Mark your calendar–All Village Meeting!
Viva Village Weekly Update, ed. 7

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Governing Council

All Village Meeting:Viva Village Planning Group
Saturday, March 12
10:00 a.m. – noon
Elsie Stuhr Center

Join us for our first All Village Meeting! We will be meeting at the Elsie Stuhr Center in the Willow Room on the 2nd Saturday of March, just as we used to do as Planning Group before forming our Governing Council.

Bring your questions and ideas. Better yet, let us know ahead of time if you have a particular topic you want to address. Send an email to

We hope to see you there!

Mission Statement:

Viva Village is a "program" of Villages NW which holds the 501c3 designation for us and the other six Villages in the Portland metro area. This is what allows tax deductible donations to be made to Viva Village. Since Villages NW, not Viva Village, maintains the nonprofit status, the Governing Council has revised the Viva Village Mission Statement to reflect this.

Our revised Mission Statement is:

     To build and sustain an intergenerational organization that provides older Beaverton area residents with trained volunteers, personal fulfillment programs, and access to affordable paid services to help them thrive in their own homes as members of a safe, caring community.

For those who are curious, here is the original statement:

     (To build and sustain an intergenerational nonprofit organization that provides older Beaverton-area residents with trained volunteers and affordable paid services to help them age in place and thrive as members of a safe, caring community.)

You can contact members of the Governing Council at

Viva Village Volunteers


Tabling for Viva Village
Two different events kept Viva Village tablers busy last weekend!

Thank you to the those of you who donated your time and communication skills to 
bring the Viva Village story to our community.Health & Fitness Expo
  • On Saturday, February 20, Nilze Sumner, Janet Cruz, Pat Weiss, Rae Coleman and Gerry Lukos staffed a Viva Village table at the Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by Besthq (a collaborative business community in Beaverton).

    In addition to our own table full of good information there were health screenings,  massage demonstrations, and nutrition education.Health Fair
  • On Sunday, February 21, Gerry Lukos and Fran Jones represented Viva Village at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Health Fair.
Thanks again to these great volunteers!

Viva Village Facebook linkViva Village Facebook
Suzanne Boyd is a behind-the-scenes volunteer. A mother of three, she keeps us modern by maintaining and updating our Facebook page with interesting posts and current Viva Village news.

Thank you, Suzanne, for a job well-done! Your ongoing contributions are so much appreciated!

(Click the "Like" icon to connect to our Facebook page.)
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And a Reminder:

Here's an easy way to add great Value to Viva Village Outreach and Resource Development

  • Do you know a Beaverton business owner or manager personally?
  • Do you frequent a local business so much that they know who you are?
We need your help identifying and providing an introduction to owners or managers of Beaverton area businesses. We will take it from there!

Over the next month, a small number of individuals will meet face to face with each referred business to provide information and awareness of Viva Village. By telling our Viva Village story, we hope to gain support from and partner with local businesses. That support can be in many forms; the most critical at this point is bringing awareness of Viva Village to their customers. The important thing now is to just get the word out and start building relationships! 
So… think about the stores, coffee shops, dry cleaners, restaurants, banks, etc. that you frequent, ones with which you have built customer/business relationships. 

Send the contact information to Rae Coleman at We will then use your personal referrals to contact the businesses and start to build our relationships with them.


This Past Week:

Emergency Planning for Seniors

Emergence Planning eventOn Saturday, more than 75 people gathered at the Beaverton Library to learn what we can do – as individuals, neighbors, and seniors – to prepare not only for an earthquake, but for all types of emergencies. She explained the Cascadia subduction zone in understandable terms and outlined other disasters that require advanced planning. We gained practical tips on how to be ready and learned why it's so important for neighborhoods to be prepared to help themselves.

Thank you to Claudia Steiner-Fricker for sharing this important information with us and for giving us much to think about.

And … a big thanks to the Viva Villagers who contributed so much to make this event such a success!


Viva Village Events – Coming Soon

Nature Walk – Lowami Hart WoodsLowami Hart Path
Saturday, March 5, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

See map and details below:

Lowami Hart Bridge

Lowami Hart Woods

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Village 101 Presentation
Thursday, March 10, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

An Informational Gathering in a South Beaverton home
near Davies Rd. and Brockman Rd.
Learn about how a Village can benefit you …
and how You can benefit your neighborhood

RSVP to reserve your spot:
Call: 503-312-7675 or


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Upcoming March Events — watch this space for details

  • March 17 — Thursday Social Time
  • March 19 — Evergreens Plus: A Gardening Event
  • March 21 — Volunteer Orientation
  • March 29 — Book Club: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stephenson

Viva Village is a member of Villages NW 501c3 nonprofit network.
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