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About Village Without Walls

Village Without Walls is an inclusive, interdependent community where everyone can age in place and live in homes of their choice safely. Whether you choose to live in a single family home, a townhouse or condo, an apartment, or a senior retirement center you are eligible to be a member of the Village.

What is Village Without Walls

Village Without Walls is not a PLACE; it’s a PLAN that encourages neighbors to get to know neighbors in their community.

Belonging to the Village provides:

Community: Members in Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove, and Aloha make friends and participate in a variety of events: educational programs, socials, fitness sessions, potlucks, picnics, coffee groups, book clubs, and wellness activities.

Mutual Support: We are all types of people—retired, working, longtime and recent residents, couples, singles, active folks, and those with physical limitations who want to grow with and rely on each other.

Resources: We offer information about and referrals to community organizations or agencies that serve older adults and member recommendations for vendors that provide services beyond what our volunteers do (such as plumbing, roofing, and electrical work).

Services: Volunteers provide transportation, minor household maintenance, short-term pet care, light yard chores, and technology assistance to our members.

Our service area includes Hillsboro, Aloha, Cornelius, Forest Grove and the rural areas served by those cities. 

Learn About Villages!

The first step to learning more about the local Village movement is to attend a free Village 101 presentation. This presentation explains the Village movement and how villages in the Portland metropolitan area are organized and moving forward. The presentation includes:

  • The Village movement and how successful Villages have developed throughout the United States
  • Volunteer opportunities with the Village
  • Services and programs delivered by the Village
  • Types of memberships and costs
  • The model of Villages in the Portland Metro area

For the next Village 101 presentation check the Event Calendar, call 503-207-8729 or email You will also find the dates on the event calendar for our monthly happy hour or coffee social gatherings where you can meet current members and volunteers.

Village Without Walls is a member of the Villages NW Hub and Spoke Network, a network of Villages in the Portland metro area. Our local network is connected to a thriving nationwide movement of over 200 Villages providing programs and services to enable seniors to remain comfortably and securely in their own home.