Welcome to Community Village Lawrence
Community Village Lawrence is a membership-based service that will bring new strengths to the sense of community in Lawrence, Kansas. Any Lawrence resident who wishes to age in their home but feels they may need extra support is welcome to join.
Become a future member or current volunteer for Community Village Lawrence and join a strong and growing community: volunteer to help your neighbors, receive support from other neighborhood volunteers, and rely on service providers that care about Lawrence residents and are investing in the community.
Contact us to learn more about how to be involved now! We also have a growing "Volunteer Opportunities" page on our site that will provide more information.
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.
Search for a New VISTA!
CVL would like to announce our most recent application for a VISTA, available by clicking this linked text! The new VISTA will serve from November 4, 2014 - November 6, 2015. We are excited to add another member to our team as we gear up for full launch. If you know of any community- and service-minded candidates, let them know of this opportunity.
Standing: Chris Holmer, Judy Bellome, Diane Adamson, Tamara Cash, Brenda Nuñez, Kris Roberts (VISTA)
Seated: Mary Baxter, Jo Bryant, Ellen Paulsen, Mary Johnson Photo by Maggie Kruger
The CVL board met with Jo Bryant for a strategic planning session on June 12, 2014. Thank you, Jo, for all of your support!
Community Village helping to coordinate Project ElderCool in Lawrence
Bishop Sullivan Center and the Mr. Goodcents Foundation have partnered with the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging to bring Project ElderCool to eligible Lawrence residents. Project ElderCool's mission is to provide a window air conditioner unit for a low income elderly person who is without one.
Community Village Lawrence, in cooperation with area organizations, is working to coordinate volunteers to help install twenty-five LG 5,000 BTU air conditioners in homes of Lawrence residents. If you are interested in helping with the installations, or know someone who may qualify for the program, please contact Community Village Lawrence by calling 785-505-0187 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, or send us a Facebook message!
You can also learn more by visiting our Free Sample Services page.
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!
Interested in volunteering your valuable time? Click here to visit our Volunteer Opportunities page and learn more!
Please visit our Why We Believe page to learn more our history, future,
and why we believe in Community Village Lawrence.
Support our Mission
|If you are interested in donating to Community Village Lawrence, we are currently accepting donations through Douglas County Community Foundation, our fiscal sponsor.
Visit our How to Donate page to learn more and view our Wishlist for sponsorships and in-kind donations.
|More information on the Village Movement:
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.