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Portland Oregon continuing care retirement community joins the nation’s leading insurance and risk management provider exclusively serving senior care not-for-profits

LIBERTYVILLE, IL – Willamette View is located on a bluff overlooking the lush and scenic Willamette River, just minutes south of Portland, in a beautiful 27-acre park-like setting.

“We are thrilled to welcome Willamette View to Caring Communities,” said Jim Caldwell, CEO at Caring Communities. “We are excited by the opportunity to serve their community, and look forward to working with everyone associated with Willamette View. We especially appreciate Brian Thompson, CFO, for taking the time to visit with us during our Members Meetings, and Craig Van Valkenburg, CEO, and Susan Di Piazza, Executive Assistant for spending their time with us most recently.”

“For 65 years Willamette View has been one of Oregon’s premiere Life Plan Communities with brand recognition for wellness, innovation, purposeful individuals and resident/employee connection,” shared Craig Van Valkenburg, CEO at Willamette View. “Caring Communities typifies these same attributes which lead us to wanting to be part of an affinity organization of like-minded leaders. We look forward to working with many amazing organizations of common interests and to contributing to the success of Caring Communities.”

As the first Life Plan Community in the Portland metro area, Willamette View has a long and innovative history of setting the standard in Northwest senior living. They are an independent, not-for-profit organization with a solid financial foundation and a 65-year track record as a resident-driven community.

About Willamette View
Located on a bluff overlooking the lush and scenic Willamette River, just minutes south of Portland, Oregon, sits Willamette View in a beautiful 27-acre park-like setting.

Willamette View, established in 1955, is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community or continuing care retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, residential care, memory care, skilled nursing, and in-home care services. A world class fitness center includes a pool; weight and cardio training; exercise programs; and physical, occupational, and speech language therapy services. Willamette View also offers an exemplary art therapy program, unique in the region.

Expanding its residential options, and with the environment in mind, Willamette View recently opened an energy efficient building with forty-seven (47) independent living apartments designed with planet friendly features, including solar panels on the roof, a green living carport structure with roof-top sedum plantings to filter rainwater as part of a clean water drainage program, and charging stations for electric powered vehicles.

Willamette View is extremely pleased to be joining Caring Communities, especially this year as we celebrate sixty-five (65) years of services to seniors. We look forward to collaborative learning, sharing, and innovation that is the hallmark of Caring Communities. Willamette View is also honored to be joining a growing contingent of Oregon-based Caring Communities senior living partners.

About Caring Communities
A.M. Best Rated A Excellent, Caring Communities, a Reciprocal Risk Retention Group is the leading member-owned provider of professional, general, and excess liability insurance protection, education, and risk management services for the country’s preeminent not-for-profit providers of senior care and housing. Membership in Caring Communities represents a long term strategic opportunity for mission based providers to work with the industry’s innovators and leaders – to further their mission in creating the safest environments and best risk management practices for their residents and employees. Caring Communities is owned and governed exclusively by its Members.

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