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NNN is a Virtual Village -- What is That?

Building on four years of planning and officially incorporating as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, in February 2019, NNN began serving its first Senior members in our North King County and South Snohomish County communities.

Growing despite - and perhaps because of - the pandemic, our young organization tends to members' needs with a focus on what was most lacking in the early days of stay-at-home orders - social visits, walks, and medical transportation. 

As of 2024, NNN has over 340 members and volunteers, all supported by our Director of Community Operations and Outreach helping our older generations thrive in their own homes and communities. We have completed over 9,200 services since we launched, with nearly 18,000 hours of services.

Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) is not a specific place; it's a community of trusted volunteers who support our member’s ability to plan for aging well wherever they call home

Most people prefer to live in their own homes as they age, but need a community to support the challenges of independence. NNN was established as one of the growing numbers of virtual villages across the nation to meet the needs of local Seniors.


Virtual Villages:

  • are a central resource of help for day-to-day “neighbor helping neighbor” needs
  • are grass-roots, membership-driven organizations
  • are shaped by member interests and needs
  • are run by volunteers and limited paid staff
  • coordinate access to affordable services such as transportation, minor household fixes and tasks, health/wellness programs
  • coordinate social and educational activities