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What is a CCRC?

CCRC stands for Continuing Care Retirement Community. Also known as a Life Plan Community. 

Not all senior housing is alike. A certified CCRC or Life Plan Community is a type of retirement community that offers a vibrant and engaged lifestyle along with a full range of onsite services, programs, residential housing, and health care, eliminating worries about where your future needs will be met. For couples, it also means aging together and getting support if it’s needed. This also helps families, who know that a continuum of service levels are available should circumstances change.

What is your accreditation and who provides it?

We have full accreditation by CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). Our accreditation ensures the continuous application of quality improvement practices. Take a look at our Awards, Recognition, & Accreditation.

Is Willamette View a for-profit or not-for-profit CCRC/Life Plan Community?

Willamette View is a not-for-profit CCRC/Life Plan Community. Our primary interest is serving the residents at Willamette View rather than shareholders of a corporation.

Can I bring my pet?

Small pets are welcome at the Plaza, The Homes on River Ridge, Patio and Balcony Homes, and the new North Pointe Homes, with a non-refundable deposit. Service animals are welcome throughout the entire campus. Pets Welcome!

Is the campus smoke free?

As part of our commitment to wellness at Willamette View, all residential units and buildings are designated non-smoking areas.

How many people live at Willamette View?

The total population is approximately 485.

How large is the campus?

Twenty-seven acres.

What type of transportation is available at Willamette View?

Public transportation: TriMet has a stop in front of Willamette View, and MAX service on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Orange Line stops at Park Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard, about ½ mile east of our campus.

Willamette View offers: a free shopping bus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, free church shuttle service, and an on-demand shuttle to all buildings on campus as well as the MAX Orange Line. Airport transportation is also available for a fee.

How many people live there independently?

Approximately 385 residents reside in an “independent living” apartment or home.

What are the ages of the youngest and oldest residents in “independent living?”

61 years old & 100 years old.

What does it cost to live at Willamette View?

With entry into “independent living,” there is a one-time entrance fee plus a monthly occupancy fee. The entrance fee depends on the size, style and location of the apartment or home. Occupancy fees also vary depending on the size, style and location of the apartment or home, and the number of people – single or double occupancy. 

May out-of-town friends/family visit overnight? What are the lodging options?

Yes. Guests are welcome in your home. Also, guest suites are available for a per-night fee.

May grandchildren dine or stay overnight?

Yes. This is your home.

What is the food like at Willamette View?

Under the leadership of a food and beverage director and our executive chef, dining at Willamette View is about fresh, local and sustainable ingredients and innovative fare – all created for today’s discerning seniors.

What if I want to have a family reunion or potluck dinner? Are there places to hold large gatherings at Willamette View?

Yes. Our catering staff can assist you in hosting small to large events in various settings on our campus.

May guests/family join me for meals?

Yes. You may use your meal plan to purchase meals for guests at any of our campus eateries.

Is it assigned seating in the dining room?

No. All dining venues offer open seating.

What are my dining options?

As part of the dining plan each resident selects, meals may be enjoyed in the Roadhouse, White Oak Grill and at Waterfalls Café. Opening in early fall 2018 is the new Riverview dining venue with a formal dining room, bistro, bar, and marketplace for take home meals to heat and eat.