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How Age-Friendly are Portland's Housing Options?

Central Library- US Bank Room, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland

Wednesday, February 26 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


City Club Discussion on Age Friendly Cities.


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How Age-Friendly are Portland's Housing Options?



February 26, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Central Library- US Bank Room, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age they are going to fundamentally reshape American life. They are more active, healthier and have different values than their parents. Portland is ground zero for many of these changes as it seeks ways to become an “Age-Friendly City.” When it comes to housing, Portland is a hotbed of new options. Come hear about three of these:

  • · Villages NW which provides support for seniors who want to stay in their family homes
  • · Bridge Meadows which is an intergenerational model that emphasizes providing support for foster and adopted children
  • · PDX Commons, a cohousing project which focuses on creating a community of proactive adults and then building an appropriate building for that community.

Come and learn about the issues around senior housing and find out if any of these alternatives are for you or your loved ones. This event is free to attend, but let us know you're coming. Click here to RSVP.

Moderator: Alan DeLaTorre, Research Associate at Portland State University's Institute on Aging and one of the original researchers for Portland's Age-Friendly Cities project; program coordinator for the Global Aging and Health: Enhancing Communities in Nicaragua program in collaboration with the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation and a newly minted Ph.D. with a focus on housing for older adults.

Anne "Chana" Andler, founder and Director of Villages NW, which works to enable people to age in place in their existing homes as well as they can for as long as they can for as little as they can. Four villages are up and running in the NW and six villages are in development in the greater Portland area.

Lew Bowers, founding member of PDX Commons which is a new a project focusing on creating an environment for aging in place based on the cohousing model. The project is under development and will be located in the Williams/Vancouver corridor.

Derenda Schubert, Executive Director of Bridge Meadows, an innovative community designed to bring together three generations to provide a stable, loving home for foster children, support for adoption and an opportunity for elders to have a sense of community and purpose. This project is up and operating in North Portland.