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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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COVID-19 Update 11/13/2020

  Friendsview was notified on Thursday, November 12th that a hospice nurse who had contact with one Friendsview resident on the 9th tested positive for COVID-19 on November 11th. The affiliated staff member was wearing PPE appropriately while in the building and during the provision of essential care. The individual’s contact with others followed Friendsview’s …

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An Expansion Story

by Sherry Macy Ron and Divonna Crecelius made a speedy decision in 1999 when a first-floor apartment in the Manor suddenly became available. Divonna’s earliest expansion memory occurred right next door, when three studios were combined into a two-bedroom apartment. For 40 years, Friendsview consisted of one original building. But in May 2002, six community …

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COVID-19 Update 11/06/2020

We are pleased to share that after two rounds of testing, all staff and health services residents are COVID free! All tests came back negative. Thank you to everyone who made this such a smooth process. Friendsview is working to provide safe and controlled indoor visitation for health services residents as guided by risk-based criteria …

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COVID-19 Update 10/30/2020

During the second week of October we received news that an agency staffing person tested positive for COVID-19.  This agency employee was asymptomatic and began isolating immediately.  As required, Friendsview notified the authorities of the potential exposure and an Executive Order was issued by the Department of Human Services restricting all visitors from entering the …

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How Mental Health Affects Seniors

The mental health of Americans, and specifically seniors, is a hot topic right now. With such an extended season of aggressive distancing and quarantines in 2020, many people are feeling isolated. Lonely. Sometimes even hopeless. This has resulted in increased rates of disorders such as depression and anxiety. Thankfully, these and other mental or neurological …

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