From your editor, Bonnie Sloat…

At Women’s Coffee Mingle this week we rehearsed the collapse of summer into fall and the changes taking place. All across the Friendsview campus we hear residents proclaim—“Autumn is my favorite season!”

What’s not to like?

  • Gold, amber, and vibrant changing foliage
  • Leaf-strewn sidewalks that crunch under your feet
  • Light breezes
  • Blue skies
  • Clear nights
  • Pumpkins patches and pies
  • The pungent smell of burning leaves assaulting our senses

George Eliot wrote:

Delicious autumn!  
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird
I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.

Maybe you agree with George Eliot…maybe not? I’ve always loved summer most of all, but I must admit that as I walk through our Friendsview Canyon, listen to Fox students on the football field, drink coffee on my deck under the canopy of changing leaves—I’m a grateful believer in autumn.

Autumn speaks the same language as those in our season of life. We’ve navigated those early tentative years of spring, the glorious and intense days of midlife summer, and now…autumn! This writing by Valentin helps us understand autumn and our season of life.

“Autumn is mature, 
reasonable and serious,
it glows moderately and not frivolously…
it cools down, clears up,
makes you reasonable.”

I want to live each day of the “autumn of my life” with no regrets. That is the best preparation for the next season—winter.

 


Save the Date:

Thursday, April 4

2019 Intent List Gathering

hosted by Chehalem Cultural Center
415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR

Seminars • Luncheon

This event is reserved for those who’ve paid a non-refundable application fee and placed their names on the intent list.

Have questions or want to learn more?
Please email us or call us at 503-538-3144


Kitchenettes in Manor Studios

Interested in simple living? Friendsview is renovating a select number of Manor studio apartments with kitchenettes and efficiency options. For more information, or to add this to your list of preferred floor plans, please email us or call us at 503-538-3144