Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NEST Holding Lecture On Personal Safety Nets Tonight

NEST(Northeast Seattle Together) is holding a lecture  tonight titled, "It's Personal: Get Ready for Life's Inevitable Changes", from 6:30-8:30pm tonight.
The lecture description says:

Judy Pigott and Ben Kaufman show you how to find your direction and take confident action when life becomes challenging.
This workshop helps you understand how fear and other emotions can keep us isolated. By the end, you will possess the tools to create and improve your own personal safety net so that you feel safer, securer, and more connected in an interdependent community.

Judy Pigott, winner of this year’s Leadership Legacy Award, will present tonight's interactive workshop in which the mission is "to replace fear and isolation with security and connection" and create a network of support before there is any crisis."

Judy will help participants assess and build personal safety nets for themselves and those close to them.

NEST says on their website that the information to be presented at the workshop "fits well with the NEST's mission to connect Northeast Seattle residents to community resouces and to provide social and educational opportunities, so that NEST members, as they age, can live confidently and safely in their homes and neighborhoods."
The lecture will be held at the University Unitarian Church (6556 35th Avenue NE). The cost is for members is $25 and for the public $35 or for a couple $60.
All attendees will receive a FREE copy of Personal Safety Nets by Judy Pigott and Dr. John Gibson. For more information on the speakers and the book go here.
Also NEST is currently in search of volunteer drivers, and other volunteer options are also available.
The driver job description says:

Do you or someone you know have an extra hour or two during the week that you could donate to help our aging neighbors by driving them to doctor's appointments, the grocery store or a public talk at the library? Sign up to be a NEST volunteer and help us help our neighbors while building a strong community!

NEST is a non-profit grassroots operation serving NE Seattle seniors by creating a "virtual village" to helping them be able to stay in their own homes and neighborhoods they love. Volunteers provide companionship, care, as well as help seniors with a wide range of services, including gardening, computer help and more. to seniors aging in their homes. Ongoing classes (fitness, etc) are also offered, as well as access to events, transportation services, and various services (such as estate planners) whoprovide their services at a discount to members.
The cost is $55 a month for individuals or $600 annually. A two person household can join for $85 monthly, or $900 a year. Included in the benefits to members of NEST are y 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 services (such as estate planners) will provide their services as a discount to members.

For more information go here or call 206-525-6378.

(graphic courtesy of speakers)

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