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The Mission of Community Village Lawrence is to enhance quality of life for the entire community by helping neighbors remain in their homes as they age. We aim to do this by creating a network of supports and services following the Village model to make aging at home a long-term, affordable option. 

Community Village Lawrence is a membership-based service with an expanding volunteer network. Any Lawrence resident who wishes to age in their home but feels they may need extra support is invited to join. Become a member or volunteer for Community Village Lawrence and join a strong and growing community. Visit the Membership and Volunteer Opportunities pages for more information.


  


Would you or friend/loved one like assistance
in any of the following areas?

  • Preparing for and attending health-related appointments?
  • A note-taker to write down what the health professional says during the appointment?
  • Transportation to and from the appointment
    • From your front door to the chair in the appointment room!
  • General support and companionship throughout the entire appointment process?


If you answered yes to any of these, don’t worry:
Help is on the way!


Health Support Volunteers
A New CVL Program

 

 
What is a Health Support Volunteer (HSV)?

  • An extra set of ears during a health-related appointment
  • A note-taker: someone to document the communication between doctor and patient.
  • Someone to help you prepare for and attend medical appointments. HSVs can be by your side during the entire process, from preparing to prescription pickup!
  • General support and companionship for the patient - empowering them to be an active participant in their health care.
  • Someone to remind you to ask a specific question before the doctor leaves or to clarify confusing terms.
  • NOT a medical health professional or medical advocate!


If you would like to be involved in the HSV program development and implementation OR become a future HSV, please contact CVL's AmeriCorps VISTA HSV Program Coordinator (information below).



FOR MORE INFO:

Sheilah Tackett
sheilahtackett1@gmail.com
785-393-2914


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Are you a Black/African American male living with a chronic illness? Are you over the age of 40? Can you use an extra $20 in your pocket? Do you want to share your story?
Then, check this out! Just 1-2 hours of participating in research - it could be worth your time!
Research volunteers are needed for a qualitative study.

The purpose of this research is to find out how aging Black/African American males with chronic illness cope with their lived experiences. I am looking for volunteers who:  are 40 years of age or older;  have at least a chronic illness for the past 12 months or more  have 1-2 hours available for an interview. Volunteers will receive $20 for their participation, and all identifying information collected will be kept confidential. There is no more risk in participating in this research than you experience in everyday life.

To participate in this research or for more information, please contact:
 
Darlingtina Atakere
University of Kansas, Department of Psychology
datakere@ku.edu
Tel: 479-692-9016




Check it out

The 2016 Community Village Lawrence Annual Report, here.






 Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!
 

 Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!
 

 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.
 



Our Mission 
The mission of Community Village Lawrence is to enhance the quality of life for the entire community by helping neighbors remain in their homes as they age.
We aim to do this by creating a network of supports following the Village model to make aging at home a long-term, affordable option. 
 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.
 



Our Mission 
The mission of Community Village Lawrence is to enhance the quality of life for the entire community by helping neighbors remain in their homes as they age.
We aim to do this by creating a network of supports following the Village model to make aging at home a long-term, affordable option. 
 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.
 



Our Mission 
The mission of Community Village Lawrence is to enhance the quality of life for the entire community by helping neighbors remain in their homes as they age.
We aim to do this by creating a network of supports following the Village model to make aging at home a long-term, affordable option. 
 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.
 



 More information on the Village Movement: 
Watch Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age, 
a PBS special on the national Village Movement!
See more from PBS NewsHour.
To view the full story and a transcript -- click here!


We are proud to be a member of the Village Network. 
Click on the image to the right to learn more.
 



               
     
             
     

               
     
             
     


 

 

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On the Village Movement: 
Seniors Hold on to Urban

Independence Into Old Age
a PBS special on the national

Village Movement!