Below you will find Important News and other notices that affect your local community. Please contact us if there is a news worthy story you'd like to share.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Heat Forecast

June 18, 2024 – Clackamas County is forecasted to have its first 90 degree day of the year this Friday, and possibly again Saturday.  The first 90 degree day effects individuals who are sensitive to heat, like older adults and persons using medications that can exacerbate heat symptoms and/ or prevent the body from using its natural cooling processes.

Cogir Art Walk

October 04, 2023 – Cogir had a very successful ArtWalk event last Monday. Residents had the opportunity to share some of their works from the past and present. The engagement from the residents’ families was heartwarming. Having the support and love of the community is also more than we could expect. Art is such an important part of what

CLT Care Academy Now Open

September 05, 2023 – We are excited to announce that CLT Care Academy is now open! We are a 30-day Nursing Assistant Certification program. Please help us get the word out and consider the benefits of sending your people to be trained and certified as a Nursing Assistant. Investing in your caregivers increases retention and satisfaction, while providing your

Willamette Valley Healthcare Workforce Survey

November 01, 2022 – In an effort to assist employers in the healthcare sector of our area, Willamette Workforce Partnership has created an industry survey specific to our region (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, & Linn Counties). We hope you have a few minutes to complete it and can share it with partners and providers you work with. The link is

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon hosts adaptive fashion show at the World Forestry Center

October 31, 2022 – Beaverton, Ore., October 28, 2022 – Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO) will host its first fashion showcase and luncheon, Patterned for Parkinson’s, at the World Forestry Center on November 3, 2022, to celebrate innovative, accessible designs created for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Parkinson’s Resources, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing support

The Tuesday Night Dance Series at Gresham Senior Center

June 29, 2022 – At the Gresham Senior Center every Tuesday night! – Doors open at 5:00pm – Live music from 5:30-7:00pm – Admission – $6 per person – Sponsor this fun evening for the center! The sponsorship is $150.00 each week and covers the cost of the Band. Sponsors can come that evening and talk and leave information

Dhrasti Patel Named Executive Director of The Springs at Sherwood

Sherwood, Ore. — June 15, 2022 — Dhrasti Patel, LPN, has been appointed the executive director of The Springs at Sherwood in Sherwood, Oregon. In this role, Patel will oversee all aspects of community operations to optimize resident experience for independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. “Dhrasti brings strong interpersonal skills to this position,” said Brenda

Bob Riler Community Service Award Committee Meeting

June 14, 2022 – Matt did an outstanding job on the wording for the nomination forms. (see below) Thank you, Matt We chose the individual plaque for award recipients – diamond impress acrylic in silver. (aka Bekky with a K) I will get more info on the perpetual plaque. We decided on one with space for a picture of

Milwaukie Community Center Foundation 33rd Annual Italian Dinner

April 21, 2022 – Mark your calendars for the 33rd Annual Italian Dinner for a festive drive-thru station at the Milwaukie Community Center that allows you to easily and safely pick up your delicious, authetic Italian meal prepared by local chefs. All proceeds benefit the Center’s programs, including Meals on Wheels. Add a bottle of wine to your meal

Lumina’s Dr. Helen Kao honored as American Geriatrics Society’s 2022 Clinician of the Year

April 14, 2022 – The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today named Helen S. Kao, MD, as its 2022 Clinician of the Year. Dr. Kao, who is Medical Director of Clinical Innovations at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, and Adjunct Professor at UCSF School of Medicine, will be honored at the AGS 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting, May 12-14 in Orlando.

The Springs Living Becomes First Company to be Awarded Fitwel Certification in Senior Housing for Occupant Health & Wellness

March 07, 2022 – The Springs Living is the first company to earn a Fitwel global health certification under the newly created senior housing scorecard. The Springs at Greer Gardens in Eugene, Oregon, was awarded Fitwel certification after meeting stringent health and wellness requirements regarding its design and operations. Fitwel, the healthy building certification system operated by the Center

Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors in National News Reaching and Educating a Wider Audience

February 16, 2022 – Theresa Pritchett, Founder of Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors, reached a national audience concerning downsizing and senior move management. She was recently featured in a column, Smart Moves, written by prize-winning newspaper and magazine writer Ellen James Martin, titled “For Seniors: How to Jump-Start Your Home Sale.” Soft Landings is very excited about this national

Candice Marcks Named Senior Director, Sales & Marketing for The Springs Living

February 14, 2022 – McMinnville, Ore. (Feb. 14, 2022) – The Springs Living has announced promotions within its sales and marketing team to support the company’s senior living communities in Oregon and Montana. “This team not only offers a fresh approach to our sales and marketing efforts, but they also come to the table with a rich diversity of experience.

Laura Larson Named Senior Community Experience Director of The Springs Living

August 16, 2021 – McMinnville, Ore. – August 10, 2021 – Laura Larson has been named the senior director of community experience for The Springs Living. In this newly created role, Larson will be responsible for operational excellence of the resident experience, including culinary, resident relations, life enrichment and Footsteps memory care programs across our continuum of service. “One

LARC at Burien Hosts Mobile Vaccine Clinic, Open to Public.

April 21, 2021 – Senior Affordable Community Hosts Mobile Vaccine Clinic, Open to Public. City of Burien Fire Department will provide first dose Moderna Vaccine. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burien, Wash. (April 20, 2021) – While Washington continues the uphill battle to vaccinate the most vulnerable people first, local senior housing community, LARC, is stepping in to help host a

Jae’s Memorial Fundraiser

February 16, 2021 – Jae went to be with the Lord on 2/12/2021 after a long fought battle with cancer. The Ernst family would appreciate any help you can give towards her cremation and funeral services. Please donate any amount here or reach out to Scott Ernst directly to offer support. Thank you and God Bless! Donate Now View

Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community Changes Name to eliseo

January 22, 2021 – TACOMA, WA – January 22nd, 2021 – Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community is proud to announce today that it has formally changed its name to eliseo effective February 1st, 2021. The company unveiled a new identity and website today during a live stream on YouTube, The company, founded in 1938 as Puyallup Lutheran Home, three

Trauma Nurses Talk Tough Virtual Workshop

January 03, 2021 – Trauma Nurses Talk Tough Virtual Workshop During these unprecedented times we are all looking at ways to keep our seniors safe by teaching them ways to prevent injuries. TNTT is here to help! We are now offering the Take the Right Steps workshop virtually and is providing free safety equipment to all participants. For more

October AIM Newsletter

November 06, 2020 – Congress Continues its Commitment to Alzheimer’s Policy On October 2, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) reintroduced the Care Corps Demonstration Act. The bill recognizes the growing demand for services and supports to help seniors and individuals with disabilities living independently in their homes, and the need to support family caregivers who

Exciting News: Potential New Alzheimer’s Drug Treatment

October 29, 2020 –   I want to be sure you know about an important development that all of your contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association have helped make possible. As you well know, for decades millions of Americans and their loved ones have waited for a new, more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease to be available. On November 6,

Vaughan Named Chief Financial Officer of The Springs Living

October 16, 2020 – McMinnville, Ore. – October 12, 2020 – The Springs Living has promoted Molly Vaughan to chief financial officer (CFO). Vaughan brings with her an extensive background in financial planning and analysis, strategic leadership, corporate and non-profit operational finance, and risk management. “Molly is a forward-thinking, strategic problem solver who understands business beyond the numbers,” said Fee Stubblefield, founder and

Applewood Retirement Waiving Move-in Costs for Wildfire Victims

September 24, 2020 – They are also setting up payment plans if needed.  Visit, and contact Sara Guzman at: /503-588-1022.  

Proposed Medicaid Cuts Imperil Vulnerable Populations and Caregivers

September 22, 2020 – Last night, DSHS submitted a 2021-2023 biennial budget proposal to OFM that would decimate facility-based long term care, leaving thousands without critically-necessary services. Under the DSHS proposal, which is the first step in a protracted budgeting process, changes to client eligibility and across-the-board rates reductions would be significant and detrimental to the very settings embroiled

Kaiser + Path Announces Grand Opening of The Canyons’ Modern, Accessible Apartments

September 09, 2020 – Kaiser + Path, a group of real estate developers, architects and builders who believe sustainable design is the right thing to do, announces the September 15 grand opening of The Canyons, a new 70-unit apartment complex in Portland, Oregon, that elegantly combines eco-friendly construction with accessible design to meet the unique needs of active adults

New Community in Southcenter, Tukwila WA

September 02, 2020 – Holden Southcenter will be the 1st  Assisted Living & Memory Care Community in Tukwila WA, located in the Southcenter neighborhood. The Community is on the Green River Trail with Mt. Rainer views and is conveniently located near 300 shops, restaurants, theaters and medical offices. Holden Southcenter offers Chef prepared meals served in our luxury restaurant, along with

2020 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Calendar Updates

September 02, 2020 – CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT  2020 ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Participants Will Walk as Individuals, Families or Small Teams on Sidewalks, Tracks and Trails across Salem in Wake of COVID-19.  Portland, Ore. – August 2020 – The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Salem will take place on October10.  The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Greater Salem,

Scott Warden Named Executive Director of The Springs at Missoula

September 02, 2020 – Missoula, MT – September 1, 2020 – Scott Warden has been promoted to executive director of The Springs at Missoula. Warden will oversee all aspects of the senior living community, which provides nearly 100 local jobs and offers seniors a range of services, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Warden joined The Springs

2020 Pierce County Alzheimer’s Conference

August 07, 2020 – Many health conditions come on with clear symptoms such as pain, weight gain or loss, persistent cough, fever, discomfort, bleeding and the like. With Alzheimer’s, symptoms often come on gradually, almost imperceptibly. Often those symptoms can be hidden. The annual Alzheimer’s Conference is usually held in-person. But the 2020 Pierce County Alzheimer’s Conference will be

Family Pilot Program with elovee

July 29, 2020 – WHAT IS ELOVEE? Elovee (el-o-vee) is a healthcare company dedicated to eliminating loneliness and isolation for seniors living with dementia. Our solution provides 24/7 comfort and support to seniors living with dementia by creating a digital version of their family members that they can talk to over the phone or video calls, whenever they need.

Virtual AAIC 2020 Has Begun!

July 28, 2020 – President and CEO Update from the Alzheimer’s Association… Each year the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference reaches new heights and 2020 is no different in that respect. Because of the global pandemic, the Association quickly established a global platform hosting AAIC in a virtual format at no cost to the global science community and so many

Oregon Senior Referral Agency Association on OAR 411-050

May 08, 2020 – July 10, 2020 from Oregon Senior Referral Agency Association OAR 411-050* (see below) restricts people from visiting their loved ones living in long-term care communities. And, facilities must provide technology assisted socialization – “virtual visits” for their residents. But, not all communities can afford the added expense of purchasing new equipment. Some long- term care

The HOPE (Helping Our People Emergency) Fund

May 06, 2020 – Several individuals and companies involved in the senior care industry have started: The HOPE (Helping Our People Emergency) Fund Our HOPE is to offer immediate, tangible assistance for those in OUR industry facing financial insecurity resulting in the inability to pay for rent, childcare costs, and food. We know several frontline, single-parent staff who are unable to


May 05, 2020 – The National Association of Senior Move Managers® is proud to award the NASMM@Home Specialist credential to Shirin Forsyth of Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors, located in Beaverton, Oregon. The NASMM@Home Specialist designation is awarded to individuals demonstrating an advanced understanding of Aging In Place concepts and services as they relate to the Senior Move Management®

Diane Dennis of Age at Home Service Talks Keeping Seniors Safe at Home during COVID-19

April 16, 2020 – Geriatric Care Manager, Diane Dennis gave tips on how to keep seniors safe at home during COVID-19. Click here for more information about Diane. These Due to the pandemic many more seniors are more isolated, vulnerable and afraid. Their regular doctor visits have been cancelled.Due to the pandemic many more seniors are more isolated, vulnerable and afraid.

Parkinson’s Resources: Will we “see” you this week?

April 07, 2020 – This week we start a fun and supportive virtual song circle to practice projection, voice control and coordination through the joy of singing! Join us for the first event Thursday April 9th 3-4:00pm. See friendly faces, sing and laugh! All are welcome. This will be a weekly event through April. Click HEREto register and get details on how to join

Oregon State Board of Nursing COVID-19 Update

April 07, 2020 – The global spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is a rapidly evolving situation. To help the nurses and nursing assistants on the frontlines, and to help those retirees who want to rejoin the effort, the Oregon State Board of Nursing has implemented three emergency temporary licensing changes: Expiration dates extensions. As of March 24, all license and

Coronavirus update from Alzheimer’s Association’s President/CEO

March 13, 2020 – The health and safety of our volunteers, staff and all of our constituents remain our drivers as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term. And, the senior leadership team continues to meet daily, to monitor the impact of COVID-19 across the country and

Coronavirus update: 1:25 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020

March 06, 2020 – As of 11:53 a.m., Thursday March 5, 2020, Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler made an emergency order today as respects Washington state health insurers, requiring them to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer require testing for coronavirus (Covid19). Insurers must also: Allow a one-time early refill for prescription drugs Suspend any prior authorization requirement for any

Plans Take Shape for Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community Expansion

February 27, 2020 – New development will add 90 luxury apartments. Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community that has been committed to providing top-quality retirement options for Pierce County and Tacoma seniors for over 80 years. The community has partnered with Greenbrier Development to plan this modernizing evolution which will offer new options to serve

Montlake Capital Invests in Fedelta Home Care

February 05, 2020 – Montlake is pleased to announce a growth equity investment in Fedelta Home Care. Founded more than 15 years ago, Fedelta Home Care (“Fedelta”) is the leading provider of home care and home health care services in the Puget Sound region. Fedelta services the Puget Sound through offices in Seattle, Federal Way and Bellevue focusing on

$99 Move-in Special at Bridgeport Place Senior Living

November 06, 2019 – Commit to move into Bridgeport Place this month and Move-in for $99.00. Please contact Kevin Knox, Director of Sales & Marketing, for details: / 253-565-1960. ** Bridgeport Place Senior Living Kevin Knox 253-565-1960

Parkinson’s Resources’ “Sole Support” Walk Season Raises over $300,000

November 06, 2019 – WOW – how fantastic the last two months have been. As we enter the season of gratitude, the PRO team and I thank you for the fabulous 2019 Sole Support for Parkinson’s walk season. Due to the amazing efforts of the Portland metro area, we raised $178,347 through our Portland event and collectively more than

Sara Sievers Named Executive Director of The Springs at Sherwood

October 17, 2019 – Senior Living Community in Sherwood, Ore. to Open 20 New Assisted Living Units McMinnville, Ore., October 14, 2019 –The Springs Living announced that Sara Sievers has been promoted to executive director of its senior community in Sherwood, Ore., The Springs at Sherwood. In this role, Sievers will oversee all aspects of the senior living community,

Cooling Centers in Clackamas County

August 28, 2019 – Be sure to stay safe in the heat! Below is a list of Emergency Cooling Centers in Clackamas County.  These facilities are open during normal operating hours noted below, for individuals and families needing shelter from severe weather. View Cooling Centers. Shelli Johnson Outreach Coordinator/I&R Specialist ADRC Clackamas County Social Services 503-650-5622 (main)

Resource Expo Connects with Pierce County Long-Term Care Options

August 19, 2019 – Knowing your options is always a good idea.  Knowing your options before a crisis is even more important.  Making the Link 2019 is Pierce County’s annual showcase of care providers and services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.  The expo features over 70 exhibitors including in-home care, assisted and skilled nursing facilities, elder law,

OHCA Awards Nominations are Due Friday!

August 15, 2019 – The OHCA Annual Convention Awards Program honors long term care professionals, residents, volunteers, and business partners for outstanding service to Oregon’s long term care and community based care residents and clients. This year’s OHCA Awards Program will be held on November 20, the second day of the OHCA Annual Convention. Please nominate deserving caregivers and staff for the

Franke Tobey Jones Grand Opening A Big Success!

July 31, 2019 – With over 600 people in attendance at our Grand Opening and Open House events for our new Bristol View Apartments and new Care Center with Skilled Nursing and Memory Care ~ it was a big success!  We are so proud of our beautiful new buildings, and we were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to

AARP Foundation Experience Corps Helping Children Become Better Readers

July 16, 2019 – To “make a difference” in a child’s life is a daunting promise. Children are affected each day by social interactions, family dynamics, and the implications of structural inequities, all which may result in them being set back academically. In fact, literacy rates in early elementary school have proven to be a foreboding indicator of a

Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Garners National Award

July 10, 2019 – By Sam Stites of the Lake Oswego Review The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center is redefining what it means to be a senior center, and the leader of that effort is LOACC Volunteer Coordinator Nicolette Hume. At the beginning of 2019 Hume took over the Living Well Talk Series, which brings speakers into the LOACC

The Springs Living Promotes Lisa Maynard to Chief People Officer

July 08, 2019 – Portland, OR –The Springs Living has promoted Lisa Maynard to the position of Chief People Officer (CPO). In this role Maynard will develop human resource strategies focused on recruiting, training, developing and retaining the best employees for the company’s senior living communities located throughout Oregon and Montana. “Lisa has helped shape The Springs Living into

Kensington Gardens Breaks Ground on Luxury Resort Community, A NEW Concept in Resort Living into Retirement!

June 04, 2019 – GIG HARBOR, WA: Kensington Gardens celebrated with a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Friday, May 31st at 3:30 p.m. with members of the community. We are currently accepting deposits for Charter Membership. Please call 253.858.7588 for more information. Our showroom and sales office are open for business at 3417 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Showroom hours

Kensington Gardens Breaking Ground on Resort Living Community, A NEW Concept in Resort Living into Retirement!

May 01, 2019 – Gig Harbor, WA: Kensington Gardens, an award-winning Resort Community for Baby Boomers and Beyond, invites members of the community to our groundbreaking ceremony and celebration on May 31st, 2019 beginning at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Kensington Gardens Resort Living Community, 3804 Olson Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98335. Please call 253.858.7588 to

All Care In-Home Care Solutions Announces Grand Opening of New Medford Office

March 22, 2019 – (MEDFORD, OR – March 8, 2019) – All Care In-Home Care Solutions is pleased to announce the grand opening of their new office location in Medford, OR on March 16. The office is located at 255 West Stewart Avenue, Suite 101 in Medford and will serve clients in the surrounding area. All Care is an

Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors Awarded Circle of Service Designation by NASMM

March 22, 2019 – Beaverton, Or, March 15 SOFT LANDINGS, SOLUTIONS FOR SENIORS has been awarded the Circle of Service designation by the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM).  The Circle of Service designation is bestowed on Senior Move Management companies that have been NASMM members, in good standing, for a minimum of five years, and have shown consistent dedication and

Soft Landings Awarded A+ Accreditation from NASMM

February 14, 2019 – The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) announced Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors has been awarded the NASMM A+ Accreditation for its excellence in Senior Move Management operations and client services.  This is in addition to the SMM-C, Senior Move Management Certified designation. Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors, based in Beaverton and serving the tri-county area, is part

The Springs Living Promotes COO Jay Leo to President

January 07, 2019 – The Springs Living today announced Chief Operating Officer Jay Leo has been promoted to President. Company Founder Fee Stubblefield, who held the concurrent titles of President and Chief Executive officer, will continue as CEO. An MBA graduate of Arizona State University, Leo has contributed to the success of the Company’s steady expansion as it grew

Volunteers Making an Impact: Transforming Lives

December 07, 2018 – The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) is uniting a volunteer force to connect aging veterans to their earned benefits. Why? There are over 330,000 Oregonians who have served in the military. Two thirds of these veterans are not receiving health care from the VA and fifty three percent of them are over the age

Garden Court Would Like to Announce its New Marketing Director

December 04, 2018 – We are pleased to welcome Tina DeYoung to our marketing team as the Marketing Director. Tina comes to us with extensive industry knowledge and a love for our senior population. Her passion for her job is apparent in everything she does. “I met Tina months ago at an industry event, and immediately loved her joyous

Recent Changes in Staff Positions at Josephine Caring Community

November 09, 2018 – Jennifer Kitchens has returned to us with the new title “Customer Service Leader.” You probably have already talked to Jennifer as she was the receptionist who greeted each caller with “Hello! How can I make your day better?” Jennifer’s new role is to be our Customer Service Leader. She will be active and intentional in

Alzheimer’s Association Statement on Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Announcement of Dementia Diagnosis

October 24, 2018 – Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor continues to demonstrate her leadership in the face of adversity, today bravely announcing her diagnosis of dementia, possibly Alzheimer’s. In all aspects of her life Justice O’Connor has been a transparent leader, and being forthcoming about her diagnosis is another demonstration of this. Justice O’Connor is not new

Salem Health Welcomes Two New Board Members

October 15, 2018 – Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics recently welcomed two health care leaders to its board of trustees. David Harrison, MD and Phil Jackson began serving their three-year terms in early October. “These two leaders have demonstrated competencies that will complement those of other board members and will support the mission of Salem Health,” said Bonnie Driggers, BSN,

Salem Health named Top Workplace in Oregon for third year in a row

October 01, 2018 – The Oregonian has once again named Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics a Top Workplace in Oregon and Southwest Washington. This is the third year in a row the health care system has earned this honor. Becoming a place people consider a top workplace doesn’t happen on its own. It’s the product of hard work and

Alzheimer’s Research Receives Largest Ever Funding Boost in 2019 Budget

September 28, 2018 – The largest-ever funding increase for Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was signed into law today. The $425 million increase was advocated for by the Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) and its nationwide network of dedicated advocates. Spearheaded by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen.

Assure Ride Gets a New Office

September 07, 2018 – Last month Assure Ride named Riverview Plaza as it’s new HQ location. Assure Ride, the newly operated non-emergency medical transportation company serving Puget Sound areas, will make Riverview Plaza home until 2020. Riverview Plaza, a Talon Private Capital property purchased in 2016, boasts 171,000 square feet of office space. The new location will be home

Advanced Health Care owned ProCare Academy, Launching Skilled Workers into Healthcare

September 06, 2018 – Maximize your employment options by doing meaningful work with meaningful pay. Advanced Health Care’s ProCare Academy prepares people to be competent Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and opens the way to valuable and compassionate careers. You can earn this in-demand certification in about a month. Teaching centers in Tacoma and Olympia are regularly graduating students, many who have jobs

Senior Summerfest Brings Big Noise to Garden Court Retirement

August 16, 2018 – Fabulous music rocked the building at Garden Court on August 11th, 2018. Our first annual Senior Summerfest had arrived, bringing with it, the 18-piece Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra, vendors and more. Red and gold balloons filled the livingroom, concessions stands were assembled. Residents and guests filled the chairs to celebrate the music playing. The orchestra,

Salem Health instrumental in developing new ambulatory nursing quality metrics

August 01, 2018 – Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics is one of a group of leading hospitals and health systems that have joined with Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes to monitor and benchmark ambulatory nursing performance. These organizations were instrumental in helping develop the nation’s first nursing quality indicators database, designed to increase the quality of patient care. “We are participating

Central Point Senior Living Community Hires Campus Administrator

June 14, 2018 – Pear Valley Senior Living, has appointed Matt Tartaglio of Eagle Point as its campus Administrator for the new senior living in Central Point, Oregon.

Affinity Senior Living Communities – Something for Everyone

May 24, 2018 – After a chef-prepared breakfast with new friends, the residents of Aegis Gardens gather in the upstairs loft for some coffee and tea.  In the background, the calming views of the lake fill the wall of windows.  Later, residents greet the instructor for morning tai chi and move from pose to pose throughout their class. Some

Salem Health Honored Six Times in Best of Mid-Valley Awards

May 07, 2018 – Community members recently recognized Salem Health’s quality care in the “Best of the Mid-Valley 2018” awards presented by the Statesman Journal. Salem Health received awards for: Best Hospital (gold) Best Place to Have a Baby (gold) Best Nonprofit (silver) Best Surgery Center (silver) Best Place to Volunteer (bronze) Best Medical Practice (bronze) “Every day we

Salem Health Awards the Salem Housing Authority $50,000 Community Partnership Grant

April 09, 2018 – The Salem Housing Authority was awarded a $50,000 grant from Salem Health’s Community Partnership Grant program. The grant supports the Homeless Rental Assistance Program by funding peer supportive services for chronically homeless clients who have been housed or are awaiting housing placement. The Housing Authority partners with ProjectABLE to provide peer supports. Peer supportive services help to engage the

Salem Health Foundation Invests $270,000 in Health Care for the Homeless

April 02, 2018 – The Foundation’s board of directors approved the funding for medical respite in a new affordable housing location in Salem. At his State of the City address on March 28, Mayor Chuck Bennett announced an innovative partnership between City of Salem, Salem Housing Authority, Salem Health and Salem Health Foundation. The partnership will provide medical respite

Regency Gresham Skilled Nursing Wins Excellence in Service Award

June 02, 2017 – Regency Gresham Skilled Nursing has been awarded the Spectrum Excellence in Service Award by City Beat News, an independent third-party rating company. Regency Gresham Skilled Nursing is a five-star rated skilled nursing home whose wide range of services include complex care for tracheotomies, wounds, tube feeding, and bariatric patients up to 500 lbs. Physical and

Comfort Keepers of Portland Keeps Seniors Connected

June 01, 2017 – Portland, OR – To further promote senior socialization and engagement in our community, Comfort Keepers of Portland has recently integrated the Comfort Keepers’ grandPad senior tablet into their core service offering. Comfort Keepers, a leading provider of quality in-home care for seniors and other adults in the community, is proud to help keep seniors safely

Sunrise Tour of Homes

June 01, 2017 – Sunrise Senior Living of Lynnwood is having a tour of their homes on Thursday, June 15, from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Join them for a remodel update and hard hat tour to discover the changes that are occurring and what is to come for this wonderful community. Justin Embry, Executive Director, will be leading

It’s official: Housecall Providers is now a member of the CareOregon Family

May 31, 2017 – After months of planning and negotiation, Housecall Providers became an official member of CareOregon yesterday, but will continue as a separate nonprofit, retaining its name, current providers, patients, services and location. This strategic partnership is designed to increase access to and enhance home-based medicine across the Portland metro area. “Our long relationship made CareOregon the

Housecall Providers and CareOregon make their Partnership Official

May 05, 2017 – We are excited to announce that Housecall Providers and CareOregon have signed an agreement as the first step toward a strategic partnership designed to increase access to and enhance home-based medicine across the Portland metro area. We anticipate that Housecall Providers will become a nonprofit LLC in the CareOregon family on May 31. Housecall Providers

Congress Answers Alzheimer’s Association Call — $400 Million in Increased NIH Alzheimer’s Research Funding Expected to Be Finalized This Week

May 03, 2017 – I am excited to share with you breaking news — Congress has included our requested $400 million increase in Alzheimer’s research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is expected to approve this increase later this week. For the second consecutive year, Congress has heard and answered the call of the Alzheimer’s Association

Farmington Square Gresham to open new State-of-the-art Memory Care building

April 10, 2017 – Portland, OR – Radiant Senior Living is expanding its 4-building assisted and memory care community in Gresham with a newly constructed memory care building. The new memory care building at Farmington Square Gresham is being constructed on vacant land in the northwest corner of the campus. Farmington Square Gresham is located on NE Hogan Drive

Cedar Creek March Construction Update

March 15, 2017 – The Cedar Creek community is on schedule to open this Summer. At Cedar Creek, they are dedicated to, and will be, the premiere Memory Care Community in Edmonds! The focus of this month’s Construction Update includes the courtyards of the community. Although they do not have any actual pictures, we have been provided with artist

Edmonds based Koenig Financial Group is expanding

February 15, 2017 – Koenig Financial Group welcomes Jeff Janeway, Financial Advisor and CRPC® (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠) professional who left Merrill Lynch on January 24th. “Jeff’s practice compliments what we’ve built here at Koenig Financial Group,” says Mike Koenig, founder. “I have been wanting to add another advisor to the firm for several years, but haven’t found the

Broken Heart Syndrome is Real

February 09, 2017 – Stunned by the death of Debbie Reynolds just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, grief and medical experts began affirming that Broken Heart Syndrome is actually a medical condition. Debbie Reynolds was in the midst of planning her daughter’s funeral when she suffered a fatal stroke.AMNW invited Georgena Eggleston, M.A. to

Locally Grown Homecare Agency Named Leader In Excellence, Among Nation’s Top 5%

February 09, 2017 – Tacoma, WA – Locally grown Sound Options announced today that it had been named the Leader In Excellence award winner in the 2017 Best of Home Care® awards. Located on Tacoma’s 6th Avenue, Sound Options now ranks in the top 5% of homecare agencies surveyed nationwide, also winning the 2017 Best of Home Care® Provider

Cherriots Route Changes Effective January 3rd, 2017

December 16, 2016 – For those of you who have individuals who utilize the Cherriots bus system, it is important to know that on January 3rd, 2017, some routes will have different numbers but in general, will serve the same stops and areas as they currently do. What may cause confusion for individuals accessing Cherriots, are the different numbers

The Springs Living announces the expansion of 93 senior living apartments at The Springs at Sherwood

November 21, 2016 – Sherwood, OR – The Springs at Sherwood, located just a few blocks from Sherwood’s historic Old Town, is planning to expand its current offering of 36 assisted living and 31 memory care, to include an additional 20 assisted living and 73 independent living apartment homes. The addition will bring a total offering of 160 units

November Food and fund drives to support the UCAN Food Bank

November 10, 2016 – Are you thinking about donating food to help someone who may not have enough to eat? If you are, you are not alone. These organizations and businesses are currently collecting non-perishable food items that will be donated to the UCAN Food Bank for our Network of emergency food pantries. November food drives- November 1st to November

The Northwest’s First Motorcycle Hearse Arrives in Portland!

November 10, 2016 – The Northwest’s first and only motorcycle hearse will take its inaugural ride tomorrow at Portland’s Veteran’s Day parade in the Hollywood District. The event is followed by a photo op and meet & greet with the owners, Ron & Deborah Threadgill of Threadgill Memorial. The custom Harley-Davidson trike and hearse is the first of its kind to provide transport

Historic Advancement for Care and Support Services Finalized

November 03, 2016 – This email is sent to all Alzheimer’s Association staff, current and former national board, chapter board and Zenith members. Today, I am proud to share with you that we have achieved another historic milestone in our cause. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized its decision to pay for cognitive and functional

Home Instead Senior Care in Salem, Oregon was Honored Among Top Home Care Agencies in the Nation — Named “Caring Star of 2017” for Senior Care Service Excellence

October 28, 2016 – Home Instead Senior Care in Salem, Oregon was Honored Among Top Home Care Agencies in the Nation — Named “Caring Star of 2017” for Senior Care Service Excellence Positive Consumer Ratings Led to This Industry-Leading Distinction from [Salem, OR – 10/27/2016] — Home Instead Senior Care is pleased to announce it has been selected

Mawe named Touchmark in the West Hills executive director

October 25, 2016 – PORTLAND, Ore. — Ed Mawe has been appointed Executive Director of Touchmark in the West Hills. In this position, he will oversee all aspects of the retirement community currently under construction three miles west of downtown near Forest Heights. When it opens in fall 2017, Mawe will be responsible for the wide range of homes

Nomination Needed for the Caregiver of the Year Awards

July 22, 2016 – South End Coalition is seeking nominations from the community for care-giver of the year awards. We need your help to distribute the included nomination form. If your community, facility or company provides services to seniors in the following cities, please provide a nomination form to each of your residents, their families and your clients to

Johnson Funeral Fundraiser for a Cuddle Cot for Salem Hospital

June 23, 2016 – A parent should never have to bury a child.  Whether that child is 45, 18, 7 or a newborn, it matters not.  We are raising funds to help our community in their grief when loss comes very early on.  Johnson Funeral Home, together with Willamette Valley Children’s Charity is on a mission to place a

Alzheimer’s Association Recruiting Volunteer Facilitators for Caregiver Support Groups in Camas and Washougal

June 16, 2016 – Clark County, WA – Make a difference in the life of a family caregiver! The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Camas and Washougal. Family Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for caregivers to learn, share, and gain emotional support from others who are

Emerson House asked to play ongoing host to OHSU medical students

May 19, 2016 – Emerson House has been asked to be ongoing host to a group of OHSU medical residents so that they can learn about their memory care program and spend time with residents. OHSU Medical students during a recent visit to Emerson House. Medical schools across the country are increasingly focusing on teaching doctors how to better

Emerson House featured in CNN story: ‘Miracle workers’? Meet the therapy animals of Portland

May 19, 2016 – A recent CNN story featuring a local Portland non-profit based around lamas and alpacas with healing powers highlights the Emerson House and their use of therapy animals to benefit residents in a memory care setting. View Video

West Hills Village Senior Residence Wins 2016 Best of Senior Living Award from

May 19, 2016 – West Hills Village Senior Residence has been recognized with a 2016 Best of Senior Living Award from, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. This exclusive designation places the winners in the top one percent of senior care providers according to those who matter most, the consumers.

Getting Back to Sleep

May 03, 2016 – Sleep challenges plague us all, but especially the elderly and very young. LED lights blasting spot lights into a darkened room have recently been fingered as a major sleep deprivation culprit. Stan McKenzie of A Change is Afoot Senior Housing Consultants, and long time Senior Care advocate, has come up with a solution. Meet Un-Lit

The National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care announces 2015 Certified Alzheimer Educator (CAEd) certificants.

April 29, 2016 – For immediate release: March 8, 2016 Contact: Dayne DuVall, Chief Operating Officer NCBACTM 3170 N Sheridan Rd Suite 1008 Chicago, IL 60657-4882 Phone: +1-312-878-8281 ext 106 CHICAGO – The National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care (NCBACTM) today announces 2015 Certified Alzheimer Educator (CAEd): Lauren Heinatz The NCBACTM is an allied healthcare board certification organization,

New Executive Director at Brookdale Heritage Plaza

April 02, 2016 – Dear Community, Friends and Family, After weeks of enthusiastic anticipation, on April 10, 2016, I began my first official day as Executive Director of Brookdale Heritage Plaza. As the cliché goes, “I hit the ground running.” I am honored to be a part of the Brookdale family. My own family has been a great support

Funeral Services To Be Held for Two Homeless Veterans

March 30, 2016 – Howell, Edwards, Doerksen Funeral Home and Dignity Memorial are privileged to honor 2 homeless/unclaimed veterans through the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veteran Burial Program. Army Veteran, Ronny Dean Rattray, served during Vietnam. He received an honorable discharge earning the rank of Private. He passed away on February 12, 2016 at the age of 71. Army Veteran,

Staff Gets Day Off to Bake Cookies for Caregivers

November 16, 2015 – Seattle, Washington: Fedelta is showing our appreciation to our caregivers by baking, and hand-delivering cookies to each and every one of our caregivers. Our in-office team has been personally touched by the hard work our caregivers provide each and every client day-in and day-out. In addition, to show his support, the owner, Steve Meyer, has

Care Partners’ Judith Gillen named Oregon Hospice Dream Team Nurse of Year

October 02, 2015 – Hillsboro — Judith Gillen, RN, a nurse with Care Partners Hospice was named the 2015 Oregon Hospice Dream Team Nurse of the Year by the Oregon Hospice Association at its recent Professional Practices Exchange Conference in Bend.

Two Homeless Veterans To Be Honored at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen

October 01, 2015 – Greetings: I am honored to announce that Howell, Edwards, Doerksen Funeral Home in Salem, Oregon will be honoring the lives and service of Mr. William Squire and Mr. Steven Hill Jr.  through the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veteran Burial Program.   Mr. Squire served his country in United States Air Force and passed away on August 27

Don’t Miss Your Marketing Opportunity

September 17, 2015 – Conference Vendor Space Still Available West Region Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) November 5th – 7th Red Lion Jantzen Beach, Portland You have two full days to access these influential professionals Geriatric Care Managers are the Influencers and Decision Makers for Elderly Clients Each

2nd Annual Tacoma Senior Living Community Tour

July 09, 2015 – Six Senior Living Communities are once again coming together to help you find the very best community that will fit your wants, needs, desires, location and budget. Together, we want to make sure you are well educated and cared for if you are considering moving to a senior living community. On August 12th, starting at

Memory Care at Sagebrook Senior Living- Coming Summer 2015!

June 18, 2015 – Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue will be introducing memory care services this summer. Dementia is difficult for everyone. There is no question. There is also no question that you are doing everything you can to help your loved one. But what if there was someone who could really help relieve that stress? Someone who could

Two Oregon Veterans to Receive Military Funeral Through Dignity Memorial Homeless Veteran Burial Program

May 21, 2015 – With more than 60,000 homeless veterans in the U.S., many whose remains are unclaimed at their death risk burial in paupers’ graves. Through the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, two Oregon veterans won’t be among them. – Richard Rose, died on Apr. 18, 2015 at the age of 69. He served in the United

AARP Smart Driver Courses Offered for Washington County Residents in May 2015

April 22, 2015 – The AARP Smart Driver Course is the nation’s largest classroom and on-line driver safety program and is designed for individuals age 50 and older, but all ages are welcome.  In Oregon, participates may be eligible for a multi-year auto insurance discount upon course completion as mandated by ORS 742.490. Please contact your insurance agent and/or

Homeless Veteran to Receive Military Funeral

February 10, 2015 – Media Alert –  DEAN E. TROENDLY, will receive funeral services followed by interment conducted with full military honors at Willamette National Cemetery. Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom, a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network in Salem has arranged the services. Chaplain Bob Weinberger (U.S. Army Veteran) will officiate the services. Additional organizations participating include

Soft Landings for Seniors Recognized in the Oregonian

November 01, 2014 – Senior move managers growing more popular with Baby Boomers and their parents

Important message from the Oregon Public Utility Commission

August 27, 2014 – To: All DHS & AAA Field Offices Important message from the Oregon Public Utility Commission
 SCAM ALERT – Please help spread the word to clients and customers re: online offers for free cellphone service (Lifeline) The Oregon Public Utility Commission has issued an urgent SCAM alert cautioning consumers about online postings offering to help them

Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) Announces The Opening of Multiple Public Housing Waiting Lists

August 27, 2014 – To better serve applicants and to make the application process available to all, including those who are least likely to apply, the entire application process is available online. Applications can only be provided online or by advance written request. Applicants must apply during opening at 12:01am on October 20th until 11:59pm on October 26th. To

Avamere Coffee & Tea Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s

August 18, 2014 – Join Avamere in raising money to support a future without Alzheimer’s!

Villas of Albany- Open During Construction!

August 05, 2014 – Villas of Albany- Open During Construction! As you may have heard, Villas of Albany is undergoing a face lift! We are so excited for these renovations and investment into our beautiful community. If you haven’t had the opportunity to stop by  and see the renovations I’d love the opportunity to pamper you with a delectable

Staff Changes at Northwest Parish Nurese Ministries

August 05, 2014 – Staff Changes at NPNM Since Mary Cornils Baich has completed the terms of her Interim Executive Director agreement with Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries (NPNM), the Board of Directors eliminated her position as of July 31, 2014. We appreciate the work that she did over the past nine months, especially her comprehensive and thought-provoking report that

Historic Building Gets “Cool” New Upgrade

June 25, 2014 – Willamette Heritage Center Receives Much Anticipated Air Conditioning System

Emeritus at River Valley Announces Opening of New Memory Care Neighborhood

April 25, 2014 – Emeritus at River Valley is pleased to announce the official opening of its new Memory Care Neighborhood.

Wertanen Receives Platinum Service Recognition

March 03, 2014 – Paula Wertanen of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate in Portland, OR has repeated the previous year’s achievement of being granted the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified® Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100% client service satisfaction in 2013 as measured by Leading Research Corporation (LRC).

Rebecca Abraham Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

February 20, 2014 – Rebecca Abraham Design of Lake Oswego is awarded the 2014 Houzz best service award.

OHCF Spring Cycle Scholarships Available – May 16 Deadline

February 19, 2014 – Oregon Health Care Foundation Spring Cycle Scholarship Applications are Now Available. Deadline for Submission is May 16, 2014.

Tips To Protect You From Becoming A Victim Of Identity Theft

February 13, 2014 – If you become or suspect you’re the victim of identity theft, contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-908-4490

Check Your Credit

February 13, 2014 – It’s important to receive your credit report once a year to check for any suspicious activity or any inaccuracies.

Tax-Related Identity Theft

February 13, 2014 – Scams based on the United States Internal Revenue Service requirements increase every year during tax season. It’s common to see online threats and tactics in which identity thieves and hackers try to convince taxpayers to reveal their personal and financial information.

Maintaining Social Connections

February 13, 2014 – Social activities serve many purposes. While some activities are purely for enjoyment, being socially active also helps keep the body, mind, and spirit active and alive. In fact, people who remain socially active are less likely to show physical decline as they age.

American Heart Month

February 13, 2014 – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable

Can You Spare a Buck

February 12, 2014 – The heart of our Willson House needs to be replaced, which is our emergency all system for residents to summon help. The economic down-turn affected us greatly and we do not have the means to finance a new system. Can you spare a buck?

Griswold Cares Foundation Awards Grant to PRO

January 30, 2014 – The Griswold Cares Foundation awarded a total of $50,000 to 34 Nonprofit Organizations, including Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO). The Griswold Cares Foundation, a private charity established in 2010, was created by Griswold Home Care to further the company’s belief that care for the elderly and disabled should be available to all and not just the privileged few.

Jury Duty Scam

January 13, 2014 – Identity thieves trick victims into revealing their personal details by telling them they’ve failed to report for jury duty and that warrants are being issued for their arrest.

State of Oregon Certified Ombudsman

January 13, 2014 – Would you like to be an advocate for senior citizens who are living in long term care facilities? If so, learn more about this State of Oregon volunteer program.

Life by Design NW Offers Educational Events for Seniors

January 09, 2014 – Life by Design NW, a nonprofit in Portland, Oregon and their partner organizations offer educational, informational, and interactive opportunities for people over 50 facing life changes.