The Roots of EastView’s Values
Nonprofit Stewardship, Engaged Voices, Inspired Living, Community Service
In 2005, a small determined group led by Rob Alberts launched a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Middlebury, VT to respond to a local need for a high quality, service-oriented residential living community for older adults. Vermont incorporation papers were filed, the community was built, and residents began moving in during the fall of 2011.
But it was not the builders who ultimately crafted EastView’s vibrant community. That creation and the ongoing sustenance of EastView’s community has been cultivated by its people. Vision led to an articulation of values, conceptualized by regular gatherings of Board and Priority List members.
Those early envisioned values formed the foundation of the EastView community-to-be. Today, the tradition of connecting as residents, neighbors, staff, friends, family, and board members and investing in the principles of community continues to enrich the culture we know as EastView.
Throughout is a warm and supportive way of life that provides security, sense of place, friendship, trusted relationships, sound operation. Foundational to this culture is a set of community values that guide the ebb and flow of daily living.