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Wellness that enhances life

Wellness is much more than just a slogan or program here at Friendsview. Working on and improving our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health is absolutely core to our mission and an important part of daily life here.

When we are healthy, we’re better positioned to live and learn and make a difference in the lives of those around us. Wellness allows us to better appreciate all that each day has to offer, from new experiences to spending time with close friends and family.

A creative approach to health

An important component to any effective wellness program is to have it be centered around the participant in a way that helps ensure results not just in the short term, but for a lifetime. That’s why we offer a community partnership with the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center which provides an incredible array of classes and programming. We also ofter two fitness and recreation locations for independent use. In addition, we have an on-campus library to challenge the mind, lots of culinary options that support a healthy diet, and so much more.


  • Two on-campus fitness centers 
  • Fitness classes like tai chi, yoga, aerobics, line dancing, joint health, core cardio health, balance, and ping pong competitions 
  • Memberships with Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center are included 
  • Healthy, made-from-scratch dining options 
  • Over 35 resident committees 
  • Lifelong learning and mentorship opportunities at George Fox University 
  • Numerous walking trails around the campus and Hess Creek Canyon 
  • Woodworking shop 
  • Arts center and sewing room 
  • Cultural programs, art classes, and social events 
  • Outings for shopping, theater, cultural, and community events 
  • Worship services and Bible studies 
  • On-campus library and access to George Fox University library 
  • Volunteer opportunities on and off campus 
  • Support and spiritual life groups 
  • Strategy games such as bridge, mahjong, canasta, and trivia 
  • Resident and community gardens 
  • Computer lab 
  • Activity room with pool tables, table tennis, and Wii games