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The July edition of our newsletter, The Village Vibe, is out! Please click here to read it online, or click below to open the PDF version.

SVP ACTIVITIES

Curious about Geocaching and want to know more about it so you can give it a try?
Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 – 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, to discover what this super fun hobby/ sport/ adventure/ obsession is all about.  You will learn how to find geocaches hidden in your area and what to do once you find one!

During this Zoom session we will cover:

  • Brief history of geocaching
  • Explanation of cache types and useful terms
  • Introduction to GPS and satellite technology
  • The cache page at Geocaching.com and setting up your own geocaching account
  • How to select a cache to find in your area and how to log it once you find it
  • Trackable travel bugs and geocoins – what are they and what to do with them

Following this online session, Patty Evans will be hosting an official Geocaching event nearby, with social distancing and masks, of course, where we can meet up and practice our newly learned skills!  There are two geocaches hidden in this location… one of them is Patty's! Once you find them, you will be able to sign the logs to show you found them and then enter your finds on your very own cache page online! 

If you would like to attend, RSVP on on our events page: https://seacoast.helpfulvillage.com/events/214

Or reply via Google form:
https://forms.gle/DSjScd9Vm8A3Ys3T7

Or email us at: rsvp@seacoastvillageproject.org

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We enjoyed a virtual piano bar via Zoom on August 6th with Bob Mackasek, professional musician and recent newcomer to the Seacoast.

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The Program and Events team has held several other video get-togethers via Zoom. So far we have met for a virtual happy hour, shared our travel experiences with a virtual show and tell, and shared some of our favorite books. Stay tuned and join in the fun!

We have been working behind the scenes to make sure that we will be able to offer face-to-face activities and services once it is safe to do so.

A small group of volunteers has been conducting phone check-ins to members. Sometimes a friendly voice on the other end of the line can be reassuring.

Seacoast Village Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the State of New Hampshire

 

SVP PANDEMIC RESPONSE

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Like so many non-profit organizations, we are quickly pivoting, making adjustments to meet changing needs and constraints. During this time of social isolation, SVP is offering a limited “Community Support Membership” to residents over 50 in the NH Seacoast communities (Portsmouth, Exeter and surrounding towns). This introductory service package includes regular phone check-ins and local errands (non-contact delivery). SVP volunteers are available to run errands so that members do not need to leave their homes. In order to preserve social distancing requirements, our trusted SVP volunteers will not enter people’s homes.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering free community community support memberships through the end of 2020. If you are interested in receiving services or in volunteering, we’d love to connect.  Just click on the link above to fill out our interest form and someone will get back to you.  You can also connect by sending us an email at Info@SeacoastVillageProject.org or by calling (603) 610-8430.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US

Talk to us!  Let us know if you would like to have us check in with you.  In addition to making us both feel good, it will help us test our volunteer connection system. E-mail us at info@seacoastvillageproject.org.

Refer friends and neighbors to this website where we offer helpful information and available resources during this pandemic.  

Specifically reach out to older adults in your community who might need help with grocery or pharmacy pickups—or a friendly phone check in.

Consider volunteering—we can match your interests with our specific needs. Just click on the “Interest Form” at the top of this page.

If you see something, share something!  Friend us on our Facebook page and post there.  We will have volunteers curating your ideas (and the hundreds of e-mails we’re getting from local resources trying to pitch in) and will post them on our website, so they don’t get lost in the shuffle.

Lighten us up!  Facebook is also a great place to share humor and good news.  Some of my favorites have been the sing-out in Boston (Sweet Caroline, of course). And the take on this whole thing from the point of view of pets. My humor repertoire ls limited - we could all use a smile or story to share.

Finally, we always welcome a donation—whatever you feel moved to give.  We’ll put it to good use.  Please click here to donate. If you prefer to write a check, please send it to:
Seacoast Village Project

PO Box 182
New Castle, NH 03854

Thank you for your support!

THE US CENSUS

Have you completed the US Census for your household? The U.S. Census not only determines representation in government but generates data that informs the distribution of close to $900 billion in federal funding for everything from road construction to student loans to heating assistance for struggling families.

Go to my2020census.gov to respond online, or call 1-844-330-2020 to respond by phone.

For more information and resources specific to New Hampshire, please visit The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's website.