Applewood Retirement Community

Offers Independent Living

18 Reviews
309 Lancaster Drive, Salem, OR 97301
Call (800) 385-2527
Applewood Retirement Community (800) 385-2527

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Independent Living Reviews for Applewood Retirement Community

August 21, 2017

By B.Mohr

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have been at Applewood for three years and I like it very much. We are like one big family and we care for each other. We have church once or twice every Sunday. The meals are very good, they're planned out every week. We also have a variety of activities every week. The staff is very helpful and the housekeepers are very good.

December 05, 2016

By Kimberly237023

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

My grandmother is in Applewood. She toured many places before deciding that it was the place for her. It appears very clean and very animal friendly; several people have puppies and dogs, and they have a bird cage with a bird in it. It is spacious in the common areas. They have chairs outside, a dining area, and a reading room. It is really nice. In the dining area, there is access to a machine that provides juices, coffe,e and tea, which is nice. My grandma is in a studio with a mini-refrigerator, a microwave, and a sink in the living area as well as in the bathroom area. They go once a month to places like casinos or they take them out to lunch or dinner. If she wants to add someone to dinner, it is $5 to add a guest for meals.

November 21, 2016

By Rene848506

I visited this facility

Applewood was all right. The apartments were very nice. The food was excellent. The staff was very nice. The price was all right. I thought they needed to improve on their team work. They had activities everyday. It was a nice facility. The people that lived there were nice. The security was good. The doors were locked on certain time, and you could not go in and out.

September 30, 2016

By Shirley835011

I visited this facility

The tour of Applewood was fine, it was clean, and the atmosphere was too warm for us. The facilities were neat and clean, and they were very nice to us. They were at full capacity, so we saw a room that had people in it. The room was a generous size; the bedroom was bigger than most, and the living room was adequate size. The dining area looked very comfortable, but the residents sit at the same table day after day.

July 07, 2016

By Una532071

I visited this facility

I felt Applewood looked and felt old. I wasn’t pleased with the small rooms. I saw the dining room area, one room, and the activities room, and that was really about it. The staff didn’t really seem that interested and maybe that was because I didn’t seem that interested. I won’t blame it all on them because I still wasn’t ready to give up independent living. Most of the residents looked content, but they did not look as happy and go-lucky as they are at the other facility I visited.

October 30, 2015

By Anonymous115314450

I visited this facility

I looked at Applewood Retirement. It was clean. People were friendly. The food was really great. They took them out to casino and shopping. They had vehicle to take them around. They would take you to the doctors, if you wanted them to take you. The staff was accommodating. The place was clean and had no odor.

October 29, 2015

By Mary115677550

I visited this facility

I was really impressed with Applewood. It was an older facility, but it was very nice, clean and comfortable. I think the apartments and rooms were big. The man that took me around was very nice, and there were people involved in various activities while I was there. The residents were all very friendly.

August 21, 2015

By Caring112276950

I visited this facility

I visited Applewood. It had nice little apartments upstairs, and they had an elevator going up to it. You could have all your furniture and stuff in there. It was a nice place. They had three meals a day, and you had to go down on scheduled time. The food looked fine. It was worth what you pay for.

July 31, 2015

By Gene19

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother was at Applewood for two weeks. It was a very clean place. The people that work there were very caring. The meals were better than I expected actually. The staff was very nice, and they knew what they were doing because we had extra care for my mom. Her room was clean; the whole place was clean. I was very pleased with Applewood.

February 11, 2015

By Dianne21

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My dad seems really happy with the Sapphire at Applewood. I think he likes this one the best. I think he likes the staff and the way he is able to do the things that he wants to do. They seem really anxious to please, and he really appreciates that. He is in a studio apartment. I know it is kind of small, but he seems to be getting by pretty well. They take the residents to different places like the grocery store.
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Questions about Applewood Retirement Community

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

The average age here at applewood is 70-80 years old. They like trivia games mostly. Bean Bag Baseball. Bingo. Country Drives.

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

We have a couple of restaurants close. iHop, & Dairy Queen. If you like sports, we have Dick's Sporting Goods next door.

What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Applewood Retirement Community has organized?

We love our country drives and going to other buildings to play Bean Bag Baseball tournaments.

What transportation services does Applewood Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

We offer transportation to medical trips, shopping, banking, and activities events.

What makes the chef or dining program at Applewood Retirement Community exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

We have a pretty diverse menu. We rotate menus every 4 weeks and switch them up each season. We always take suggestions from our residents to make the menu extra exceptional :)

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

We have a dining room for all the residents to eat. We have a living room for the residents to have social gatherings like movie night, super bowl activity, exercise activity, church on sundays, etc...

What safety features or security measures does Applewood Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

We have staff on site 24-hours, cameras through-out the whole building, and a hotline straight to home office if anyone has any concerns.

If Applewood Retirement Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We have a back area to the building where the dogs can roam.

Does Applewood Retirement Community work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

We use to work with Comforcare, but we are in the transitional stage of finding a new company.

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Services and Amenities of Applewood Retirement Community


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Fee Structure Extra: Care Needs Are Paid To 3rd Party
  • Independent Living Starting At: $1515/month

Room and housing options

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

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Rec Room Has Pool Table, Exercise Equip, 60" Tv, Etc

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi

Health services

  • Medication Management


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Bean Bag Baseball Team

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice
  • Financial Guidance Extra: We Can Work With Most Budgets


  • Affiliations Extra: Non Denominational

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed
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About Applewood Retirement Community

Applewood Retirement Community is located in Oregon’s capital city of Salem. It offers 69 studio and one bedroom private apartments for seniors who want to remain their independence, but who want less stress in their retirement or perhaps need a little help.

Residents at Applewood enjoy a life style that promotes continued independence and offers more freedom for seniors to enjoy the things they like to do rather than trying to maintain a home, an automobile, or any other burden associated with living on one’s own. At Applewood, our residents enjoy the spa and beauty salon services, well-stocked library, recreational rooms, card/puzzle rooms, and living rooms – complete with big screen televisions. Our dining services feature scratch made meals with a menu of alternate entrées to choose from. Our chef’s take pride in every meal that’s served.

Living at Applewood is a great experience! We’re not just an independent living center; we’re a community where all residents are treated with respect and love. Our community welcomes your family and friends to visit as often as they would like. We are pet friendly too, and realize that our furry and feathered friends are part of your family.

  • Affordable Monthly Rent
  • Month to Month /Lease Options Available
  • Individual Climate Control in Each Apartment
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Kitchenettes in Each Unit
  • Three Chef Prepared Meals & 24 Hour Beverage Bar
  • Utilities & Dish Network Included – EXCEPT HOME PHONE
  • Emergency Call System / Wireless Pendant System
  • 24 hour/day Office Staff
  • On-site Beauty Parlor
  • Pet Friendly
  • Group Activities & Special Events & Exercise Classes
  • Scheduled Transportation
  • Maintenance & Grounds-Keeping Services
  • VA Aid & Attendance Assistance Available
  • Convenient Location to Doctor’s, Hospital, Shopping, Churches, & Much More
  • Garden
  • Recreational Room
  • Library

What Makes Us Special

Applewood Retirement is centrally located near malls and many eateries. We are a locally owned and operated company that takes pride in its communities and services provided

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