Information About Assisted Living Facility in Hillsboro
Hillsboro, one of the "Best Places to Retire" according to U.S. News and World Report
, lies in the Tualatin Valley midway between the majestic Cascade Mountains and the rugged Oregon coast. Seniors who choose assisted living in Hillsboro
enjoy life in a growing, well-planned community just a short 17 miles west of Portland. The warm summers, mild winters and the valley's generally damp weather make for lush landscapes, abundant farm crops and one of Oregon's most active wine making areas. As the hub of Oregon's Silicon Forest, Hillsboro is headquarters to several high-tech companies including Intel, Planar Systems and FEI. This is a great city for senior living where residents enjoy a small-town atmosphere with a big-city attitude.
Residents of assisted living in Hillsboro are surrounded by scenic natural beauty with 21 public parks, premier wineries and the Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve, a 710-acre wildlife preserve located within the Hillsboro city limits. The Hillsboro Department of Parks and Recreation
offers numerous classes and activities that include aquatics, art, dance, health and wellness, and general interest. Shopping in downtown Hillsboro's unique blend of old and new shops is an entertaining and leisurely way to spend a day, whether it's browsing antique stores, stopping by the Sequoia Art Gallery or having lunch at one of the local restaurants. For serious shopping, Portland's many shopping areas are just a 30-minute drive away. During the warmer months, the open-air farmers' markets feature fresh produce, arts and crafts, hot food, and live entertainment.
Hillsboro Senior Activities
Seniors enjoying assisted living in Hillsboro will find social and leisure activities at the Hillsboro Community/Senior Center
. The center offers a variety of fun classes,
educational workshops, trips and special events for seniors as well as other services such as footcare, haircuts, blood pressure checks, and hearing aid testing for little to no fee. There is a wealth of cultural activities in Hillsboro for assisted living residents. Founded in 2001, the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra brings together talented community musicians who play for the love of music without compensation. The Oregon Chorale is a 50-voice symphonic choir with concerts that present musical styles from classical to baroque and renaissance to contemporary. The Hillsboro Actors Repertory Theatre presents a wide variety of staged plays and musicals throughout its regular season.
Hillsboro Medical Facilities Tuality Healthcare
is the primary provider of in-patient services, urgent care centers and outpatient facilities throughout the Hillsboro area. The Tuality Community Hospital in downtown Hillsboro offers a full range of hospital services including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient mental health services for older adults. The Center for Geriatric Psychiatry
assists seniors struggling with depression, grief, stress and anxiety and other mental health issues by teaching alternative coping skills, evaluating medications and promoting wellness. The Emergency Department at Providence Newberg Hospital
in nearby Newberg treats over 20,000 patients a year from the surrounding communities. Providence Newberg's Emergency Department is staffed with a team of board-certified and emergency-trained doctors and nurses who provide compassionate, high-quality care and outstanding service.
Connected to Portland through the TriMet MAX
light rail line, senior living residents have easy access to downtown Portland with trains leaving every 5 to 15 minutes. MAX has ramps that extend onto the sidewalk for easy boarding and priority seating spaces near the door for people with limited mobility or using wheelchairs. Under the Honored Citizens
program, seniors are eligible for discounted fares.
Find Assisted Living in Hillsboro
You can find a list of local assisted living communities in Hillsboro by visiting our Hillsboro Assisted Living
page. Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.
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