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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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COVID-19 Update 10/23/2020

Late last week, we were notified of an agency staff person who had worked in our Health Center and tested positive for COVID-19. The agency staff person was asymptomatic and began isolating at home immediately. We took immediate precautions by testing all staff and tracking this individual’s location in the community. We also temporarily stopped …

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COVID-19 Update 10/16/2020

Dear Friendsview Community, As we continue to weather, together, the many challenges this year has presented, I am constantly reminded of the strong bonds, love and support for one another that extends throughout our community. The well-being of each and every member of our Friendsview family remains our highest priority, and we are incredibly grateful …

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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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Wildfires Update

2020 will be one for the history books. On September 9th, Governor Kate Brown invoked an emergency act that will help bring additional resources to battle the wildfires burning across the state. We are experiencing the smoke and ash that is coming from major fires east of Estacada and Molalla; East of Silverton, Sublimity and …

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