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What is a Life Plan Community?

Not all senior housing is alike. A Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), is a type of retirement community that offers a vibrant and engaged lifestyle along with a full range of onsite services, programs, residential housing, and various levels of health care within one campus setting. This comprehensive and multitiered approach eliminates worries about where and how your future needs will be met. It allows couples to age together, with support if they need it. For families, a Life Plan Community assures that a continuum of service is available to their loved ones as circumstances change.

What is your accreditation and who provides it?

We have full accreditation by CARF International. Our accreditation ensures the continuous application of quality improvement practices. Take a look at our Awards, Recognition & Accreditation.

Is Willamette View a for-profit or not-for-profit Life Plan Community?

Willamette View is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community. Our primary interest is serving the residents at Willamette View rather than shareholders of a corporation.

Can I bring my pet?

Small pets are welcome at the Plaza, The Homes on River Ridge, Patio and Balcony Homes, and the new North Pointe Homes, with a non-refundable deposit. Service animals are welcome throughout the entire campus. Pets Welcome!

Is the campus smoke free?

As part of our commitment to wellness at Willamette View, all residential units and buildings are designated non-smoking areas.

How many people live at Willamette View?

The total population is approximately 485.

How large is the campus?

Twenty-seven acres.

What type of transportation is available at Willamette View?

Public transportation: TriMet has a stop in front of Willamette View, and MAX service on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Orange Line stops at Park Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard, about ½ mile east of our campus.

Willamette View offers: a free shopping bus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, free church shuttle service, and an on-demand shuttle to all buildings on campus as well as the MAX Orange Line. Airport transportation is also available for a fee.

How many people live there independently?

Approximately 385 residents reside in an “independent living” apartment or home.

What are the ages of the youngest and oldest residents in “independent living?”

61 years old & 104 years old.

What is the cost to live at Willamette View?

With entry into “independent living,” there is a one-time entrance fee plus a monthly occupancy fee. The entrance fee depends on the size, style and location of the apartment or home. Occupancy fees also vary depending on the size, style and location of the apartment or home, and the number of people – single or double occupancy. 

May out-of-town friends/family visit overnight? What are the lodging options?

Yes. Guests are welcome in your home. Also, guest suites are available for a per-night fee.

May grandchildren dine or stay overnight?

Yes. This is your home.

What is the food like at Willamette View?

Under the leadership of a food and beverage director and our executive chef, dining at Willamette View is about fresh, local and sustainable ingredients and innovative fare – all created for today’s discerning seniors.

What if I want to have a family reunion or potluck dinner? Are there places to hold large gatherings at Willamette View?

Yes. Hosting small to large events can occur in various settings on our campus.

May guests/family join me for meals?

Yes. You may use your meal plan to purchase meals for guests at any of our campus eateries.

Is it assigned seating in the dining room?

No. All dining venues offer open seating.

What are my dining options?

You can elect to eat at any one of three dining venues: Riverview dining room, Elk Rock Bistro, or White Oak Grill, plus The Cove Bar. "To Go" items are also available at the Marketplace.

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