Willamette Oaks

Offers Independent Living

14 Reviews
455 Alexander Loop, Eugene, OR 97401
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Independent Living Reviews for Willamette Oaks

July 09, 2018

By Eve

I visited this facility

Willamette Oaks didn't change much from when I visited the place for my mother 20 years ago. It's not new anymore, but still elegant, and sort of sprawled out. They only furnish one meal a day, which is dinner, but they charge as much as if you're getting three. They provide lunch, but you have to buy it if you want it, and they cook breakfast three times a week. The apartments are bigger and well kept-up, and the location is beautiful. It's on the river, which is a very big advantage, however, they charge you for the river view. I think they still think they're extra special, but nowadays I'm not sure that they're extra-special anymore. I also like that they have apartments with outside doors. They were doing some remodeling when I was there.

December 12, 2017

By Deb F

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

My father passed away unexpectedly last January and my mom decided that she wanted to return to Oregon where my brother, myself and our families live. So after getting her here in June, we found an apartment in the Portland area (near my brother) and got her settled. My mom doesn't drive so she was completely dependent on my brother to get anywhere. After only two months, it was clear that Mom needed to be somewhere that she could still be independent but also have "help" when she needed it. I began looking in to Independent facilities in the Portland area and was sadly disappointed in every one of them. I had heard of Willamette Oaks but had never visited it. With the help of Nancy, I scheduled a tour and immediately knew that it was the perfect place for my mom. Long story short - Mom has been living there for about four months now and is happy, making friends and building a new life for herself. I cannot say enough good things about the staff there. My mom invited me to their special family "Holiday" dinner this past weekend. The food and service was amazing. There is such a warm and inviting atmosphere there. Mom has access to activities when she is interested, transportation to the grocery store and doctor appointments, and amazing grounds that are well lit with sidewalks and paths for walking. It is beautiful and serene there without being pretentious. I cannot recommend this community enough. Thank you, Willamette Oaks!

October 09, 2017

By Lee M

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

My aunt is a resident of Willamette Oaks, and it's exactly what she wanted. They had a small studio apartment about two doors from the elevator that was available at the time and it was the perfect size for her. She only likes one meal a day and she fixes her own breakfast. You pay for one meal a day -- which is included in the amount -- and you choose which meal you want. They don't serve breakfast except for two days a week where they do something special. The meals that people generally choose are either lunch or dinner, and that fits her just perfectly. It's right on the river, and it's been there for quite a few years. One of the residents told me she has been there 19 years. It has lots of tall trees around it and some of them were pretty new. Also, it has the biggest library that we saw. It would be easiest for her if she could give them her Visa card and have the monthly rent applied directly there without her having to deal with these things, but they don't have that option available. They're in the process of putting it in, but it could be a month to three months before it's ready to go. The staff has been excellent, and I've been very impressed. They check people if they don't recognize you or if you're new to them, and they ask visitors who they are there to see. I've only eaten there once and only at lunch. They do pay attention. Their lunches seem to be well-designed for older people and are healthy lunches with fresh vegetables. It's clean and they have maintenance people and housekeepers all the time coming by and checking in on her. She can't climb up steps very easily, and they don't have a wheelchair or lift bus. They have lots of activities, it's just that my aunt can't take part in many of them so far. The price is very competitive and good. She is doing very well there.

Provider Response

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Lee. Your Aunt is amazing and (I) we see her walking every where including outside when the sun is shining. We are delighted that she and your family are now apart of our Willamette Oaks family. Remember, you are welcome to join her for educational classes, fitness programs, concerts and more.

August 21, 2017

By Michelle

I visited this facility

Willamette Oaks was along the river, so it was beautiful and inviting. It's a wonderful place. They offered several different floor layouts and have a beautiful dining area. The lady who gave us the tour was absolutely amazing, polite, very understanding, and very detailed. We didn't taste the food, but it looked amazing. The facilities were very nice.

June 17, 2017

By fjride

I am/was a resident of this facility

I wouldn't even give a one star but in order to let you know about this business I had to give a rating. They are very unprofessional. They told me that I was going to be able to move one one peticular day and when I came to move my stuff out they said I couldn't. I had rented a truck and had movers there. One person doesn't know what the other person is doing. Very unorganized too. The persons Kate was very very Rude. I am not sure why they have her at the front desk. The place is in a beautiful setting so I guess that will be my one star rating.

May 07, 2014

By Caring82929550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

We chose Willamette Oaks for my mom. The facility is great, and it has a very happy atmosphere. The staff is absolutely wonderful. They seem to know everybody's name, and they are very caring. Every time I walk in, they say "Hi" to me. They know the family too. She likes her room, and she has a nice view. She loves the food. They have a whole lot of activities, both physical and mental. They take them on field trips. Every Thursday, they take them to the swimming pool, and they do water walking. They have movie nights. Every day they have exercises in the morning. She really likes it, and she's very happy there.
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Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Willamette Oaks. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Residents range in age from 65 to 104. All are living independently, managing their own day-to-day affairs. Active and engaged, participating in multiple events daily focusing on fitness, intellectual opportunities, along with social, and vocational programming.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Willamette River, Valley River Center, The wildlife at the Deltal Ponds and private access to the city Bike and Hike trail.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Willamette Oaks has organized?

Field trips to museums, farmer's markets, wineries, and restaurants.

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

complimetary transportation is available to medical appointments, banks, post offices, grocery stores, local malls and scheduled trips.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Library, Town hall, fitness center, Billiards room, Art Gallery, outdoor river access, and multiple private spaces for entertainng ones friends.

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

24 hour staffing, emergency call system and a staff team second to none that cares!

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

Pets are a part of life. They are welcome on the grounds of Willamette Oaks and we have designated places for them to do their business.

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

We have a working relationship with a local Home Care agency. their services can be accessed directly by residents from the comfort of their homes.

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Services and Amenities of Willamette Oaks

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites.
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Shared Living


  • Independent Living Starting At: $2900/month
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    About Willamette Oaks

    Willamette Oaks, located in Eugene, Oregon is a senior apartments and retirement community providing the finest care and community in the Lane County area. Come home to a welcoming retirement living community, a fir-lined setting, and a Eugene, Oregon location convenient to everything.


    One of the first things you’ll notice about our grounds is the setting: 11 acres of lush, mature gardens and plantings along the Willamette River that create a colorful and inspiring backdrop for all seasons. We’re deeply rooted as well. We’ve been under family ownership since 1986, with a veteran team whose average time with us is 10 years, and residents who’ve made their homes here for decades.


    When you join the Willamette Oaks Community you also enjoy outstanding amenities and caring support for living life on your terms.

    Included in your monthly rent:

    • Apartment Home: Comfortable and meticulously maintained with a balcony or patio. (Our apartments are pet-friendly, too.)
    • Concierge service: For everything from dinner reservations to assisted living services
    • Personal Care and Assisted Living Services: As an independent senior living community, we offer assisted living services as you need them, through our trusted partner. Available services include everything from personal care to companionship.
    • LifeMinded™ Living: Our signature approach: support and resources for enjoying an engaged, purposeful life as you define it. Fresh, thoughtfully curated activities, trips, groups and fitness classes with a focus on Living Engaged and Living with purpose!
    • Security: 24-hour staffing and emergency-response system
    • Transportation: Scheduled courtesy to shopping, banking, religious services, medical appointments, entertainment and more.
    • Riverside Dining: Lunch or dinner (or both, for a small extra fee) served daily. Free use of meeting and banquet facilities, with catering available
    • Wireless internet in common areas
    • Cable television and all utilities (other than phone)
    • Housekeeping and Maintenance services
    • Salon and Spa Services
    • Guest accommodations at an affordable price


    Make a reservation at the time of your choosing in our restaurant-style dining room overlooking the Willamette River. Then be seated as Executive Chef Michael Morris and his team prepare home-style favorites along with delicacies from around the world. You’ll enjoy a choice of entrees every day. Plus chefs who memorize your dietary restrictions and personal preferences. Here, mealtime is something to savor as much for the cuisine as for the daily connection with friends and family. (To-go orders and room service are always available, too.)


    Find balance in our mix of public and private spaces. Enjoy some time to yourself in your apartment or with family in one of our event rooms available for your reservation. Mingle with neighbors in the bistro, or surf the Internet in the library. And when you have overnight visitors, our guest apartment allows you to extend Willamette Oak’s signature warmth and hospitality.


    The best way to know if our community is right for you is to stay with us overnight. We'll have your room waiting. Please give us a call to schedule a free tour.

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