Life at Willamette Oaks means having everything within reach—both the essentials and the extras. It all adds up to a life well-lived.
YOUR LIFE. YOUR WAY.
PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Willamette Oaks is different because our people are different. We think differently, we approach senior living differently, and you’ll see the results the moment you walk in the door. Here, you can have independence without loneliness. We invite you to come visit and meet some of the people who make this such a unique place to live. Until then, click the link below for a virtual introduction.
ACTIVITIES THAT ENGAGE
We believe life is better when you connect to things that feed your mind, heart, and spirit— and we provide activities that make it easy. For an introduction to some of our more popular activities, click the link below.
Willamette Oaks is an independent-living community for LifeMinded seniors. And our goal is to help you maintain your independence for life. Should you need assisted living services as part of your daily routine, accessing it is easy through our partners. Get support for grooming, laundry, medication reminders, and other assisted living services. Learn more here.
Living here is easy. Moving in can be, too. Our relocation coordinator will help make the process as pain-free as possible by coordinating everything from the mover to the cable technician. Many of our residents also benefit from working with our friends at Move-In Comfort. Learn more about them on our Partners page.
Service all day, every day.
Your life doesn’t stop on the weekends, and neither do we. A manager is always available. So if you have an important question or issue on a weekend, you won’t get a “we’ll get back to you.” Someone with authority will handle it immediately.
There’s always a familiar face at the front desk, ready with a warm welcome, a dinner reservation, and connection to any personal assistance you might need.
Catch a free ride on one of our two air-conditioned motor coaches to shopping, special events, banking, postal facilities, medical appointments and more.
Your table is ready. Connect with friends in our Riverside Dining Room over an ever-changing menu from Chef Elizabeth. Our flexible dining plan lets you enjoy lunch or dinner every day at the time of your choosing, so you can tailor meals to fit your life. Read more about our dining plan on our FAQ page.
Rain or shine, we provide this no-charge service for our residents and their guests. (We also have plenty of free parking for those who prefer to park their car themselves.)
GUEST APARTMENTS AND EVENT ROOMS
Host a friend or family member overnight. Or hold a special, invitation-only dinner in a private room. Our on-site accommodations enable you to extend a welcome well beyond the walls of your apartment. Catering is also available—in your home or in our event rooms—for your on-site meetings, gathering and events.
SAFETY & SECURITY
We designed Willamette Oaks with your safety in mind. That’s why our building is staffed round the clock and includes a 24-hour security and emergency response system.
Staffed and managed by residents, the boutique is a convenient place to purchase essential items as well as arts and craft created by residents and staff.
Nurture your body and spirit with massage.
Looking good feels good. Manicures, pedicures and hair styling, all just steps from home.
Part treasure hunt, part outdoor adventure, geocaching invites players to search for hidden objects using GPS devices and smartphones.
This graceful, meditative martial art improves circulation, breath control, and balance while promoting emotional relaxation.
DRUMS ON THE RUN
Have a ball as you improve your coordination. Our internationally recognized drum circle plays in local parades and teaches middle schoolers about the connection between rhythm and the brain.
A great way to get moving and add a little twang to your life. Old-fashioned fun, by resident request.
BOOK CLUBS & AUTHOR READINGS
Book-lovers unite! Join other avid readers in spirited literary conversation and see some of your favorite writers read their work in person.
Spanish, German and more for beginners and advanced speakers.
Meditative breathing exercises for relaxation and centering.
In addition to our weekly shuttle to religious services, we offer on-site Bible study, Communion, and more—including a group for people who check “none” when asked about their religious preference.
The Willamette Valley is world-renowned wine country. We think it’s a shame to not take advantage of the beautiful settings and tasteful wineries, don’t you?
Enjoy fresh air, scenery and chatting with friends as you get your heart pumping. Our residents enjoy private, direct and secure access to the East Bank Bike Path.
Our brains and bodies thrive on new experiences. Sometimes that might mean stepping out of our comfort zone and into a grass skirt. Suddenly, minds spark. Limbs move. And smiles light up the room.
CONCERTS, OPERA & THEATER
Indulge your love of culture with world-class performances of new works and beloved classics.
DAILY EXERCISE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A STRETCH.
We make daily exercise easy and convenient.
DISCOVERIES. SERVED FRESH DAILY.
Experience life well beyond the ordinary. Guided by residents’ suggestions and our LifeMinded approach, we assemble a full and varied monthly calendar of events, classes, groups, and outings. If it’s fun, engaging and creates connection—and if it’s more interesting than typical “senior programming”— chances are it’s on our to-do list.
The programs described above are just a selection of the activities our residents have recently enjoyed. For a comprehensive listing, please download our newsletter.