Razzle Dazzle at Russellville Park

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Razzle Dazzle at Russellville Park

Russellville Park senior living in Portland recently celebrated the diversity of our community with a fun and vibrant event full of art, live music, food, and Portland’s own Mel Brown! Learn more about the event and how Russellville Park celebrates the rich history of diversity in Portland.

Celebrating Portland’s Diversity at Russellville Park

Russellville Park residents and staff strive to positively impact the local Portland community, taking an active and intentional interest in the area where they live, work, and play. The senior living community recently hosted Razzle Dazzle Russellville, a celebration of community, culture, and creativity with live music, food, art, and a special surprise guest appearance by Mel Brown, one of the most prominent jazz musicians in Portland. Guest chefs created a soul menu featuring southern fried chicken, collard greens, potato salad, cornbread, yams, sweet potato pie, and sweet tea. Our in-house bartender poured wine samples from Abbey Creek Vineyard, Bertony Faustin, the first recorded Black winemaker in Oregon.

Resident and local artists donated their creations for a silent auction. Proceeds benefited the Brian Grant Foundation, which provides tools to improve the well-being of people living with Parkinson’s. Russellville Park residents and their guests raised $1,200 in three short hours!

The event culminated in a performance by Portland’s own Poison Waters drag show where a resident gifted the artist with a piece of art deco jewelry, stating it “had to be given to someone that would have the courage to wear it.” Residents and staff had a great time with family and friends. Event contributor and resident Gerry Caldwell had 12 friends and family members join him for the night. His sister won a signed basketball from Portland’s Trailblazer Brain Grant.

Russellville Park senior living offers a continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. We are now accepting new move-ins and would love for you to experience the Five-Star Fun lifestyle! Contact us today to learn more and start living better than ever!


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Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over 8 years. With a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois, Alissa has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Published in Forbes, Senior Finance Advisor, Alzheimers.net and on other leading senior care blogs, she leverages her working knowledge of the senior care industry with leading research and best practices to create engaging content benefitting seniors and their caregivers. In her free time, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.

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