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Villages NW provides support for community members who wish to age in place, live independently.

Despite a rainy weekend, Rivers East Village's rummage sale in early June raised nearly $2,000 to provide scholarships and other support for members of the village. COURTESY PHOTO: RIVERS EAST VILLAGE - Rivers East Village volunteers working the sale this month included, from left, Susan Barr, Edith Minde, Bob Boyle, Laurie Stapleton, Stella Brown, Carol Cookson and Helen Unfred.

Rivers East Village volunteer Sonya Norton said dozens of families donated hundreds of items for the sale.

"Customers braved the damp to snatch up bargain plants, furniture, toys and other treasures," Norton said.

Serving Milwaukie, Oak Lodge and Gladstone, Rivers East is one of the Clackamas County programs hat are part of Villages NW, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The all-volunteer villages provide support for community members who wish to stay in their homes as they grow older.

Volunteers provide help with household tasks, gardening, friendly visits, rides and other needs that might otherwise make it difficult to live independently.

"Our members and supporters have become a real community," Norton said.

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