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.
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.
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Thanks to all who showed their support by making a donation to Give More 24.
We raised $900 with 21 donors!
We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to being an important part of your life and this community.
Our gratitude also goes out to the Community Fund of Southwest Washington for inviting us to participate in this year’s campaign.