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The Benefits of Senior Living for Independent Seniors

The Benefits of Senior Living for Independent Seniors

As we age, many of us prefer to maintain our independence and stay in our own homes for as long as possible. However, as we face new challenges such as declining health, difficulty with daily tasks, and social isolation, it can become more difficult to maintain a high...

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Celebrating Activities Professionals Week

Celebrating Activities Professionals Week

National Activities Professionals Week is celebrated January 23-27, 2023. The National Association of Activity Professionals has chosen Adventure Awaits as this year’s theme. Adventure is certainly what our life enrichment teams create for our residents! The...

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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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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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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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