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NEV: Weekend Update 07/27/2020

Lindsey D Oldani  | Published on 7/27/2020

Happy Monday Villagers,

 

This week’s update has an important update about your membership, and many upcoming opportunities for Volunteers and Members to connect with in your NE Village community!

 

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:

Because services and activities have been sharply curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, NEV's Governing Council has adopted a change in membership terms. Beginning September 1, 2020, members may opt to have a three-month extension of their membership term at no extra cost. For example, if your renewal payment is due September 30, 2020.

 

Here’s how it works: when annual renewal payments are due, members may choose to extend the period of their memberships by three months, with no change in the amount due. For example, if your renewal payment is due September 30, you may elect to extend the due date to December 31, and pay the same amount as you would have with no extension. After that, your annual renewal payments will be due on December 31 each year.

 

Please call the office at 503-895-2750 if you have questions or comments. We appreciate your membership and hope this opportunity will help keep our Village vital and strong.

 

 

COMING UP IN YOUR VILLAGE

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?

Find out more about how to create your own event here:

 

Set up a NEV Event or Meeting

 

 

PATIO PICNICS:

As we enter summer and have the opportunity to spend more time outside, would you enjoy a patio picnic (lunch or dinner) with another Village member?

 

To host a picnic you need to have space to accommodate one or two other people at a minimum of 6 feet apart. Each member will provide their own dishes, utensils, napkins, food and beverage.

 

Any village member can participate as long as you have a space to host or can travel to another member's home or a park if you want to picnic there. To join in the summer outdoor fun call the office (503-895-2750) or Julie Granger (971-266-7670) and give the following information.

1. Whether you can host or not.

2. Would you prefer a lunch or dinner picnic?

3. Your name and number.

You will be matched and together you can plan your picnic!

 

EVENTS:

What:Distancing walk group

When:Thursday, July 30, 2020, 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM

Where:Wilshire Park (NE 37th and NE Skidmore)
Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

 

Join a group of NE Villagers for asocially distantwalk. Meet at Wilshire Park, corner of NE 37th and Skidmore. There is a limit of 6 members and/or volunteers. All must commit to walking at a 6' distance and wear a mask. This is a time to get out and have an actual visit with other villagers.

 

What:Stay-at-Home Work Party on Zoom

When:Thursday, July 30, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM AND

When:Thursday, August 6, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

 

Get stuff done with support from Village friends on Zoom.
Is there something you have been meaning to do but just haven't gotten around to? What can you accomplish in an hour? File some papers? Write a letter to an old friend? Clean out the junk drawer? Re-pot some plants? Even if an entire project can't be finished in an hour, identify a next step to complete.


This 90-minute Zoom work party will include two 30-minute work periods along with time to chat and support each other. Come with something specific in mind that you can reasonably accomplish in an hour. Together we can get something done!

 

What:Distancing walk group

When:Saturday, August 1, 2020, 7:30 AM until 8:15 AM AND

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 7:30 AM until 8:15 AM

Where:Grant Park/Alameda Neighborhood

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

 

40 minute walk around the Grant Park/Alameda neighborhood on Saturday mornings. Moderate intensity, (meaning a slight increase in heart rate) with social distancing and mask required. Meet at Grant Park off leash dog area next to Beaverly Clearly School. There is a limit of 6 members and/or volunteers. All must commit to walking at a 6' distance and wear a mask. This is a time to get out and have an actual visit with other villagers.

 

Want to coordinate another neighborhood walk or stroll....or a destination walk outside the neighborhood? Use the online form to enter your own walking event OR for more support about how to do this contact the village.

 

 

What:Distancing walk group

When:Sunday, July 26, 2020, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Where:NEV Office Site at RCP Methodist Church.

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

 

Join a group of NE Villagers for a socially distant walk. Meet at NEV Office Site at RCP Methodist Church. There is a limit of 6 members and/or volunteers. All must commit to walking at a 6' distance and wear a mask. This is a time to get out and have an actual visit with other villagers.

 

What:Distancing walk group

When:Monday, July 27, 2020, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Where:Meet at NE 24th and NE Fremont St in front of Lucca's.

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

 

Walkers to meet at NE 24th and Fremont in front of Lucca's for a 45-60 minute socially distant walk in NE neighborhood. Wear your mask and get ready to enjoy the summer yards There is a limit of 6 members and/or volunteers. All must commit to walking at a 6' distance and wear a mask. This is a time to get out and have an actual visit with other villagers.

 

What:Connecting with Villagers through Zoom

When:Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Where: ZOOM

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

 

Are you looking for a way to connect with other Villagers, right from the comfort of your own home? Do you have an idea for a Zoom activity? This workshop will walk you through the steps needed to set up the activity online. The one-hour discussion and demonstration will answer questions such as: What types of activities work best with the Zoom format? What topics are Villagers interested in? What tools and resources has the Village provided to enable members and volunteers to set up Zoom gatherings? We rely on the ideas and enthusiasm of members and volunteers to keep our virtual calendar full of opportunities to connect with each other. Please join us to learn how easy it is to take your idea from possibility to (virtual) reality.

 

What:Movie Group via Zoom

When:Wednesday, August 19, 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. Led By: Dorothy Cox & Stephanie Sameh

 

August movies: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix) and The Third Man (available on Amazon Prime, Xfinity and others for $3.99).

 

We have set up a GoogleGroup to stay in touch with each other. If you would like to be added to the group, please email Ruth Romer at ruth.romer@gmail.com The GoogleGroup shows our viewing choices for the month, or you may send an email to Dorothy at dorothymariecox@gmail.com If you have not yet joined the Google Group but would like to attend, please contact the NEV Office at 503-895-2750 or info@nevillagepdx.org

 

 

What:DISCUSSION: “Navigating the Personal Journey of Aging"

When:Monday, August 24, 2020, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Where:ZOOM

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

 

Meghan A. Marty, Ph.D. will explore aspects of emotional well-being as we age, including loneliness, grief, anxiety and depression, particularly in the time of COVID-19. We will also discuss various strategies for adapting to change that draw on our existing strengths. In addition to time for questions, participants will have time to meet in small groups to learn from one another. Dr. Meghan Marty is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of Rose City Geropsychology, LLC in Portland, OR where she provides psychotherapeutic services for older adults and their families. She also supports emotional well-being in later life by hosting healthy aging groups and book discussions at her practice, as well as offering educational presentations.

 

What:Book Group 2 monthly meeting

When:Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM

Where:ZOOM

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

 

NEV's Book Group 2 meets on the 4th Wednesday in most months (depending on book length) to discuss the book that we voted at the last meeting. We plan to alternate fiction and non-fiction works. This is the NEV's second book discussion group after the first book group filled; this is the time for more members and volunteers and your guests to join us each month, so notify all those who want to be in a book club! Meeting is held via our Village's Zoom teleconferencing account using your computer/tablet/smartphone. Someday we hope to fill our living rooms, in person! For now, you must register here--select the "Register Now" button--in time to receive an e-mail containing the Zoom link and password. Book for 8/26/20 discussion: "A Paradise Built in Hell: the extraordinary communities that arise in disasters" by Rebecca Solnit, 2009, non-fiction

 

 

 

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 am to 3pm

Office Phone: 503-895-2750

Office Email: info@nevillagepdx.org