Volunteers, the heart of what we do …
Viva Village Update, ed. 26
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In this Update: Viva Village Volunteers; Thanksgiving week office hours; pictures from the new member gathering, and November events.
Let's take a moment to …

Thanks!Appreciate Viva Village Volunteers!!

Your dedication and willing support make Viva Village possible.

Thank You!


A short list of what Viva Village Volunteers do:

Provide services for membersYard help
Undertake extra training to be a driver
Train to be a health care buddy
Staff the office
Give presentations
Plan and coordinate programs
Coordinate ongoing social events
Plan for the future
Prepare spreadsheets
Share enthusiasm for
Viva Village with friends and acquaintances
Refer potential members to Viva VillageVillage team meeting
Make phone calls
Answer phone calls and email
Prepare budgets
Plan for financial stability
Train volunteers
Help volunteers become drivers
Interview potential members and volunteers
Screen vendors
Compile the community resources list
Configure and maintain the databaseVV volunteers
Learn the database that connects members and volunteers.
Create and maintain the website
Connect with the local media
Create documents, edit, and proofread

Viva Village current volunteer numbers:
  • 55 trained and vetted volunteers
  • 44 volunteers having direct contact with members, either by interviewing new members or providing direct service
  • 46 volunteers providing Village Support (as listed above)
  • 4 certified drivers, with 6 more working towards being ready to respond to transportation requests
Volunteering enhances our own lives
as we enrich the lives of our members.

Thanksgiving Week Office Hours:
Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday – closed
Thursday – closed

Friday – closed

Regular office hours will resume Monday, November 28.

You can always reach us by phone or email.
New Member Gathering
A good crowd came out for the New Member Gathering on Saturday, November 12. new member gathering

Members took full advantage of the opportunity to get to know each other and to ask questions and share experiences.

new member gathering
"I would rate the event as a great success. Good turnout. Productive conversation. Welcoming venue. Great job!"

– G.L., Viva Village member
Are you on logo
Use this online connection to share your enthusiasm
for Viva Village with your neighborhood! has already proved an effective way of reaching people.

Several Viva Village volunteers and members have been posting Viva Village information and public events on their own and surrounding Nextdoor neighborhoods. We want to expand our outreach across as many Beaverton-area Nextdoor communities as possible.

Contact us if you have not seen Viva Village posts on your Nextdoor and are willing to post Viva Village news and information in your area. You will be sent a monthly notice of items to post.

Thank you!
To Members: Your service requests are helping us test our processes. Keep them coming!
Contact the Viva Village Office:
(Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm)
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Reliable Vendors
Call the office for referrals. (503-746-5082)
The Vendor team continues to screen the great businesses
recommended by Viva Village members and volunteers.

More recommendations are welcome.
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If you haven't already done so, please return your documents to the office now.

Viva Village
4905 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 108
Beaverton OR 97005
Call Viva Village (503-746-5082) to learn how to become a member.
A good time at The Thirsty Lion—Luncheon group

(the location of the November "Dine Around Beaverton & Beyond") 

After taking a Holiday break in December, watch for more "Dine Around" luncheons starting in January 2017.

Thai Apsara
Viva Village
Thursday Social Time

Thursday, November 17
6:00-8:00 p.m.

We're trying a new restaurant this month!

Thai Apsara Restaurant
Beaverton Town Square (near Trader Joe's)
11793 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.

or 503-644-7417

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Reminder: the Men's Coffee Break will not be meeting in November or December
coffee cup

The lively discussions on the 4th Tuesday of the month will resume in January 2017.
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Fieldtrip: Northwest Senior Theater
Holiday Gala – "Jingle, Jingle, Jingle”
jingle bells
Friday, November 18, 2:00 pm
$5.00 admission
Alpenrose Dairy Opera House
6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR 97221

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Viva Village Nature Walk:Vista Creek

Jackie Husen Park
Jordan Woods and Cedar Mill Creek

Saturday, December 3, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Join our monthly Nature Walk.
We look forward to seeing you December 3, at 9 am in the parking lot (purple square on the map) of Jackie Husen Park at 10955 NW Reeves St., Portland, 97229. This park has a nice playground and is in the Cedar Mill area.

Most of us will take the paved ADA Jordan Woods trail to the overlook (marked with a blue line on the map). This trail meanders beside the Cedar Mill Creek valley with tall mixed forest. The sound of the rushing creek below is lovely.

Those who can manage a steeper trail can also take the (red) cut off to the Cedar Mill Trail, which crosses the bridge over Cedar Mill Creek in the valley below.
Check out Yongkie’s pictures of the trail:
nature walk
November nature walk

Rain didn't discourage walkers at the November Nature Walk!
Save the Date!

Viva Village Holiday Gala
Friday, December 16
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Westbrook Clubhouse

More details in future Updates.
What says "Oregon" more than a foggy November morning?

Watch the fog roll in over Willamette Falls
on a recent morning.

Photos courtesy of Yongkie Hurd

(Click on the picture to view more.)

Fog and Trees

Monday –  Thursday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Closed Wednesday – Friday,  the week of Thanksgiving)


After hours, you may leave a voicemail message. Your call will be returned during the next Viva Village business day.
If your call is urgent, you will be given a number to call.


4905 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 108
Beaverton OR 97005
Viva Village is a member of Villages NW nonprofit Hub & Spoke Network.
Copyright © 2016 Viva Village, All rights reserved.

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