1. Stop and smell the flowers and join us in our community garden. You can see where some of the fresh ingredients our chef’s use in our restaurant-style meals come from, and you can even plant some of your own vegetables and herbs to create nutritious and energizing summer recipes.
2. If you’d like to visit a stunning garden outside of our senior living communities, we highly recommend the Portland Japanese Garden. Find serenity in the infamous garden and enjoy the fascinating art exhibitions. You can even find workshops to help you with your gardening.
4. Residents at our Summerfield Estates Retirement Community in Tigard, OR receive a complimentary membership to the Summerfield Clubhouse, only minutes away from the community. You can enjoy the golf course to practice your swing, play some tennis, enjoy social events, or take a dip in the pool!
5. Join us at our community court if you’re ready for a tennis match. It’s the perfect way to get to know your neighbors and get a significant amount of exercise.
6. You can visit Willamette Valley for a relaxing wine tour with your friends or family not too far from our community. There are over seven hundred vineyards to choose from, so there’s a winery for everyone.
7. The outdoor seating options in our all-inclusive retirement living communities in Oregon are a great way to enjoy the summer weather and get to know fellow residents. From fire pits to fountains, we keep our communities aesthetically pleasing to create a relaxing and friendly environment.
8. Make room in your schedule for our retirement communities’ robust activity calendars, including exercise classes, tai chi, movie nights, weekly bingo, day trips, and more.
9. If you want to enjoy live music during a summer afternoon, we recommend visiting Pioneer Courthouse Square. They host the Noon Tunes Summer Concert Series with regional and local artists in July and August.
While enjoying these awesome activities, we recommend staying hydrated in the higher temperatures and protecting yourself with a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. In addition, remain prepared for Oregon’s weather with a rain jacket, refillable water bottle, and appropriate shoes dependent on the activity.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the summer in Oregon in our 55+ communities. One of our friendly staff members can always help you find the perfect activity for you, and if it’s not in our community, we provide local transportation to most sites so you can have a fun-filled summer.
Autumn means colder weather, and that could also mean flu season too! It is important to stay warm and safe this season, especially because family and friends are traveling for the holidays!
If you are visiting someone or plan to, make sure you are layering your clothes or dressing appropriately for the weather, staying on top of your health by eating nutritious food, staying active, and getting proper rest. Don't forget to wash your hands and utilize hand sanitizer in public spaces!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and that means food and family! People have different ways to prepare for Thanksgiving.
Some plan out a list, down to the activities and conversations that can take place at the dinner table. These people also take out the recipe books and follow the directions to a tee! Others may take the go-with-the-flow approach and wing it! That includes recipes too.
Which group are you in? No matter your approach, we hope that this holiday season is a fulfilling one!