River Talk Weekly article

Villages Clark County will help seniors stay in their homes


There are more than 75,000 seniors living in Clark County, 90% want to stay living in their homes for as long as they can, 75% cannot afford the high costs of moving into assisted living facilities.  Many of these seniors need help with simple daily chores:  light housework, errands, shopping, food preparation, yard work and rides.


Where do these seniors turn for help?  Many have lost their spouse, their children live out of state and their neighbors and friends have moved into senior care facilities.


One answer to this pressing need in our community is Villages Clark County, a new start up non-profit membership organization that relies on vetted and trained volunteers to do daily and weekly chores and help with errands.  Villages Clark County is in the planning stage and is set to open in 2017 with a lot of help from the community.


How can you help?  Watch for the Give More-24 campaign coming up on September 21, 2017 sponsored by the Community Foundation of SW Washington.  Donate as much as you can, but $10 will help provide rides, housekeeping and assistance to a senior right here in Washougal and Camas.  Volunteer and help the planning committee with the fundraising, publicity, outreach and other


Want more information?  Go to our website www.VillagesClarkCounty.org