Friendsview is a community of retired folks living in Newberg, Oregon. It is a continuing care community which has a Health Center for those needing care beyond what is provided in the regular housing. It has a large building which houses most of the people living there plus other housing including two different duplex complexes for those who want to live in housing that is more like ones own home.
The financial structure consists of an entrance fee and monthly fees which vary depending on the kind of facility one chooses to occupy. It is important to know that the entrance fee is non-refundable after living there for more than a year. One may, if they choose, move out, but the entrance fee will not be re-funded.
Meals are provided in the main building which are paid for in the monthly fee, those in duplexes aren't on the meal plan but may purchase individual meals in the dinning room with reservations. Other costs when living in a duplex are gas/heating bills, electric bills, phone bills, and other incidental costs. The lawn and other areas are maintained by contracted services as are the needs experienced when living in the facilities, like lighting or repair of plumbing, etc. Laundry facilities are available for those who live in the "high-rise" and washer/dryer are found in the duplexes.
A number of activities are available including weekly religious services, activities of several kinds, classes, recreational activities, bus service to local stores and trips to other places of interest locally and in the greater region.
The staff maintains the book keeping and the collection of fees and provides information when requested. There is a group gathering periodically for all residents to inform them of things that are of interest and importance to them and to give them voice for their concerns. These are then taken to the governing board for their understanding and information.
Most of the residents find Friendsview a good place to live and enjoy the opportunities that are available to them. When wanting to get more information it is important to record all the questions you want to have answered and to be ready to ask others that come to mind. It's important to inquire about any aspect of potential residency and to not be satisfied with vague answers or those which fail to fully answer the questions asked.