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How Seniors Can Use Technology to Stay Connected

  How Seniors Can Use Technology to Stay Connected With Kids and Grandkids During Physical Distancing. “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children,” said Alex Haley, former senior editor of Reader’s Digest. Children aren’t the only ones who benefit from these intergenerational …

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Best Podcasts for Seniors

If you hear the term “lifelong learning,” several images may come to mind: a classroom setting with a professor, a workshop at a local community center, or even a spoken word event by a popular author. However, COVID-19 has likely reduced the number of classes and live-speaker events being offered this fall. So what other …

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Future Care at Friendsview — a Life Plan Community

It’s hard to predict the future. And when it comes to your health, predictions can become even more difficult and stress inducing. But choosing a Life Plan Community with a continuum of care and a life care contract — like Friendsview — can give you a smart plan for the future. We call our combination …

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How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Senior Living Industry

What happens when a quarter of the population is retirement age yet wants something different for their “freedom years” than previous generations? Well, change happens. With so many baby boomers retiring, or who are at least retirement age, this gives senior living communities a chance to evolve and grow. But who is this unique population, …

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Local and State COVID-19 Updates

We are pleased to report that Friendsview remains virus free as the county tentatively reopens. However, Oregon, along with other states, is seeing record increases in new COVID-19 cases. New outbreaks have been primarily related to businesses, churches and family gatherings–so Friendsview remains on alert. Effective July 1st, Governor Brown announced that face coverings will …

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Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Can’t remember the name of a friend from high school or from a former job? Forgot the author of a book you once loved? This is considered just a part of the normal aging process. In fact, scientists now suggest that memory lapses begin as early as age 45 and is even a part of …

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COVID-19 Update 6/11/2020

  Mark Twain once said, “Never regret anything that made you smile.” Nowadays we can’t see everyone’s smile due to face masks–but we’ve noticed a lot of residents’ and employees’ “smiling eyes”!  Why? Because even amidst social distancing and stay at home orders over the last few months our community has continued to thrive, engage …

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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 titled “Yellie for Ellie” earlier in the morning. Ellie, a Dining Services team member had just found out her spouse was diagnosed with a life …

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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 the public health and safety advice that has been given in the last two months. You might wonder how this affects Friendsview. Because of the …

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Why Should I Join a Waitlist for Senior Housing?

Senior independent living communities provide many benefits for seniors, ranging from your health to your finances to your social life. Once you’ve decided you’d like to spend your retirement in a senior living community, it’s best to be proactive about your move. Joining a community’s waitlist is a great way to give yourself time to …

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