Northwest Neighbors Network - empowering people to “Age in Place”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Help empower people to “age in place” by volunteering with Northwest Neighbors Network.

Given the opportunity, the majority of people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond would prefer to stay in their homes as they age. 

Aside from the expense of assisted living, most people prefer to stay where they feel comfortable and secure. 

Fortunately, organizations designed to help people stay in the homes are springing up across the United States. Currently there are approximately 200 “Villages,” made up of volunteers and professionals. The Greater Seattle area has half dozen Villages.

Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) is working to create a new Village for the Shoreline to South Lynnwood area. 

NNN has established its website and an outline of how it wants to proceed. Once it is fully established, the goal is to connect members with one another for social activities and/or support systems to help assist people wanting to stay in their homes by providing such things as rides to appointments, shopping trips, household/yard care, simple home repairs, phone check-ins and more.

NNN needs the help of volunteers to complete their mission and begin accepting members.

This grassroots organization needs people with a variety of skill sets, including fundraising, organizational and public relations. A comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities can be found on their website

 If you have questions or offers of help, email NNN


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