ABOUT EASTSIDE VILLAGE PDX

Covering all or part of 12 east side Portland neighborhoods, 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.

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 to do as much for as little cost for as long as possible.

Our service area will cover all or part of the following East Portland neighborhoods:

  • Buckman
  • Hazelwood (west of 122nd ave.)
  • Hosford-Abernethy
  • Kerns
  • Laurelhurst
  • Montavilla
  • Mt. Tabor
  • Mill Park
  • North Tabor
  • Richmond
  • South Tabor

Membership will be 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.

EV area map

East-Side Villages PDX Map & Boundary

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

We hope to start providing services in late 2015. Once launched, Eastside Village will offer our members volunteer assistance with transportation, minor home repairs, grocery shopping, trips to the doctors, and also connect them with carefully vetted vendors to assist with services requiring the expertise of professionals like home care, plumbing, roofing, and electrical work. Eastside Village will also provide social and educational programs and help members connect to health, wellness, and fitness activities.

COMMUNITY

At its core, Eastside Village is about creating an interdependent and inter-generational community of neighbors helping neighbors. Our members will be 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 east side community and want to strengthen their link to this community.

GET INVOLVED

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter here

Attend one of our potluck  community meetings (location and time announced in monthly newsletter).

Attend a Village 101 Presentation to learn more about the national and local aging-in-place Village movement. For information on upcoming presentations, please email info@eastsidevillage.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 eastsidevillagevolunteers@gmail.com.

Eastside Village is a proud member of the Villages NW nonprofit Hub & Spoke Network. To learn more, visit villagesnw.org.