About PNA Village

PNA Village Mission: Empowering people to remain in their homes and neighborhoods while staying active and engaged as they age.

The PNA Village program is an “aging in place” program which helps people to remain in their homes and neighborhoods while staying active and engaged as they age. The PNA Village encompasses three primary program areas:

Network of Helpers – Help with small tasks and larger projects from neighborly volunteers. All PNA Village staff and volunteers will have passed a background check. Examples of help may include: yard maintenance, minor home repairs, transportation, shopping assistance or help with pets. PNA Village members may also serve in a volunteer capacity, sharing their abilities with other village members.

Information & Referrals – Assistance in finding the resources to meet your changing needs with a preferred vendor list. Each vendor has been vetted by the PNA Village, based on adopted PNA Village standards. Examples include: plumbers, electricians, painters, dog walkers, tech support or lawn mowing services. Selection of the service provider and payment for the service is the responsibility of the member.

Community Building Activities – Programs and events to help village members stay connected to their community while making new friends. Examples may include: conversation groups, educational programs, information about issues of concern to members or book and movie discussions.

Who can join?

PNA Village serves persons living between 50th Street and 105th Street, and Aurora Ave to 15th Ave NW. Click here for a map, highlighting our catchment area.)

Volunteering with the PNA Village

The PNA Village is seeking volunteers with a wide variety of skills. Volunteer opportunities include transportation, handy work, home safety tasks, community-building, administrative support, and more.

For details, call 206.789.1217 or email village@phinneycenter.org.

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Other Villages

Avenidas Village — Palo Alto, CA
Village added to their programs already available at 8 senior centers
http://www.avenidas.org/

Beacon Hill Village — Boston, MA
The original model
http://www.beaconhillvillage.org

Capital Hill Village — Washington, DC
A strong “Volunteer First” program and plan for low income residents
http://www.capitalhillvillage.com

North East Seattle Together (NEST) — Seattle, WA
Our neighbor Seattle Village!
http://www.nestseattle.org/
206-525-NEST (6378)

San Francisco Village—San Francisco, CA
http://www.sfvillage.org/

Village to Village Network
Connect to Villages sprouting up across the country
http://vtvnetwork.clubexpress.com/

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Summer Potluck & BBQ

Join us this Sunday!

PNA Village Summer Potluck & BBQ
Sunday, August 13
1 – 3 PM
Ida Culver House Ravenna
(2315 NE 65th Street)

This is a favorite Village summer event, sponsored by our partner ERA Living. Please bring a friend and introduce them to the Village…this is a family friendly event and kids and grand kids are welcome!

Please consider bringing a dish to share, according to the first letter of your last name:

A – F:  Salad or side dish

G – O:  Salad or side Dish (you were originally assigned meat to grill but we’ve had a gracious donation from Safeway!)

P – Z:  Dessert

If you would prefer, you may donate money that will be used to purchase food. $10 is suggested. ERA Living will provide coffee, lemonade, and ice cream.

We will also have a new member orientation before the potluck, at noon. If you are a new member, or if you are bringing a friend who might like to learn more, please consider attending!

Also, due to the smoke in our air over the last week, we have made arrangements with Ida Culver to have some tables and chairs inside. However, the forecast shows that she smoke should clear in a few days so hopefully it won’t be an issue.

Full Members, please let the Village know as soon as possible if you need a ride to the orientation and/or potluck. Call us at (206) 789-1217 or email village@phinneycenter.org

Your RSVP is appreciated but not required. We hope to see you on Sunday!

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