Portland is a city filled with diverse cultural, contemporary, recreational, and sporting events and activities that will satisfy the most active seniors in assisted living communities. Located in the Willamette Valley, Portland summers are warm, sunny and rather dry. Winters are mild to chilly and very moist with few snow falls.
Straddling the Willamette River, Portland’s natural beauty can be found wherever you turn. The climate is exceptional for rose cultivation and the annual Rose Festival in June celebrates Portland as the City of Roses. A great location for seniors looking for assisted living, Portland is a bustling urban city.
Portland seniors will find a variety of recreational activities through Portland Parks & Recreation’s comprehensive programs for senior recreation, adaptive and inclusive recreation for adults and children with disabilities or special needs, and outdoor recreation.
With no sales tax, residents of senior living in Portland may consider shopping as a serious recreational activity. In addition to many shopping areas throughout the city, there are numerous major malls such Bridgeport Village that provides a courtesy shuttle and package carry out service to your car. For special handcrafted items, the Crafty Wonderland presents the crafts of local artisans each month.
Residents of assisted living in Portland communities have an abundance of cultural and arts events. The Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Symphony, Portland Center Stage, Portland Opera and the many other theater companies in the city create a well-rounded cultural scene with a diversity of productions. Art lovers can visit the Portland Art Museum which is one of the 25 largest museums in the United States. A variety of art galleries also abound in downtown and throughout the City’s neighborhoods.
Movie buffs enjoy the annual HP Lovecraft Film Festival and taking in a second-run or revival film with beer and pub food at some of Portland’s historic movie theaters such as the Bagdad Theater, Laurelhurst Theater and Mission Theater.
There’s always a game available for sports fans. Portland is home to the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, the professional indoor lacrosse Portland Lumberjax, the pre-NHL Winter Hawks hockey team, the Triple-A baseball Portland Beavers, the A-League Portland Timbers soccer team and the roller derby Rose City Rollers. Racing enthusiasts enjoy the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland, the largest auto racing event in the Pacific Northwest, or horse racing at the Portland Meadows track.
Portland Medical Facilities
Portland has a number of hospitals and medical centers serving the assisted living community. One of the oldest and most advanced medical centers in the Pacific Northwest is Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services.
Providence St. Vincent is the only Oregon hospital to make the list of “Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals,” a study which evaluates hospital performance in nine areas including patient satisfaction, patient safety, expenses, and adherence to clinical standards of care.
Residents of assisted living in Portland may consider Providence St. Vincent’s ElderPlace, a comprehensive care program that provides dignified care to seniors in a compassionate environment built on principles of responsive service, top-quality health care and trust.
Portland’s award-winning mass transit system is one of the most extensive and advanced in the U.S. The transit system includes buses, streetcars, historic trolleys and the MAX, an urban light rail line. As Honored Citizens, Portland senior living residents may be eligible for discounted fares and the LIFT Program, a shared-ride public transportation service for individuals who are unable to use buses or the MAX due to a disability or disabling health condition.
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Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.