July 17, 2019

A Community of Mutual Support in East Providence

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Would you like to stay in your own home as your grow older? Do you wish there were more services to help you do that? -- for instance rides, help with home maintenance and errands? Do you wish you had more ways to stay connected with friends and others?

A group of East Providence neighbors have been meeting to explore ways to establish a community-based network of mutual support for seniors who choose to stay in our homes and to do so safely, independently and in community as we grow older. One model for this is the non-profit Village concept that has been successful in many communities. including Providence.

If you are Interested in learning more, please stop by the Weaver Library to pick up our Neighborhood Village information sheet or email us at neighborhood.village@villagecommonri.org. You can help us find out more about what matters to you by completing a brief survey.

We will have an information table at the East Providence Senior Center on Tuesday July 9th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Also, look for as at the Weaver Library Concerts starting at 6:00 PM on Wednesday July 10 and August 7 and at the Weaver Library Farmer’s Market on July 25 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

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