Sheldon Oaks

Offers Independent Living

36 Reviews
2525 Cal Young Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Sheldon Oaks

March 23, 2019

By Carol

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I would recommend Sheldon Oaks highly. The food and service have been fine. I only have two issues with them, one of which is the beauty salon which I think takes advantage of elderly people by overcharging the market rates, and the other issue is their showers in the rooms because they're not designed well for someone who needs a stool in the shower. They have a seat at both ends so you have to set the shower stool right in the middle, and my sister-in-law can't bend over to wash her feet because they're so close to the end that she bangs her head on the shower seat if she bends over, so the shower itself is poorly designed and inappropriate. The staff is very courteous, kind and take good care of their clients.

October 18, 2018

By Karen

I am/was a resident of this facility

My experience at Sheldon Oaks has been very good so far. We have very good activities, like yesterday we went to a pumpkin farm, with games, and so on. The meals are good, and all of the staff members are very friendly. The apartments here are very clean. Everything is very good.

March 25, 2018

By Kelly

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother moved into Sheldon Oaks. It is a better deal than anywhere else. The staff members are incredible. They are very good about checking on my mom if she doesn't show up. She is having a hard time transitioning because it is not what she wanted, but they try to transition her. They do laundry once a week and they clean once a week. They serve three meals a day. They have people who come in and play music.

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Hi Kelly, we really appreciate your feedback! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!

October 09, 2017

By Lee M

I visited this facility

They were very helpful and very nice at Sheldon Oaks, and our tour was good. The facility was newer and had more trees than the other one, but not as many well-established units. The rooms looked good. It's a very large place, so the rooms were quite a ways out, and the ones they had available were very far out. I didn't think my aunt could walk that far. Other than that, the rooms were well-designed and well-maintained. I saw the amenities (like the library), and the place where they were playing and doing jigsaw puzzles and things like that. I did not see any of their trips or see what their buses were like.

March 23, 2017

By Wilrose

I visited this facility

The units were too small at Sheldon Oaks, and they have no virtual storage at all. The staff was pleasant, and the dining area looked pleasant. The price was probably one of the lowest, but it was not a good value because it was not a place that I could live comfortably. It's a good location.

February 07, 2017

By Joy208426

I visited this facility

Everybody at Sheldon Oaks was very nice. It was a great looking facility, but we couldn’t afford to pay out-of-pocket for my father-in-law, and he didn’t have any Medicaid. They made me an appointment and met me at the front desk. I got to meet three different people who were very friendly, gracious, and kind. The facility was clean. They showed me a room that was open and available, plus they took me upstairs and showed me a couple of different room options. The lady who showed me around was very friendly. She answered my questions, gave me a tour, walked me upstairs and downstairs, and told me about their meal programs and the shuttles that they offered back and forth. She gave me the menu that they would be serving and invited me to come and have a meal there with my father-in-law to show him around and allow him to meet the residents. I did not need to take them up on that, but it was great. I met housekeepers and residents. It was nice, but we couldn’t afford it.

January 09, 2017

By Jerry063137

I visited this facility

I liked Sheldon Oaks because it was clean and modern. They have a variety of rooms, and the dining room was very open and cheerful. The staff was right on things, and they kept up with us. They seemed like nice people.

January 02, 2017

By Ted230767

I visited this facility

The food at Sheldon Oaks was good, and the rooms were large. They had a piano player for entertainment. The service was good. I have one friend there that I have known for many years. I would rate it as pretty good.

November 20, 2016

By Lola385671

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My brother in law is in Sheldon Oaks, and we are moving him to another facility. It’s very good as far as the facility is concerned, but it doesn’t meet his needs. The food is not as good as I would have expected. The rooms were of good size and clean, but they weren’t as fresh looking as the other facility I went to. The staff was friendly, but they didn’t have the care in his room that he needed.

January 29, 2016

By Caring Daughter118672250

I visited this facility

We like Sheldon Oaks. We would have gone with it, but we went somewhere else because of the physical location. We had an overall favorable impression of Sheldon Oaks, though. It was clean and friendly. The staff was nice. The people seemed content. The residents looked alright. The place was very good.

December 20, 2015

By Lisa A.1

I visited this facility

Sheldon Oaks seems nice and the staff was fine. The room that I saw was very small. The exercise room has a treadmill.

November 24, 2015

By Tim36

I visited this facility

Sheldon Oaks was a very nice place. The woman I talked to was very helpful. The food was good. The room was a good size for one person. I liked it.

November 11, 2015

By Anonymous88843150

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My visit at Sheldon Oaks was wonderful. I could stay with my sister, and they brought a bed in for me. It was just very delightful. They had good food and nice, helpful management. They have two computers, exercise, Bible study, and have speakers come in, like a hearing aid specialist and an insurance person. Residents could go or not, and they are very unobtrusive and don’t pry into your personal life or anything like that.

October 28, 2015

By Tanya9

I visited this facility

I liked everything at Sheldon Oaks, but it was too expensive. It was out of our price range. They seemed to have everything. Honestly, it was a perfect situation, other than it was out of my mother's price range. The staff was very helpful; he immediately showed me to apartments that were available and followed up with me.

October 28, 2015

By Ralph16

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My brother is at Sheldon Oaks. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. He has a very large studio apartment. He has a living area, where he watches TV. He has a balcony with a nice view of the courtyard. It is a very bright place. One of the reasons why we chose Sheldon Oaks was because of it's proximity to businesses and to parks. Even though there are a lot of activities that are scheduled for people, my brother living there doesn't need those. He goes for long walks everyday. He has his favorite bar that he goes to that is close by.

October 27, 2015

By Roy19

I visited this facility

I had a very good experience with Sheldon Oaks. They had a two-bedroom available, and the accommodations were very nice. The staff was very friendly and answered all of my questions.

September 15, 2015

By Caring113300550

I visited this facility

My overall experience at Sheldon Oaks was very good. They were very focused on socializing. Their rooms/apartments were excellent. Everything was well thought out. I think anybody who uses this would be thrilled and happy.

February 20, 2015

By Caring106475250

I visited this facility

Sheldon Oaks was fine. They took me around and showed me the dining room. I have a friend of mine that used to work on Sheldon Oaks. That's why I went there -- so I can have an insight on the inner workings of some of the places. That helps in knowing where I kind of did and didn't want to go. I heard good things about Sheldon Oaks, and that probably would have been my number two choice. I kind of grew up around the area so I have a lot of friends whose parents have gone through there.

November 19, 2014

By Caring66360650

I am/was a resident of this facility

I liked Sheldon Oaks quite well. They had 3 meals a day. They had a nice apartment where I was. It had a nice view with lots of lights. They had a laundry room on my floor. They had friendly people, and I thought they were accommodating. The food was good, but it was too starchy and too fattening; I really couldn't lose weight there. They had activities like exercises, bingo, and little trips. They had bus service if you had to go somewhere. They were in a good neighborhood because you could walk over to lots of different stores.

November 01, 2014

By Dawn16

I visited this facility

I visited Sheldon Oaks for my mother-in-law. Considering what it is, I thought this facility was well done. I thought it was warm, inviting, and clean. The staff was kind and courteous. They appeared very helpful. My overall experience with this community is comprehensive. I was very satisfied with my visit. I thought that it would be the perfect place for my mother-in-law. The living environment that stands out to me is the convenient location. Sheldon Oaks was not as pricey, but it also was not quite opulent as some other options. However, I thought it was more an affordable option.

October 04, 2014

By retiredandlovingit

I am a friend or relative of resident

This place is beautiful. My grandmother is a resident going on 3 years. I have to say, the staff is amazing. The facility is beautiful. The only draw back is the food. The chef should put as much effort in his food as he does his smoking habit.

September 30, 2014

By Jennifer41

I visited this facility

Sheldon Oaks was very nice. The only problem was that it was very expensive. They wanted you to pay 2 months' cost for deposit. They showed us the room that was being painted, and it looked fine. We ate there, and the food was good, and the dining room was nice. They showed us where the activities were, and they had an area to play games. They had a schedule for all of the activities.

August 10, 2014

By Caring82520950

I am/was a resident of this facility

I lived in Sheldon Oaks for three months. They really did work to make you feel comfortable. It was really nicely situated. You could walk to two grocery stores, a post office, a library, and a swimming pool -- any place you wanted to go to was very close. They had a very nice bus arrangement that provided lots of rides. I enjoyed their activities that incorporated community involvement. I was working with the activities director to bring children in. However, I was disappointed in management and I didn't feel they took my concern seriously enough.

April 29, 2014

By Caring82929550

I visited this facility

Sheldon Oaks was our second choice. It was very nice, clean, bright, and cheery. It had a great location, and we liked the rooms. The people I met seemed very nice and happy. They seemed to be really helpful to their clientele who were staying there.

January 23, 2014

By caring66701350

I visited this facility

Sheldon Oaks is very high class. There are lots of activities. I get a card from them once in a while with a list of activities to come and join them. They have a beauty shop, somebody who comes in to give a pedicure and activities going on every day. They have a very nice food service and food was very good too. Last time I was there, I had Jambalaya. It was last Spring when I listened to music during their Jazz night. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. A major plus is it's a very easy walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and doctors. You don't need to cross a major street to reach these places.

October 09, 2013

By Caring70020950

I visited this facility

I visited Sheldon Oaks twice and it's very nice. The staff was very friendly. The activities appeared to be very good. It looked like they have a good variety of them. This place is a contender and it's something I would be interested in. I would recommend it as some place they need to look at.

September 19, 2013

By Caring0078

I visited this facility

Sheldon Oaks looks nice. It is very well-kept and pretty looking. Everybody there is pleasant. I had lunch there and it was fine. I saw one of their studio apartments. It is very small for me. It has one room and one bath but no kitchen area at all! That's something that turned me off. I'm a cooker and I like to make my own food. At that place, you have to go to the dining area if you want to eat. That's not what I want for myself. I'm sure that's very good for a lot of other people but not for me. Also I'm not a communal person and I don't do well with some other people around. I just do really well by myself; however, I would recommend this place to others if that type of set-up is what they want.

September 26, 2012

By bathematics

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The community felt very much like a regular neighborhood. My grandfather was very happy and independent there and he was still able to get the extra care he needed. His wife lived nearby and he had a nurse visit to take care of things he was too old to do. When I visited, the old man cried with joy because he was able to take his medicine and get sponge baths at a very upscale neighborhood in which he wasn't embarrassed to be seen by his grandchildren. Once or twice he managed to get the energy up to show us his fiddle. We played with it all day long and had a wonderful time, running and dancing to the music and him chasing after us with his fiddle. He loved music very much, was a supporter of musical education for youngsters, and was very energetic even late in life when it came to classical music. He would go from his community to any orchestra he was able to. The facility he was in for his last days was a wonderful place.
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Questions about Sheldon Oaks

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Sheldon Oaks. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents range from 55 to early 100s and everything in between! Their favorite activities are as different as their personalities! By using our Holiday 365 app each resident is able to view the daily calendar and sign up for events that interest them. If they are unable to find something that peaks their interest on the calendar they can simply message a friend to join them for a game of cards or to enjoy a walk around the community.

What transportation services does Sheldon Oaks offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to help them get around town. The scheduled shuttle can take residents to stores, doctor appointments, dining, or group outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at Sheldon Oaks exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our community has an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who care about providing residents not only delicious but also nutritious meals, 3 times a day. Our menus are changed seasonally to ensure the freshest products and flavors and we offer over 150 different entrees with each season. Residents can select a la carte items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrees at each service include specials like our Holiday Fresh option or Resident’s Choice. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms with friends and neighbors, allowing everyone to enjoy good food and good conversation.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents are able to socialize in our game room or activity room, sit back with a good book at our library, get physical at our fitness room or just catch up with some friends in the atrium.

What safety features or security measures does Sheldon Oaks offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can feel safe 24/7 knowing that they can access help with just a push of a button. Each resident receives their own Lively Mobile Plus emergency device that goes anywhere they do. The device, which is included in monthly rent, can be activated for a variety of reasons, including emergencies, directions, health concerns, or to just speak to a friendly voice. The community is also only accessible to residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. so you can rest easy knowing that there will not be unwanted late-night visitors.

If Sheldon Oaks accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We love our residents and we love their pets! Our community is pet friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you to your new home. There are green spaces and courtyards as well as walking paths where you can enjoy nice long walks.

Does Sheldon Oaks work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our community provides the option to each resident to choose their own third party care provider. This allows the freedom of choice and flexibility for each resident to determine how much, or how little, support they need.

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Services and Amenities of Sheldon Oaks


  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2045/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Hardwood, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup, Walk In Tub

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Covered

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Wi Fi In Common Areas


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Activity Room

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About Sheldon Oaks

Sheldon Oaks is located in Eugene, OR, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to Sheldon Oaks for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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