Friday, July 17, 2015

Westchester Playa Village

The “Village Movement” was born out of the desire to create a local support system for seniors, and their families, who want to “age in place” without facing expensive home care support or being placed into an alternate living facility. Instead, through a membership, community-based organization, older adults can receive valuable support from volunteers in their community. For a nominal annual fee, individuals gain access to pre-screened volunteers who help with a wide array of tasks that older adults need assistance with.

Westchester Playa Village (WPV), a local non-profit organization founded by a former resident, is one of over 140 villages across the country. Initially serving the Westchester/Playa del Rey community, WPV has expanded to also serve Playa Vista, Marian del Rey, Culver City, Del Rey, parts of Mar Vista, Ladera Heights, and adjacent areas. WPV operates out of a small office in Westchester and provides a wide array of services including:
-  grocery shopping 
-  running errands
-  transportation to and from medical appointments, social 
   outings, hair salons
-  taking trash bins out/in on a weekly basis
-  help with household chores and minor handy work
-  teaching computer skills and how to use other electronic 
-  yard work and gardening
-  friendly visits, walking buddies, and pet care
-  referrals to pre-screened service providers

-  opportunities to meet other members and volunteers through
    special events and informational programs

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