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Close-in Senior Living Community Enjoys Convenient Access to the Arts

Terwilliger Plaza boasts a highly engaged population of creative and intellectual seniors.

Presented by Terwilliger Plaza July 7, 2021

Parkview's incredible location is within walking distance to many of Portland's preeminent arts and cultural institutions such as Portland State University and Keller Auditorium. 

Parkview at Terwilliger Plaza, a new senior living development at the doorstep of Portland’s arts and culture district, challenges pre-conceived notions of what continuing care retirement communities can be. The state of the art 127-unit apartment tower in southwest Portland will be an extension of Terwilliger Plaza’s existing campus: a home for engaged, active, and civic-minded Portlanders that happen to be 62 years old or older.

Parkview’s incredible location overlooking Duniway Park is a stone’s throw from downtown Portland’s preeminent cultural institutions including Keller Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and other venues that host Broadway theater tours, symphonies, and ballets.

Sustainability is at the heart of Parkview's Passive House construction, promising significant energy savings, comfort, and efficiency for each of the tower's 127 units.

Nearby Portland State University is also a haven for Terwilliger Plaza Members who value lifelong learning. Members have the opportunity to audit any PSU course for just $25, allowing the community to pursue lifelong passions or explore something brand new. This proximity also allows easy access to Saturday’s sprawling Portland Farmers Market on the South Park Blocks, promising easy access to fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, and community events. 

On the Terwilliger Plaza campus itself, many Members host regular lecture events, drawing from their lifetimes of experience as musicians, professors, authors, artists, and other creative experts. Many others discuss their interests and hobbies, spark intellectual conversations, or host wine tastings and dinners. 

“Our Members are absolutely the heart of this community,” Terwilliger Plaza CEO Bob Johnson said. “When they join our community, they bring with them incredible stories, talents, and skills that add to our collective enrichment. We’re so fortunate to have every one of them.”

Terwilliger Plaza boasts an incredibly engaged Member population and caters to musicians, artists, writers, and creators from all walks of life, creating a rich and vibrant community.

Ample opportunities also exist for Members who are hoping to get involved with the greater Portland community. Member-led committees, such as the Social Accountability Committee, collaborate to raise funds and awareness for a variety of local non-profit organizations including the Oregon Food Bank, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), Sisters of the Road, and many others. 

“The Social Accountability Committee keeps us committed to the broader community,” said Marjan Wazeka, a Terwilliger Plaza Member and active participant in the Social Accountability Committee. “For me, it’s the hands-on aspect that is very special. Helping other seniors and those in education—that involvement with the larger community is so important.”

“The work of the Social Accountability Committee at Terwilliger Plaza is such an asset not just to our Members, but to our extended Portland community,” Bret Cope, Terwilliger Plaza’s COO, added. “They’re incredibly engaged and have our full support.”

The Social Accountability Committee is just one of many Terwilliger Plaza Member-led committees that meet regularly to make meaningful contributions throughout the larger Portland community.

Upon completion in 2023, Parkview will be a beacon of long-term sustainability. Its Passive House certification sets it apart in terms of both environmental and social impact, expanding a legacy of sustainability for Terwilliger Plaza’s existing membership base and for generations to come.

Charter Memberships at Parkview—which include exclusive benefits—are available for a limited time to early adopters. As of publication, single digit Charter Memberships remained. Act now to learn more.

Individuals interested in membership must be at least 62 years old upon occupancy. Visit parkview.terwilligerplaza.com or call 503-809-8667 for more information.