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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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COVID-19 Update 5/4/2020

  No news is good news, right?  We have no new cases of COVID-19 to report. The one person in our community with a confirmed diagnosis has fully recovered and is out of quarantine. We continue to follow Oregon Health Authority and CDC recommendations for social distancing, sanitizing and face masks. In the meantime, life …

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What is Independent Living?

After living in your own home for decades, it can be hard to imagine living any other way. But if you find yourself tending to more of your home’s responsibilities — maintenance, upkeep, lawn care — and enjoying less of life’s possibilities, maybe it’s time to consider senior independent living. Choosing an independent living Life …

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5 Ways to Cope with Isolation

By Nikki Deckon Isolation hurts.  In this season of physical-distancing and sheltering-in-place for some this means a whole lot of depression, anxiety and malaise. Even before COVID-19, many studies already taught us that isolation can be detrimental to a person’s emotional and physical well-being.  According to aginglifecarejournal.org, “The effect of social isolation on health appears …

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COVID-19 Update 4/17/2020

Since our last update, the news is still good. We have no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. The one resident who tested positive continues to recover and remains in quarantine. Every day we seek to do our part to aggressively prevent any new cases. As guided by the CDC and OHA, we’ve …

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