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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!


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.


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.


During this pandemic the office started putting out many more service requests with “No Date” and invited our volunteers and members to find a time that worked best for them both in order to fulfill requests.We have found that many more services are filled using this method and they are filled far more quickly, too. Thank you for your efforts to stay flexible and serve the NEV community in this way.

Please, complete the Volunteer Service Report online each and every time you complete a service for NEV.It is especially helpful for us when the original request was sent out with “No Date” but it is always the hope that volunteers complete this form.

The Volunteer Service Report can be found online, on theCurrent Volunteerspage. Here’s a direct link to the form:

Did you know there is also a handy way to report Non-Service Volunteer Hours? Do you serve on a committee? Do you help plan events? Do you serve on the board? Do you complete administrative work? Do you send out cards or letters? Do you call members or volunteers? YES?!?! You’re doing Non-Service Volunteer Work for NEV!

The form for reporting Non-Service Volunteer Hours can be found online, on theCurrent Volunteerspage. Here’s a direct link to that online form:


Why is reporting non-service hours important?

Please, help Villages Northwest and your own NEV Development Committee track those hours as they are quite helpful for:

  • To validate our community presence which is required to attract business and foundation support forNEV, it is important to document the volunteer commitment of our organization's members.
  • Knowing both the number of contributed hoursandthe number of different contributors is essential to demonstrating the strength ofNortheast PDX Village.


We are prepared to set up virtual meetings and events for our members and volunteers to discuss the elections, and in particular, for people to connect about social justice issues, climate change, COVID19 isolation and the variety of issues our community has been presented with this year. We are glad to provide links, resources, information and have complied extensive content covering these topics,butwe need some people willing to facilitate conversations among our community members.

We will set up the meeting, provide the publicity and calendar announcements ... if some of you will step forward tofacilitatethe conversation in the Zoom meeting.

Facilitation means:

  1. Developing questions to be offered to engage the participants
  2. Making sure everyone has a chance to be heard
  3. Encouragingpeople to build on comments from others ... encouraging dialog; other points of view
  4. Discouragingthe desire to reach a consensus or conclusion ... rather,encouragingpeople to listen to others, understand other views, integrating the various ideas
  5. Using the opportunity to build understanding and relationships, and a sense of community (which doesnotmean all have to come to a similar viewpoint)

Can we count on some of you to try this out? Need some coaching?


Contact Lindsey Oldani the Office

or Todd Coward(chair, NE Village PDX)todd@oakstand.com503-335-9405

with questions, ideas, offerings to facilitate these or other topics.

Many of our Village members and volunteers will be very glad to have the opportunity to discuss topics like "Social Justice" with others in our Village community. We look forward to being able to provide this opportunity to our community.



It’s that time of year! The holiday season and winter weather is just around the corner. Our winter closures schedule is now available online.

Winter Closures 2020-2021


Our Village is vibrant and has a robust calendar of ongoing ways to connect virtually on ZOOM or at a safe social distance outdoors. The calendar is always expanding and recently efforts have been made to connect with other local Villages to increase programming offered to everyone. 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:







What:Aging with Grace in your Age-Friendly Home

When:Saturday, November 7, 2020, 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM


Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


Practical modifications for home safety and better livability Interactive learning through presentations and questions and answers.

The last of the four Saturday sessions, sponsored by Viva Village, and open to NE Village members & Volunteers.

November 7: 11:00am - 12:30pm Special Programs with Income-Qualified Funding.

Click here to learn more and to register:EVENTBRITE LINK FOR SIGN UP(the Register Now button on NEV calendar will take you to this link).

Viva Village will send the Zoom link to all who have registered, shortly before this event.




What:Weekly TED Talks

When:Monday, November 9, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM


Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


WLLO Village hosts a running series of Monday Ted Talks, open to all villagers. Every Monday at 1 pm they watch a pre-selected Ted Talk, followed by a discussion and ideas for next week. They often enjoy lunch while meeting.

Topics: How to spot a liar with Pamela Meyer.
How to make stress your friend with Psychologist Kelly McGonigal

In order to get the link to the Ted Talk, Please RSVP by visiting the NEV website calendar and selecting the "Register Now" button. You will receive an email with the links



What:Virtual Salons -Library Services in the Time of COVID

When:Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM


Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


Come learn what your local library systems - Multnomah and Washington County - are doing to provide services while their buildings are closed. Representatives from both Multnomah and Washington County Cooperative Library Services will explain what services they offer. They will also answer questions and tech help with technology.

Event presented by RiverWest Village

Please RSVP by selecting the "Register Now" button. You will receive an email with the links.



What:Normal Aging vs Not Normal Aging

When:Thursday, November 12, 2020, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM


Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


This is an informal training/informational webinar with some discussion to it, hosted by WLLO Village member, Suanne Jackson, who is a certified trainer of Positive Approach to Care curriculum.


We will watch a video of someone who is normally aging and a video of someone who is not normally aging, in the same scenario. Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist with forty years of clinical practice experience, is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that accompanies it. We will talk about the differences between them. Then we will look at the umbrella of Dementias, briefly mention some of the more common ones and talk about some conditions that can look like Dementia but are not.


Presented by WLLO Village:Please RSVP by selecting the "Register Now" button. You will receive an email with the link.



What:FTC Webinar Series: How to Spot & Avoid Imposters

When:Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM


Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


VtV Network is teaming up with Federal Trade Commission to bring important information to members. In this series of webinars VtV Network will address different aspects of fraud, identity theft, and other scams that older adults should be aware of.


Imposter scams can take many forms. Some imposters say they’re calling from the government or from a business with technical support expertise. Others pose as legitimate users of online dating sites, or claim that they are a friend or family member with an emergency. But they all involve a con artist who pretends to be someone you trust, to convince you to send money or personal information. This webinar will describe the various types of imposter scams, the warning signs of scams, and how to help your members avoid them.


Please RSVP by selecting the "Register Now" button.


You must register on the Village to Village Network website as the event it not hosted by NEV. You NEV username and password willNOTwork on the VtV Network website.

Village to Village Network Sign Up Page




What:Movie Group via ZOOM

When:Wednesday, November 18, 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.

November movies:Ikiru (free on Kanopy and for rent on Amazon Prime) and The Sapphires (Netflix).

Reservation required: RSVP by selecting "Register Now" button. You will receive an email with Zoom link and password. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO REGISTER.

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


The GoogleGroup shows our viewing choices for the month, or you may send an email to Dorothy at




What:Redrawing Story Lines: Improving Health for Older African Americans

When:Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM


Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


MARQUAM TALKS: Raina Croff, Ph.D.Assistant professor of Neurology and medical anthropologist Dr. Raina Croff is the first researcher to document the cognitive impacts of gentrification on older African Americans in Portland's historically Black neighborhoods and to devise a therapy - combining neighborhood walks with active reminiscence - to forestall memory loss while aiding older residents in reclaiming their sense of place, self and social connection.

Marquam Talks are virtual talks showcasing the research and clinical advances of OHSU faculty on timely topics. All talks will end with a question and answer period with the speaker.


(the Register Now button on NEV will take you to this link).





Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 am to 3pm

Office Phone: 503-895-2750

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