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It Really Does Take a Village
How the Northampton Neighbors movement came about
The Conz Street Chronicle  September 2018
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The battle of being mortal is the battle to maintain the integrity of one's life...
Atul Gawande



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“All of us feel that we don’t know our neighbors well enough,” Steve Middleton, Waltham organizer said, “and we want to make sure that people don’t fall through the cracks.”
For some seniors, a cultural shift and a vital volunteerism.
The Boston Globe  July 7, 2018

Spotlight on the Village Movement




Northampton Neighbors, a nonprofit dedicated to helping seniors improve their quality of life and stay in their homes, has received its first grant.

“We are thrilled with this award,” said Leigh Bailey, a founder and former president of Northampton Neighbors, who does publicity for the nonprofit.

“We’re very, very excited about it,” said Northampton Neighbors President Katharine Baker, who helped write the grant.

Launched last fall, Northampton Neighbors connects seniors in the city with volunteers who can help them with tasks ranging from buying groceries, chopping wood and keeping them company. This kind of assistance is referred to as a virtual retirement village.--Bera Dunau

Northampton Neighbors lands grant to expand programming. 

Daily Hampshire Gazette Tuesday July 3, 2018

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Northampton Neighbors launches monthly column in the Conz Street Chronicle

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We’re neighbors. Asking us for help is just like asking a neighbor for a hand with something you can’t do yourself. We’re an all volunteer community of people dedicated to helping older people stay in their homes and apartments, with a little neighborly help. - Mark Karpel








Leigh Bailey and Katharine Baker talked about Northampton Neighbors on WWLP's Mass Appeal on March 7, 2018. Watch the video here..


Northampton Neighbors was featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on March 6, 2018. Read the article here.







Listen to the Podcast: Board Members Leigh Bailey and Katharine Baker talked about Northampton Neighbors on The Bill Newman Radio Show on February 10th, 2016 (starts at minute 16:35). Click here to listen.






Northampton Neighbors in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on February 6, 2017. Read the article here.




You can read the terrific article about Northampton Neighbors in the July 2017  issue of the Northampton Senior Center’s Conz Street Chronicle here: http://www.northamptonma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/8644

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