Portland Retirement Communities

Average Cost: $4,500

Reviews of Portland Retirement Communities

Robison Jewish Health Center

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Bottom line, an unbelievably beautiful and comfortable Community. Attention to detail, respect for religious values and for the health and well being of the members of the Community is the highest I've seen in the Portland area...

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Robison Jewish Health Center

Review by Local Professional

Expert

What a lovely community! As a discharge planner, I appreciate when communities are able to provide multiple levels of care. I am a strong advocate of aging in place and Robison really allows that to happen. Beautiful location and campus, friendly staff, all the amenities our seniors could ask for.

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Avamere at Bethany

Review by Local Professional

Expert

As a discharge planner, I appreciate that the campus offers multiple levels of care. I am a strong advocate for aging in place. The staff have always appeared professional in our interactions.

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West Hills Village Senior Residence

Review by DCB

Consumer

West Hills is a lovely facility with fantastic care and food. My mother just loves living here and she is very active. In fact, most days I can't even find her because she's busy with friends participating in an activity or she's on an outing.

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West Hills Village Senior Residence

Review by Caring daughter-in-law

Consumer

My mother-in-law lived here for 12 years both before and after the beautiful remodel. We couldn't be happier with the care she received, the friendly and helpful staff, and the beautiful living environment. She was a very hard person to please and she found that she wouldn't want to live anywhere else...

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West Hills Village Senior Residence

Review by Jan, Daughter

Consumer

My mother was at West Hills for six years, and it was a special place for her and for us. The staff is amazing. They took excellent care of my mother and went above and beyond caring for her as she became more challenging due to her memory loss. Many of them felt like family to her and to myself and my family...

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Information About Retirement Community in Portland

Portland Retirement CommunitiesSeniors considering a move to Portland retirement communities will find a large and diverse city that offers many benefits to its residents. The 29th largest city in population in the United States, Portland boasted a population of 583,776, according to the census conducted in 2010. Located near where the Columbia and Willamette rivers converge, Portland is Oregon's most populous city. Incorporated in 1851, this city was occupied by Upper Chinook Indians before Europeans began to trickle into the area.

Attractions for Seniors in Portland

The city's climate of wet and cool, sometimes chilly, winters and dry, warm summers makes it the ideal location for growing roses. Washington Park is west of downtown Portland and features the International Rose Test Garden, the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Japanese Garden. Seniors who are thinking about retiring to Portland retirement homes will be pleased to note that the city also offers an abundance of shopping options. Many large department stores are located in the downtown area. For a different experience that highlights the diverse cultures of the city, shoppers can enjoy the Portland Saturday Market. Every weekend, beginning in March and ending at Christmas, goods, such as Tibetan imports, artisan crafts and more are sold.

Senior Programs in the City of Portland

Multnomah County, which Portland is part of, offers five branch offices and nine senior centers through its Aging and Disability Services agency (http://web.multco.us/ads/locations). The senior centers, also sometimes called district centers, offer a range of services that are not found in branch offices. These include health education activities and programs, such as yoga, dancing and tai chi, legal aid counseling and meal services. Most of these activities have no financial eligibility criteria that must be met in order to participate. The city's Parks and Recreation department also offers access to a variety of of different educational, wellness and recreational activities that seniors living in Portland retirement communities can enjoy.

Top Medical Facilities in Portland

According to the U.S. News report on hospitals, the metro area of Portland, which includes Vancouver, Washington, Hillsboro, Oregon and Beaverton, Oregon, boasts seven that are ranked highly. Oregon Health and Science University, a 534 bed teaching hospital, performed more than 28,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries for the latest year data was collected. Top ranked in ear, nose and throat care, this hospital was also ranked as high performing in geriatrics, pulmonology, cardiology and heart surgery, among other specialties. With 249 beds, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital performed more than 15,000 outpatient and inpatient surgeries the last year data was available. This hospital is ranked as high performing in the following specialties that might be of particular interest to residents of Portland retirement communities: cancer, geriatrics, diabetes, endocrinology and urology.

Public Transportation Options in the City

The city has emphasized public transportation options for its residents, including those living in Portland retirement communities. The bus system is operated by TriMet and offers service throughout the city while the light rail system, the MAX, serves as a connection between the suburbs and the downtown area. The western suburbs of the city are connected to downtown via the Westside Express Service while the Portland Streetcar runs through the South Waterfront District. Portland is a growing city that supports a diverse and culturally rich environment for seniors to enjoy. With shopping, sporting and cultural events to suit every taste, and quick and easy transportation methods to get there, seniors in Portland retirement communities can look forward to agreeable weather that allows them to engage in their favorite activities and find some new favorites as well. Back to Top