CherryWood Village Retirement Community is an independent living community in Portland, OR designed for seniors, normally 55+, who are able to care for themselves and wish to live independently.for more details on housing, services, and rates.
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Reviews of CherryWood Village Retirement Community
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I started visiting Cherrywood Village only recently as it is one of the newer facilities added to my list (the facility is not new itself, just new to me - in case there was any confusion) and so while I am still in the process of exploring and learning about the community I feel comfortable enough to make some comments about the community.
The community itself is enormous, during my first visit, I had to ask for drections a number ot times, and it worries me that new residents to move in to the community have to learn to navigate, adapt, and familiarlize themselves with such a large community. The community as a whole, including both the independent and assisted living sections in total I believe, off the top of my head, has about 6 or 7 residential apartment-type complexes as well as many cottages throughout the community. So you can kind of get an idea of how large the community is.
I noticed that many residents were outside enjoying themselves. The grounds are beautiful and they have this cute little clock tower next to a pond and fountain, sitting areas, a waterfall, lovely gardens which many of the residents seem to enjoy tending to, beautiful shrubs, flowers, and greenery, shade trees and so many more beautiful details.
There are also many, many, many things for the residents to do inside each residential complex as well, There are common areas throughout the facility filled to the brim with items to keep the residents entertained. The interior of the each complex is gorgeous, they are all decorated with beautiful and cozy furniture and have lovely artwork and interesting knick-knacks throughout the community. The way the community is designed is very modern and, in my mind, is what the future of senior living may look like.
The way the community is designed is very unique, right now the layout is kind of confusing to me as I am just starting to learn about the community, but I will try to explain the layout to the best of my ability. The living options for independent living consist of cottages, resident penthouses, and an apartment-type complexes called The Gardens, The Orchards, The Greens, and Wynridge. Out of the 4 residential apartment complexes, my favorite is the Gardens. The Gardens is named that as it is intended for those residents with green thumbs who love gardening and those residents who just prefer to be outdoors and it is located directly next to the community gardens so the residents are slip right out their doors and slip right in to gardening gloves! This is an brilliant and very original idea, many residents love gardening so for this community to have a whole living section reflecting a resident's love for gardening and the outdoors is so smart. The cottages are spread throughout the community and the penthouses are located on the fifth floor of the main building. The views from the penthouse apartments are beautiful and each penthouse has it's own fireplace and a den for extra storage. The penthouses and cottages are spacious, easily accessible, and loaded with amenities. The cottages even come with attached garages which is convenient for extra storage and for those residents who still drive. And all of this is only the independent living section, so you can start to picture how enormous this community really is.
The assisted living residents live in a very nice and homey facility called Royal Ann. It is lovely and perfect for assisted living. I prefer that the assisted living section is condensed to one building. I think that assisted living residents benefit more from a smaller, close-nit, home-like environment than they would in an area such as the independent living area. While the independent living community is amazing and beautiful, I think it is just too much. It is overwhelming and you could become easily lost in the vast layout. I prefer and I believe most residents prefer a more intimate, private setting where their friends are close by and the care team is more like family than staff members. The staff members who work in Royal Ann know each resident personally as well as the residents families, but I have seen that this is not the case with the independent living residents and it is obvious to see why. It is because the community is so big and the residents are so spread out.
So while it is going to take some time to explore this community, I hope that this review will at least give you a general idea about the community as a whole. At this time, I am not familiar enough to recommend Cherrywood Village as far as independent living goes because there is still so much more to see and it is going to take some time and multiple visits before I am confident enough to say whether the independent living community is good or bad. However, I feel that I have seen enough of the assisted living section to at least make an initial review. I think that Royal Ann is an exceptional assisted living facility. The staff members go out of their way to enrich each resident's daily lives by making their days easy, worry-free, fun, active, and by fuililling their daily care needs quickly and efficiently. I am confident, even in such a short time of visiting the facility, that I would be making a good choice in referring people to Royal Ann
I will continue to explore this facility and I hope that the independent living section will turn out to be as wonderful as the assisted living is. I hope that the community as a whole will eventually become a facility that I enjoy visiting and a facility where I know for 100% fact that each and every resident is provided with the higest quality of loving, patient, and supportive care.