Eastside Village is part of a growing national movement designed to enable older adults to be able to age at home and in their community safely, affordably, happily, and healthily for as long as they choose. Eastside Village, launched in October 2015, serves 23 Portland neighborhoods on the east side of the city, from the Willamette River to 122nd, and from I-84 to Portland’s southern boundary.
A Village is a group of like-minded people in a geographic area who come together to help each other age affordably in their own homes. This kind of village is not a building, real estate development, or retirement community. It is a coordinated network of volunteer and reduced-cost services that supports village members.
Membership is open to all residents of this area age 18 and older, so that people with disabilities who are not yet seniors may benefit from the services Eastside Village PDX offers.
As of October 1, 2015 Eastside Village is open for business!
Interested in becoming a member or a direct service volunteer?
Call our office at 503-866-0571.
Membership Meetings – learn about the Eastside Village in unprecedented detail and how to become a member.
Dates and locations to be announced soon…
Eastside Village Happy Hour
October 21 – 6 to 8pm Hip Chicks do Wine, 4510 SE 23rd Ave.
Village Volunteer Training
October 24 – 1 to 5pm, Woodstock Library
Member Interest Gathering
October 25 – 2pm, Location to be announced soon!
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Eastside Village offers our members volunteer assistance with transportation, minor home repairs, grocery shopping, and trips to doctors, and also connects them with carefully vetted vendors to assist with services requiring the expertise of professionals — such as home care, plumbing, roofing, and electrical work. Eastside Village also provides social and educational programs and helps members connect to health, wellness, and fitness activities. Learn more about services here.
At its core, Eastside Village is about creating an interdependent and inter-generational community of neighbors helping neighbors. Our members are individuals and couples who prefer staying in their homes and neighborhoods rather than moving into retirement communities. However, the village is not just for those near or already into retirement. It is for people of all ages who value being part of this eastside community and want to strengthen their link to it.
Attend one of our community events. Location and times will be announced in the monthly newsletter.
Attend a membership presentation to learn more about the national and local aging-in-place Village movement. For information on upcoming presentations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer! We currently need help with planning social events, database entry, tabling at outreach events, sending out our e-newsletter, making website updates, and a myriad of other tasks necessary to get the Village off the ground! Interested? Contact our volunteer team directly at email@example.com.
Eastside Village is a proud member of the Villages NW nonprofit Hub & Spoke Network. To learn more, visitvillagesnw.org.