Successful Pilot … January events
Viva Village Update, ed. 28
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In this Update: New Year Celebration/Potluck Lunch; Lessons from the Pilot; Holiday office hours; Services for members; January Events.
New Year Celebration and Potluck Lunch
for the Viva Village Community

(formerly the Holiday Gala and Potluck Supper)

Friday, January 13, 1:00–3:30 pm
Westbrook Clubhouse
14225 SW 6th Street
Beaverton 97005

Celebrate the start of a new year
with old friends
and new acquaintances
from Viva Village!

Bring your favorite lunchtime dish

RSVP: or call 503-746-5082

(This is the re-scheduled version of the Viva Village Holiday Gala that was postponed due to icy roads and concern for safety.)
The plan is to schedule better weather this time! smiley face
The Viva Village Pilot has been a Success!
thank you

Many thanks to the hard-working Volunteers
and the patient and helpful Members
who have helped test the systems that will
make Viva Village a continued success!

Some lessons learned from the Pilot:
  • Members are a great help in sharing Viva Village with the broader community.
  • Members have discovered that remaining independent often means asking for help.
  • Some Members need a little nudge to ask for services. (Volunteers don't require a clean house to come help.)
  • Volunteers are excited to offer services.
  • More volunteers with "ladder privileges" are needed. (Several popular service requests involve ladder usage.)
  • Some needed Village support volunteer positions were identified:
    • Membership advocate
    • Prospective member liaison
    • More office staff
    • Additional action team members
  • The office is invaluable as a center of coordinated functioning.
  • Office hours 5 days a week (instead of the current 4 days) would better serve Members and Volunteers.
  • Office procedures are undergoing revision as a result of learning by doing.
  • Both volunteer and membership forms are to be revised for ease of use with the database.
  • New Village support volunteers appreciate starting with small projects.
  • More clarity about events is needed.
  • Our hub, Villages NW, is an important asset and resource (we knew that already)
Again, thank you to everyone — Full Service Members,
Associate Members, Volunteers, and Donors!
With your help we continue to build on our successes,
moving Viva Village towards being a
meaningful and lasting presence in the Beaverton area.
Reminder: Founding Donations accepted through December 31, 2016

Support Viva Village:
Founding Member,
Founding Donor, or

Friend of Viva Village

Make a difference in the lives of Beaverton-area residents!
A heartfelt thank-you to those who have already contributed
during this Launch period.
Interested in becoming a Member? a Volunteer?

Join the friendly, welcoming community of Viva Village.

Call 503-746-5082 to find out how you can become a member
and/or a volunteer.

Viva Village looks forward to hearing from you!
Noon – 4:00 pm
Monday –  Thursday


(closed  Monday, January 2)

Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
You can always reach Viva Village by phone

Leave a message on the voicemail.
The phone will be monitored throughout
the Holidays.

You can also reach Viva Village by email:
Useful Year-End Fact for Volunteers

The miles you drive while volunteering for Viva Village are tax deductible:
14 cents per mile

This applies to ALL volunteers.
Viva Village Membership

Village members have discovered —
Remaining independent can mean asking for help.

Here are some of the ways that volunteers can assist you. 

Keep in mind, these are just a starting point. Most Villages find that their members are quite creative when making requests. You will most likely find that there is a volunteer ready to help.

Give the Office a call — 503-746-5082
Or email

Help around the House:volunteer service
  • Light housekeeping
  • Paperwork assistance
  • Technology help
  • Occasional light yard and garden care
  • Occasional help with pet care
  • Light home maintenance
  • Household item repair
  • Home care assessment
Personal Support:volunteer health care buddy
  • Companionship visit
  • Check-in phone calls
  • Health Care Buddy — support with medical appointments, note-taking, etc.
  • Running errands for you
Transportation:volunteer driver
  • A ride to appointments, shopping, events, airport, etc.
  • Someone to accompany you on errands
Coming Soon!

A new Viva Village website with enhanced features

After training, members will be able to log in, make payments,
and register for events.

Training classes for members will be scheduled for late January,
working at the computer

If you are comfortable with computers and willing to give feedback on the new online tutorials, please email Bonnie at
Viva Village Nature WalkKaiser Woods Park
Kaiser Woods Park–
Rock Creek Trail

January 7, 2017

10:00–11:00 am

15092 Twoponds Drive
Portland 97229

Start the brand New Year with a Nature Walk!

Park at 15092 NW Twoponds Dr. (green arrow) and walk to the pond to enjoy the singing birds and the lovely view. Bring your portable stool because there is no bench.

Walk west almost to the end of Rock Creek Trail. (You’ll have to go up the street at Goldenweed to find a wheelchair access across the street.) Between NW Goldenweed Dr. and NW Mcgregor Terrace is a switchback to a long bench (purple arrow, nice view) and a little farther along is a fantastic playground (blue arrow) and picnic tables.

The paved switchback is steep but a wheelchair could easily stay on the flatter part of the trail to the playground. (There is no restroom.)

Turn around at the red arrow for a total of .8 miles back to your car. (The trail is not steep but the ground slopes very slightly from side to side, so it takes a bit of extra energy to keep your wheels straight on the path.)

For information: email or call 503-841-2358
nature walk map
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Ernesto's RestaurantDine Around Beaverton & Beyond

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
12:30–2:00 pm
Ernesto's Restaurant
8533 SW Apple Way
Portland OR 97225

Join in for a good meal and great conversation the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

RSVP: Frieda,
Seating limited to first 8 people to sign up.
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Village 101 – An Informational Gathering

WelcomeLearn how Viva Village benefits you and our community by offering an affordable option for people who want to stay in the homes they love.

Find out about membership and ways to volunteer.

Monday, January 16
2:00–3:30 pm

In the Terra Linda neighborhood

For the address and to reserve your spot:
or call 503-746-5082
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Viva Village Thursday Social Time
Thursday, January 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.Thai Apsara salt & pepper

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

or 503-746-5082

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Book Clubbook club book
Tuesday, January 24
6:30–8:30 pm
At a private home near Walker Rd. & Hwy 217

Selected book:
An Irish Country Doctor, by Patrick Taylor

A charming and engrossing tale of days gone by, set in the Irish countryside.

RSVP: vivavillagebookclub or 503-644-7417

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Men's Coffee Break coffee cup
Tuesday, January 24
9:30–10:30 am

Java Lounge
Corner of NW Cornell and Dale Ave.
For information:  Contact Ross Miller, 503-713-3563
A beautiful sunrise over Beaverton
captured on camera and shared with Viva Village by Yongkie Hurd

(Click on the picture for the short, but spectacular show.)
Beaverton Sunrise
Monday –  Thursday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm


After hours, you may leave a voicemail message. Your call will be returned on 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.
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