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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 adiscussion, “Navigating the Personal Journey of Aging" upcomingand 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@gmail.com by Aug. 21st if you're interested in joining GovCo.

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:

 

Setting up Events and Meetings

 

 

EVENTS:

What:Village Square

When:Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM

Where:ZOOM

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

 

Our Village Square will resume virtually with an opportunity for us to share how we are doing and what our community can mean for us while we remain sheltered in place.


Last month we checked in with each other. It was good to see so many of us and hear how we each are responding to the “perfect storm" Now it is time to connecting/reflecting together around the events of the day. Please note the change in time: 4:30 (I am suggesting an earlier time to allow participants time for dinner. We’ll see how this works!)

TOPIC What have you witnessed, what are your reflections around: The evolving aspects stemming from the 2-month long protest movement and our government’s response?

Obama chose to use his eulogy for John Lewis to make a call for action and an interesting NYT op-ed from the President of the Ford Foundation asked 'Are you willing to give up your privilege?'

Obama's eulogy link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1pKoCq1bn0

NYT link:https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/opinion/sunday/black-lives-matter-corporations.html

 

SIGN UP FOR "The Village Square" HERE

 

What:Movie Group

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 atruth.romer@gmail.com

SIGN UP FOR "The Movie Group" HERE

 

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

 

 

Village Walks for Members or Volunteers

Are you interested in small walking groups of 4-6 villagers? We would love to hear from you. Several of us would enjoy a small group walking experience in the neighborhoods or possibly a destination walk. We have suggestions for 9:30 am and 10:00 am walks (or strolls) for villagers throughout the week and on Sunday.

 

If you are interested, please email Susan Gilson atwascocat@comcast.net. We will collect information on interests and get back to you.

 

 

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!

 

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 am to 3pm

Office Phone: 503-895-2750

Office Email: info@nevillagepdx.org