Eastside Neighbors Network is a "virtual village" in development for residents of Bellevue, Washington. It is not a physical place, but a plan for thriving as we grow older in the homes and communities we love.
A virtual village is a member-driven, grassroots, non-profit community organization that brings neighbors together to help one another thrive as they progress through life's Third Act.
Generally developed by and for older residents, villages offer an array of benefits including:
~ Member-inspired social, cultural, and informational programs
~ Volunteer opportunities
~ Volunteer help
~ Caregiver support
~ Access to screened/discounted service providers
~ Information and referrals for local agencies
Most importantly, villages offer opportunities to build friendships in a supportive community. In fact, being part of a village offers some of the social and support benefits of a retirement community, without the need to move out of one's home.
Learn more about villages - visit the Village to Village Network web site.