Elms Retirement Living Center

Offers Independent Living

13 Reviews
2030 Elm Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Call (800) 385-2527
Elms Retirement Living Center (800) 385-2527

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Independent Living Reviews for Elms Retirement Living Center

May 10, 2016

By SherryQPLRF

I am/was a resident of this facility

Elms Retirement Center has a comfortable and homey feel to it. I like the apartment, and the food is OK. I’m a little bit younger, so I am looking for some other kind of activities other than the usual ones for older residents. The staff are all friendly and helpful.

February 15, 2016

By JB3

I am/was a resident of this facility

The room that we decided on was a one-bedroom apartment. For the amount we paid and everything, it’s quite roomy and well arranged. I like it. The staff is very friendly, very helpful, and go the extra mile. The food is very good. Compared to other places I’ve visited, the food has more flavor. If you’re not feeling well, they’ll help you out by having you eat at a different time, so they’re very accommodating. It’s kind of boring, but they do try to do a few things. Several times a week they have a bus that takes people shopping, and they have bingo once or twice a week. Because some of the people before we even got here at Elms used the hot tub and were irresponsible with it and let it run over, they covered the hot tub up and won’t let anybody use it anymore. They could improve on that and let people use the hot tub.

November 30, 2015

By JR2

I visited this facility

The Elms was too far away for us. They showed us a dark room, and evidently they didn't have many rooms at all; just a one-bedroom studio apartment. So we just saw one that had recently been vacated, and it was dark and dreary. We only met one person from the staff, and she was OK.

September 28, 2013

By Helen24

I visited this facility

Elms is pretty good. When I need to go to a facility in the future, I might consider going there. The building is modern and clean. It is a comfortable place.

June 25, 2012

By Micki1

I visited this facility

Elms Retirement Center is a four-story building providing from studio type to one or two bedrooms units. They also have patios and deck for outside view. Very nice place. They offer programs for in-door and outside activities. They have a systematic plan in managing the medication and staff were very professional Very nice facility.
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Questions about Elms Retirement Living Center

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Elms Retirement Living Center. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

We have 86 units with an average of 100 Residents ranging in age from 60 to102.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

The Elms is next door to the Forest Grove Senior Center, two blocks from the Forest Grove Library and the Pacific University Campus. Main Street Forest Grove has restaurants, with Valley Art and the Farmers Market from May thru October.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Elms Retirement Living Center has organized?

We enjoy the restaurant trips a couple times a month and a country drive is always fun..

What transportation services does Elms Retirement Living Center offer to independent living residents?

We have bus that seats 12 and we take transport our Residents to the grocery stores, banks and restaurants on a schedule we compile monthly.

What makes the chef or dining program at Elms Retirement Living Center exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

During the month we enjoy providing lunch and dinner daily. The down home cooking and restaurant style service makes the different choices enjoyable. We have a salad bar that includes fruits and vegetables for the varied tastes. We ask each month at our resident meeting for menu suggestions.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

We have a patio area on our 3rd floor that is west facing if you enjoy the sun.The Great Room above the Dining Room that has couches to use with family and friends. There is always a jigsaw puzzle that needs attention also. The 2nd floor has a lending library, with books galore.

What safety features or security measures does Elms Retirement Living Center offer to independent living residents?

We have installed security cameras that allow us to monitor the parking area, some hallways and entry doors to our Community. Each Resident can have access to a security pendant that allows them, in an emergency to activate that will bring staff to assess their situation. All apartments have a intercom that contacts the office directly.

If Elms Retirement Living Center accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Our first floor apartments have patios that can be utilized to enter of exit with your pet. There is lawn on the front side of our building adjacent to the sidewalk and an area behind our building is more garden style.

Does Elms Retirement Living Center work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

We are a completely Independent Community, we do not keep any caregivers on staff.

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Services and Amenities of Elms Retirement Living Center

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 100
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: Exempt


  • Independent Living Starting At: $1585/month
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    About Elms Retirement Living Center

    The Elms Retirement Living Center is a beautiful community in the heart of Forest Grove, Oregon. Located in central Washington County and surrounded by rolling hills, evergreen forests, and vineyards, this charming town has been designated as a Tree City USA community. Residents can stroll through Historic Downtown with its specialty shops and restaurants while enjoying its groves of trees. The Elms is within walking distance of the beautiful Pacific University campus. At The Elms retirement living facility, their goal is to provide residents with a comfortable carefree lifestyle in their luxury independent retirement living community. Residents enjoy a bright and beautiful studio or one- or two-bedroom home with individual climate control and walk-in closet space. Residents savor the many dining options at the community's elegant light filled atrium-style restaurant where delicious meals are served that meet all dietary restrictions. They can relax in the comfortable cozy common areas featuring original handcrafted artwork, cozy furniture, games, books, large screen televisions and piano—too many opportunities to list here.

    What Makes Us Special

    The Elms features a variety of apartment living opportunities and a comfortable lifestyle with services to suit your individual tastes and needs

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