Pre-Conferences & Site Visits

Site Visit: Bridge Meadows- Intentional Intergenerational Housing

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hosted by Bridge Meadows

Location: Bridge Meadows (8502 N. Wayland Avenue, Portland, OR 97203)
Cost: $50*

Transportation provided
Box lunch included

Opening in 2011, Bridge Meadows works at the intersection of health, housing, child welfare, and aging – areas that have traditionally been treated separately in the social sector.  With the community itself serving as the intervention, Bridge Meadows brings children, families, and elders together within an intentional, vibrant community where intergenerational connection is the key to well-being.

Designed for children formerly in foster care, families providing permanency for foster youth, and elders seeking meaning and purpose, our community-driven intergenerational housing and integrated onsite services improve health and wellbeing, housing stability, and educational attainment for residents at all stages of life.  September 2017 ushered the organization’s 2nd site in Beaverton, Oregon.

Pre-conference participants will tour Bridge Meadows’s flagship site and learn integral elements in developing, staffing and programming a transformative, intergenerational community.  Belonging and connection are the foundations of intergenerational living.  Pre-conference participants will learn and experience, with the Bridge Meadows’s residents, how relationships thrive across generations.  Lastly, outcomes related to well-being, family stability, and youth academic achievement will be shared.


Pre-conference: Grandfamilies Forum

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by Generations United

Location: Hilton Portland Downtown (921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR)
Cost: $50*

Additional details to be announced.


Pre-conference: Developing & Deepening Intergenerational Programs

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hosted by Generations United

Location: Hilton Portland Downtown (921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR)
Cost: $50*

Whether you are just getting started or looking for help to strengthen your intergenerational program, join us for this half-day pre-conference intensive that explores the essentials of developing intergenerational programs and dive deeper into the fundamentals in smaller working groups with experts. Participants will enhance their intergenerational programming knowledge and skills.


Site Visit: Friendsview Retirement Community + Oregon Wine Country

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Friendsview Retirement Community (1301 Fulton St, Newberg, OR 97132)
Cost: $50*
Transportation provided

Additional details to be announced.


*General conference registration covers the opening reception on the evening of Wednesday, June 12, through the lunch on Friday, June 14. Pre-conferences and site visits are available for an additional cost.