Seniors Embrace Social Media by Vicky Eierdam – The Reflector

Thank you Vicky Eierdam for your great article in the February 20th issue

Vicky has written about Villages Clark County in prior Reflector issues.  We appreciate her support and wonderful writing.  Social media assistance and technical help with computers is a volunteer service that Villages Clark County will be able to offer to our members.

COME & LEARN ALL ABOUT US – Come to The Next Chapter of Life: Aging in Place Villages 101Sat, 4/14/2018, 2:30 – 4 pm
Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Interested in how to age in place or looking for a volunteer opportunity? Come learn more about Villages Clark County! This non-profit organization’s goal is to assist seniors stay in their homes by offering assistance with chores, errands, social activities, and more.

FRIEND US ON FACEBOOK! so you can keep up on all of our activities and progress toward opening for membership early 2019!

Fun with Friends! in the Sunshine

Today, two adventuresome ladies joined the first of our monthly walks “FreshAir, Friends and ReFreshment”.  We were blessed by clearing sky and sunshine.  We visited Pearson Air Museum – Betty admired the wooden airplane propellers on the old time bi-planes.  There is a wonderful exhibit a model of the Spruce Mill that prepared local wood for airplane and then ship building for the war(s) military effort.  We peeked in at the O.O. Howard House, before continuing onto the Marshall House.  Ramona joined our tour by a friendly docent and finally we had a delicious lunch at the Grant House where Barbara met us.  So much fun.  Sorry you missed us.

February 27th, 09- noon, join us for a visit to the Clark County Historical Museum and a public art walk in downtown Vancouver.  Look for details in ‘Events’

Meet our Volunteer – Dee Ann Osorio

I learned about Villages Clark County from one of my neighbors. I wasn’t sure I had much to offer as I have never had to care for aging parents nor do I have a background in helping seniors.

As things work out, a good friend of mine began sharing with me some of the many challenges in finding a place for her mom to live once it was obvious she could not live alone anymore. Many of the ongoing trials might well have been averted had a Villages community been available to help.

I decided that there must be something I could do and; I am doing it – NOW!

Writing content for the website and I will be helping write some grant proposals so we have the funding to open next year. If you are a planner we need you now!

If you are interested in being a member and receiving services we need you as well.

Meet our Volunteer – Helen Elder

My husband Jay and I read an article about Villages NW about 2 ½ years ago and the concept really appealed to us. I then had the opportunity to visit my mother-in-law in New Mexico in what is called a Naturally Occurring Retirement community. Neighbors helping neighbors, each independent in their own place within the mobile home park, but always available to assist anyone who might need help.  Villages is based on the same concept. As a volunteer with Villages Clark County for nearly 3 years it has been a long haul. Laborious at times but, with the opening looming near in 2018 it has been worth it. It has been my privilege to help the planning committee raise awareness of Villages concept and put many pieces in place so Villages Clark County can begin serving in our community and making it possible for our friends and neighbors and ourselves, to live independently for as long as possible.

Meet our Volunteer – Betty Barkley

I volunteer for Villages Clark County because you can’t always depend on family and friends to be there if you need help. Having a Village that you can reach out to gives one peace of mind. Also it is a great way to make new, like-minded friends. The social aspect is also appealing for to option to engage in activities like walking, hiking, music, games, potlucks, etc.