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COVID-19 Update 10/16/2020

Dear Friendsview Community, As we continue to weather, together, the many challenges this year has presented, I am constantly reminded of the strong bonds, love and support for one another that extends throughout our community. The well-being of each and every member of our Friendsview family remains our highest priority, and we are incredibly grateful …

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How to Choose a Retirement Community

Choosing a retirement community isn’t a simple decision. You can’t just throw a dart at a map and hope for the best. At Friendsview, we’re fond of saying successful aging takes planning. And it’s not just about planning financially — it’s also crucial to know what you’ll do if you become unexpectedly ill or have …

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Wildfires Update

2020 will be one for the history books. On September 9th, Governor Kate Brown invoked an emergency act that will help bring additional resources to battle the wildfires burning across the state. We are experiencing the smoke and ash that is coming from major fires east of Estacada and Molalla; East of Silverton, Sublimity and …

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What is Enhanced Living?

“It won’t happen to me. I’m strong and healthy — I don’t think I’ll ever need senior assisted living.” Before you commit to these common statements, consider this:  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care …

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COVID-19 Update 8/31/2020

Friendsview continues to have no known cases of COVID-19. Since the broad testing day in late July of all staff and health services residents, we have continued to receive the occasional tests per individual primary care physicians’ recommendations. The reasons are varied, pre-surgery, potential exposure to another, development of a cough or fever, for example, …

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Promoting Physical Wellness for Seniors

If you’ve ever had a gym membership, you may be familiar with some of these common concerns: Where do I even begin? How do I know what physical activities for seniors are most effective and best for me? Is it easier to do the bare minimum or nothing at all? Unless you have an applicable …

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COVID-19 Testing Blitz Results

All employees were asked to line up and receive a swab to the nose as we tested for Covid on July 29. Our new friends from the Department of Human Services/COVID Response and Recovery Unit helped us put it all together. Staff from every department had a part in making the system run smooth. Names …

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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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