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Westside Pacific Villages "Neighbors Helping Neighbors"

 

February 4, 2016



The WPV has a new name that better describes its broader service area. Westside Pacific Villages, chosen wisely so that it can still use the “WPV” acronym, will also continue to do business as “Westchester Playa Village.”

What and who they are will remain unchanged– still the same community-based non-profit of “neighbors helping neighbors.” Its mission, values and program remain the same and will not be impacted.

WPV is part of a nationwide movement of nearly 200 villages formed to assist older adults to remain active and independent in the comfort and security of their homes and neighborhoods. Its network of volunteers provides services such as transportation to appointments, running errands, help around the house and friendly visits to our members and much more. WPV also provides social activities, health and wellness programs and informational workshops for its members.

Westchester Playa Village got started six years ago under the name of “Westchester Village Network.” At that time, the plan was to provide services to the Westchester area, but as its “village” was being developed, it became apparent that the Playa del Rey area should be included as well. In 2011 it began operating as Westchester Playa Village and shortly thereafter, started serving adjacent communities such as Marina del Rey, Ladera Heights, Del Rey, and Culver City.

As a fifth year of operation is celebrated WPV looks forward to expanding into the neighborhoods of Mar Vista, Venice and El Segundo as Westside Pacific Villages.

Please visit http://www.thewpv.org to learn more about the organization and available volunteer opportunities.

 

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