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What is St. James NEST?



St. James NEST (SJNEST) is a volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization made up of St. James' neighbors helping neighbors within St. James Plantation. Its purpose is to provide services and support to St. James' residents to enhance their ability to make 'aging in place' a reality. Whether your needs are for transportation to appointments, minor home or personal assistance, or simply a daily check up call, our Volunteers are available to help.

You can find a complete list of St. James NEST services here.

St. James NEST is part of the national village movement which started in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, more than twenty years ago. The village movement is an innovative concept that has emerged in the last decade in the field of support services for community-dwelling older adults. The village movement is one of the most viable options to let our society cope with the upcoming “Revolution Aging.”

Help Desk Phone Number: (910) 250-8388

Help Desk Hours: M-F, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We looked beyond conventional solutions. We wanted more freedom and control than we found in models that focus on single issues, such as housing, medical care, or social activities. We wanted to be active, taking care of ourselves and each other rather than being “taken care of".






August 9, 2023 - Listen to NEST Volunteer, Nolan Formalarie, interview Tech Connect team lead, Jerry Passione, as he discusses St. James NEST's newest service offering: basic technology assistance on your home's various electronic devices.


Our 2023-2024 Speaker Series,

Understanding an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm  Speaker:  Brooke Vallaly, Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter

For more information and to register, visit the events page.


Strategize Your Travel Safety

January 23, 2024 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Speaker:  Carrie Pasquarello, Global Secure Resources Inc.

For more information and to register, visit the events page.


Our 2022-2023 Speaker Series is over, but a recording (and handouts, if available) of each of the five presentations are available on the Aging in Place: What's Your Plan speaker series page.