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Welcome to Friendsview!

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 for a comfortable, secure, friendly, faith-based retirement home community. As a not-for-profit community, Friendsview is operated with the needs and best interests of the residents in mind. Our continuing care concept provides for your needs today and tomorrow, right on campus. What’s more, we are a registered “Type-A” Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), which means that if your needs change during the time you live here and you need a higher level of care, your rates will stay stable, even though you may require additional services. This continuum of care offers you and your family peace of mind.

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financial planning tips

The decision has been made to turn the next chapter in life for those on the Intent List, to become residents of Friendsview. Good 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 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), highlighting the most important aspects of financial planning, especially planning for payment of the Entrance Fee.

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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 "stuff", we find ourselves full of conflicting emotions. We may feel sad we have to move. We may not even feel ready. Our kids may want nothing or everything. Our spouse might want to throw everything out and start fresh or keep everything and not part with even a favorite fishing hat! How do we start? How do we get "unstuck"?

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CCRC-advantagesFrank Engle Jr., Friendsview’s marketing director, says, “A move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), such as Friendsview, empowers retirees to move forward with their life/dreams.”

Such a move also brings:

  • 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 (assisted living), nursing care, memory loss
  • maximized use of residents’ resources
  • the best of managed care
  • carefully tailored services to individual residents, including a variety of meal plans
  • services to keep residents as independent as possible for as long as possible
  • security and peace of mind
  • freedom for families from making stressful end-of-life decisions for their loved ones

Visit the Why We Chose Friendsview page, to read testimonials about why other people choose Friendsview, a CCRC not-for-profit retirement community. Call 503-538-3144 for additional information.


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