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66 Years of Love: Melba & Jack’s Love Story

66 Years of Love: Melba & Jack’s Love Story

As Valentine's Day approaches, we often find ourselves surrounded by tales of enduring love. Few stories, however, match the remarkable journey of Jack and Melba, a couple celebrating an incredible 66 years of marriage, soon to be 67 in June 2024. Their love story is...

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Love at First Pickup Line: Terry & Carol’s Love Story

Love at First Pickup Line: Terry & Carol’s Love Story

As Valentine's Day approaches, we are reminded that love stories come in many forms, each unique and beautiful in its own way. Today, we celebrate the extraordinary journey of Terry and Carol, whose love story has spanned decades and continues to shine brightly at...

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5 Fun Activities for Seniors in Beaverton, Oregon

5 Fun Activities for Seniors in Beaverton, Oregon

Beaverton, Oregon is a vibrant city that offers a variety of activities for people of all ages. For seniors looking to stay active, engaged, and entertained, Beaverton provides an array of options. Whether you're interested in outdoor adventures, cultural experiences,...

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Mother’s Day Glamma Shots

Mother’s Day Glamma Shots

Say cheese! Avamere at Bethany, a senior living community in the Portland, Oregon area, hosted a Glamma Shots event for Mother’s Day. Residents got dolled up at a makeup station by Cristal Ruvalcaba, Director of Sales and Outreach, then dressed up with some fun props...

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A Day in the Life in Senior Living

A Day in the Life in Senior Living

Senior living offers an enriching and rewarding lifestyle for people of all ages. A typical day in senior living is filled with activities, social events, exercise classes and much more. There are opportunities to make new friends and reconnect with old ones, as well...

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Senior Living Employees Step into the World of Dementia

Senior Living Employees Step into the World of Dementia

Our employees stepped into the world of dementia and Alzheimer’s. On December 8, 2022, our senior living community in Portland, Oregon hosted Dementia Live training for employees and neighboring Arete Living-managed senior living communities. Dementia Live by AGEucate...

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Representative Lisa Reynolds Visited Avamere at Bethany

Representative Lisa Reynolds Visited Avamere at Bethany

Representative Lisa Reynolds visited Avamere at Bethany, a senior living community in the Portland, Oregon area on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Representative Reynolds represents House District 36 in the Oregon State Legislature, covering downtown Portland, Old Town,...

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5 Top Tips for Considering Senior Living Communities

5 Top Tips for Considering Senior Living Communities

If you or a loved one are considering a senior living community, it's important to do your research to find the best fit. With so many different types of communities and care levels available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. To help you get started,...

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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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Avamere at Bethany Voted Beaverton’s Best Senior Living

Avamere at Bethany Voted Beaverton’s Best Senior Living

For Immediate Release: 7/28/22 PORTLAND, Ore. ⁠— Avamere at Bethany, a senior living community in the Portland Metro/Beaverton, Oregon area, was voted Beaverton’s Best in two senior living categories. The team earned gold in best assisted living and gold in best...

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Avamere Living Honored with Bronze Quality Awards

Avamere Living Honored with Bronze Quality Awards

Avamere Living communities received the 2021 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
Three Avamere Living communities earned this prestigious award this year.

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Senior Resident Gets Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Senior Resident Gets Vaccinated Against COVID-19

  Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, our “shot” out of it brings hope to many across the United States. Seniors are within phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, including residents and patients in Avamere Living communities. COVID-19 vaccine...

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Life Enhanced with Avamere at Bethany

Life Enhanced with Avamere at Bethany

Residents of Avamere at Bethany, an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community, are enjoying life enhanced in new ways during COVID-19. With lives shaken amongst the spreading virus, Avamere at Bethany employees continue to enthusiastically provide...

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