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5 Fun Activities in Hillsboro, Oregon for Older Adults

5 Fun Activities in Hillsboro, Oregon for Older Adults

Hillsboro, Oregon is a beautiful town that is perfect for retirees. This charming town has all the amenities and conveniences of a larger city, but with a small-town feel that retirees will love. Here are five fun activities for active older adults. 1. Golfing...

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Parent Corner: Serena Vande

Parent Corner: Serena Vande

Livia’s Parent Corner highlights the kids of Arete Living employees and residents. This section is named after Livia Thompson, Senior Life Enrichment Director with Avamere at Bethany, who initiated this idea.By Serena Vande, Dietary Department, Avamere at HillsboroI...

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Honoring Native American Heritage Month

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. This is a time to celebrate the culture, rich heritage, and contributions of the Indigenous people and communities of the United States.Our Communities on Native Land The Kalapuya tribe are the original inhabitants where...

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Avamere at Hillsboro Named Hillsboro’s Best Senior Living

Avamere at Hillsboro Named Hillsboro’s Best Senior Living

Avamere at Hillsboro, a senior living community in Hillsboro, Oregon managed by Arete Living, was named one of Hillsboro’s Best as part of Pamplin Media Group’s 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards. Avamere at Hillsboro earned gold for best assisted living and silver for best...

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Happy Assisted Living Week

Happy Assisted Living Week

Sarah Silva, President of Arete Living Arete Living is a senior living management organization proudly managing Avamere Communities. Happy National Assisted Living Week! This year’s theme is Joyful Moments. I love this focus, as it perfectly encapsulates the heart of...

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An Assisted Living Resident’s Experience as an Oregon Duck

An Assisted Living Resident’s Experience as an Oregon Duck

It was 1947 during the Civil War football game between two college rivals: University of Oregon and Oregon State University. Oregon State scored a 58-yard pass in the third quarter, putting them on top. But the game wasn’t over just yet. Avamere at Hillsboro resident...

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Reminiscing on a Life of Painting

Reminiscing on a Life of Painting

Tucked away in an assisted living apartment at Avamere at Hillsboro surrounded by beautiful house plants, you’ll find a painter, Mary Grellman. Mary paints artwork of all sizes, from pieces hung on the walls to large murals on buildings. Painting from Reno to Bellevue...

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Creating Art from Bike Chains

Creating Art from Bike Chains

One assisted living resident at Avamere at Hillsboro, an assisted living community in Hillsboro, Oregon, is getting creative with bicycle chains. At 99 years young, Melvin “Mel” Mattson is a veteran having served in the Philippians during the 1940s. Today, he creates...

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Assisted Living Resident Shares Her Artistic Journey

Assisted Living Resident Shares Her Artistic Journey

It all started with a little extra spare time. Once her kids were off to school, Lucille Wold found her passion for painting. Now as a resident at Avamere at Hillsboro, Lucille’s breathtaking paintings cover the walls in every room in her assisted living apartment. An...

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