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One month into our Pilot program …
Viva Village Update, ed. 25
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UPDATE  
In this Update: Viva Village Update; Villages NW Village Opening Celebration/Annual Meeting; For New Members; Freddie's Community Rewards program; Nature Walk, and other November events.
One month into our Pilot program — working well!

Viva Village continues to welcome new members and volunteers.
Villagers
We have been busy with:
  • Members requesting services
  • Volunteers providing services
  • People asking for information
  • Getting the office working well
  • Fine-tuning how we do things

Viva Village appreciates the amazing volunteers, and the wonderful members who are patient, understanding, and willing to learn along with us.

Thank you to everyone — Full Service Members, Associate Members, and Volunteers!

 
With your help we continue to build on our successes,
moving Viva Village towards being a
meaningful presence in the Beaverton area.
Be a Founder!
Be a Friend of Viva Village!


Make a difference in the lives of Beaverton-area residents!
 
Your Founding or Friend Donation provides necessary stability to ensure that Viva Village is a lasting presence in the Beaverton area, providing services and programs that allow residents to safely and comfortably age in their own homes. A heartfelt thank-you to those who have already contributed during this Launch period.
 
A Special Announcement from Villages NW
 

Village Opening Celebration
 
VILLAGES NW VILLAGE OPENING CELEBRATION
and ANNUAL MEETING


Wednesday, November 2
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Open to members and volunteers of Villages in Villages NW
 
Garden Home Recreation Center
7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland 97223
 
Celebrate the launches of Village Without Walls, Viva, and Northeast with your fellow Villagers! We are planning a fun evening to recognize our volunteers and highlight the accomplishments
of all of our Villages over the past year.

RSVP: beckecrew@gmail.com
For Viva Village Members:

New Member Meeting
For Associate and Full-Service Members
Saturday, November 12, 10 am – noonViva Villagers

Southminster Presbyterian Church

12250 SW Denney Road
  • Come and meet your fellow members.
  • Ask your questions.
  • Share your ideas for a successful Viva Village community.
Members — watch your inbox for more details.

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Reminder:
This is our Pilot Program, and YOU, our members, play an important part!

Request services NOW to ensure Viva Village is ready for full launch in January 2017.
This is Viva Village
We have volunteers trained, vetted, and ready.

Make a list of your seasonal (and other) tasks, and give Viva Village a call:

503-746-5082
or email: vivavillagecentral@gmail.com


A job can be something you need help with, or just something that you don't want to do anymore.

Some examples of tasks that volunteers can provide:
  • Raking leaves
  • Helping get your garden ready for winter
  • Switching off your irrigation system/turning off outside spigotsvolunteer help
  • Swapping your warm weather clothes for your cool weather wardrobe
  • Bringing your holiday decorations down from the attic or from the shelves in the garage
  • Running errands
  • Driving you to the grocery, the florist, the library
Get creative and see how Viva Village can help!
 
Requesting a service makes Viva Village
stronger and better for all our members!
 
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Reliable Vendors
Call the office for referrals. (503-746-5082)
The Vendor team is diligently screening the great businesses
recommended by Viva Villagers.

More recommendations are welcome.
 
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documentsREMINDER — NEW MEMBER PAPERWORK!
Start taking advantage of all the benefits Viva Village offers!
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
Not a member yet?

Join the friendly, welcoming community of Viva Village.

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

Viva Village looks forward to hearing from you!
Shop at Fred Meyer?Fred Meyer Community Rewards logo
 
Your Fred Meyer Rewards Card can benefit Viva Village.

You still earn your reward points, fuel points, and rebates!
 
Link your Rewards Card to Viva Village using this simple process:
Now when you shop at Freddie's, you help Viva Village too!

If you don't have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
 
Fred Meyer donates $2.7 million per year to nonprofits in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.

You can direct some of that money to Viva Village!
NOVEMBER EVENTS
Viva Village Nature WalkVista Creek
Vista Brook Park
Fanno Creek Trail
Saturday, November 5, 9:00 am

Join our monthly Nature Walk.


Meet in the parking lot at 9 am
6697 SW 88th Avenue
(a Portland address just off Scholls Ferry Rd.).

Vista Brook Park is part of the Fanno Creek Trail in the Raleigh Hills neighborhood.

Check out Yongkie’s pictures of the trail: http://www.yongkieandpokie.com/2016/oleson

Vista Creek history sign boardA boardwalk and viewing platform provide access to a pond and natural area. There are opportunities for bird watching and hearing and seeing Pacific tree frogs. Paved trails connect the park to the regional Fanno Creek Trail, so you can easily go on as far as you choose.

Within THPRD boundaries, the Fanno Creek Trail includes 4.5 miles of ADA-accessible trail that meanders through the Garden Home-Whitford and Raleigh Hills communities.

Vista Creek Trail map
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Thirsty Lion restaurantDine Around Beaverton & Beyond

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Thirsty Lion at Washington Square
12:30 – 2:00 pm


Join the luncheon group for a different restaurant every month.

RSVP: Frieda, f.pardo58@gmail.com
Seating limited to first 8 people to sign up.
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Village 101 – An Informational Gathering

Viva Village logoLearn about Viva Village and how it can benefit you, and you can benefit your neighborhood.

Thursday, November 10
7:00–8:30 pm

In the Highland neighborhood

For the address and to reserve your spot:
RSVP: vivavillage101@gmail.com, or call 503-312-7675
 
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Associate and Full-Service Members:new member meeting

NEW MEMBER MEETING
Saturday, November 12, 2016
10:00 am – noon
Southminster Presbyterian Church

12250 SW Denney Rd.

Come and meet your fellow members.
Ask your questions.
Share your ideas.

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Book Clubthe Other Boleyn Girl
Tuesday, November 15
The Other Boleyn Girl, by Phillippa Gregory

A historical novel about Mary Boleyn, who was a mistress of Henry VIII before her sister Anne Boleyn married the king. Told through Mary's eyes, readers are given a new perspective on the intrigues of the king and Anne's disastrous fate.

To pick up a book or to RSVP: vivavillagebookclub@gmail.com, or 503-644-7417

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Viva Village Thursday Social TimeThai Apsara
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.


RSVP: VivaVillageSocial@gmail.com
or 503-644-7417

 
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Men's Coffee Break — taking a break for 2 months

Due to already established holidays, the Men's Coffee Break will not meet during the months of November and 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 Theaterjingle bells
Holiday Gala – "Jingle, Jingle, Jingle”

Friday, November 18, 2:00 pm
$5.00 admission
Alpenrose Dairy Opera House
6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR 97221

RSVP VivaVillageEvents@gmail.com
by November 11 if you’d like to carpool

 
It's Autumn in the Northwest!
Enjoy the crisp days of Fall with
Yongkie's beautiful photographs.


(Click on the picture for more.)

Autumn in the NW
OFFICE HOURS:
Monday –  Thursday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

PHONE:
503-746-5082

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.


EMAIL:
VivaVillageOR@gmail.com

OFFICE ADDRESS:
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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