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Weekly Covid-19 Update: 1.27.21


1/28 Edited to update indoor visitation to outdoor visitation. We regret the error.

In follow up to our communication from Wednesday, January 27th, we have received word that the most current Oregon Department of Health guidelines on indoor visitation are based on the county risk factor and not the positivity rate.  As of today, our county is considered extreme risk, which means that we are allowed Outdoor Visitation only.

All currently scheduled visits will remain in place, they will simply be re-located from indoors to outdoors.

Outdoor visitation hours will be Monday – Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Please contact Brandy Harris, Executive Director, to schedule your visit.  Scheduled visitors will take priority over ‘drop-ins’.

Check-in screening on arrival remains in place.  Please be prepared to wear a mask and practice physical distancing throughout your visit.  We are continuing to take every precaution to prevent the spread of infection.  Our teams are working around the clock to safeguard the health and well-being of every resident in our community.


We are so looking forward to seeing all of you again, in person!   

We must use all our tools to combat Covid-19

We cannot be more excited to be a part of the beginning of the efforts to end the threat of Covid-19 by participating in vaccination clinics. While we are all ready to relax, we know that now it is more important than ever to continue using all of our tools to keep Covid-19 at bay, so that our community and our local areas can greatly reduce the threat of this virus.

Tools for fighting this virus include: wearing a mask, physical distancing, washing our hands, avoiding crowds, avoiding poorly ventilated areas, and getting the vaccine when given the opportunity. 



In the News


Thurston Senior Living Community Begins Vaccine Distribution | KEZI 9 News | January 8, 2021

Local organizations band together to assist Holiday Farm Fire victims | Register Guard | September 25, 2020 

Protecting the elderly amid a pandemic | Register Guard | May 30, 2020

Residents at senior living home in Springfield are adapting to new coronavirus norm | KVAL 13 | Saturday, April 25, 2020

"Boogie on the Balconies" | The Register-Guard | Friday, April 24, 2020