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December 11, 2017
We are Bridge Meadows in the Willamette Week Give!Guide
Bridge Meadows is in the 2017 Willamette Week GIVE!GUIDE. Your contributions help us create more communities for children formerly in foster care, their adoptive parents, and elders.
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December 01, 2017
Most Transformative Projects of 2017
Bridge Meadows is honored to be named one of the Portland Metro's most transformative projects for 2017! Our Board of Directors and leadership staff accepted the award at the Portland Business Journal's 2017 CRE Transformer Awards today.
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November 15, 2017
Dr. Derenda Schubert's TEDx talk: The Superpower of Intergenerational Living
Dr. Derenda Schubert personally understands the superpower of intergenerational living. She challenges us to stop the epidemic of social isolation and to bridge the gap between generations. When we connect, each generation benefits. Health and well-being improve, values are passed down, knowledge is transferred, and life sparks a new sense of purpose.
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November 07, 2017
Bridge Meadows Beaverton Grand Opening Celebration
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the greater community rallied around to show support for our newest community, Bridge Meadows Beaverton. Here is a video from the Grand Opening Celebration.
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October 11, 2017
Bridge Meadows featured in US News & World Report
Creative solutions from local champions help seniors feel at home in a gentrifying city.
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September 05, 2017
New Meadows, joint partnership with New Avenues for Youth, to Break Ground September 8, 2017!
New Meadows is an innovative housing community for youth aging out of foster care.
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June 29, 2017
Bridge Meadows is featured in Portland Tribune article: "Aging in Portland"
Mind, body and purpose hold the key to aging. And older adults at Bridge Meadows are thriving because of their social connections here with children, adoptive parents and other elders.
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May 08, 2017
The Oregonian: Foster kids get a team of surrogate grandparents at Bridge Meadows
Here at Bridge Meadows, foster children, their adoptive families, and senior citizens live in close proximity, with each generation benefiting.
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April 18, 2017
JPMorgan Chase to Sponsor Spring Luncheon
“We are thrilled to support Bridge Meadows in its mission to build better communities,” said Brian Stewart, Community Relations Officer with JPMorgan Chase.
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April 04, 2017
Portland Business Journal honors Dr. Derenda Schubert as a 2017 Woman of Influence!
We are deeply honored to announce that Derenda Schubert has been named one of Portland Business Journal​'s 2017 Women of Influence! Honorees represent women from every industry and profession, and women who have made a difference in their communities.
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March 06, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Bridge Meadows Art Show & Open House
Guests of Bridge Meadows joined us for a special once-a-year inspiring glimpse into place, permanence and purpose. They were treated to our two newest exhibits in our B.R.A.G., Bridge Meadows Art Gallery: "Who We Are" and "Box Meadows".
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December 01, 2016
Bridge Meadows is a 2017 Innovation & Excellence winner!
We are proud to announce that Corporate LiveWire, an international business publication in Birmingham, England, has acknowledged Bridge Meadows as a 2017 Innovation & Excellence winner! These awards honor those who are creating a brighter tomorrow, who are transforming our industries, and showing significant advances in terms of innovation and improvement. We are truly honored to receive the Innovation in Fostering Solutions – USA 2017 award!
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November 09, 2016
Bridge Meadows One of Oregon's 2016 Most Admired Non-Profits
Portland Business Journal has named Bridge Meadows one of Oregon's 2016 Most Admired Companies. We are very honored to share this distinction with such great Oregon companies. Thank you, friends, at the Portland Business Journal.
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October 10, 2016
Portland Monthly honors Derenda Schubert with Light A Fire Award
We are delighted Portland Monthly honored our very own Dr. Derenda Schubert with the Extraordinary Executive Director Award at this year's Light A Fire. We knew she was extraordinary and are delighted our community thinks so, too!
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September 25, 2016
Bridge Meadows is featured in YES! Magazine
YES! discusses how strangers become family at Bridge Meadows.
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September 21, 2016
Breaking ground on $15.2M project to help foster kids start off on the right foot
Bridge Meadows | Beaverton Groundbreaking has been mentioned today in the Portland Business Journal. The event drew supporters, team members, government officials and other community partners tied to the project. Beaverton now has another answer to permanency-focused alternatives to foster care, as well as safe, affordable housing for elders.
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September 07, 2016
Bridge Meadows breaks ground in Beaverton
Bridge Meadows | Beaverton broke ground today in the Central Neighborhood of Beaverton! In response to critical demand for safe, affordable housing and permanency-focused alternatives to foster care, Bridge Meadows | Beaverton will enable more children to be adopted out of foster care, help more elders replace housing worries with meaningful community connection, and cultivate stability for more families. Bridge Meadows | Beaverton will encompass 9 family homes and 32 apartments for elders.
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March 24, 2016
Dr. Derenda Schubert Appears on “Leadership Matters” Radio Program
Dr. Derenda Schubert was featured on the VoiceAmerica radio show, “Leadership Matters” sponsored by The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Center on Leadership. Through her innovative leadership of Bridge Meadows, Schubert has challenged the status quo and traditional ways of “doing business” by integrating child welfare, foster care, and elder services, rather than addressing these needs separately. Access her full interview here!
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February 16, 2016
Boomer Generation Radio features Bridge Meadows
Our Executive Director Dr. Derenda Schubert and Associate Director Renee Moseley were recently interviewed on Boomer Generation Radio about what it means to be a part of the Bridge Meadows community. Listen to the podcast and hear their insight on intergenerational living, its impact on our residents and the future plans for this growing model.
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January 07, 2016
Featured on KGW News: Bridge Meadows residents receive relaxing holiday gift
As a part of the VanderVeer Center's grand re-opening celebration in SW Portland, founder Dr. Elizabeth VanderVeer and her team graciously donated a medical facial, makeover and pampering experience to two of our residents, one an adoptive mom and the other an elder. What a special treat to see the joy and relaxation spread over the faces of these two courageous women, who give so much of their time to taking care of others, as they were pampered throughout the entire morning!
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October 21, 2015
Remembering Rhoni Wiswall
This week we honored the incredible life of Rhoni Wiswall (Dec. 3, 1962 - Oct. 21, 2015), Bridge Meadows Board Member and recipient of the 2015 Bridge Builder Award. Through her tireless energy, kindness and commitment to helping others, Rhoni made a profound impact on all who were fortunate enough to know her. Please join the Bridge Meadows community in remembering and celebrating this inspiring woman’s legacy of love, kindness and commitment to family- a true woman for others.
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September 24, 2015
Bridge Meadows appears in Newsweek Magazine
Bridge Meadows is absolutely thrilled to have been featured in Newsweek Magazine! In an article discussing America’s “Old Age Problem,” our community is highlighted as an innovative solution to better include elders with so many gifts still to share. Bridge Meadows is honored to provide this special place of permanence and purpose to so many, and we are working hard to ensure that knowledge of the benefits of multi-generational housing continues to spread!
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September 12, 2015
Eisner Prize Winner: Bridge Meadows
The Eisner Foundation Blog - The best part of being in philanthropy is that sometimes you get an opportunity to see amazing people doing amazing things, not for riches or recognition, but to make their community a better place. That happened yesterday in Portland, Oregon, when we were allowed to make a site visit to our fourth Eisner Prize finalist, Bridge Meadows.
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June 18, 2015
Portland Radio Project to highlight Bridge Meadows
Visit Portland Radio Project's website to hear Bridge Meadows featured in a recurring series called “Community Voices.” Be a part of this unique show by accessing the audio stream on the PRP.fm website. Don’t miss this opportunity to get an in-depth look into this Portland non-profit that is proud to be a leader in intergenerational innovation.
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June 01, 2015
Bridge Meadows featured in The Wall Street Journal
Bridge Meadows is thrilled to be highlighted in The Wall Street Journal’s article, “How to Make the Most of Longer Lives,” written by longtime friend and Bridge Meadows advocate Marc Freedman. Freedman describes the need for our society to develop new strategies for enhancing the later years of life, including education, faith, housing, work, finance and community, highlighting Bridge Meadows as an excellent example of a community which brings purpose and connection into the lives of all ages.
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April 27, 2015
OregonLive: Rhoni Wiswall to receive Bridge Builder Award
The “Bridge Builder Award” recognizes an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution in our local community on behalf of foster children, elders, adoptive families or intergenerational living. We are pleased to announce that on May 6th, 2015, Rhoni Wiswall will be named the recipient of the 2015 Bridge Builder Award endowed by Boly:Welch at the Annual Bridge Builders Luncheon. Featured on OregonLive.com, learn more about Rhoni's incredible impact in the lives of others.
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April 17, 2015
The Oregonian: New site in Beaverton considered for Bridge Meadows expansion
Bridge Meadows moves forward in planning to purchase property in Beaverton, takes a proactive approach to alerting neighbors to the organization's plan.
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March 19, 2015
Forbes: Intergenerational Living a growing alternative to Senior Centers
Forbes contributor Kerry Hannon suggests an alternative to traditional senior care facilities where elders often only live and socialize with those of similar age. Hannon advocates for the emerging idea of intergenerational living, highlighting the Bridge Meadows community as an excellent example of how bringing the generations together can be beneficial for all.
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