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Community Village Lawrence to hold Spring Fundraiser!
Community Village Lawrence, a local organization developing to help neighbors age in their own homes, would like to announce their first annual spring fundraiser, A Trip Down Memory Lane: 1969 Orange Bowl Revival. The fundraiser will take place on April 27th from 3 to 6 p.m. inside the Crown Toyota Showroom, 3430 Iowa Street. Special guest Bobby Douglass and emcee Jeremy Taylor will lead attendees in a colorful afternoon of hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, KA Mimms Photography and event photo booth, exciting premiums, and live entertainment. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 for a couple and include a photo in the event booth, hors d’oeurvres, and an auction bid card. Donations accepted for drinks. Donations to CVL are tax-deductible under the fiscal sponsorship of the Douglas County Community Foundation.

Bobby Douglass is the former University of Kansas football star who led the Jayhawks to a 9–2 record, a share of the Big Eight Conference title and a spot in the 1969 Orange Bowl. He was an All American in 1968 and played in the NFL after playing for the Jayhawks. In 1972, he set the record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in one season while playing with the Chicago Bears. Jeremy Taylor co-hosts Senior Moments on KLWN AM 1320 Saturday mornings at 10:00 with CVL Board Member, Judy Bellome. Jeremy is known locally as "the English guy on the radio". Community Village will launch a full program of vetted volunteer services, references to vetted service providers, and member social and educational programs in summer 2014. The free services offered with our sample launch in March 2014 will remain free services to the community, but we will be recruiting full members for our program in the summer. Members will pay $50/month for an individual and $75/month for a household of two. Community Village is based on a successful national model for aging in place, the Village model. For more information about this exciting movement, visit the Village to Village Network site.

This fundraiser will provide the final funds to support the full launch of Community Village Lawrence. We are currently raising funds to hire an executive director, vet volunteers, and other operating expenses. We hope to see you at the event! Visit our Spring Fundraiser page for more details!
Many thanks to our sponsors
Thanks to our food & drink donors

And thanks to our auction donors 
Adventure Travel, Au Marché, Balloonarts, Blossom Trail Bee Ranch, The Brewhaus, Jayni Carey, Cindy’s Simple Life, Conroy's Public House, Cottin’s Hardware and Rental, Downtown Barber, Downtown Lawrence, Essential Goods, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Global Café, Harris Auto, Head Rush, Java Break, Love Garden Sounds, La Prima Tazza, Lucky Paws Bakery, The Oread, Pachamama’s, Phoenix Gallery, Quinton’s Bar & Deli, Ramen Bowls, The Roost, Rudy’s Pizzeria, Saffees, The Salty Iguana, Signs of Life, Stitch On Needlework, Sweet! LLC, Target, Kathleen Taylor, Washington Creek Lavender, Water’s Edge, Weaver’s Department Store, WheatFields
Village Network featured in the Washington Post Once again, Villages have been the star in a main media outlet, highlighting Washington, DC area Villages and the Village Movement! This time, the news made the home page of the Metro Section of the Washington post. Not only was this article in the Post, but it was also picked up by an additional 65 media outlets across the country. It even made it into some online publications in California. Village to Village Network website traffic picked up once again, and we are pleased to hear of the impact it is making.

Village Network featured on the NBC Nightly News
Brian Williams covered the Village Concept on NBC Nightly News on January 24th. His in-laws are part of the Village movement and staying in their homes longer because of it Our Telephone Reassurance program, to launch in March, is a great example of how Villages help seniors feel safe and independent at home. It is also a simple way for you to be reassured that your parents are checked on regularly by someone who genuinely cares about their well-being and who knows how to get in touch with you, trusted neighbors, or, if needed, emergency services. Telephone Reassurance volunteers will contact participants on a regular schedule, determined by participant preferences, and will know who to contact and the steps to follow if a participant doesn't respond. The program is one of our free sample services to launch in March, alongside Fire and Home Safety Programs through a partnership with the Fire Medical Department.  To learn more, contact our AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow, Kris Roberts, at 785-505-0187, e-mail info@communityvillagelawrence.org, or send us a Facebook message! You can also learn more by visiting our Free Sample Services page. 

Membership If you interested in participating in our Sample Service Programs to launch in March 2014, please complete a Sample Service Member Application, doc or Sample Service Member Application, PDF. You can also contact us to receive a paper application or with questions.  We are happy to meet with interested participants and/or assist with completing the application! You can also attend our February 1st community gathering (described above) to learn more and receive an application. Because we are still developing our offerings, we are not yet prepared to accept full members. However, you can fill out an application to help us to know you and indicate your interest.  Our membership application is available in MS Word or as a PDF.  Stay tuned for more information about becoming a member, receiving services, and contributing to the sustainability of our program! 
Volunteering Interested in volunteering your valuable time?  Click here to visit our Volunteer Opportunities page and learn more!




Learn More

More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!

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We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
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 Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!
 

 Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!
 

 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.
 



Our Mission 
The mission of Community Village Lawrence is to enhance the quality of life for the entire community by helping neighbors remain in their homes as they age.
We aim to do this by creating a network of supports following the Village model to make aging at home a long-term, affordable option. 
 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.
 



Our Mission 
The mission of Community Village Lawrence is to enhance the quality of life for the entire community by helping neighbors remain in their homes as they age.
We aim to do this by creating a network of supports following the Village model to make aging at home a long-term, affordable option. 
 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.
 



Our Mission 
The mission of Community Village Lawrence is to enhance the quality of life for the entire community by helping neighbors remain in their homes as they age.
We aim to do this by creating a network of supports following the Village model to make aging at home a long-term, affordable option. 
 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.
 



 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.