October, 2016
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In this Issue...
              1st Monday Gathering at Lucky Lab
              Upcoming Village at Home talks
              Village Planning Team Meeting
              September Facebook Favorite
              How to Get the Best, Affordable Health Care
Events of Interest

Lucky Lab North Tap
Monday, October 3rd
5:30 - 7:30 pm
N. Killingsworth & N. Concord

Saturday, October 8,
Saturday, November 12 or

Saturday, December 3r
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Space is limited.
Click here to RSVP for location
or call 503.805.6325
A Village is not a placeit's a plan for living independently in the home
you love with a little help from trained and screened volunteers!

Join us for these FREE introductory talks and learn about services, memberships and volunteer opportunities.
Like what you see?  Share the North Star Tidings with a friend, neighbor or family member!

October Village Planning Team Meeting

Thursday, October 13
7:00 - 9:00
Charles Jordan Community Ctr.
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.
Questions?  Contact Anjala,
at 503-805-6325 or

Read Planning Team minutes at

September Facebook Favorite
If you are interested in remaining in your home as you age, now is the time to start planning. Whether you are a Portland home owner, renter, share housing with family or others, the services North Star Village will provide may be just what you're looking for.

Go to!AswdSGBVZ3_qhzqFikXaqE9TrVOX for a fact sheet and click on “print” in the upper right on your screen for a PDF you can print copies of for you and interested family and friends.
Next Avenue Blog
How to Get the Best, Affordable Health Care
by Richard Eisenberg

We’re told often by policymakers, health insurers and our employers that, these days, you need to be a smart health care consumer. But how?

Insurance and hospital billing statements are indecipherable and filled with unpleasant surprises, doctors won’t reveal their fees and drug companies constantly change what we’re charged.

Enter Frank Lalli, the self-described “Health Care Detective.”  Lalli has just written a smart, practical book to help us get discounts from doctors, lower health insurance costs and find affordable prescriptions. It’s called Your Best Health Care Now.                                      Read more

Register online at
or call toll free 1-877-926-8300

Let’s put some miles on those walking shoes!!

AARP NeighborWalks: Be Active. Stay Active.

NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks. Our vision is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. Walks take place in neighborhoods around Portland, led by AARP volunteer leaders with support from community partners. Join us for these intergenerational walks as we celebrate a community for all ages and abilities!

Albina Historic Tour
Saturday, October 01 • 10:00AM
Meet: Outside of Little Big Burger, 3747 North Mississippi Avenue
Join us for a special tour of the hidden history of Albina with Know Your City. Learn about the area’s public art, historic buildings, green spaces and more.
1.7 miles – 2 hours – 3,400 steps

Laurelhurst Neighborhood & NE Glisan
Saturday, October 15 • 10:00AM
Meet: Providence Portland Medical Center (Cancer Center Auditorium) 4805 NE Glisan street
Get walking and fitness tips from a Providence physical therapist. Explore Laurelhurst Neighborhood’s vintage homes and undulating streets. Celebrate the end of the season with food, fun, and friends.
2.4 miles – 2.5 hours – 4,800 steps
AAAH, a community partner of North Star Village, is hosting it's annual Homeownership Fair at Legacy Emanuel Hospital.  If you have housing concerns or are looking to purchase a home, this is the place to come!

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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