It Takes a Village

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There’s a nation-wide movement to make neighborhoods more comfortable places in which to grow old. These organized neighborhoods called villages are supported by members of the neighborhood or community. If you would like to find our more about the legal aspects of forming a village, come to the next meeting on Thursday, February 14 at 11:45am in the Malletts Creek Branch Program Room AB to hear Neel Hajra from NEW Center explore the advantages and limitations of becoming a non-profit village. "It Takes A Village" brownbag discussion is sponsored by the Blueprint For Aging.

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Thanks to Yolanda Whiten at Ann Arbor Community Center for hosting the second Village Models meeting on Dec. 5, helping neighbors organizing to support each other. One exciting project spearheaded by Al Feldt is located in the census tract bounded by Maple, Seventh, Dexter and Miller. Also represented was Neighborhood Senior Services, assisting seniors in Washtenaw County since 1975. These and other grassroots groups were at the table with a determination to forge closer neigborhood ties.


!! Calling ALL community organizers !!

Neel Hajra will discuss various options for grassroots efforts. We encourage anyone working on a project in the community. Neel can answer your legal, financial, and logistical questions...

Blueprint for Aging wants to make this relevant for YOU - please send questions or topics of interest to efarber@csswashtenaw.org or call Emily at 734-712-0548

Hope to see you there!


!! Calling ALL community organizers !!

Neel Hajra will discuss various options for grassroots efforts. We encourage anyone working on a project in the community. Neel can answer your legal, financial, and logistical questions...

Blueprint for Aging wants to make this relevant for YOU - please send questions or topics of interest to efarber@csswashtenaw.org or call Emily at 734-712-0548

Hope to see you there!


A brief story on the Dexter-Miller community can be read at
http://annarborchronicle.com/2008/09/22/another-day-another-dexmil/

We also published our first newsletter in September. I will email a copy to anyone interested. Send your request to: alfeldt@umixch.edu

And of course, you can always view our website at www.DEXMIL.com