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WHATIntergenerational cohousing community for residents of all ages. A shared housing community model supports all age groups including seniors as they age.
WHYSeniors can have an active and participatory role in a shared housing community as they age. All residents can contribute to the overall well-being of the community.
WHEREDaybreak Cohousing Community.
Architect Grace Kim
Co-founder of Schemata Workshop.
Portland, Oregon, USA.

Program Description

"In the homes we were sure to include a lot of features for accessibility and universal design. The homes feature no step entries. All the homes have concrete floors, this allows for people in wheelchairs to be able to maneuver easily throughout their home. By eliminating the carpeting we were able to reduce a trip hazard but it was also a great way to reduce allergens in the home. All of the homes also have reinforcements behind key places in the bathroom that will allow for grab bars to be easily added."

- Architect Grace Kim, AARP's 2010 Livable Communities Awards Video.

"What I love about living here is the community and that energy of caring just permeates the place."
- Senior Resident of Daybreak cohousing Community, AARP's 2010 Livable Communities Awards Video.

Individuals, couples, and families of all ages ranging from toddlers to seniors live in an extended family type of community where everyone supports one another and at the same time respect each others need for privacy and independence.

Intergenerational shared housing may be appropriate for seniors looking for more safety, support or companionship in their daily lives or for seniors who do not necessarily need to move to assisted living facilities yet still require a basic level of support.

Residents at the “Daybreak Cohousing Community” share common facilities in an
environmentally sustainable built community,

“Daybreak Cohousing Community” Program considers itself an Urban Village with a vision that includes:

-A shared housing community made up of a diverse group sharing experiences, wisdom, and beliefs
-Social support network for all residents
-A sense of belonging for all residents
-Respecting and supporting one another
-A sense of community within the neighborhood
-Promoting self development


Senior Co-Housing in Oregon

Bridge Meadows values seniors as a critical component of a shared housing community. Seniors support children by becoming surrogate grandparents mentors and role models. Adoptive families are able to supporting seniors as they age.




Find out more about the “Daybreak Cohousing Community” Program

Senior Programs
-Senior Home Sharing and Cohousing Programs
-Senior Friendly Communities
-Assisted Living for Seniors
-Affordable Housing Assistance for Seniors

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