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NEST – the virtual village for seniors – launches with office, executive director

Posted by Mike on January 10th, 2012

Update Jan. 14: Channel 13, Q13Fox.com, has covered NEST’s launch. Click here for the video.

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Watch video to see what NEST will do

North East Seattle Together  – the new “virtual village for seniors” – has hired an executive director and opened its office in the Ravenna-Bryant neighborhood.

It is now recruiting Founding Members who will be the first to benefit from the community and support services that NEST will provide to keep seniors safe in their own homes. Founding Members can begin enjoying NEST’s services on February 14, 2012, with the full public launch occurring on May 1.

Many neighbors have followed NEST’s progress for more than a year, watching as it organized, became a 501(c)3 and begin significant fundraising. It was  featured in the Seattle Times and by KUOW Public Radio.  More than 650 people asked to be added to its mailing lists, and over 150 volunteered to help NEST help seniors when as it prepared to launch.

NEST is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization which will be supported primarily by membership dues.  It will serve 14 neighborhoods in northeast Seattle – including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood, View Ridge and the University District – with a wide assortment of services, including transportation, simple household tasks, shopping and many, many more activities that are described on its website.

NEST’s new executive director, Judy Kinney, has worked for decades as a community builder, social services leader, business owner and life coach. She is deeply committed to NEST’s mission.  Earlier this month Judy opened the first NEST office, at 5751 33rd Ave. N.E., inside Ravenna United Methodist Church.

For more information email NEST or call Judy at 206-525-6378.

Disclosure: Mike, the author of this post, is also a NEST board member.



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