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Learn more about ‘Aging in Place’ with PNA Village

October 19th, 2011 · Comments

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting information sessions about its new program “PNA Village: Aging in Place.” Sessions are at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 27; Thurs., Nov. 17; and Tues., Dec. 6; at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 3 of the Blue Building.

The idea of the Village is to provide community services that allow people to age in their own homes, without having to move into a retirement home or assisted living. The PNA Village would be a new level of PNA membership, and would come with access to a network of helpers for small talks and larger projects, community activities, information and referrals. Services will be provided by PNA staff and community volunteers, including other PNA Village members.

The program is modeled after a Boston program that started in 2001. Since then, about 50 Villages have begun or are being planned. The PNA Village is for people 50 and over.

Check out the website for more information, or call Joanna at 206-297-0875 or email at village@phinneycenter.org.

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