PNA to celebrate 15 years of Village Movement

The PNA Village team is excited to announce that renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer Dr. Atul Gawande will be the guest speaker at the 15th Celebration of the founding of Beacon Hill Village (in Boston) and the subsequent Village Movement they inspired on Monday, February 13.

His conversation, entitled “Being Mortal’s Villages: The Value of Community and Choice as we Grow Older,” will be moderated by Robin Young, host of NPR’s Here & Now, and feature a discussion on aging, living life with purpose, and how we can transform the possibilities for the later chapters in everyone’s lives.

The live event will begin at 2 p.m. (PST) and be simulcast from Boston to more than 150 of the 350-plus villages open and in development across the country, including the PNA Village.

All are welcome to join the PNA Village for a viewing party and subsequent conversation facilitated by Cecile Andrews, author of Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community, and the Common Good.

The Village Movement is a burgeoning, world-wide movement that champions an alternative approach for adults as they grow older. Villages are unique in that they are created by and for older adults, empowering their members to make wise, safe, and vibrant choices about how they wish to live.

The event will last from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. and will be held in the Community Hall at Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N).

Please bring a snack or dessert to share and RSVP at 206-789-1217 or village@phinneycenter.org


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