Friendsview resident at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

My Kids Don’t Want My Stuff: Downsizing for Senior Living

Some call it right-sizing, others call it down-sizing, but at least one person calls it, “one of the most daunting, challenging, and important things we will do in our later… Read More

Two Generations Connect

by Sherry Macy Friendsview’s close proximity to a major university offers residents multiple opportunities for intergenerational connections. Audit a class, build team spirit and cheer for the Bruins, worship at… Read More

Why Friendsview? Why Now?

by Marj KaiserFriendsview “Founder” Jeff and I had both reached our mid-fifties when we moved to Oregon in 2008. He had already retired, but I continued to work. The “12… Read More

Friendsview Resident

Staying Young at Heart

By Frances Richey—Friendsview resident One of the things that attracted me to moving to the fifth floor Manor at Friendsview in 2013 was having George Fox University conveniently located across… Read More

Foster Friends for the Win!

by Sherry Macy Karla Holveck and I anticipated a lively conversation about Foster Friends as we waited in line at Chapters, a popular downtown Newberg coffee shop. Karla and her… Read More


From the Congo to Paris, France to South America to the Middle East—Friendsview residents have lived and worked all over the world. Some as professionals, others as ambassadors for their… Read More

Selling your home

Just as preparing for retirement requires thoughtful planning, so does deciding when to sell your home before you make the big move to a senior living community. The decision on… Read More

Friendsview Students

Retiring closer to friends

“A friend is one of the best things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”  ~Winnie the Pooh “The world could use a friend right… Read More