Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham


1219 NE 6th Street , Gresham, OR 97030

(855) 840-7257

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My brother has resided at Chestnut Lane, a facility for the deaf and deaf-blind, since May of 2011 after our father passed away. My brother, who is deaf and also developmentally disabled, has taken to his new home. He enjoys talking to the staff and the residents. For the first time in his life, he is able to communicate (via sign language) with everyone he comes into contact with on a daily basis! He loves the food there and while his favorite "activity" is watching TV, he will take part in some of the activities and parties at Chestnut Lane. And when he does, he always has a good time!

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My deaf friend lost his father 2 years ago, with whom he has always lived. My deaf friend is in his late 50's and has never lived independently, and that has always been sad. There were only 2 places in the whole country at the time of his father's death, who were geared toward deaf residents. Chestnut Lane is in our same state, so we can visit regularly! My deaf friend now has his own apartment for the first time ever. He is much more independent, and joins in the activities at Chestnut Lane. I have seen a whole different side of him now that he lives there. He likes people, enjoys visitors, loves having his family come see him, is happier, more confident, and much more positive in his attitude. It is the perfect place for him and a Godsend. He can communicate with everyone there in sign language. I recommend it to any deaf person looking for a place to retire, even if you have some health issues. They will monitor your health for you too.

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My brother who is deaf has resided at Chestnut Lane in Gresham, Oregon (a suburb of Portland) for the past two years ever since our father died. My brother has blossomed into a happier and more independent person since coming to live at Chestnut Lane. For the first time in his life he is living on his own in his own apartment. He now enjoys socializing (as he never has before) with the residents and the staff who all know sign language! He enjoys the food, the community and the weekly shopping trips to local stores. For the first time in his life he is using the community videophone to keep in touch with both deaf friends and hearing family members. Whenever I visit him, we take in a current captioned movie (using the latest technology) at any of the many local theaters. I enjoy sharing meals in the dining room and interacting with the other residents I've come to know. I am always welcome to participate in the activities offered to the residents. I see how the caring staff looks after him, often going above and beyond my expectations! I am so grateful that Chestnut Lane has been available for the past ten years for deaf and deaf-blind people to come to live. I don't know what we'd do without it! Thank you, Chestnut Lane! John

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Hi John, Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're honored to have had the opportunity to take part in your brother's life, as he has "blossomed into a happier and more independent person since coming to live at Chestnut Lane." Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do provide assistance! Chestnut Lane, An Emeritus Community We welcome your feedback! http://www.emeritus.com/ethics or via email [email protected] or via phone (888) 529-5827

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Amenities at Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 2 Miles

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: None

Resident Capacity: 75

State License #: 4678

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Beauty/Barber Shop


TV Room

Fireside Lounge


Full-Time Activity Director

Educational Opportunities

Outings and Trips

Arts & Crafts, Gardening and Bingo

Exercise Classes


Outside Patio/Gardens

Pet Policy: Small pets allowed

Private Dining Room

Restaurant-style Dining


Medication Management

Diabetes Care

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided


Ambulation and Escort Services

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Description of Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham


Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham (formerly known as Chestnut Lane) is a community specializing in active retirement living and assisted living for the deaf. Our staff are committed to helping maintain each resident's independence while giving them the kind of compassionate, understanding, respectful care that they would give their own loved ones.

Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham is proud to be a part of Brookdale. Our communities provide active retirement living for thousands of residents, serving seniors and their families since 1978.

Featured Amenities

Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham is designed to help fulfill the needs of its residents, with spacious, open areas that allow residents to sign across the room and wide hallways with alcoves for private conversations. The video phone room allows residents with visibility to keep in touch with their loved ones.

Residents can surf the web in the computer room, enjoy a good book in the library, catch a film in the TV/Theatre room or lounge by the fireplace in the lobby. Exercise classes, arts and crafts, Bingo games, gardening, educational opportunities, movies and scheduled outings keep everyone active and having fun. Church services are held on-site for those who worship.

Available Services

At Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham, many of our staff members are also deaf, making communication easy. One of only a few communities catering to the deaf and deaf/blind in the country, we are also perfectly situated near beautiful, bustling Portland. The MAX light rail system, which traverses the greater Portland area, is within walking distance of the community.

With a 24-hour emergency response call system, Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham residents and their families can have peace of mind. We work with local hospitals and doctors who understand the needs of their deaf residents. Scheduled transportation is available for activities, shopping and medical appointments.

At Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham, our family is committed to yours.