Willamette View News

Four ways senior living is like college – or better

Don’t be fooled by the age difference. Colleges and senior living communities have a lot in common. A culture of sharing meals? Check.  Plenty of group activities for bonding with others over shared interests? Ditto.   A connected campus that makes social isolation…

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Willamette View Proves the Benefits of Creativity at Any Age

When it comes to art, Willamette View shows creativity can blossom at any time. Comfortably situated just south of Portland, Willamette View is a Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community) that distinguishes itself with its active residents and engaged…

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Stay Fit After 60

Rachel Sandage knows what you’re thinking. She gets a similar reaction whenever she explains her job as Group Fitness Instructor at Willamette View, a senior living community south of downtown Portland. “So…Chair Yoga, right?” “At least you don’t…

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Willamette View’s newest phase built with environmental sustainability in mind

When he hears words like “climate change,” Mike Litt thinks about his children and grandchildren and how he wants them to live in a healthy world. But, even now, he sees the effects. As a resident of Portland’s Willamette View senior living community, he likes…

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Residents and staff at Willamette View emphasize benefits of supporting local community causes

Many of those who call Portland’s Willamette View senior living community home embrace an active lifestyle with fitness classes, arts programs and interest groups on campus, in addition to countless opportunities to socialize at events and activities. But the campus is not…

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Residents find new love at Portland senior community

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, “how we met” stories warm our hearts. They are even more special when love comes around again. When Don Borjesson and his wife Carol moved to Willamette View, her health was failing. Last January, after 32 wonderful years…

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Blue Zones Project benefits Willamette View employees as well as residents

On top of teaching 24 fitness classes each week at Willamette View, Rachel Sandage has also had the opportunity to be a student on the Portland senior living community’s campus. One thing Sandage really enjoys is sitting side-by-side with residents and her fellow employees…

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