Friendly House, Inc.
MISSION Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational and other life-sustaining services. VISION Friendly House is a model for quality programs and services that sustain and enrich lives in the Portland Metropolitan community. VALUES Personal Development — We believe that each individual deserves opportunities for personal growth and enrichment. Integrity — Our principles are guided by honesty and respect. We are dedicated to fairness, professionalism and fiscal responsibility in all that we do. Compassion — We recognize the worth and dignity of each individual. We support and advocate for each other, our clients and community members. Reliability — People can count on us to provide a safe environment, competent staff and effective, high quality programs. Vitality — We are enthusiastic, proactive and innovative. We continually strive for success by supporting and inspiring each other to excel.
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Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 10-11:30am
This free presentation addresses the Freethought movement in Western Oregon during the latter quarter of the 19th Century, beginning with the seeds of the Oregon State Secular League, the growing Freethought scene in Southern Oregon, and culminating with the establishment of Liberal University of Oregon at Silverton, the West’s first strictly secular center of higher learning. Gus Frederick is a native Oregonian and third generation Free Thinker. He was born in 1954, 100 years after his hometown of Silverton was founded. He is by training a filmmaker and photographer, although he has broadened that term to multimedia artist. He currently works as a conceptual artist, photographer, filmmaker and animator. He also facilitates The Davenport Project, delving into and lecturing about the life and times of Oregon-born cartoonist Homer Davenport (1867-1912) and his pioneer politician father, Timothy W. Davenport (1827-1911). He is an active Granger, serving as Lecturer for the Silverton Grange No. 748 as well as serving on the board of directors for the Silverton Country Historical Society. This lecture is hosted by the Humanists of Greater Portland, a chapter of the American Humanist Association.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9am-noon
Fundraiser for SAGE - Pancake Breakfast Looking for an easy and fun way to support SAGE Metro Portland? Join us for our first pancake breakfast fundraiser for SAGE. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, $25 max per family. Each person will be treated to a delicious breakfast, learn more about SAGE Metro Portland and support a vital program. Tickets can be purchased the day of or ahead of time by stopping by Friendly House Or online: https://friendlyhouseinc.ejoinme.org/sagepancakes
Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9:30am-1pm
Community members and allies are welcome to join us for a fun and FREE morning of learning and resources! Since the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), individuals may be eligible for Social Security or Medicare benefits based on a spouse’s work history. Our landscape is changing and we are now presenting a collaborative workshop series to update you on new options for LGBTQ elders and adults with disabilities. How do the post-DOMA rules affect you and your partner? Do you know that you might qualify for new spouse benefits? Are you unsure how these new laws might affect you and your community as you age? Please join us for a workshop sponsored by Multnomah County Aging, Disability & Veterans Services, Senior Medicare Patrol, and SAGE Metro Portland. To register for this FREE event, please call 503-224-2640 or visit the EventBrite page. Speakers include Attorneys Cynthia L. Barrett and Tabitha Lundberg Koh, Friendly House Community Services Director Mya Chamberlin, and Medicare Outreach Coordinator Janet Bowman.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 1:30-3pm
What kind of home is appropriate and when? There are lots of terms floating around out there: senior independent housing, low income housing, nursing home, assisted living, and adult care home. Understanding which type of housing is appropriate and when can be confusing. In this presentation, you will learn: * The difference between senior housing and licensed care * When licensed care is appropriate * What type of care you need * Resident rights inside licensed care settings * Specific information for LGBT consumers Presentation by Deputy State Ombudsman - Multnomah County, David Berger. David serves as the Deputy Long Term Care Ombudsman in Multnomah County and works to ensure resident rights and quality of care in licensed care facilities.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 1-2:30pm
This documentary tells the story of the country's first primary care transgender clinic - started on Tuesday nights in San Francisco's notorious Tenderloin District at the height of the AIDS Epidemic - and 12 of its pioneering patients. Their remarkably warm narratives turn the harrowing places they have been into a testament of victory and hope. Free. SAGE Metro Portland is presenting this screening in partnership with Northwest Gender Alliance.
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 9:30pm through Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 10pm
9:30pm through Sunday, February 1 at 10pm
A large group of clowns is coming to the Fertile Ground Festival in Portland this year, but there’s no need to be scared. These talented actors, all trained at the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre, are here to delight, and inspire, and, most importantly, make you laugh. Make the most of your time and money this year at Fertile Ground by joining three companies for three acts in one jam-packed evening. “Mom?”: A Comedy of Mourners begins with a mysterious trunk sitting on the peak of a mountain at the end of the universe. Out of the trunk come the clown siblings Victoria, Frank, and Mango. They have brought with them the ashes of their dear, departed mother whose last wish was to be scattered across the void. The show is filled with acrobatics, slapstick and mischievous antics – all for dear, old Mom. While clinging desperately to their memories, the three siblings cling to each other, literally, as they teeter on the edge their tiny stage, surrounded by the vacuum of space. Tripping, falling, and tumbling through the stages of grief, the clowns make a giant, ashy mess. “Mom?” is written, directed, and performed by Jeff Desautels, Laura Loy and Anna Sell, otherwise known as Box of Clowns. Behind the sheer curtain of a Victorian apartment, two chaste lovers slowly unravel their secrets. La Fenêtre (The Window), is a passage of moments like opening a black and white photo album with characters that are familiar but of another time. The butler, Sanderson, passionate but contained, desperately attempts to tell his mistress, Aurora his deepest desires. Through subtle gesticulation, cups of tea and poorly written letters, Sanderson will, at any cost, win his lady. La Fenêtre is a clown play about love and all the difficulties it presents. La Fenêtre is written, directed and performed by Emily Newton and Darci Fulcher, members of The Defenestrators. Perpetual Wednesday concerns a struggling magician and his sidekick who discover they have been cursed with the gift of immortality. While bumbling through time our incompetent duo find themselves confronted by some of mankind’s greatest challenges and uncover the meaning of life. Anthony Arnista and Jacob Trillo write, direct and perform Perpetual Wednesday under the name White Collar Crimes. “Mom?”: A Comedy of Mourners by Box of Clowns, La Fenêtre by The Defenestrators, and Perpetual Wednesday by White Collar Crimes, are playing at the Friendly House Community Center at 1737 NW 26th Ave in Portland, Oregon. Opening Friday, January 23rd at 9:30 PM. There are no preview performances. Show times are January 23rd and 30th at 9:30 PM, January 24th and 31st and 7 PM, and January 25th and February 1st at 8 PM. Save $4 and purchase tickets for all three acts, the “Combo Package”, for $18/$14 students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online by selecting “COMBO PACKAGE” at: https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=294573. Tickets may also be purchased or at the door.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2-3:30pm
You are invited to SAGE Metro Portland's Launch Party for the 2015 Guide to LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing in Oregon with special guests from the Multnomah County Adult Care Home Program. We are happy to announce the upcoming release of the second edition of the Guide to LGBT-Friendly Senior Housing in Oregon. Help us celebrate this project, as well as the new designation for LGBT-Friendly Adult Care Homes, by joining us for an afternoon mixer. You can learn about housing resources in the area and meet housing providers dedicated to supporting the LGBT community. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Friday, December 12, 2014 from 2-4pm
An annual tradition for LGBT older adults and friends. Join us for entertainment, refreshments and good friends. Free, no RSVP Needed
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9am-7pm
The Gay & Grey Expo is an annual event presented by SAGE Metro Portland, a program of Friendly House that creates community and enhances the lives of LGBT older adults through advocacy, education and support. The Gay & Grey Expo is an unique event dedicated to the LGBT older adult community. The Expo is a day filled with presentations, speakers, health screenings, exhibitors and performances all in order to enrich the lives and build community for LGBT older adults. Join us after the Expo for the Eugene Woodworth Memorial Art Show from 5-7pm. The Expo is shaping up to be a really dynamic event this year. We will kick off the morning with a performance from the Portland Lesbian Choir, have presentations on everything from gay men's sexual health to understanding memory loss to fitness, have a lunch-time performance by Without Apology (a local a capella group), a version of The Dating Game hosted by Poison Waters, a entertainment showcase AND the whole day will be capped off by a wonderful Art Show & Sale highlight LGBT older adult artists and featuring a reading from poet Judith Barrington. Whew! It'll be a full day but we hope to see and your friends there. www.gayandgreypdx.org (503)224-2640 firstname.lastname@example.org