Preventing Identify Theft

Join us to learn more about Preventing Identity Theft. Next Thursday, July 14 at 4:30pm. Enjoy great appetizers and beverages, while learning about this important topic.

At Oatfield Estates, 4444 SE Oatfield Hill Road.

Preventing Identity Theft

Elite Care PREP Panel Series Launches July 29th

Help is Needed

An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease in 2015, including approximately 200,000 individuals younger than age 65 who have early-onset Alzheimer’s. This mean millions more Americans are caring for family members with dementia and Alzheimer’s. As the number of afflicted Americans increases, the need for local community resources – including panels with local experts, healthcare related resources, and materials addressing the unique challenges caregivers face – will also grow. In an attempt to fill this need, Elite Care is launching its first Professional Resources for Elder Planning (PREP) panel.

When: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 from 5:30 – 6:30pm

Where: Elite Care at Oatfield Estates, Cascade House

Resource Gathering

Learn from a team of local experts about resources and solutions regarding care for your elderly loved one or for yourself. The Elite Care PREP Panels offer an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question.

  • 2015 program topics will include: estate planning, financial planning for the golden years, and preparing for downsizing
  • The Wednesday, July 29 program will focus on: Communicating to loved ones at the time of transition. The presentation starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • The format of the program includes: A 15-minute keynote speaker, followed by a 45-minute panel discussion with a Q&A

A Team of Experts

MARIA CURA (Keynote Speaker), a Long Term Care professional, has been serving Clark County seniors since 2009. Her expertise includes assisted living, memory care, home care and home health. Ms. Cura is an advocate for quality healthcare and life enrichment in older adults. Maria is a Parkinson's Support Group Facilitator, and a member of the Sole Support Walk for Parkinson's Committee through Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.

THERESA GIDDINGS, founder of Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors, has over 25 years of experience in accounting and financial planning. After helping many people achieve their retirement goals, she saw a need to help them with their next transition of downsizing and moving. She is currently a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

STEVEN ESTES is a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed based in Lake Oswego. With nearly a decade of experience in the industry, Steven works closely with his clients in planning for major goals such as retirement, tax savings, and wealth transfer. Steven is committed to meeting people from all walks of life to help them navigate the ever-changing financial markets.

JOHN BOYLSTON is a Portland native who believes in building up, strengthening, preserving, and protecting families. As an estate planning and elder law attorney, John is particularly passionate about making sure that every family has the Will, Trust, Incapacity and/or Tax Plan, that best fits their family.

RSVP Today

Phone: 971.276.1893 or email: jjarman@

A Breakfast of Morel Mushrooms Asparagus & Eggs

Chef Paul, Elite Care at Oatfield Estates

During spring, one of my favorite pastimes is taking my family to Mt. Hood and picking morel mushrooms. Try this delicious breakfast, my family and I look forward to it every spring.

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An Easy Chili & Cornbread Recipe

Chef Courtney, Elite Care at Oatfield Estates

Chili Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. beef stew meat
  • 3 cup choped onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • (2) 16oz. cans beans, rinsed/drained
  • (2) 16.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • (1) 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 Cup beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

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A Fun-Filled March at Oatfield Estates

Adams & Hood Houses

April showers bring May flowers! We’ve sure been enjoying those flowers! The Easter Bunny made a visit to our houses on April 2nd and brought lots of goodies for our Easter Baskets! In April, we enjoyed going to the Woodburn Tulip Fest. How incredibly beautiful it was, even through the raindrops! We also enjoyed the beauty around us by taking a scenic drive up the Clackamas River, past Estacada. A Beaches Restaurant outing was enjoyed by all, later in the month.

May is bringing plenty of adventure to our lives. The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden will be our first outing of the month and the rhododendrons should be in full bloom by then. We’ll visit Huber’s, the oldest restaurant in Portland, for dessert. Pearl has family near Salem who own a buffalo farm, so we thought we’d jump in the bus and go see us some buffalo! It should be a wonderful learning experience, and fun to meet more of Pearl's family. And last but not least, we’ll be dining at the Kennedy School Courtyard Restaurant. Lots of fun to be had by Adams and Hood Houses in May!

Helens & Rainier Houses

>Rainer and Helens houses welcomed March with open arms as winter came to an end and spring began. This past month has been a busy one for our houses. We started out the month by going out to, what most of us consider a favorite around here, Mai Wah Chinese. We had some of their delicious Fried Prawns (which we couldn't get enough of!) and their Sweet and Sour Pork. By the time we left we were all stuffed, happy, and ready for a nap!

The following week we took a trip to famous Joe’s Donuts out in Sandy to satisfy our sweet tooth. On our trip back, we took a scenic drive through farmland and passed the Clackamas River which brought back many nostalgic experiences for some of us.

The highlight of our month was our St. Patrick's Day party. We enjoyed green floats and Irish songs and trivia. But the Irish fun didn't stop there! We also carried the Irish heritage to our monthly Family Night. We enjoyed classic corn beef, cabbage, and Irish crème soufflé. But the best part of the night was enjoying each other's company.

The festivities won't end there for the Helens and Rainier houses. We are excited to have spring begin and cannot wait for the flowers to start blooming! Coming up in April we are going to the tulip festival and strolling through 40 acres of beautiful gardens. We hope to have a wonderful time and make some amazing memories!

Tabor & Larch Houses

Tabor and Larch houses have had a busy month. We’ve hosted parties, and a Family Night, gone on outings, and brought in gardening crafts. All these activities have kept us busy during this perfect, early spring.

We spent an afternoon at the Water Resource Education Center in Vancouver, learning about this natural resource. The many displays and materials there teach how to preserve, and protect this valuable resource–and all the wildlife that live in, and on the waterways of the Pacific Northwest. We also had a beautiful afternoon stroll through the garden at The Grotto in NE Portland, and finished off the month with a lovely lunch at Multnomah Falls Lodge Restaurant.

Tabor House hosted one of our St. Patrick's Day parties at Oatfield Estates and we had a blast! We played trivia games and ate fun snacks prepared by our Team of Chefs, while we listened to beautiful Irish music.

Our Family Night was another winner, with our country-western theme. Our Chefs prepared fantastic meats, shrimp, salads, and desserts. It was almost a standing-room-only party, until we rounded up another table. It was spread out just in time for the plates to hit! Our Resident Service Coordinator, Lorrina, and Personal Assistants attempted to teach us to line dance, but most of us were just as happy watching the show and listening to good music.

Larch and Tabor have added some porch pots to our entryway. We’re enjoying the lively color offerings as we come and go. As for inside the house, we create works of art with the flowers and greenery that Tara brings in for Garden Cart activity.

An Easy Herb Crusted Salmon Recipe

Chef Paul, Elite Care at Oatfield Estates

Potassium is an essential nutrient to maintain fluid and electrolyte balances. Deficiencies can cause fatigue, irritability, and high blood pressure. With improved health in mind, here’s an easy herb crusted salmon recipe to help keep us hydrated, improve our blood pressure, and most importantly, make us happy.


4 oz. fillet Chinook Salmon

1 sprig fresh dill

1 sprig fresh rosemary

1 sprig fresh thyme

2 oz. butter

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Salt & Pepper


Chop herbs finely, mix with salt and pepper, and sprinkle on both sides of salmon fillet. Pre heat a non-stick pan to medium, add butter, sear salmon on each side for three minutes and finish with fresh lemon juice. Serve with collard greens, and new potatoes. Enjoy!