Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors (NAN) ??BANNOCKBURN NEIGHBORS ASSISTING NEIGHBORS (NAN) Miriam Kelty, PhD. keltym@

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BANNOCKBURN NEIGHBORS ASSISTING NEIGHBORS (NAN)Miriam Kelty, PhD.keltym@verizon.netWHAT VILLAGES DOSupport social, emotional, physical needs of residentsStrengthen sense of communityRecruit and train volunteersMay screen and vet services providersMay negotiate discounts with service providers and/or with local merchantsEARLY DECISIONSIdentifying the community to targetDefining a visionAssessing interestForming planning groupDefining/assessing needsDeveloping a modelDeveloping a governance structureSpreading the wordIdentifying strategic partnersBANNOCKBURN NANGoing operationalRecruiting volunteersTraining volunteersProviding servicesCoordinating servicesRecordsWHAT WE DOSupport social, emotional, physical needs of residentsStrengthen sense of communityRecruit and train volunteersServe as resource for information BANNOCKBURN NANProgressProblemsSolutionsACCOMPLISHMENTS OF NAN Allow older adults to remain in their communities They have a voice in shaping services (which, when, how, who) Builds community Encourage engagement Promotes volunteerism Expands options available to older people