After a quiet summer, IDNO resumes its monthly board meetings on Wed., Sept. 7 at 1:30. Guests are invited, please email Corinne to confirm your attendance: InterfaithDisabilitiesofOregon@gmail.com. Location is Independent Living Resources, 1839 NE Couch.

IDNO arrives at the Macdonald Center
IDNO arrives at the Macdonald Center
Laurie Smith of the Macdonald Center welcomes IDNO board members Evelyn Villegas, IDNO President Cindy Wilkins and Treasurer Bruce Strade.
Laurie Smith of the Macdonald Center welcomes IDNO board members Evelyn Villegas, IDNO President Cindy Wilkins and Treasurer Bruce Strade.

 

The Macdonald Center (soon to be renamed the Maybelle Community Center) is a 54-bed assisted living center  for the forgotten poor, which provides visitation by volunteers to offer spiritual support for all.  Included is a community room with art classes and a choir in this Old Town area for socialization.  Note that this facility is the only Medicaid-funded assisted living program in the nation.  Nearby is the separate MacWest Apartments, which serve 42 low-income residents in an old hotel that has been converted into single apartments.