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When Should I Sell My Home to Move into Senior Living?

Just as preparing for retirement requires thoughtful planning, so does deciding when to sell your home before you make the big move to a senior living community. The decision on when to put your house on the market is frequently influenced by three topics: real estate trends, personal goals, and fluctuating health needs. How the …

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Sixty years of rich history dwell in the memories of Friendsview residents Brian and Janice Beals, who share some of their stories in celebration.

by Sherry Macy To celebrate Friendsview’s first fifty years, resident Betty Hockett took on the task of publishing the comprehensive story of our Vision with a Future. In reviewing its pages, I see a community of committed Quakers with a solitary vision—though varied in levels of optimism. In early 1957, architect Donald Lindgren wrote to …

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The Journey to Retirement Begins in College for One Resident

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 officiant. Sam’s journey to Friendsview started at GFU (George Fox College at the time) with a providential conversation. Here’s his story… As a freshman on …

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Good to Grow: PCC Brings Horticulture Therapy to Friendsview

Last spring’s COVID shutdown caused every Portland Community College campus to close, and that included the Newberg Center, located near our Springbrook Meadows neighborhood. Sadly, the closure included its gerontology program’s robust, in-person internship program. Over the summer they developed a first-of-its-kind pilot project titled Virtual Internship Program (VIP), and last fall Friendsview became one …

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A Short Employee Spotlight

  When rain and light snow began to fall on February 12, no one expected that it would lead to hundreds of thousands of people losing power for multiple days, or that some towns like Oregon City would declare a state-of-emergency. Come Valentine’s Day many were snowed and iced in without heat or water. Trees, …

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When Should I Begin Planning for Retirement?

Let’s face it, many activities are on pause thanks to COVID-19. But there’s one thing that doesn’t pause even during a pandemic: aging. The aging process continues regardless of world events, personal plans, or even hopes and dreams. Because we can’t press the pause button on time, when you plan for retirement becomes crucial. Some …

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Friendsview Lets You Continue Your Love Affair With Learning

  Can lifelong learning help keep you young? The answer is yes, according to Frances “Francie” Richey, resident of Friendsview, a senior living community in Newberg. As the granddaughter of Polish immigrants, Francie says that “education was very important in our family. I always knew I wanted to teach because I’d lecture my dog and …

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Celebrating Alice Cooper

  After many different positions and 30 years, we are sad to see our Health Services Administrative Coordinator, Alice retire, but we are very grateful to have spent many years of laughter and happiness with her. Read her letter to residents and staff! Dear Friendsview Residents and Staff, The best thing I ever did was …

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Why Choose Faith-Based Senior Living?

“We never age out of the need for spiritual encouragement and fellowship,” Ron Stansell, Friendsview Resident Council Chair, shared when asked, Why choose faith- based senior living? Older adults who participate in spiritual or religious activities may have fewer strokes, lower rates of hypertension, and less reported pain from illness. The possible physical health benefits …

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