Our roots run deep

Quakers (also known as Friends) are often credited with opening the very first continuing care retirement community (CCRC) over 100 years ago. With our Quaker heritage, Friendsview has continued this tradition as the only not-for-profit Type-A Life Plan Community in Oregon. And from our very first day to today, we are committed to being a community that values dignity, compassion, and excellence. 

It all started for us in the 1950’s when a group of Friends expressed the desire to provide person-centered, affordable care to seniors within the community. Charles Beals, as the first Executive Director, led the way, ensuring that our doors opened in 1961. We were the only “high-rise” building with an elevator at the time!

In our 63 years of operation, we’ve remained true to our initial mission with local leadership that have kept us financially stable as we grow our community. We continue to strive to honor our deep roots with intergenerational connections with George Fox University students, educational programming, arts and cultural workshops, plus so much more. 

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Our Mission and Values

The mission of Friendsview is to provide active residential living and quality continuing care to seniors in a Christ-centered community. To that purpose, we promise together — residents, staff and board of directors — to uphold the following values:

Friends Heritage

I want to talk to you about the personnel who work there. They are wise way beyond their years, and are the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met in my life. I witnessed their caring and compassion first hand.

Dan Nolta