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Westside Neighbors Network “village” to help residents age in place

Whether you are still looking for your “forever home” or you want to live in your current home throughout your life, have you given any thought to how you will get the support your need?

Westside Neighbors Network website screenshot [image] A group called Westside Neighbors Network is talking about those issues and working to create what is sometimes called a “virtual village” for aging in place in West Seattle. They describe their village vision as a member-driven, intergenerational, grassroots organization bringing neighbors together to help each other stay in their community as they age. Members would have one-call access to volunteer help for in-home services, transportation, and vetted service providers as well as social and educational events that support connectedness and friendships. Based on reciprocity, Village members would usetheir skills to help other members while receiving the support they need to remain in their community.

A “village movement” began in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in 2002 and has since spread to over 200 communities nationwide. There are currently three villages in Seattle—PNA Village, North East Seattle Together (NEST), and Wider Horizons (based in central Seattle)—and several other neighborhoods are talking about starting a village.

The Westside Neighbors Network is poised to launch. Their mission is “to nurture a lively and engaged community that celebrates and supports positive aging. Village members connect with each other, with knowledge, and with resources to enable them to live full lives as they age in their westside neighborhood.”

For more information about Westside Neighbors Network, e-mail westsideneighborsnetwork@gmail.com or visit www.westsideneighborsnetwork.org.

Your Fauntleroy Community Association has scheduled a Westside Neighbors Network presentation at its November 8 business meeting. For more information, see our Calendar page.

partial view of schoolhouse centennial poster Fauntleroy Schoolhouse—99 going on 100!

The Fauntleroy Schoolhouse turns 100 in 2017, and a planning committee is laying the groundwork for several celebrations leading up to 2017. The centennial event will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will start with a "group hug" photo at 11:30 and a flag raising at noon, followed by speakers, music, games, food and more. A new flagpole has been donated in appreciation by Christy Gamrath and family, who still reside in the neighborhood. The flag likely last flew in June 1981 when Fauntleroy Schoolhouse was closed by Seattle Public Schools.

Here’s what's needed:

  • Photos and memorabilia: Both donations and loans of materials are welcome. Please include names and year(s) spent at the school.

  • A database of school alumni. E-mail your contact information and years of attendance.

  • Centennial event planning. All meetings are held at the Schoolhouse in conference room A.

If you can help, e-mail faunt.schoolhouse100years@gmail.com. You can follow current activities as well as plans for the celebration by following Fauntleroy Schoolhouse on Facebook.

The Fauntleroy Story helps keeps the spirit alive!

The Seattle Channel graciously carries The Fauntleroy Story: 100 Years of Community on their website. Click here to read their description of the videol and suggestion about using our story “to prompt discussion about what makes a neighborhood a community and how to keep that spirit alive.”

Thank you to all our Community Partners!

Bruce Butterfield, Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate
Janet Keen, Mental Health Counselor
Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering
Dance! West Seattle
Pilates at Fauntleroy
Ultrafabtech Computer Repair and Consulting
Devir Americas, LLC
Salon Fauntleroy
West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA
Endolyne Joe's Restaurant
Sheppard Bookkeeping Services
West Seattle Blog
Fauntleroy Children's Center
Stuffed Cakes
Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ
Synergy HomeCare
Fauntleroy Massage
The Kenney Retirement Community

For information about becoming a Community Partner, e-mail FCA president Mike Dey (msdey50@aol.com) or vice-president David Haggarty (dh@tuxedosandtennisshoes.com).

2015 Annual Report Available Online

The 2015 Fauntleroy Community Association report was mailed to FCA members earlier this year. A copy has been posted online on the About Us webpage. Read and celebrate the many accomplishments of your neighborhood association!

Community Resources Directory

Our Community Resources Directory can be printed for easy reference at home. We add more information on a regular basis, so check back periodically for updates.