November, 2016
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A proud member of the Villages NW Nonprofit Hub/Spoke Network
In this Issue...
              1st Monday Gathering at Chapel Pub
              Upcoming Village at Home talks
              Village Planning Team Meeting
              October Facebook Favorite
              Take a Stand Against Ageism


Chapel Pub
Monday, November 7th
5:30 - 7:30 pm
 430 N. Killingsworth

(between N. Commercial and N. Haight)

Sunday, November 13th, 3:00-4:30
Saturday, December 3rd, 2:00-3:30
Saturday, December 17th, 2:00-3:30
Contact or
503 805-6325

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.
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North Star Village
Planning Team Meeting

Thursday, November 10
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

October Facebook Favorite
North Star Village is only one of a number of Portland area villages that are a part of the Villages NW nonprofit organization. Here's a map of all of them, along with their opening dates.
From Senior Planet

Watch: Take a Stand Against Ageism

On October 6, as the United Nations headquarters in NYC marked the International Day of Older Persons with a special event, “Take a Stand Against Ageism.” Giving the keynote speech was author and activist Ashton Applewhite, who just a couple of weeks later was named Influencer of the Year by for her role in reshaping the way we perceive age. With her 2016 book, “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism,” Applewhite has brought the topic of ageism to mainstream media.         Read more...
Important Notice from AARP
Sticker Shock Ahead for Some Medicare Users
Premiums for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans will increase in 2017 by an average of 4.6 percent — the largest jump in several years — but experts say that you should look beyond premiums and pay close attention to the copays you'll be charged for drugs. Some people will see huge price increases for certain drugs if they stay with their current plan, according to an AARP Bulletin analysis.  Read more...

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, Bridgeton, East Columbia
Outer Northwest
Forest Park, Linnton, Sauvie Island

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