What is VILLAGE in the Village (ViV)?
The primary goal of VILLAGE in the Village, Inc. (ViV) is to help Corrales seniors live independently in our own homes for as long as possible and remain connected to our community. ViV was established by a group of friends and neighbors in Corrales who share a common belief that sometime in the future we will all need assistance to stay here in our beautiful, peaceful village.
We participate in local organizations; we shop at local stores; we eat in local restaurants. Having local resources available can make a big difference in meeting challenges we all face as we age. Even if you think "I am not ready yet for assistance here at home," you can join ViV now by becoming an Associate Member. Many Associates find volunteering with ViV is a meaningful and joyful way to contribute to the community. ViV will be here when you need us.
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Our mission helps seniors in a number of ways. Our vetted member-volunteers provide:
VILLAGE in the Village is a non-profit organization. We are incorporated in the State of New Mexico as a private, non-profit corporation and formally designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law.
- Transportation for:
- Health care appointments (medical, dental, optical, physical therapy, etc.)
- Personal care appointments (hairdresser, barber, nail salon, etc.)
- Shopping (grocery, clothing, etc.)
- Errands to bank, post office, cleaners, etc.
- Social, educational, cultural, recreational events and activities
- Notification of Social Interaction and Enrichment Activities
- Information on scheduled activities of interest to Corrales seniors, including those planned and sponsored by ViV.
- Help with Everyday Household Chores
- Minor tasks such as changing a light bulb, taking out the trash, retrieving mail, hanging pictures, etc.
- Companionship and Neighborly Visits
- Accompanying seniors on walks, to library, etc.; regularly scheduled phone calls and/or in-home visits.
- Assistance using Electronic Equipment
- Help and training on personal computers, tablets, TV's, cell phones, etc.
- Non-Medical Assistance for Caregivers—Respite
- Sitting with homebound members to allow spouses/significant others a few hours of independence away from loved ones.