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2014 Eisner Prize
Bridge Meadows is incredibly honored to be a recipient of the 2014 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence presented by The Eisner Foundation of Los Angeles, California.
The Eisner Prize is a national award that recognizes an individual or a non-profit organization for efforts to unite multiple generations – especially seniors and youth – and bring about positive, lasting changes in their communities.
On October 29th, our team traveled to the Encore Nation Conference in Tempe, AZ, to accept this award at a special luncheon. This conference brings together 400 leaders to shape the agenda for a movement to promote new ways people in the second halves of their life can contribute to creating a more powerful force for civic good in America—and abroad.
Visit the "In The News" section of our website to read more about this award, and click below to watch our video.
- "Housing Unit Gives Low-Income Seniors Reduced Rent For Volunteering With Foster Kids" - Bridge Meadows is honored to be featured in The Huffington Post as the intrigue and interest around our intergenerational community in the Portsmouth neighborhood of North Portland is spreading across the nation.
- Elders and Foster Families Find Common Ground at Bridge Meadows - The Bridge Meadows community in Portland, Oregon provides affordable housing and a support network for low-income elders and families in the process of adopting foster children.
- PBS News Hour at Bridge Meadows - "At a special housing development in Oregon, families who adopt foster children live side by side with seniors who volunteer their time in exchange for affordable rent. The NewsHour's Cat Wise reports how members of the intergenerational community find support and connection together."