7 Dimensions of Wellness

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Other retirement communities talk about a culture of wellness, but Willamette View residents live it. We’re not talking just about the physical side, but about staying active in pursuits that engage all seven dimensions of wellness – from the emotional and environmental to the social and spiritual. We know you’ve lived a multi-dimensional life, and at Willamette View, we want to help you keep growing.


Counseling Services at Willamette View Continuing Care Retirement Community in Portland Oregon

We work with residents to gain self-understanding and to learn methods for maintaining peace of mind and a positive attitude, even in difficult times. Willamette View residents use a variety of tools to help them cope with challenges and to interact in trustworthy and respectful ways, including:

  • Peer counseling
  • Humor and laughter
  • Sharing personal histories   

Environmentally-Friendly Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Portland Oregon

A strong connection to the environment promotes health and a healthy outlook on life. The natural splendor that surrounds residents at Willamette View provides many opportunities for outdoor pursuits and activities that will help protect the environment for future generations. Options available on our 27-acre campus include:

  • Exploring walking paths
  • Planting, growing and tending gardens
  • Contributing to community design
  • Participation on the “Green Team”

Intellectual Wellness Classes at Willamette View Continuing Care Retirement Community in Portland Oregon

We’re serious about helping residents stay intellectually sharp, with programs and activities designed to keep them in touch and up to date with the world around them. Healthy minds are stimulated minds, always expanding with new knowledge and skills. Our offerings include:

  • Classes with cognitive components
  • Cultural activities
  • On-site computer lab
  • TED Talks
  • Access to current events, news and world affairs
  • Discussion groups

Hobbies and Volunteering at Willamette View Continuing Care Retirement Community in Portland Oregon

Sometimes the key to feeling good and staying positive is simply getting involved. Willamette View residents have easy access to meaningful opportunities for helping others, bringing personal satisfaction along with new skills, abilities and attitudes. For example:

  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Volunteer work
  • Skills classes
  • Support and resources for pursuing hobbies
  • Helping neighbors
  • Charity events

Exercise and Physical Wellness at Willamette View Continuing Care Retirement Community in Portland Oregon

Willamette View residents have a wide menu of options for maintaining healthy lifestyle habits – or choosing new ones – that will improve their well-being and functional abilities. Options include:

  • Health and fitness screenings
  • Exercise
  • Sports
  • Aquatics
  • Help to improve sleep patterns
  • Basic self-care
  • Medical self-care
  • Nutrition
  • Alcohol cessation

Community Wellness | Willamette View Continuing Care Retirement Community | Portland Oregon

Willamette View residents can choose from a variety of social settings that give them the chance to enjoy each other’s company while maintaining a healthy awareness of the larger community and their important roles within it. Opportunities include:

  • Clubs
  • Volunteering
  • Visits with friends and families
  • Group and inter-generational activities
  • Travel

Faith and Religion at Willamette View Continuing Care Retirement Community in Portland Oregon

Residents at Willamette View live with meaning and purpose, discovering ways to deepen their established values and belief systems and to explore new avenues for inner peace and self-understanding. Examples include:

  • Meditation
  • Mindful exercise, including yoga and tai chi
  • Group or individual faith-based activities
  • Reflections and readings
  • Experiencing nature

Wellness is an essential part of our culture at Willamette View, but that’s just a starting point. Read on about the ways our residents Get Busy Living