Aging in Place - Northwest Neighbors Network

Friday, December 16, 2016

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 2:00pm, IORA Primary Care Shoreline offices, 15214 Aurora Ave 

Usually it's a matter of personal preference, the idea that “there's no place like home.” Sometimes it's a matter of financial necessity; sky-high rents make downsizing impossible.

Whatever the reason, as numerous studies conclude, the overwhelming majority of older adults wishes to “age in place”—stay living in their own homes / apartments throughout their senior years.

Yet aging in place can become challenging. At some point, the “little things” (changing that ceiling light bulb) or unanticipated “bumps” (getting to the mailbox on crutches after a knee replacement) can make it difficult to remain at home.

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have family members or friends to help out, and even for those who do, busy schedules or distance can be limiting factors.

We Want to Help
Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) is a nonprofit organization forming in this area to be the neighbor you can count on.

Serving Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace and parts of south Edmonds and Lynnwood, NNN's purpose is to coordinate community volunteers and prescreened professionals to help neighbors with such things as rides to appointments, shopping trips, household and yard care, simple home repairs, phone check-ins and friendly visits, and social activities.

We Need YOUR Help
As part of the rapidly growing national “Village” movement, NNN is one of a handful of Washington nonprofits helping seniors age in place. Because NNN anticipates only one paid staff position, funded by membership fees and hopefully grants or other funding sources, many volunteers will be needed to make NNN work. Our small planning team has accomplished much, but we need more volunteers to take on tasks small or large to move NNN to the point of launching our membership drive.

If you love your home and wish to stay in it for as close to forever as possible, or have parents or grandparents who do, please help us now.

Join us on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 2:00pm at the beautiful IORA Primary Care Shoreline offices, 15214 Aurora Ave N (just south of the Shoreline JoAnn Fabric) to hear the exciting news about NNN's partnership with a local college, meet other volunteers, and learn how you can help NNN progress.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Gail Schwarz or 206-240-0279.

--Northwest Neighbors Network Planning Committee



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