From GFU to retirement

George Fox University (GFU) students typically are not thinking or learning about retirement and senior living. Well, unless you’re Sam Farmer in the 1950’s and in need of a wedding… Read More

How Employees Impact Your Senior Living Experience

By Nikki Deckon Remaining 6 feet apart, a few Friendsview staff from different departments began to gather in the Manor Dining Room, most wearing yellow ribbons. Others signed a poster… Read More

Stay Safe as Oregon Methodically Reopens

  As Governor Brown starts to slowly lift restrictions on Oregon activities and businesses, starting with restaurants, barbers, gyms and small gatherings (without travel), it is important to remember all… Read More

5 Ways to Cope with Isolation

By Nikki Deckon Isolation hurts.  In this season of physical-distancing and sheltering-in-place for some this means a whole lot of depression, anxiety and malaise. Even before COVID-19, many studies already… Read More

An aerial photo of the senior living homes in Newberg, Oregon at Friendsview

Tidying Up!

Surprisingly enough, “Tidying Up” is an oil painting by American artist Isabel Bishop. The original work hangs in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The artist focused most of her creativity on women going about their everyday lives.

A photo of two seniors walking on campus

An Introduction to “Your Future in View”

Friendsview regularly seeks ways to offer support and resources for its intent list applicants — namely you! Through this new communication, Frank Engle, director of marketing, asked if I would be willing to answer some of the questions you might be asking and the concerns you might be experiencing as you look toward a move. Not long ago, my husband, Dale, and I faced many of the decisions you now consider for your own future. And there’s much to consider! We are here to help.

External photo of the entrance of Friendsview

Friendsview Adopts “Life Plan Community” Designation

LeadingAge, a national organization of not-for-profit senior living communities, has developed a new name as an alternative to places that call themselves Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CRCCs. Friendsview, a member of LeadingAge, will be adopting this change, gradually becoming known as a Life Plan Community.