By Carol Levy and Susan Steiner, Guest contributors.
Good news! You have a golden chance to win big bucks while helping Corrales golden agers stay active and remain in their beloved homes. VILLAGE in the Village (ViV) is holding a 50/50 Golden Chance raffle where the winner wins half the total ticket sales. The goal is at least $5,000 in ticket sales, with the winning ticket collecting at least $2,500! (If we are lucky enough to be near our goal by The Comment Deadline, change to: With the Port of Gold already at $3,150, you stand to win at least $1,575!
The other half of ticket donations will go to support the programs and operational expenses of ViV. This volunteer-based non-profit promotes intergenerational community life by helping older adults remain in their homes while leading active, independent, and productive lives. ViV members pay a small annual fee in exchange for a wide variety of services and programs including:
- Many social programs such as:
- Happy Hours
- Movie Club
- Men’s Club
- Book Club
- Bocce Ball
- Theatre outings
- Educational Classes
- Friendly visits and calls
- Respite care
- Minor household tasks and repairs
- Assistance with digital equipment
ViV also gives back to the community. ViV funded and built the bocci ball court at the Corrales Recreation Center, installed Little Free Libraries throughout the village and runs a medical equipment lending program available to anyone in Corrales. Currently, ViV is coordinating with the village for a road and trail clean up.
ViV’s contribution of the well-being of Corrales golden agers is best described by some of its members:
BERT DAVIS: I have lived in Corrales since 1979 and raised my two sons here. I am very proud to be one of the volunteers who provided labor and obtained donated materials to build the Corrales Library for a mere $10,000.
I work from home for the University of New Mexico doing research for the medical school as a biostatistician. My wife Ester works full time as a psychologist and in addition, sees veterans for compensation and pension exams.