Retirement Living in Oregon is the Best Place To Celebrate the Earth
Enjoy the Great Outdoors this Season
There’s no better place to celebrate mother nature than in Oregon. Oregonians are passionate about taking care of our Earth, with our home state being one of the greenest in the country. The state encourages alternative transportation like cycling, offers clean public transit, operates most of its cities using renewable energy sources, and actively protects its surroundings with environmental policies. Here are a few ideas for celebrating the earth from Sunshine Retirement Living’s senior living communities in Oregon.
Celebrate Nature with Independent Living near Portland, OR
We know our active senior residents in Oregon love celebrating nature. We recommend trying these activities to celebrate the Earth in Oregon:
Enjoy the great outdoors in one of the many wildlife preserves that Oregon offers.
Sauvie Island: The Sauvie Island Wildlife Area is a sanctuary for over 250 species of animals, including swans and bald eagles – and it’s an excellent spot for bird watchers. This area also offers other attractions like kayaking and bicycling loops if you’re not interested in walking along the beautiful beaches.
Forest Park: The Forest Park hosts 70 miles of tree-shaded trails for hikers, runners, and cyclists. If you’re interested in supporting Forest Park, consider joining the Forest Park Conservancy.
Washington Park: This lush park is home to the Hoyt Arboretum, which hosts more than 1,100 tree species, making it the perfect spot for a hike or walk. You can also enjoy the tranquil Portland Japanese Garden while you’re there! If you want to stop and smell the roses, the International Rose Test Garden is the spot to be with over 10,000 rose plants and a gorgeous view of Mt. Hood. If you’re interested in learning about forest conservation, stop by The World Forestry Center Discovery Museum to learn about all the different kinds of trees, habitats, and forest sustainability.
Tyron Creek State Natural Area: Portland’s very own state park is 645 acres and includes an 8-mile trail for hiking and a 3-mile path for cycling!
If you are ready to get your hands dirty, our Oregon senior residents can join one of the many cleanups around the city of Portland. Get more information on cleanup locations and meet-up times.
How To Celebrate at Oregon Retirement Communities near Portland
At our resort-style retirement communities, we offer various events and opportunities for our residents to join us out in the fresh air. For example, every Saturday, we host weekend walking groups and pet-pal walkers so you can enjoy a walk with a furry friend. We also offer community gardens for our residents to tend to and enjoy! So, if you have a green thumb, you can make a difference this Spring! In addition, our community includes plenty of outdoor seating for you to take in the beautiful views Oregon offers.
The leaves are falling, and it’s time to whip out those cozy sweaters, dust off your favorite decorations, and of course, get your taste buds ready for a delightful feast.
Our dining team is top-notch at crafting seasonal meals with fresh produce that our residents love. We know cooking and baking is a hobby for many that can be enjoyed with friends and family, especially during the fall and winter seasons.
For those such occasions, we’ve rounded up some lip-smacking recipes that will not only warm your heart, but fill your kitchen with the irresistible scents of the season. So grab your aprons and let’s dive into these scrumptious meals that will make the season even more delicious:https://ow.ly/Zl8V50QbLMy
As the Thanksgiving festivities wrap up, we at Sunshine Retirement Living want to extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of our families and team members. Your efforts and presence have made this Thanksgiving exceptionally special for our senior residents across all our Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care communities.
This holiday season holds profound significance for our seniors, offering a time for reflection, gratitude, and cherished connections. The warmth and joy shared during these celebrations play a big role in enhancing their well-being and happiness.
A special shout out of appreciation goes out to the incredible chefs in our communities. Your culinary talents transformed traditional Thanksgiving meals into extraordinary feasts, delighting the taste buds of residents and families. The love and care poured into each dish did not go unnoticed and greatly contributed to the festive spirit!
To our team members, are immensely grateful for your support, love, and dedication. It's because of you that our residents experience the true essence of Thanksgiving – a sense of belonging, love, and shared happiness. Thank you for being a part of our Sunshine family and for making this Thanksgiving a memorable one for all.