Meet a Member

Linda Villalobos

Linda VillalobosMy husband and I decided to retire in the beautiful city of Newburyport MA. We knew about the many attractions here, but have been delighted with the sense of community we’ve found.

Joining Time Trade Network of Greater Newburyport -TTNGN- was a great idea from the start. First, because we met kind people who care about others. Next, because we learned ways that we could help others by doing things we enjoy. Who knew that driving someone to an appointment was a “talent?” We have helped with gardening, baking and selling tickets at a concert.

The TTNGN annual yard sale and the Repair Cafe are two volunteer events that help recycle goods that might otherwise go to the dump. Besides enjoying ourselves, we help ourselves and others to save money. No one pays for the services; we accumulated hours which are banked, then used when we needed someone to water our plants or feed our cat or fish. Everyone’s time is valued equally. We look forward to new experiences with our friends from TTNGN.