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Villages NW supports elders who wish to age at home in the Greater Portland metro area. When we are young, we take for granted our abilities to accomplish things - seeing to simple chores around the house, getting around in our community, even visiting friends. As we grow older, things become more challenging. Villages NW bridges the gap with age-friendly resources, volunteers, and an expanded network of friends close to home.
"My Village makes it possible for me to stay in my home. I love it!" says Jean. Like many villagers Jean initially thought she would use services someday, but not right away. Then while navigating steep basement stairs with her arms full she decided that was a hazard best avoided. Jean now has a standing appointment twice a month for assistance with laundry and changing the bed.
Through a hub and spoke system Villages NW supports a network neighborhood-based "Villages" staffed by volunteers who provide transportation and assist with household chores, technology and other tasks. We also organize more than 50 events and activities a month to keep seniors engaged in the community. Villages NW "hub" volunteers provide a range of business management services to each of the currently 8 Villages including banking, accounting, insurance, human resources including payroll, information technology and overall governance.