann Anderson. He has three sons, a Salvadorian-American foster-daughter, and twin granddaughters. He was a legal services lawyer for poor people from 1969 to 1990, the last 8 years as executive director of Greater Boston Legal Services, the largest legal aid program in New England.
NEV: Bi-Weekly Update 08/24/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 8/24/2020
Happy Monday Villagers,

This week’s update has voters ballot drop off locations and options for how your NEV community can assist you with this, upcoming Village events and a reminder about the NEV annual meeting!

VOTERS’ ASSISTANCE

Election season is upon us! While many people will choose to mail in their ballots, the Village can provide help to people who wish to use the drop box. Would you like to help Villagers get their ballot to the drop box? Do you need assistance getting your ballot in this year? Curious about where the closest Drop Off Ballot Box is at in your neighborhood?

OFFICIAL DROP OFF BALLOT BOXES

If you are a member and would like to have a volunteer take your ballot to an official drop box please, call the office 503-895-2750 to request this service.

If you are a volunteer and you would like to take ballots to the nearby drop box please, email the office at info@nevillagepdx.org to add your name to the list of willing vol
NEV: Weekend Update 08/010/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 8/10/2020
Happy Monday Villagers,

This week’s update has many upcoming opportunities for Volunteers and Members to connect with your NE Village community! There is a discussion, “Navigating the Personal Journey of Aging" upcoming and the Village Square is just around the corner. Won’t you join us?





IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO STEP UP!

Our most recent newsletter had an invitation to members and volunteers to consider standing for election to a 2-year term on the Village Governing Council. If you'd like to take an active role in shaping the direction of our Village as a community, please contact me to let me know of your interest. As you know, everything about Northeast Village PDX is volunteer driven. In addition to service provision, we need active participation for a healthy organization, which includes GovCo and committees.



Check out the full info on GovCo and the September election in the July/August newsletter on our website. And get in touch with me at janebraunger
NEV: Weekend Update 07/27/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 7/27/2020
Happy Monday Villagers,



This week’s update has many new events and ways to connect with other Villagers. Read more to find out what’s happening in your NE Village community!




COMING UP IN OUR VILLAGE

Events are happening! Our Village is vibrant and has a robust calendar of ongoing ways to connect virtually on ZOOM or at a safe social distance outdoors. Please, visit the online calendar to sign up! Want to create your own event? There’s even an upcoming workshop to show you the way.



What: NEV Movie Group

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Who can attend: Members and Volunteers



The movie group continues its lively discussions, meeting on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom. We encourage you to join us, share your thoughts about the films we see, and suggest films that should be next on our viewing schedule.



July movies: Da 5 Bloods and Uncorked (both available on Netflix).



We have set up a GoogleGroup
NEV: Bi-Weekly Update 07/13/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 7/13/2020
Happy Monday Villagers,



This week’s update has many new events and ways to connect with other Villagers. Read more to find out what’s happening in your NE Village community!




COMING UP IN OUR VILLAGE

Events are happening! Our Village is vibrant and has a robust calendar of ongoing ways to connect virtually on ZOOM or at a safe social distance outdoors. Please, visit the online calendar to sign up! Want to create your own event? There’s even an upcoming workshop to show you the way.



What: NEV Movie Group

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Who can attend: Members and Volunteers



The movie group continues its lively discussions, meeting on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom. We encourage you to join us, share your thoughts about the films we see, and suggest films that should be next on our viewing schedule.



July movies: Da 5 Bloods and Uncorked (both available on Netflix).



We have set up a GoogleGroup
Summary of Virtual Village Meeting
Julie Granger & Jane Braunger
Published on: 7/8/2020
Northeast Village came together for a virtual general meeting on June 18th with a great turnout: 44 participants who broke into 7 small groups, each with a volunteer moderator and notetaker. Each group shared results from discussion of three topics:
Activities that sound interesting/fun to try
Outstanding service needs
Additional resources that might be useful/helpful

These results are compiled below.
NEV: Weekend Update 06/22/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 6/22/2020
Happy Monday Villagers,


This week’s update has opportunities for connection, transportation and updates regarding COVID19 in Oregon. Read more to find out what’s happening in your NE Village community!


COMING UP IN OUR VILLAGE

What: Book Talk – “Immigration Update: What’s happening at the USA Mexico border and here in Portland?” by Pat Rumer

When: Monday, June 29th from 10 to 11 via Zoom


Pat Rumer has been involved with Guatemala for fifty years. In the past five years she has volunteered in Arizona with humanitarian organizations helping immigrants. She is the author of a book: Choices: Death, Life and Migration (2018) available from Amazon or directly from author.


Pat will provide information about migration during the Covid 19 pandemic; what is happening to people in detention centers and continuing changes in immigration law from the current administration with special attention to asylum seekers. She will also talk about alternatives to detenti
NEV: Weekend Update 06/08/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 6/8/2020
Happy Monday Villagers,



This week’s update has service reminders, a variety of new events, and new ways to support our local community. Read more to find out what’s happening in your NE Village!



Groceries & Restaurants:

It would be hard not to notice the things happening in our world today. COVID19 and the historic protests of Black Lives Matter have created so much change for our country and for our NE Village community. Over the weeks we’ve shared new ways to get groceries, what is still open, and ways to support local area restaurants in the face of our new normal. This week our resource connects us with other ways to provide support to our Black Portland community. From their website:



“Food is culture. Food is love. Food is economy. Food is personal.

Food is political. Food is essential.

We are here to support the many black-owned restaurants of Portland

and the deliciousness they serve.

In the whitest major city in the US, with gentrific
An Ongoing Conversation Now in Our Forum
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 6/5/2020
Fellow Villagers,



This is to announce a new Conversation Thread on our NEV website in the Community Connection Forum dealing with the ongoing protest events in Portland stemming from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


We are all NEV Villagers, and also part of our larger Portland community – and the on-going protests against systemic racial inequality are now on our “collective” plates.
What are your thoughts, reactions, perspectives, observations … ? This Discussion Forum on our website is a place to express how you are feeling, what you can offer to our Village community, what you would like to share with your fellow Villagers, and perhaps how you are responding as an individual to this situation. Let's now share our thoughts with one another on this important and very relevant issue.


And while you are there, take a look at the other conversations within the NEV forum ... add your voice where-ever it feels right and fits with the topic. And remembe
A Virtual Village Meeting
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 6/3/2020
A virtual Village Meeting
NEV: Weekend Update 05/23/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 5/23/2020
Happy Weekend Villagers,



This weekend’s update has service updates, exciting new upcoming virtual events, and fresh ways to get groceries delivered. Read more to find out what’s happening in your NE Village!



General

Services: Our goal is to protect our community – members and volunteers alike – from this virus. To that end, changes were made to services to limit our members’ and volunteers’ exposure to COVID-19, while continuing to provide as much support as possible. While we are not entering each other’s homes at this time there are many services Villagers can still receive.

Errands for groceries or picking up prescriptions, by either pre ordering or providing a list to the volunteer, have eliminated the need for folks to share space.
Garden and yard work or a walk through the neighborhood, while keeping the required 6-foot social distance is happening.
Struggling to get laundry accomplished because your machines are downstairs? Worried about the distanci
NEV: Weekend Update 05/01/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 5/1/2020
Happy Weekend Villagers,


This weekend’s update has service updates, upcoming virtual events, additional helpful grocery store tips, volunteer opportunities, and resources from the county. Read more to find out what’s happening in your NE Village!



General

Services: Our goal is to protect our community – members and volunteers alike – from this virus. To that end, changes were made to services to limit our members’ and volunteers’ exposure to COVID-19, while continuing to provide as much support as possible. While we are not entering each other’s homes at this time there are many services Villagers can still receive.

Errands for groceries or picking up prescriptions, by either pre ordering or providing a list to the volunteer have eliminated the need for folks to share space.
Garden and yard work or a walk through the neighborhood, while keeping the required 6-foot social distance is happening.
Struggling to get laundry accomplished because your machines are downs
NEV: Service Updates & Avoiding COVID Scams 04/25/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Service Update
For many of us, a neighborhood walk or some time in our garden is a welcome respite from being cooped up indoors. If you'd like a companion on a walk, feel free to request this from the office. You and your walk companion will need to keep the required 6-foot social distance. The same goes for garden volunteers; they'll either work alone or at the required distance from the member. Let's enjoy spring as well as we can!

Jane Braunger & Todd Coward
Co-Chairs, NEV Governing Council


Scam Alerts
Northeast Village PDX “virtually” attended a video conference sponsored by the Village Movement California through the Village to Village Network. Subject of the conference was COVID-19 and Medicare SCAMS. Here are some of the main points of the conference as well as contact information for Healthcare Advocates.

COVID-19 pandemic
Scam artists are on the prowl, especially for seniors who trust their message. The message may come in a phone call, on the internet, email or tex
NEV: Friday Update for 04/17/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Happy Sunday Villagers,

This weekend’s update is full of information about the current happenings of Northeast Village PDX during the second half of April 2020. Read more to find out about upcoming virtual events, grocery stores in your neighborhood, and the launch of our new website!

General

Services: Essential services are our top priority! If you or someone in the Village whom you know needs a ride to a medical appointment, is in need of groceries or picking up a prescription at the pharmacy, please call or email the office. There are many service volunteers ready and willing to help out.

Face Masks: Are you in need of a face mask? Might you be willing and able to make masks for others in our Village?

If you fall into either of these categories, please contact margaretnepdxvillage@gmail.com

Special Thanks to Susan Terry, Margaret Baldwin & Holly Williams for creating masks for our Village community. Together these mask makers have delivered 10 masks to Villagers and th
NEV: Friday Update for 04/03/2020
Lindsey D Oldani
Happy Friday Villagers,

This update is chock full of information about the current happenings of Northeast Village PDX during April of 2020. Read more to find out about upcoming virtual events and the launch of our new website!

General

Services: Essential services are our top priority! If you or someone in the Village that you know needs a ride to a medical appointment, is in need of groceries or picking up a prescription at the pharmacy, please call or email the office. There are many service volunteers ready and willing to help out.

Garden Yard Parties: Thank you to those who signed up for this year’s parties. All slots are now full.

Phone Trees: This past week the Office Volunteers connected with every single Full Service Member to assist with putting together a phone tree. If you are interested in joining in or want to have your own Village Phone Buddy to connect with, call or email the office to be added to the list.

Events

Current: Village events are happening online
NEV: Friday Update for 3/20/20
Lindsey D Oldani
Published on: 3/20/2020
Bi-Weekly update from NEV.
NEW BENEFITS ANNOUNCED FOR OUR MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS
Published on: 3/1/2020
The NEV Governing Council approved new benefits and programs for our members and volunteers. To further recognize the important contributions that our volunteers make and to ensure they are welcomed and treated as equal partners in our community two main steps taken are: (1) to welcome our volunteers to all NEV-sponsored events or meetings, and (2), to provide a way for the village to offer services to anyone who experiences short-term setbacks such as injury or illness.​

​For Associate members, NEV is now offering 4 services/year, up from 2 in the past, and no-cost access to services for up to 2 months to those who experience short-term setbacks such as injury or illness.

For all members, new programs entitled “Partnership Program” and “Social Visits Program” are now available to assist members getting started in the village or members in need of additional support due to health or wellness issues. Existing members may request these programs through the office.
MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS JOINING TOGETHER TO ENHANCE OUR COMMUNITY
Published on: 2/20/2020
A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the meeting on January 19. It was wonderful to see how many of us are on board with the idea of enhancing our NEV community and how many are willing to offer time and talents to make this happen!

Based on input from those attending the meeting, a preliminary roster of our stated areas of interest has been compiled. A few areas emerged as particularly popular, with several people saying they would like to get the ball rolling and organize a group or event.

Jane Braunger and Todd Coward, co-chairs of the Village Governing Council, contacted the members and volunteers with overlapping interests to ask them to connect and discuss how to move ahead. We hope to have reports from those groups at our next Quarterly Meeting on March 11.

If you haven’t yet been contacted, please don’t feel overlooked or unwanted. Things are just getting started, and there will be time for more follow up and discussion!
QUARTERLY MEETING REPORT: Expanding our vision of the village as a community
Published on: 1/3/2020
On Dec 11, over 70 of our members & volunteers gathered for our Quarterly Meeting at the Hollywood Senior Center for a potluck dinner, and to hear a presentation about moving our focus from primarily a service provider to a larger vision as a community of seniors: supporting each other as we age, with an emphasis on growing, educating ourselves on the choices we face, engaging with each other and our larger community, and developing enduring relationships with village volunteers & members.

A short period of lively “table conversations” produced an extensive list of ideas & responses, which will provide a start to a follow-up meeting on January 19 from 2:30-4:00 at the Hollywood Senior Center. At this meeting, we will continue our conversations. We invite all to attend!