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What is a CCRC?

CCRC stands for Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Not all senior housing is alike. A certified CCRC 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 national accreditation by CARF-CCAC (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities-Continuing Care Accreditation Commission). 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?

Willamette View is a not-for-profit CCRC. 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 and Patio 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 465.

How large is the campus?

Twenty-seven acres.

What type of transportation is available at Willamette View?

Public transportation: TriMet stops at Willamette View’s front door, and coming in 2015, MAX service on the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Line is expected to include a stop 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 personal drivers, charged per destination and time. Airport transportation is also available for a fee.

How many people live there independently?

Approximately 350 residents reside in an “independent living” apartment or home.

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

64 years old & 104 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 maintenance fee. The entrance fee depends on the size, style and location of the apartment or home. Monthly 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, six 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 manager and our executive chef, the dining at Willamette View is relying more heavily on fresh, local and sustainable ingredients and more innovative fare – all created for today’s more 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 rooms offer open seating.

What are my dining options?

As part of the dining plan each resident selects, meals can be enjoyed in our Riverview Room, Terrace Dining Room and at Waterfalls Café, a licensed on-campus restaurant.