Village Enterprises was founded to offer residence and care to seniors in need. Its mission reflects the Catholic belief in the fundamental value of each person, regardless of their age or condition. Every resident in our villages, whatever their physical or cognitive condition, receives competent, compassionate care.
History of Village Enterprises
Village Enterprises was created to provide residential care for at-risk seniors unable to live independently. Shortly after opening its first facility, Village Enterprises was invited to further its mission by constructing similar communities in Portland. From 2000 to 2008 Village Enterprises developed four additional facilities, expanding the care options available to seniors throughout the metropolitan area.
St Anthony Village, Village Enterprises’ first community, opened in 1999. In the decades that followed, St. Anthony Village has been home to hundreds of senior residents in assisted living, memory care, and independent housing.
The Village’s development also facilitated the renewal of St. Anthony Catholic Church from whom the Village’s purchased its land. Those funds helped the parish create a beautiful new church and hall. Over the years the two communities have been good and complementary neighbors.
In 2000, Village Enterprises built and subsequently donated to St. Anthony parish, a preschool intended to create a connection between seniors and young children through intergenerational programming. That facility continues to benefit local families.
In 2002 a second community, Assumption Village was developed in North Portland. This facility consists of 30 independent apartments and 80 assisted living units. The property includes a beautifully renovated catholic chapel, where residents and community members gather for Mass or other spiritual experiences.
Assumption village is renowned for its annual Assumption Day celebration, where residents, staff, families, and the neighborhood gather for prayer, barbecue and a variety of entertainment. This lovely community, in the heart of North Portland’s St. John’s neighborhood, continues to serve the needs of a variety of seniors.
Later in 2002, Village Enterprises opened, after a protracted development process, Trinity Court adjacent to the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon. This faith based college community includes 17 units of student housing and an expanded Oregon State Newman Center, a ministry to OSU’s Catholic community. Although Trinity Court still exists, it is no longer owned by Village Enterprises.
Villa St Margaret opened in February 0f 2003, as a residential community for independent seniors. In addition to 48 apartments, the property includes a prolific resident garden, a media/game room, and a library. The Villa is easy walking distance to St. Anthony Village and parish, as well as numerous shops, theaters and restaurants. The Villa is a lively and warm-hearted community whose residents can purchase supplemental meals and/or housekeeping from St. Anthony Village.
Sacred Heart Villa, opened in 2007, provided low-income seniors affordable independent living. In addition to its 65 apartments, it originally hosted a Loaves and Fishes kitchen and Meals on Wheels home meal program, as well as a Providence Physical Therapy clinic. This community was subsequently purchased by Catholic Charities who continues the Villa’s mission of providing affordable low-income housing.
Services for All Generations (SAGE) is the management company that operates St. Anthony Village, Assumption Village, and Villa St. Margaret. To learn about SAGE CLICK HERE