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It takes a village

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Greenwood Senior Center is tackling the issue of “aging in place” through the “Village” concept.

“Villages” are membership-driven organizations that coordinate access to affordable services including transportation, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities, and other day-to-day needs enabling individuals to remain active, independent and civically connected to their communities throughout the aging process. They are community based organizations that address the rapidly growing demand among elderly to remain socially connected and fulfill their needs related to aging in a setting of their choice.

If you’re interested in how this could work for Greenwood/Phinney, you may want to attend a PNA Village Leadership Visioning Meeting from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday.

We need your participation and input, coming from your personal experiences, your creativity and your diverse interest to help outline the process to develop the structure and the concept of our unique Village. This will be an interactive opportunity to participate in the beginning conversation of how you want the Village to look and to be. By coming to this meeting you will directly have a hand in a program that will help to ensure your health and well-being long into your life.
If you are interested in participating in this visioning process, please RSVP to Marianne Rupp at [email protected], 206-297-0875, by March 15th.The Greenwood Senior Center is located at 525 N. 85th Street in Greenwood.

The first Village was created several years ago in a Boston neighborhood.