Expert Source

Vassar Byrd is a nationally recognized expert source on the topics of gerontology, innovative senior living and the importance of person-directed care. She has lent her expertise to stories in the L.A. Times, U.S. News & World Report, the New York Times, Parents.com, The Oregonian and more. She has also been featured in stories on KXL-FM News/Talk and NPR. 

Rose Villa is regularly featured in local and industry media. If you are a journalist, please contact Jennifer Werdel, Director of Marketing and Communications.

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EFA Names 2019 Design Champions

Jun 5, 2019
CEO Vassar Byrd is announced as 2019 winner of Environments for Aging magazine’s Design Champions awards program. Read More »

A Breathe of Fresh Air

Mar 13, 2019
Senior Living News covers The Oaks at Rose Villa, the first Zero Energy Neighborhood in the Portland, OR. Read More »

Rose Villa Expands Pocket Neighborhood Model with Zero-Energy Cottages

Feb 26, 2019
Senior Housing News covers The Oaks and future developments. Read More »

High Aspirations for Oak Grove Housing

Feb 15, 2019
The Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce takes a look at The Oaks. Read More »

Senior living must be truly inclusive to reflect its mission

Feb 12, 2019
CEO Vassar Byrd weighs in on a Missouri senior living community that denied a lesbian couple residency in this op-ed. Read More »

Seniors go net zero in new Rose Villa homes

Feb 12, 2019
Real Estate report Jon Bell interviews Vassar and Green Hammer about The Oaks, Portland's first net zero energy senior living community. Read More »

Unsung Hero Award

May 23, 2018
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 a... Read More »

AIA Award of Merit

Nov 2, 2017
The American Institute of Architects Award Design for Aging Review awarded Rose Villa the Award of Merit. Read about the honor here.  Read More »

Find Your Balance with Rene Swar

Sep 25, 2017
Rose Villa's Wellness Director, Rene' Swar, shares simple and sound tips for balance support in the article Find your Balance: Don't Overlook this Essential Part of Staying Fit. Read More »

Signs it is Time to Consider a Move

Aug 30, 2017
Rose Villa CEO, Vassar Byrd provides insight into signs that a move might be right for someone. Read the full Caring.com article here. Read More »

How to Cope with Guilt Over Moving A Loved One to Assisted Living

Aug 21, 2017
Discover ways to cope with caregiver guilt.Read more here. Read More »

What do Seniors Want in a Retirement Community?

Jul 18, 2017
Rose Villa was featured in the publication Facility Executive, highlighting connection to community as a major decision factor for seniors looking for a Life Plan Community. From the text: Active seni... Read More »