ABOUT EASTSIDE VILLAGE PDX

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, when launched in September 2015, will serve the Portland neighborhoods from the Willamette to 122nd, and from I-84 to Portland’s southern boundary.

Big news: Eastside Village Membership Information

We have finalized our membership rates, services provided by Eastside Village volunteers, and vetted vendor services. Read on for important information!

Membership rates

Founding Member: $1,000
(Save $40 per year for each year of membership!)
Full Service Member: $ 540 individual/$780 couple
Social Member: $ 300 individual/ $500 couple
Tax deductible portions of memberships vary.

For more information on membership rates and payment options, please contact Zack at zacharyemichel@gmail.com.

Services provided by Eastside Village volunteers will include:

– Navigating social/governmental services
– Transportation
– Companionship
– Grocery shopping
– Housekeeping
– Financial assistance
– Running errands
– Healthcare assistance (accompany to appts, pick up prescriptions, take to day surgery)
– Gardening/yard Care
– Pet care
– Technology assistance
– Minor home repair

For more information on volunteer services, please contact Amy at eastsidevillagevolunteers@gmail.com.

Vendor services that the Village will refer to members:

– Gutter repair and cleaning
– Chimney repair and cleaning
– Roofing
– Painting (exterior and interior)
– Plumbing
– Yard maintenance
– In-home care (personal)
– Age-friendly remodeling (upgrades)
– Car repair
– Realtor services
– Electricians
– Decluttering/downsizing services
– Personal care (nails/hair, in-home)

For more information about vendor services, please contact Joann at herrigelj@alum.mit.edu.

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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.

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.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

We plan to start providing services in September 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. Learn more about what services we plan to offer here.

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 community events. Location and times will be announced in 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 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.