Charlottesville, VA., www.jabacares.org. Here the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) recognized that the quality of later life is inseparable from the quality of earlier years. This led them to re-imagine their mission as a contribution to building sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages. The more holistic approach has produced benefits for the larger community and won JABA allies and funders they would not otherwise have enlisted. Read here about how their use of the Viable Futures point of view has multiplied results for the entire community. Click here to purchase the Charlottesville case studies.
New Columbia in Portland, Oregon, www.newcolumbia.org. This is the online home of a beautiful 82 acre mixed-income community in North Portland’s Portsmouth Neighborhood where the Viable Futures Toolkit was used for community planning. With pocket parks, green spaces, an opportunity center, community education centers, community building offices, senior housing, a Portland parks and recreation community center, and active intergenerational and cross-cultural programming, the area is home to residents from 22 countries. Read here about how a collection of houses became a community of neighbors. Click here to purchase the Portland case study.
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