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How to Choose a Retirement Community

Choosing a retirement community isn’t a simple decision. You can’t just throw a dart at a map and hope for the best. At Friendsview, we’re fond of saying successful aging takes planning. And it’s not just about planning financially — it’s also crucial to know what you’ll do if you become unexpectedly ill or have …

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What is Enhanced Living?

“It won’t happen to me. I’m strong and healthy — I don’t think I’ll ever need senior assisted living.” Before you commit to these common statements, consider this:  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care …

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Promoting Physical Wellness for Seniors

If you’ve ever had a gym membership, you may be familiar with some of these common concerns: Where do I even begin? How do I know what physical activities for seniors are most effective and best for me? Is it easier to do the bare minimum or nothing at all? Unless you have an applicable …

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How Seniors Can Use Technology to Stay Connected

  How Seniors Can Use Technology to Stay Connected With Kids and Grandkids During Physical Distancing. “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children,” said Alex Haley, former senior editor of Reader’s Digest. Children aren’t the only ones who benefit from these intergenerational …

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Best Podcasts for Seniors

If you hear the term “lifelong learning,” several images may come to mind: a classroom setting with a professor, a workshop at a local community center, or even a spoken word event by a popular author. However, COVID-19 has likely reduced the number of classes and live-speaker events being offered this fall. So what other …

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Future Care at Friendsview — a Life Plan Community

It’s hard to predict the future. And when it comes to your health, predictions can become even more difficult and stress inducing. But choosing a Life Plan Community with a continuum of care and a life care contract — like Friendsview — can give you a smart plan for the future. We call our combination …

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How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Senior Living Industry

What happens when a quarter of the population is retirement age yet wants something different for their “freedom years” than previous generations? Well, change happens. With so many baby boomers retiring, or who are at least retirement age, this gives senior living communities a chance to evolve and grow. But who is this unique population, …

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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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