Especially in this time of sheltering in place, many older adults are dealing with social isolation. Given the higher risk for people age 65+, we may be facing increased social distancing for some time, until a vaccine is available. The Village Network is responding to this crisis by creating new ways every day for members and volunteers to continue connecting with each other, building friendships, and offering mutual support as we navigate the opportunities and realities for older adults in this historic time.
Village membership now offers online wellness programs and interest groups as well as volunteer services including grocery shopping, prescription pick-ups phone friends, computer help, and personalized referrals to community resources. When the shelter in place order has lifted, we will gradually begin offering driving and in-person friendly visits, computer help, and minor home repairs again.
This is an online or phone meeting for potential members (ages 50+), their adult children and those interested in volunteering. To receive the Zoom online link, please RSVP to the Village office at 707-776-6055 or email info@VillageNetworkofPetaluma.org . Those with no computer can participate in the meeting by phone.