New Year/January, 2016
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We're Bringing Community,
Services & Programs
to You
in Fall 2017!
In this Issue...
  • Friends Replace Family as Caregivers
  • Village People Gathering
  • January Village at Home Talks
  • North Star V Planning Team Meeting
  • Of Volunteers & Task Teams-The Work of Creating a Strong & Sustainable Village

Friends Replace Family As Caregivers

This inspiring film from AARP is one of the winners of a unique contest it sponsored with the Ad Counsel where filmmakers were challenged to make a short film about what caregiving today really looks like.

The film features two unrelated women who are caring for an 81-year-old friend of theirs, a man named Bill who suffered a stroke while he was attending the opera. One of the women is a 40-year-friend, the other a neighbor of 17 years. 

Click on the picture for a heartwarming moment.

Mark Your Calendars & Save the Date!
       What:     A gathering of like-minded Village folks
       Where:   The Fifth Quadrant, 3901 N. Williams
       When:     Monday, January 4  5:30 - 7:30 pm
       Why:       To build on our Village neighborliness
The Tidings

It's free.
It's monthly.
It's all about
North Star Village.

Saturday, January 9 or
Saturday, January 23
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!
January Village Planning Team Meeting
Thursday, January 14th
7:00 - 9:00
Charles Jordan Community Center
N. Foss & N. Houghton

We have a place for YOU at the Planning Team table.  This month we will review all the "next steps" that are before us as we prepare to launch in Fall 2017. 

First attend a Village at Home talk and then join with our group of "worker bees" to create a grassroots community that will offer the services and programs to help you live independently in your own home!

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
Of Volunteers and Task Teams...
The Work of Creating a Strong & Sustainable Village

Have you been to a Village at Home talk yet? 

If you have and indicated an interest in offering your time and talents as a volunteer, we will be contacting you in the next few weeks to talk about the different task teams devoted to making our Village a reality. 

The Planning Team has been busy doing the preliminary work of organizing so we can best serve the needs and interests of our future members.  Now that we have set a launch date - Fall, 2017! - we are ramping up our efforts to prepare for providing services and programs. 

We are calling for more folks to join other worker bees on a task team and to make things happen!  Things like...
  • Recruiting other volunteers, new members and vetted vendors
  • Writing business and strategic plans
  • Growing our business supporters circle
  • Raising funds for a health reserve operational cash flow (vital to stability during the first years)
  • Keeping our website and Facebook pages current, informative and lively
  • Writing press releases and producing our monthly Tidings newsletter
  • Conducting member needs and services assessments
  • Creating a directory of existing aging services so we won't duplicate services
....and those are just a few of the tasks before us.

We look forward to talking with you and welcoming you to our team of friendly, dedicated-and essential-"worker bee" volunteers!

Haven't been to a Village at Home talk and want to join your neighbors who are making North Star Village happen?  Sign up now to attend one of our introductory talks and then roll up your sleeves!
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