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Friendsview Community Memo

We understand the topic on everyone’s mind in recent months has been “vaccine.” Vaccine distribution in Oregon has been slower than expected and Friendsview is no exception. After learning we were ineligible for the federal distribution program, administration has worked closely with state and local authorities to secure doses for residents and staff. Earlier this …

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COVID-19 Update 12/28/2020

  Dear Friendsview community, Public Health officials indicated that the many challenges this year has presented would get worse this winter before they got better and that has certainly proven true so far. Still, I am constantly overwhelmed by the expressions of love and support  so prevalent throughout our community. The well-being of each and …

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COVID-19 Update 12/18/2020

As new COVID-19 cases and deaths related to the virus continue to rise in the United States, many hospitals are nearing, or at, capacity to provide care. At Friendsview, the community feels fortunate to have not had any deaths and only two residents have tested positive with minimal symptoms since March. The community continues to …

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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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COVID-19 Updates – 12/12/2020

In just one month, the United States has added more than 5 million new cases and 40,000 deaths, an average of 2.12 deaths every minute. It is difficult to comprehend these numbers, but imagine the population of McMinnville and Dundee, together a population of close to 40,000, all perishing in a single month. While Oregon …

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COVID-19 Update – 12/4/2020

  Like many communities throughout Oregon and nationwide, we continue to take every precaution to limit the exposure to residents and team members. Since mid-October when we were notified that an agency staff member tested positive, we have completed no less than six rounds of testing primarily focused on staff and health service residents. Currently, …

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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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COVID-19 Update – 11/25/2020

  The health departments of Yamhill, Marion and Washington counties continue to report rising cases of COVID-19 the past few weeks in the Portland region. During this time, the leadership and team members at Friendsview have maintained strict precautions and administered testing of team members and residents to ensure the safety of the community. The …

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COVID-19 Update – 11/20/2020

Last Friday we let the Friendsview community know that a hospice nurse had tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after working directly with a Friendsview resident. We are pleased to let you know that the resident has tested negative for COVID-19, as have all health services residents who were also subsequently tested. Due to Yamhill County’s …

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Perks of Retiring in Newberg, Oregon

What do hot air balloon rides, food trucks, and drive-in theaters have in common? You can find them all in Newberg, Oregon. As the 25th largest city in Oregon, with a diverse population of over 24,000, this vibrant town offers perks for residents of all ages. In this blog we’ll talk about several ways to …

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