Aging in Place: PNA Village in Ballard

PNA Village Program Empowers People

Sustainable Ballard is proud to collaborate with Phinney Neighborhood Association’s PNA VillageVillage Program. Membership in the PNA Village empowers people to remain in their homes and neighborhoods while staying active and engaged as they age.

Benefits include:

  • Volunteer helpers
  • Transportation
  • Referral service
  • Members-only activities

PNA Village Information Session, March 18, 2017 at 4 p.m. Ballard Branch Library.

Call 206.789.1217 to join!  Please note that participation as a volunteer in this program includes a state background check and orientation by PNA Village.

The PNA Village encompasses three primary program areas:

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2016 Orientation to the Village at the Ballard Senior Center

Network of Helpers – help with small tasks and larger projects from neighborly volunteers. All PNA Village staff and volunteers submit to a background check. Examples of help might include yard maintenance, minor home repairs, transportation or shopping assistance, or help with pets. PNA Village members may also serve in a volunteer capacity, sharing their abilities with other village members.

Information & Referrals – assistance in finding the resources to meet your changing needs, including a preferred vendor list, each vendor having been vetted by the PNA Village based on adopted PNA Village standards. Examples might include plumbers, electricians, painters, dog walkers, tech support or lawn mowing services. Selection of the service provider and payment for the service is the responsibility of the member.

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Volunteers swoop in to do a month’s work of yard work in a day for a Village member.

Community Building Activities – programs and events to help village members stay connected to their community while making new friends. Examples might include conversation groups, educational programs, information about issues of concern to members, or book and movie discussions.

Services are provided by PNA staff and community volunteers, including PNA Village members.  Visit the PNA Village webpage to learn more.

Volunteers offer Village members much-needed rides

Read about the Village in these articles:

Bigger Than Ballard by Peggy Sturdivant
Entering the Village by Peggy Sturdivant