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Village in the Woods...Living Well at Home and in Community
The Village in the Woods is a community based, membership organization serving the greater Huntington Woods, Michigan area (including the Berkley School District and Pleasant Ridge).  We support adults, 50+ so they can remain independent in their homes and in the neighborhoods they call home.  We provide neighbor-to neighbor connections, social programming and supportive resources through screened and discounted preferred providers to assist you or your loved ones to remain independent and fully engaged. 
To learn more, give us a call at 248-592-5041. 
Did you know FORBES listed joining a Village as the #1 thing to do upon turning 50?  Why 50?  Because that is the time to think about and plan for how and where you want to live the rest of your life.  Help create and maintain the community you want by getting involved with the Village in the Woods.
Monday, July 13, 2015
8:30 am -4:30 pm.
15000 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI
(Mondry Building on the Oak Park Jewish Community Center)
Come for a while, or stay for the whole event. 
Reservations preferred, but drop-ins are welcome.
An optional lunch is available for purchase for $9.00 if you order by 3:00 pm on Friday, July 10.  Choices (Tuna, Egg Salad, Turkey or Veggie Wrap, with coleslaw, whole fruit and chips).  Call 248-592-5041 or e-mail info@villageinthewoods with your order.  (Please leave a message with your contact information and food order if no one answers the phone).  You will receive a confirmation.

We have been really busy lately...
With the help of our friends at Arcadia Home Care and Staffing, we offered a Spring Clean-Up for Village Members needing a little help getting their yards ready for summer, we have been working with Berkley High School arranging teen volunteers to help members with dog walking, moving things around the house, and other tasks.  The Village provides such great opportunities for intergenerational connections.
We've been to the theatre (Motown the Musical, Kinky Boots, Once and Pippin).  And, we toured Detroit Old and New, with our Friend, Linda Yellin and Feet on the Street. 
Perhaps most exciting, we held our first Member's Only Planning Meeting to discuss future programming and activities.  We have grown significantly since we first opened our doors and are ready and able to turn the Village in the Woods into a truly member-led organization.
What a fabulous time we had at our first Member's Only Pot Luck on March 18th at the Heinrich's .  Over 28 people showed up.  It was a great opportunity to meet other members and to really begin to create the groundwork for a community network.  Be assured this was the first of many more such events to come. 
    at the J
The Amazing
July 30, 2015 at 7:0 pm 
at the Oak Park Jewish Community Center
Advance tickets $6.00.  $8.00 at the door. Complimentary for members of the Village in the Woods
Unless otherwise noted, all Jazz at the J programs are at 7:00 pm at the Oak Park Jewish Community Center. 15110 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI 
No advanced registration is required, but we'd love to know you are coming.  To reserve your space, simply click on the EVENTS tab at the top of the page and you will be taken to an on-line registration page.  Or, feel free to call at 248-592-5041  

The Village Movement was recently featured on the NBC Nightly News Hour with Brian Williams.  His in-laws are members of Staying Put, a Village in New Canaan, CT.  Click the link to watch this exciting report and see the type of community we are working hard to create right here in the greater Huntington Woods area.
Did you know the Village in the Woods has a Facebook page?  It's a great way to see what is happening at a glance.  We also want to share our page with adult children of older adults still living in the Huntington Woods area. We encourage you to "LIKE" and "SHARE" our Facebook page.  The more followers, the better we will be able to reach those in need of our services.
DO YOU KNOW any older adults in the Greater Huntington Woods area who may need our services?  Please feel free to pass our information along, or let us know.  We will contact them directly.  Neighbor-to neighbor assistance is what makes the Village run.
We've Lowered Our Price!
Over the past year you have heard a lot about the Village in the Woods. Our success is based on being responsive to the community in which we work. While we have spoken to the community, we have also listened.

The most frequent feedback we have received is that our price point is a barrier to membership. In light of this concern, we are pleased to announce that the Village in the Woods is lowering its annual membership fee to $575 (less than $50 a month) for an individual membership and $775 (less than $70 a month) for a household membership.

We are so happy to update everyone on our new price point!
If you are interested in joining the Village in the Woods or want more information, please feel free to use the "Contact Us" tab or call 248-592-5041.  We will be more than happy to talk to you.
If you want more information on the Village movement, contact the Village to Village Network at

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