The Village in the Woods is a community based, member led organization serving the greater Huntington Woods, Michigan area (including the Berkley School District and Pleasant Ridge). Its purpose is to support its members to age at home and in the community by providing concierge services, health, wellness and social programs as well as volunteer opportunities and neighbor-to-neighbor connections.
We now have a Facebook page. It is a quick and easy way to find out what's happening in the Village! Please "like" and "share" our page! The more followers we have, the better chance we have a reaching adults with older parents in our catchment area. Just click on the link below.
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.
The Village in the Woods is hosting a CONSUMER PROTECTION series starting in January, in conjunction with the Senior Brigade Program of the Attorney General's office. All programs will be held at the Huntington Woods Library at 7:00 pm. If you would like transportation to any of these events, please let us know. We will do our best to make arrangement for you.
Our First Program on January 22, 2014-Protect Yourself from Phone, Mail and ID Theft was very informative. Among other things, we learned about telephone scams, charity scams and identity theft. Everyone in the audience learned something, and our presentor, Susan Peters was a huge source of information.
February 26, 2014-On-Line Safety
March 25, 2014-Protect Yourself from Investment Fraud
April 23, 2014-What to look for in a Contractor
Walk-ins are always welcome, but we encourage advance registration. To register in advance you can either
1) call the Village Office (248-592-5041)
3) click on the Events tab, then click on the program you want to attend, from our interactive calendar, and you will be taken directly to a registration page.
Stay tuned for at the J a new musical series co-sponsored with the Active Adult Program of the Oak Park JCC. Our first program is Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Oak Park Jewish Community Center. Our first musical guests are Cliff Monear & Nicole New. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is open to the public. General admission is $8.00. There is no charge for members of the Village in the Woods.
No advance registration is needed, but as always we appreciate knowing you're coming. See above for how to register in advance.
Mark your calendars for May 8 for our next at the J
Medicare and You
on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 was a successful, informative event. We were pleased to have residents from Huntington Woods, as well as surrounding areas join us as we learned about Medicare from representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administration in Washington, D.C. We were also pleased to have Jennifer Thierren from the Area Agency on Aging 1B share her knowledge and expertise directly with our attendees.
Food for Thanks, Food for Giving, featuring food writer and caterer, Annabel Cohen was a huge success. Over 50 people from around the community attended.
Annabel's food and sparkling personality made the evening a total delight. Recipes will be posted shortly.
To add to the joy of the evening, we woud like to thank all the attendees who brought non-perishible foods to donate to area food banks. We collected 46 (forty-six) pounds of food that will be welcomed by others this holiday season.
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 www.vtvnetwork.org