History


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View from the Historic District Photo by Paul Nibblett

Construction of our premiere $3million dollar building made of steel, concrete and glass began in October of 1966. Funds for the construction were provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, under the guidelines of HUD’s 202 Loan Mortgage Program. The federal loan and mortgage guidelines allowed us to keep our rents affordable while maintaining a feeling of independence and secure living.

Ownership is provided by the Evergreen Union Retirement Association, EURA Inc., a non-profit corporation formed by five Lane County Labor Union Locals: Sheet Metal Workers Local 332 – Electrical Workers Local 280 – Carpenters Local 123 – Boilermakers Local 401 and Laborers Local 85. Manor Management Services, Inc. proudly manages Ya-Po-Ah Terrace under the direction of the Board of Directors.

Our Success at Ya-Po-Ah Terrace is due to the warm and friendly atmosphere created by our residents, surrounding community and staff.

Manor Management Services, Inc. (MMS) provides the Management and Staffing for Ya-Po-Ah Terrace, a well-known and highly-respected retirement community in Eugene, Oregon. MMS staff believes that residents and employees will assume responsible and creative positions in a world that is constantly changing. Seniors enjoy staying physically and mental active as they age – “Age is a state of mind and young people can be found at any age.” Staying active and involved in a myriad of activities that stimulate both the mind and the body are fostered and encouraged. Manor Management staff is active in local, state, and national organizations, including Leading Age Oregon. MMS has made premier service the standard by which they serve. Their motto is, “We work with what we care about – housing the elderly – and enjoy doing what we’re good at.

Manor Management proudly manages and develops elderly housing for residents from all walks of life. We are very proud to offer safe, sound, comfortable affordable retirement living to seniors – free from daily concerns.

Manor Management may be reached at (800) 201-4922. Manor Management Services, Inc., manages retirement communities in Eugene, Portland, and Vancouver, Washington.

Origin of the name, YaPoAh Terrace:

“Ya Po Ah” means very high place in the language of the Kalapuya Indians who inhabited the Willamette Valley prior to the arrival of the Euro-American settlers. Ya Po Ah was the name used by the tribe for what is now called , Skinner Butte, in honor of Eugene Franklin Skinner, the founder of Eugene City. He erected his first log cabin on the western slopes of the butte to avoid the frequent floods of the Willamette River to the north, per the advice of the Kalapuya.