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Two Generations Connect… in Community

by Sherry Macy Friendsview’s close proximity to a major university offers residents multiple opportunities for intergenerational connections. Audit a class, build team spirit and cheer for the Bruins, worship at a chapel service, stroll the beautiful campus, attend a play or concert, sip coffee at Bridge Cafe, browse the library stacks—that’s a long list already, …

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Why Friendsview? Why Now?

by Marj Kaiser Friendsview “Founder” Jeff and I had both reached our mid-fifties when we moved to Oregon in 2008. He had already retired, but I continued to work. The “12 acres of heaven” we bought on Bald Peak included views of vineyards,the coast range, and mature fruit trees. With the help of a newly …

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Staying Young at Heart

By Frances Richey—Friendsview resident One of the things that attracted me to moving to the fifth floor Manor at Friendsview in 2013 was having George Fox University conveniently located across the street. Having taught for thirty-six years, I consider myself a life-long learner and looked forward to attending lectures on the campus as well as …

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Foster Friends for the Win!

by Sherry Macy Karla Holveck and I anticipated a lively conversation about Foster Friends as we waited in line at Chapters, a popular downtown Newberg coffee shop. Karla and her husband, Bob, off-campus Friendsview residents, joined the Foster Friends program six years ago, Karla serving as coordinator the past five. What we didn’t anticipate happened …

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From the Congo to Paris, France to South America to the Middle East—Friendsview residents have lived and worked all over the world. Some as professionals, others as ambassadors for their faith, but all of them as people who love the diversity of cultures represented around the globe. With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day being …

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When Should I Sell My Home to Move into Senior Living?

Just as preparing for retirement requires thoughtful planning, so does deciding when to sell your home before you make the big move to a senior living community. The decision on when to put your house on the market is frequently influenced by three topics: real estate trends, personal goals, and fluctuating health needs. How the …

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Sixty years of rich history dwell in the memories of Friendsview residents Brian and Janice Beals, who share some of their stories in celebration.

by Sherry Macy To celebrate Friendsview’s first fifty years, resident Betty Hockett took on the task of publishing the comprehensive story of our Vision with a Future. In reviewing its pages, I see a community of committed Quakers with a solitary vision—though varied in levels of optimism. In early 1957, architect Donald Lindgren wrote to …

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The Journey to Retirement Begins in College for One Resident

George Fox University (GFU) students typically are not thinking or learning about retirement and senior living. Well, unless you’re Sam Farmer in the 1950’s and in need of a wedding officiant. Sam’s journey to Friendsview started at GFU (George Fox College at the time) with a providential conversation. Here’s his story… As a freshman on …

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Good to Grow: PCC Brings Horticulture Therapy to Friendsview

Last spring’s COVID shutdown caused every Portland Community College campus to close, and that included the Newberg Center, located near our Springbrook Meadows neighborhood. Sadly, the closure included its gerontology program’s robust, in-person internship program. Over the summer they developed a first-of-its-kind pilot project titled Virtual Internship Program (VIP), and last fall Friendsview became one …

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