So here’s the deal. We look at life as a partnership. To get the most out of life, you have responsibilities to yourself and to others. What you are capable of gets bigger, the broader your network. The scope of your life expands with the other lives you touch. Yes, DEFINITELY sometimes it’s work, sometimes it’s play – all of it is growth.
Rose Villa is about the power of community. We really do think the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Even more important, you never know exactly how it’s going to turn out! Life is exciting. And we are IN IT 100%.
Our partnership with you means you can customize the home you live in, use our large and varied number of gathering spaces to pursue your interests and passions, partake in any of the wide array of classes, seminars, performances, or workshops you like, simply spend time in your garden plot in our two-acre community garden, or hang out on our rooftop deck drinking coffee and reading….we’ve designed our community to support the life you want to live, whatever it may be.
And your partnership with us means we expect you to really bring it! An honest all-in attitude, a collaborative approach, genuine curiosity and respect. This is what makes our community something special. It makes it a place you will find true friends, colleagues, kindred spirits, and fellow daredevils.
Who wouldn’t want a full, rich, authentic life?
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Team Rose Villa joined hundreds of people for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Rose Quarter Commons on August 26. Twenty-six residents, staff, and friends dressed in Rose Villa “red” to walk the 3.26 mile course and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Rose Villa walked to honor 16 of our friends and neighbors we have lost to this disease. The team raised over $5,600 online and in-person this year! Thank you to everyone who supported the team and the fight to end Alzheimer’s.
Team Captain Jan Wainscott and Rose Villa employee Sandra Burdeshaw with Senator Ron Wyden at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Visit our team page here: http://act.alz.org/goto/rosevilla
More photos of the event from KATU here: https://katu.com/news/local/taking-strides-against-alz-hundreds-join-portlands-walk-to-end-alzheimers#photo-11
THE OAKS NEIGHBORHOOD
The Oaks project is moving along at a great clip. Roofing and windows are being finished up in Buildings D & G. Crews are also finishing up the siding at Building D and will be moving on to Building G very soon. Drywall hanging has begun in Buildings F and E. Painting the exterior of these buildings is likely going to begin very soon.
Drywall at The Oaks
NORTH POCKET NEIGHBORHOOD
Building B in foreground with A behind.
Building D in foreground with C behind.
Over at the North Pocket project site, work is progressing at a good rate as well. Both Buildings A & B are closed up to the weather now. This means that the roofing is in place and that windows and doors are installed with the WRB (weather resistant barrier) in place. Various levels of mechanical, plumbing and electrical (MEP) is continuing.
Building C is scheduled for roofing to be finished up this week. MEP will begin in there very soon. Building D, which just had its trusses set last week, is having the roof sheathing finished up this week. The roofing material will be stocked on the roof with the install beginning as soon as the roofers finish up over at Building C.
There is some site-related work taking place as the buildings progress. Conduits for power are being planned and approved by PGE. Some retaining walls with stairs are in progress as well.
GARDEN GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD
Roofing on the East Building at Garden Grove continues to be installed. Windows and the WRB for this building are also being installed. Some finishing touches on the inside to attain some inspection approvals are taking place this week. The West Building remains in its foundation stage; and some site work, such as rock install with grading work, is taking place.
THE OAKS NEIGHBORHOOD
Building 4D in foreground Building 4G
Progress is good at The Oaks. Building 4F has been stocked with drywall and is awaiting installers to hang it. At Building 4E, insulation is going in and will also have drywall stocked very soon. Building 4D is beginning the insulation stage, and 4G is finishing up on Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) this week. Windows and doors are beginning to be installed on 4G as well. The contractor is maintaining a good schedule.
NORTH POCKET NEIGHBORHOOD
The contractor received the trusses for Building D on Monday this week. In between Buildings C & D, and between Buildings A & B, forms are going up for the retaining walls/stairs that will be part of the sidewalk system for this neighborhood. You can see workers forming the giant footings for the retaining walls in the bottom-right photo. MEP work continues in Buildings A & B. Windows are going in at Building B now as well.
GARDEN GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD
At the Garden Grove project, we have window install at the East Building beginning this week. Work is also continuing on MEP in the East Building. You may also be aware that we have a
contractor working with a small excavator along the sidewalk from apartment 61 to apartment 111. This, too, is part of the Garden Grove project. We are having conduits installed so we can come back at a later date and pull wires for data, communications and fire monitoring. These are the low-voltage systems in the Garden Grove buildings that need to connect to the South Main building, which allows for these new systems to be part of the larger Rose Villa infrastructure. Work should be completed on the conduit installation by end of the week.
In Buildings E & F (pictured above) the insulation began to be installed this week. The roofing and siding is close to completion as well. At Building D, the roofing is being installed and the doors and windows are now in place. The MEP was completed and is ready for insulation. The crew at Building G is finishing up some details of framing, and moisture barrier will be installed next. MEP is progressing in this building.
Buildings D & G
North Pocket Neighborhood
Building A is the furthest along in the building process as it has the roofing in place, WRB wrap on, windows in place, and the MEP contractors are busy inside of the building. The other three buildings are not quite as far in the process as Building A. Crews at Building D are beginning second floor walls this week.
Garden Grove Neighborhood
The East Building had some waterproofing and insulation installed last week where the green roofs will be. The West Building had the forms for the foundation pulled with preparations being made for under-slab preparations.
Despite the heat, progress is excellent at The Oaks project site. Here is a run down by building:
Bldg. 4F- (seen here in photo) All MEP work is completed and approved; next will be insulation, followed by drywall. On the exterior, siding and roofing are almost complete, with windows and doors in place.
Bldg. 4E-All MEP work is completed and awaiting insulation and drywall. Crews are working on siding, and roofing is almost completed. Doors and windows are in place.
Bldg. 4D- MEP is in process in the interior of this building. On the exterior, the moisture barrier is in place, with doors and windows waiting to be installed.
Bldg. 4G- Framing is finished! The moisture barrier on the roof, complete with sheathing, is in place. The moisture barrier will go on exterior walls soon, and the MEP will begin once the crews are finished in 4D.
North Pocket Neighborhood
Bldg. A-MEP is in progress. Windows have been installed, and the exterior weather resistant barrier has been installed as well. The last few gables are being roofed.
Bldg. B-Roofing has started.
Bldg. C- Second-floor walls are being framed and are going up.
Bldg. D- First-floor walls are beginning to be framed-up this week.
View of North Pocket Building C, North Pocket
Garden Grove Neighborhood
Over at Garden Grove, the foundation walls were poured last week on the West Building. The forms are being removed this week. In the East Building, there are crews installing the roof membrane in the areas where the green roofs will go. More interior MEP is set to be installed on this building.
East Building, Garden Grove West Building, Garden Grove
Wellness Director Rene’ Swar (left) and CEO Vassar Byrd (right) in Hungary.
Vassar and I were both approached by our Wasabi Paddling Club coach to try out for the Eleventh IDBF (International Dragon Boat Federation) Club World Crew Championships that are being held in Szeged, Hungary, July 17 through July 22. Back in January we started the tryout process, which consisted of an initial fitness test to set our own baselines in both lower-body and upper-body strength exercises. Then a couple of months later we had to retest to see if we had beaten our baseline numbers. We also set a baseline erg time (the erg is the rowing machine that measures cardio fitness) and then competed in an erg time trial in February. Picture over 40 women in one room completing 500 meters at one time. (Sweaty!) Our last time trial was on Vancouver Lake in March with an OC1/OC2 for 500 meters (those are outrigger canoes for one or two people). We had our paddling skills videotaped and also were evaluated on our coachability. Based on all the results, the coaches selected the teams.
Both Vassar and I made the 50-and-over team (Senior B/20-person boat). We also made the 40-and-over team (Senior A/10-person boat). This means we race every day during the World Crew Championships. Our teams are made up of extremely strong women who have been practicing at least five to six hours a week since the beginning of the year, along with participating in weekend training camps for both teams and performing off-water fitness exercises of all kinds. This is my third World Crew Championship and Vassar’s second. Vassar has also been selected twice for the Team USA boat. These people are chosen from qualified paddlers throughout the United States in an Olympic-style competition between national teams, rather than club-based crews. The club-based and national team races alternate each year.
Now, we’re finally in Hungary racing for the Wasabi Paddling Club!
The full Wasabi team before heading to the race site for practice.
Opening ceremonies with a parade of thousands of paddlers lined up by country and club.
Race site in Hungary on Monday, July 16.
- Rene' Swar, Wellness Director
Each year at the LeadingAge Oregon Spring Conference, awards are presented in three different categories: The Caring Spirit, The Unsung Hero, and The Innovative Program of the Year. Award recipients are initially nominated by their organizations and then voted on by a panel from LeadingAge Oregon.
This year Rose Villa nominated Oscar Guadarrama, a server from our Food & Beverage Department, for the Unsung Hero Award. This award is presented to an individual who “continually exemplifies service and dedi-cation” in his/her profession in a non-resident care capacity.
It is with great pleasure that I share with you that Oscar Guadarrama has been named the 2018 Unsung Hero for LeadingAge Oregon!
The Rose Villa Foundation Jungle Adventure Auction was a huge success! 235 people gathered for a howlin' evening of wild raffles, silent auction, delicious food, and the most entertaining live auction on the planet!
Your Rose Villa Operations staff began their monthly site and building walks with the contractor last week. This is a planned orientation for our staff that will be maintaining these buildings to become familiar with them before they are completed. When these buildings open, they will know them inside and out. They will understand the building philosophy behind the Net Zero construction and see the building details that make these buildings unique!
There has been a lot of activity at The Oaks project site this week. Here is a run-down in brief:
- Building 4F: MEP is in process, meaning the electrical, plumbing and heating and cooling are all busy installing equipment. The metal roofing material has been delivered and the roof for this building will begin being installed soon. Some incidental framing is being completed as well.
- Building 4E: Framing is under way and trusses were set on the building Friday.
- Building 4D: Stem wall foundation is in place and the below slab plumbing rough- in has been completed. As of end of week, backfill is underway and preparation to pour the slab on grade will begin. The slab is scheduled to be poured next week.
- Building 4G: Foundation stem walls are being formed up as the week ends. This will be poured next week as well.
We have seen some pretty good progress at the Garden Grove project this week, too! The crews completed framing the first-floor walls (see above). They began setting the floor joists for the second floor (see right). Framing the second-floor walls are set to begin next week. An additional site retaining wall was poured this week on the south side of this building.
Over at the North Pocket this week, we saw the following activity:
- Building A: Foundation and slab are in place and framing is beginning by the end of the week.
- Building B: Under slab plumbing rough-in was completed this week and on Friday the slab was being poured.
- Building C: The footings for this building was poured this week. Foundation wall forms will begin going up next week.
- Building D: Has not started yet.
With the arrival of favorable Spring weather, great progress is being maintained on all three sites. From here on I would anticipate seeing a great deal of progress each week. Please be advised that all three of our project sites are fenced off for a reason. Obviously, it is to keep you safe, but you should also know that both contractors are required to keep their sites safe from the public. OSHA maintains very strict require-ments for them, and if anyone enters these sites without authorization and wearing the approved safety vest, hard hat and boots, the contractor will be severely fined. So, I ask that all Rose Villa residents please keep this in mind and stay on the outside of the fence. The view is just as good out there as inside, and much safer.
In the Net Zero Neigh-borhood, there are updates for many of the buildings and foundations at this site. Building 4F framing is completed and the moisture barrier is in place. In Building 4F, MEP began when fire protection plumbing rough-in completed. Building 4E framing is underway with first floor complete and second floor started. The Building 4D stem wall foundation is in place and below-slab plumbing rough-in will begin next week. The dig out for the foundation of building 4G began on Friday and the trench work along Schroeder Ave. to install underground conduit was completed. Lastly, installation of underground conduit for electrical service at this site was completed this week.
In the North Pocket Neighborhood, there are several progress items to take note of. For example, the slab for Building A was poured on Thursday, and the drainage and backfill work began. The plumbing rough-in is progressing on Building B. Crews are completing removal of forms on Building B and setting them around the foundation of Building C.
At the Garden Grove project site, the crews made great progress framing of first floor walls on the east building this week. Additional backfill was done on the east side of the east building and crews formed up a retaining wall on the south side of the east building. The lumber for this project is being stored on the former English Meadow because the Garden Grove area has become too congested.
That puts a wrap on this week’s update. It appears all the sites are well past the critical stages where weather is not going to impact them as much as it did earlier this year. We are well on our way!
The Oaks Neighborhood
Lots of action over at The Oaks project site this week. Building F has the finishing touches of the vapor membrane being installed as well as some detail framing taking place. The electrician has also been in this building to set all electrical boxes. Framing began this week on Building E, as you can see most of the exterior first floor walls are up. Concrete crews are busy forming up the foundation and slab for Building D as well this week. Underground work continues on this site as well. More and more conduits are being installed underground to carry the electric, cable and low voltage for this neighborhood. Out in the street near The Oaks, the excavator has been placing conduit as well. On Tuesday, he made one crossing and will be making some other crossings next week, too. Therefore, there will be some traffic interruptions while Schroeder Avenue is closed for a few hours to through traffic.
North Pocket Neighborhood
There was a lot of progress at the North Pocket site. Building A has its foundation in place and plumbers are roughing in the underground piping and backfilling in preparation of pouring the slab floor next week. Building B has its footings in place and crews are setting the forms to pour the walls for that building next week, too. Building C is beginning to get forms set for footings and a short retaining wall. Lastly, the Building D area sits ready for action as it will be the last building to go up.
Garden Grove Neighborhood
At Garden Grove, we have turned the corner because the weather cooperated this week! The contractor got the slab for the first floor poured. The lumber delivery for Garden Grove showed up the very next day and framers began laying out walls. In the picture above you can see rebar. This is the footing for a secondary retaining wall that will run parallel to Denny Road. This will be poured next week since the forecast is telling us that we will have dry weather for a little while.
This week, the former English Meadow began a big transformation. Like they say, “You can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.” This will eventually be the site for our new Creative Arts Building but, temporarily, for now, that site will be used to store building materials. When it is built, the Creative Arts Building (The CAB) will have beautiful community spaces, both indoor and out, for all to use.
Until next week...
This week we see the framing on building F wrapping up. A little more framing of interior walls and a delivery of just a few more trusses to complete the roof framing and Green Hammer will be ready to move on to the next building. Next week they will begin installing the thermal wrap on building F. This is a high strength plastic membrane that goes between the roof trusses and the sheeting. This is probably the single most important feature of the Net Zero homes that make them so energy efficient. It really seals up the house from the elements.The foundation and slab are ready to begin framing next week on building E.
Over at the North Pocket job site there has been some good progress taking place this week. The foundation wall for the “A” building (photo to the left) was poured this week and the crews were busy removing the forms on Friday.
The crews are also beginning to form up the foundation walls for building “B” and forming the footings for building “C” as well.The next step for building “A” will be the plumbers installing all the rough in piping that has to go in under the slab of the first floor.
Have a fantastic week.
“Let’s build something Great!”
The ﬁrst of its kind in the Portland, Oregon Senior Living marketplace, this neighborhood stands out as the ideal living option for sustainable minded individuals. Rose Villa has partnered with Green Hammer to develop this one of a kind Net Zero energy neighborhood.
The newly planned Net Zero Energy pocket neighborhood will consist of 12 cottage units that will produce as much energy (through the use of solar panels) as they will consume over the course of a year. The residences are organized as triplexes clustered around a central courtyard that features native landscaping, including two heritage oak trees at the heart of the site. Due to the site’s ﬂat topography, each triplex includes two ground ﬂoor units and one upper unit served by both a private stair and residential elevator.
We are taking advance reservation deposits on this neighborhood now!
The April 23, 2017 edition of The Oregonian featured an article in print and also online, which serves to shed light on the information found on the Oregon Department of Human Services website regarding long-term care facilities. Rose Villa’s Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), Madrona Grove, is regulated by the State of Oregon as well as the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Rose Villa is a 5-star community, which reflects excellence in our annual health and fire inspections (conducted by Oregon State Surveyors and reported to CMS), staffing levels, and quality of care. We fully support the goals of transparency and consumer access to meaningful information. The information compiled by the Oregonian about Rose Villa's record is largely based on self-reports and weights only the number of reports without regard for scope or severity of each instance. We stand by the quality of care and quality of life we afford to the residents who call Rose Villa home.Read More
SAGE asked two providers why SAGECare matters.
Hear from Rose Villa CEO Vassar Byrd, here. Scroll to page 7 for article.
Partners Edwin Fisher, 86, and Patrick Mizelle, 64, moved to Rose Villa in Portland, Oregon, from from Georgia about three years ago. Fisher and Mizelle worried residents of senior living communities in Georgia wouldn’t accept their gay lifestyle. (Anna Gorman/KHN)
Learn more about their story here.
The theater company wins because Rose Villa’s new Performing Arts Center provides the community theater group with a new venue, said Marchant, NCP’s artistic director.
Rose Villa wins because its residents don’t have to drive to Portland to see plays and musical productions, said Rose Villa CEO Byrd.
And the entire community wins because everyone is welcome to come to Rose Villa, park for free, have a meal, and walk to the theater to see a production.
Learn more about the partnership here.
Food and Beverage Director, Steven Brower, shares his knowledge regarding food sustainability and safety when sourcing food locally.
Read Sustaining the Bottom Line by Dana Moran of FoodService Director Magazine
Portland is #5 on the list and Rose Villa fits the bill. Writer Charlene Oldham quotes Rose Villa's CEO Vassar:
“Oregon is a ‘come-as-you-are’ state where you can carve out the life you want to live. We embrace quirky and consider it one of our greatest attributes.” “Our world-class wine region, beautiful mountains, easy ocean access and lack of sales tax make Oregon a compelling place to retire.”Read More
Balancing Quality of Life with Safety and Risk
Vassar Byrd, Rose Villa CEO, will join a panel of professionals at the Wellspring Conference center on January 11, 2016. Presented by Making Oregon Vital for Elders, the group will explore a variety of perspectives related to maintaining resident independence while ensuring their safety. The group will also discuss innovative ways providers achieve balance with independence and safety.Read More
Research has shown that, for years, the name ‘Continuing Care Retirement Community’ has given people a misleading impression of what communities like Rose Villa are. While, as a community which offers a continuum of care and are certainly are proud of our healthcare services, we offer so much more, and being a Life Plan Community helps us communicate that.
We have large residential homes with full-size appliances and all the amenities found in new homes today. More importantly, we offer fitness and wellness programs, fine dining, creative enrichment programs, socializing opportunities, and much, much more. And of course, we still take care of all the home maintenance, housekeeping, yard work and snow shoveling!
People that move to communities like Rose Villa tend to be planners, people who like to know they’ve made the decisions they need to make to ensure they have a solid plan in place for their future. A Life Plan Community provides just what you need. It allows “planning” and “living” to merge. Having a plan in place—the security of the safety net provided by the availability of healthcare, coupled with the freedom from not having to manage all the day-to-day tasks that come with homeownership—allows for living life to the fullest.
This is an important decision. We encourage people to become fully educated about the various options that are available to them when searching for a Life Plan Community (aka Continuing Care Retirement Community).
This checklist is a guide to information we discuss at your personal appointment when you visit Rose Villa. This is a useful tool for you to use to develop questions. Contact us today to set up your tour!