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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Safe and Sound in the Hospital

Did you know that medical errors in the hospital are the third leading cause of death in our country?¹ A successful hospital experience includes knowing what actions patients and their families should take.

Please join us for:

Safe & Sound in the Hospital: A Short Course on Patient Safety
Tuesday, July 25
10 am – noon
Greenwood Senior Center

RSVP to village@phinneycenter.org or 206-789-1217.

Participants will learn about some of the opportunities and challenges that hospitals face and what patients and their families can do to help. Bring a notebook to write down specific tips and tools that you can use when you or a loved one is in the hospital.

This content was compiled by and presented with permission of CampaignZERO, a non-profit organization dedicated to zeroing out preventable medical errors. (For more information visit campaignzero.org. )

¹ Journal of Patient Safety, Sept 2013 – Vol 9 – Issue 3 p 122-128.

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