A new nonprofit in Seattle is helping the elderly stay in their homes by creating a virtual village. Our newspaper partners at the Seattle Times just did a profile of NEST (Northeast Seattle Together). NEST ensures that seniors continue to live safely in their own homes and neighborhoods instead of moving into nursing homes or senior living facilities. Members will pay an annual fee of $600 for neighbors to help with everyday tasks like garbage and lawn care. Volunteers are also stepping up to help in their neighborhoods as well. The U-District is just one of the neighborhoods that NEST is reaching out to. You can read the Times story here.
U-District targeted for program helping seniors stay in their homes