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

Brian and Janice Beals

Friendsview at 60: a Resident’s view

by Sherry Macy To celebrate Friendsview’s first fifty years, resident Betty Hockett took on the task of publishing the comprehensive story of our Vision with a Future. In reviewing its… Read More

From GFU to retirement

George Fox University (GFU) students typically are not thinking or learning about retirement and senior living. Well, unless you’re Sam Farmer in the 1950’s and in need of a wedding… Read More