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With two campuses nestled on 27 acres of gardens, trees, and lush foliage in Newberg, Oregon, Friendsview Retirement Community is a picturesque setting for retirement living near Portland and right next to George Fox University. With a variety of senior housing options and retirement homes to match your way of living, Friendsview is the ideal place to call home.

For over 50 years, Friendsview has been serving the needs of seniors looking …

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The decision has been made to turn the next chapter in life for those on the Intent List, to become residents of Friendsview. Good financial planning will smooth the “glide path” toward the day the email comes that a residence is available. Just as the logistics of the physical move need planning, so do the financial considerations of one’s life. This article is written from my experience with those who have moved to Life Plan retirement communities, highlighting the most important aspects of …

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Downsizing Dilemma

by Frances Richie

francie-downsizing“Help! I want to downsize, but am stuck. I would like to move to a retirement community while still young enough to enjoy all the amenities, but I am overwhelmed with the task of going through everything I own. What should I do?”

Whether single or married, divorced or widowed, most of us have hit the Downsizing Dilemma at some point in our lives. Flummoxed by what do with all of our …

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CCRC-advantagesFrank Engle Jr., Friendsview’s marketing director, says, “A move to a Life Plan Community, such as Friendsview, empowers retirees to move forward with their life/dreams.”

Such a move brings these Life Plan advantages:

  • time to travel and pursue other lifelong interests
  • financial stability
  • maintenance-free living
  • a variety of educational, recreational, cultural and entertaining activities
  • minimized reliance on government payments, particularly Medicaid
  • an entrance fee model that presents an insurance-like, risk-sharing dimension unique to not-for-profits
  • access to health services on all levels: residential …

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