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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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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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Benefits of Lifelong Learning For Seniors

Every year, as more and more older adults pursue their love of lifelong learning, the ranks of college seniors who are also senior citizens continue to grow. For the curious, this post will answer the question: What is lifelong learning? We’ll also discuss the benefits of lifelong learning for seniors and the different types of …

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From your editor, Bonnie Sloat…

Thursday, September 26, 2019 Community is where they know your name. At Friendsview we know each other’s names… because we wear name tags! Does that disqualify us as community? Absolutely not! Community has been in my thoughts recently as I reflect on our day-to-day life at Friendsview. Definitions of community include shared values, interests, activities, …

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Tidying Up!

Surprisingly enough, “Tidying Up” is an oil painting by American artist Isabel Bishop. The original work hangs in the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The artist focused most of her creativity on women going about their everyday lives.

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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!”

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