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Zoom forum about the HIghland Senior Center, Tuesday, February 20, from 3-4 PM.  For more information click here.

 

2024 Notecards available!

Still just $20 each

Last summer we held our fourth photography contest, the theme of which was Curious Creatures. Our 2024 calendars and notecards consist of photos taken in our neighborhood by the contest winners.  We still have a few 2024 calendars.  Boxes of 2024 cards are available for $20, while the older card sets are now $10. Call 617-851-8151 to have cards or calendars delivered to your door! 

 

                                                 

                                                                              Top winning photo: Are Flies Curious? by Roland Penttila

To view the winning photos, click here.
 
Click on the link below to purchase the 2024 Calendar:
 
Click on the link below to purchase the 2024 Note Card Set:
 

 

THE PURPOSE OF PARKLAND VILLAGE

  • Help our neighbors age in place
  • Build community
  • Pay it forward

 

Our Volunteer Services

See the list of services below under "What is Parkland Village"!  We are serving our elderly neighbors and those with disabilities.  Get in touch with us at info@parklandvillageabq.org if you would like to become a member of Parkland Village, become a Parkland Village volunteer, or both.

People will need to become Parkland Village members to receive services.  However, people can become members to support the Village, whether or not they currently need services.  Members must live in the service area (primarily the Parkland Hills and Southeast Heights neighborhoods) or, on a case-by-case basis, close to the boundaries of the service area.  The annual dues are $150 for an individual and $200 for a household.  However, financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford the regular dues.  For the safety of members and volunteers, both must be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster.  Both must follow Parkland Village Covid protocols.  You can find the membership handbook here and the membership registration form here.

WHAT IS PARKLAND VILLAGE?

The primary work of Parkland Village is the organization of a network of volunteers who help our neighbors so that they can better age in place in their homes.  

Parkland Village affirms its commitment to the right of volunteers, members, and participants to non-discriminatory treatment based on disability, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, creed, veteran status, marital status, immigration status, or political affiliation in all its programs and activities.  Non-discrimination includes freedom from harassment and retaliation based on any of the above-referenced protected classes.

Services include: 

  • Transportation to medical appointments, shopping, church services, senior activities, etc.;
  • Light household tasks (including yard work);
  • Assistance with computers and other technology;
  • Community events and friendly visits to help prevent a sense of isolation.

Through our interactions, we get to know each other, establish friendships, and work towards building community.


Parkland Village is part of and supported by the Village to Village Network.

Parkland Village is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donations to the Village are tax deductible.


We need volunteers to: 

  • Help our members age in place.
  • Serve on our committees. (Fundraising, Services Committee, Recruitment and Outreach, Events, and Resource Evaluation and Coordination.  We could also use help with our website and accounting.
  • Spark fresh energy and ideas.

For more information about Parkland Village, you can email us at info@parklandvillageabq.org

You can call us at (505) 417-8799

You can mail us at: Parkland Village, P.O. Box 8738, Albuquerque, NM 87198

For information about the village movement in general, click here.

For related resources, including links to other villages' websites, click here.

 

Recording of July 13, 2021 forum: End of Life Options Act

The New Mexico Villages Network held a Zoom forum in July on the End of Life Options Act, which was recently passed by the New Mexico legislature and signed by our governor.  It gives terminally ill people who have mental capacity to choose a legal means to end their lives with choice and dignity.  You can review the recording of this forum by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2p9a9886  After you click on the link, enter the following passcode: k!u7Df^1  Note: To make sure you enter the passcode correctly, copy and paste it.

The organization that organized the effort to get the End of Life Options Act passed is End of Life Options New Mexico.  They continue to educate and advocate in the area of end of life options and can be reached at (505) 393-1321 and info@endoflifeoptionsnm.org.  

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