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From the Founder

After all the rain it is so amazing to see Mt. Hood from the top of Oatfield Estates. May brings us Mother’s day and June celebrates father’s. Family is so important to us. We hope you are able to enjoy time with your loved ones.

A duck family decided to visit one of our ponds.

A duck family
decided to visit
one of our
ponds.

Spring is my favorite time of year because it’s not too hot. I love seeing all the people out enjoying the weather and the beautiful surroundings. What a great time to visit and spend quality time with mom and/or dad. On the first Sunday of June we are starting an ice cream social on the porch of Jefferson house. This will happen every Sunday in the afternoon. Be sure to bring your kids and grandkids to enjoy an ice cream with grandma or great-grandma / pa.

In a couple of months we will celebrate the founding of our Nation with the annual 4th of July BBQ. Our chefs are working hard to make sure we have great food and the Activities Coordinators are planning fun games. Please stay tuned for details and we hope to see you there. BBQ season will start soon, subject to weather, we will be gathering at the lawn in front of Cascade House every Wednesday. As part of the BBQ, we are planning a Talent Show on July 19th. We are calling all team members and the family members of our residents to participate. Do you have a talent you would like to share with us? It can be music, juggling, telling jokes etc. The Activities Coordinators will send out invitations for this talent show case in mid-June.

Caregiving and Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue is prevalent in the lives of Caregivers, it is a form of Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a cousin of PTSD;

Garden Hangout

Some of our ladies were especially excited and “over the top” during the tour with the simulators and the Wall of Sound it was such a huge hit with the residents ...

Spruce and Cedar May

In-house activities have included a visit from the Chaplain, daily chair exercises, Brain Teaser games, movie nights, Memories in the Making art therapy and various musical artists ...

Ashland and Jefferson News

April treated us to a host of beauty to look at– the flowers around campus blooming, the sun poking its face out from behind those clouds ...

Adams and Hood News

Some of our ladies were especially excited and “over the top” during the tour with the simulators and the Wall of Sound it was such a huge hit with the residents ...

Helens and Rainier News

We have had a few stand out exercise classes this month, including Jerry Hopp who had us all doing some dance moves with a lot of arm strengthening.

Larch and Tabor News

March, Larch house celebrated two birthdays. On the 16th, it was Madeline’s 95th birthday, and on the 18th, it was Patricia’s 90th birthday.

Chaplain's Corner

A major theme of the Old Testament book of 2 Samuel could easily be “Life is a mess!” It has all the elements of a blockbuster TV ministries ..

Elite Adventures

As you walk the path, you may notice that trees have developed faces, glass flowers are growing in the gardens and a tiny fairy encampment …
Birthday Cake

Birthday Wishes for May

Birthdays are special, we hope you will wish our team member a heartfelt Happy Birthday on their special day.

Past posts

A duck family decided to visit one of our ponds.

From the Founder

Life continuity is very important, many people feel that once you move into a “facility” your life will change so dramatically that you won’t have much meaning in your day ...

Larch and Tabor News

March's Family Night was a great success! We had several family members attend. The theme for this month was,

Spruce and Cedar News

We have had some interesting weather this year to say the least, and March was no exception with its super cold temperatures and abundant ...

Elite Adventures News

Along the shores of Depoe Bay, you might spot a whale or two if you looked hard enough. Here, they are known for their year round whale ...

Chaplain's Corner

Isn’t great to see the new things Spring brings to us to enjoy. Each year at this time new life is manifested all around us. I love to see …

Ashland and Jefferson News

Ashland and Jefferson March was a wonderful month, starting it off with our first happy hour in Helens House. This will be a monthly event on the first Wednesday …
Happy Birthday at Elite Care

Birthday Wishes

Birthdays are special, we hope you will wish our team member a heartfelt Happy Birthday on their special day.

From the Founder

Life continuity is very important. Many people feel that once you move into a “facility” your life will change so dramatically that you won’t have much meaning in your day. Your meals are provided for you, your suite gets cleaned, your daily living tasks might be done for you. Maybe you still want to help in the kitchen, you did this