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Housing Opportunity 2014 - Intergenerational Living: Housing and Communities for All Ages, Derenda Schubert

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Housing Opportunity 2014 - Intergenerational Living: Housing and Communities for All Ages, Derenda Schubert

  1. 1. Bridge Meadows Bridging the Generations One Community at a Time
  2. 2. THE POWER OF CONNECTION • SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS IMPACT WELL BEING • PURPOSEFUL ENGAGEMENT • ELDERS, CHILDREN AND PARENTS FLOURISH WITH SOCIAL CONNECTIONS • ENHANCING THE CONNECTION WITH A SOCIAL PURPOSE • THE COMMUNITY AS AN INTERVENTION
  3. 3. All residents of an Intergenerational community, children, adults, and elders are viewed as ordinary people requiring the same connection in family and community that we would want for ourselves. 3 PHILOSOPHY
  4. 4. 4 GUIDING PRINCIPLES • Social Purpose • Three Generations • Physical Design enhances connections, relationships and aging in place • Practice grounded in theory and research • Learning from experience • Elders are the communities volunteers • Diversity • Staff Guide, not Govern • Economic issues are addressed, but do not compromise principles • Cohesion stops short of insularity
  5. 5. 5 FUNDING • DEVELOPMENT • PUBLIC ($11M) • HOUSING TRUST FUND • WEATHERIZATION • LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS (SENIOR HOUSING) • CITY OF PORTLAND (LAND, SENIOR AND FAMILY HOUSING) • PRIVATE ($1.3m) – FAMILY HOUSING • FOUNDATIONS • CORPORATIONS • INDIVIDUAL DONORS • OPERATING • RENTAL INCOME • PRIVATE FUNDRAISING • CONSULTATION
  6. 6. BRIDGE MEADOWS AS A SOLUTION 6 As an intergenerational community, Bridge Meadows meets the needs of each generation and helps them to thrive & flourish   •30 elders live at Bridge Meadows and each provide an average of 400 hours of community engagement each year •Families agree to adopt or become the guardian of children from the Oregon foster care system within 1 year of moving to Bridge Meadows •29 children live at Bridge Meadows and 58% of them have achieved permanency •88% of the families represent relatives who have adopted/become guardian •88% of Bridge Meadows families are headed by single females •3 areas of service to enrich the community • Housing • Health • Education  
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  8. 8. One Family’s Journey
  9. 9. A BRIDGE MEADOWS EXTENDED FAMILY 9
  10. 10. THANK YOU www.bridgemeadows.org Derenda Schubert, PhD, Executive Director Renee Moseley, LCSW, Associate Director (503) 953-1100 dschubert@bridgemeadows.org rmoseley@bridgemeadows.org 10

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