Monday, January 30, 2012

NEST, Virtual Village For Seniors, Seeking Volunteers and Founding Members

Judy Kinney is the new Executive Director of North East Seattle Together (NEST), a non-profit grassroots operation serving NE Seattle,  helping seniors stay in their own homes and neighborhoods they love by creating a virtual village.

NEST has been working hard for a few years towards its upcoming launch next month of its services and programs, including securing donations, new members and gathering volunteers.  In December they opened their first office in the United Methodis Church (5751 33rd Avenue NE).

In anticipation of the impending lauch on February 14th, NEST is still looking for volunteers to do office work and also assist with the seniors in one of the Northeast neighborhoods. 

Two upcoming orientation are scheduled for volunteers, one tomorrow from 6-9pm and another on Saturday from 9:30-noon.
NEST is also seeking new "Founding Members" to begin receiving community and support services beginning February 14th.  Founding Members lock in a lower membership rate, as well as receiveup to 10 weeks of services at no additional charge.

Included in the benefits to members of NEST are community volunteers who help in providing a wide range of services to seniors (yard work, gardening, computer assistance, etc) and ongoing classes (fitness, etc) and events,  transportation services, and various service providers (such as estate planners) will provide their services as a discount to members.

For further information email or call 522-6378.

There will also be a celebration of the launch and Founding Members with a free community dance celebration on February 12 at Wedgwood Community Church (8201 30th Avenue NE).  Featured will be the Savoy Swing Club, a dance troupe performing Lindy Hop, Swing and vintage jazz dance. They will also teach dances from the Jazz and Big Band eras.

Here is a previous Blog Post we did.

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