February, 2016
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In this Issue...
  • Community Service Award Benefits Local Village Movement
  • Gathering Moves to 1st Sunday Every Month
  • UpcomingVillage at Home Talks
  • North Star V Planning Team Meeting
  • How to Find an Out-of-Area Village
  • North Star V Service Area Map
  • Alive Inside Movie Trailer

Community Service Award
Benefits Local Village Movement

Dr. Alison Bahr, President of Villages NW's Board, has been named one of two regional recipients of the 2015 David Lawrence Community Service Awards for her work bringing the Village movement to the Portland Metro area.

The David Lawrence Community Service Awards (DLCSA) – named in honor of Dr. David Lawrence, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente and a strong advocate of improving health – are presented each year to “recognize individuals and groups who champion outstanding initiatives demonstrating extraordinary efforts to improve the health of our communities.”  The DLCSA aims to honor exemplary service and also inspire others toward community service.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award,” stated Dr. Bahr. “The Village movement is bringing an important change to Portland community residents and I want to thank Kaiser for its recognition of our communities.” 

A $10,000 grant to Villages NW accompanies the award. “I am thrilled this generous gift will provide support for our open and opening Villages,” Dr. Bahr announced.

Saturday, February 20 or
Saturday, March 19
2:00 - 4:00

RSVP for location

or call 503.978.0540

It's not a place. 
It's a plan for living independently!

Aging-in-place Villages are created by folks who want to “stay put” as they grow older, living independently in their own homes and supported by a neighborly volunteers and affordable services.
Come to a FREE Village at Home talk to hear about your local Village, membership & services, and how you can be involved.

Space limited so
RSVP now!
February Village Planning Team Meeting

Thursday, February 11
7:00 - 9:00
Charles Jordan Community Center
N. Foss & N. Houghton

We have a place for YOU at the Planning Team table.  If you have attended a Village at Home talk and want to help our Village get ready to open its "virtual doors", we welcome you to join our team of dedicated worker bees.

We're creating a grassroots community that will offer the neighbor-helping-neighbor services and programs to help folks continue living independently in their homes as the years add up.

Questions?  Contact Patt, Planning Team Chair, at 503-978-0540 or


What To Watch on Netflix Tonight

Alive Inside

The uplift and joy here is not to be missed. If there's an older person in your life whom you love, especially one living with dementia or Alzheimer's, it's time to watch this film. 

"Uplifting.  Hard to Resist"

"A reminder that life is a beautiful thing, and that something as simple as music can unlock the life within our most isolated peers." -Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Gathering Moves to
1st Sunday Every Month

Our gathering for conversation and community is moving from Monday to Sunday evenings.  These get-togethers have been well received.  Our next Gathering will be
Sunday, March 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Pub: To be decided

Do you have a favorite pub within the North Star Village service area?  If so, let us know. Here's what we are looking for:
  • Tasty, reasonably priced food
  • Space so we can pull together several tables
  • Not-too-loud ambiance so we can comfortably chat with each other
Send your suggestions to Patt at   We'll send an email a few days before the Gathering to let you know where we'll be meeting. 
The Tidings

It's free.
It's monthly.
It's all about 
North Star Village.
Looking for a Village Elsewhere?
If you have family, friends or loved ones living elsewhere, here is a quick way to find out if there is a nearby Village.  

Just visit the Village to Village Network website ( and click on the map.  You will be taken to an interactive map where you can search by City, State or Village Name.  If there are open Villages or Villages in development, you can view the contact information.
Easy to do and a perfect Valentine's gift for someone dear to you.
Have your visited and liked our Facebook page? 

It features the latest Village happenings, news, research, interesting videos, and the occasional spot of humor to keep the day's challenges in perspective.

North Star Village Neighborhoods
Peninsula North
Hayden Island, Kenton, Arbor Lodge, Overlook,
University Park, Portsmouth, St. Johns, Cathedral Park
Inner North/Northeast
Piedmont, King, Humboldt, Boise, Eliot, Sabin,
Vernon, Woodlawn, Bridgton, East Columbia
Outer Northwest
Forest Park, Linnton, Sauvie Island

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