Grand entrance to Avamere at Albany assisted living community in Albany, Oregon

March 25, 2019


“Hi, it’s a great day at Avamere at Albany!” The friendly voice on the line when you call this assisted living community perfectly describes their culture.

The variety of activities, long list of amenities, and caring staff are part of what makes Avamere at Albany home.

An activity for everyone

Whether you want to stay in or go out, socialize or have personal time, there’s an activity for everyone!

Residents enjoy exercise activities, games, outings and more.

They take country drives every Saturday. With a full bus every time, this activity is certainly a resident favorite! And they do more than just look at gorgeous views – they also do trivia. McKenzie Worden, Executive Director, says they “learn and drive.”

The residents recently visited local farms to see baby lambs. They have also visited Linn County to see the covered bridges and driven along rivers.

Residents can also go out to eat with their fellow Avamere at Albany friends twice a month. And once a quarter, they visit the Spirit Mountain Casino.

There’s fun for those who want to stay in too! Entertainers perform four times a month. Residents enjoy singing along and listening to guitars, pianos, or an entire band.

Every Friday night, residents, friends, and family gather together for a true movie theater experience. Avamere at Albany staff set up a concession stand with hot dogs, snacks, and drinks. The residents vote on a movie and enjoy the theater experience right from their own senior living community.

Another activity that involves friends and family is the popular happy hour every Saturday at 3. Their dining room is full each week, McKenzie reports.

And of course, they offer Bingo four times a week – another resident favorite!

And if there’s a reason to celebrate, Avamere at Albany takes it! They celebrate national days, including National Caramel Chocolate Day and National Plant a Flower Day. On National Caramel Chocolate Day, residents gathered for chocolate dipping, and of course, residents planted flowers on National Plant a Flower Day.

Support when you need it

Avamere at Albany offers four different support groups:

  • General health
  • Living with chronic pain
  • Living with a chronic disease
  • Laughter Yoga

Instructor Gail Hand leads Laughter Yoga, a class where residents listen to silly interactive stories and act it out with exaggerated movements. Gail brings her two dogs, Zippy and Zoe, to the yoga class – which the residents enjoy.

“They love it,” McKenzie said about the class. “They are nothing but smiles and grins.”

Avamere covers the details

Avamere’s mission is to enhance the life of every person we serve. That means taking care of the small details so our residents can focus on what’s most important in their lives.

Avamere at Albany offers many amenities:

  • Utilities included in rent
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Emergency response system
  • 24-hour staff
  • WIFI

Avamere at Albany also offers a wellness clinic to help make sure their residents stay happy and healthy. A health provider and a registered nurse measures weight, takes blood pressure, and hands out fruit and water.

They also take the residents out on weekly shopping trips! Avamere at Albany is close to several shopping outlets, and sometimes they go out to Corvallis to visit a resident favorite, Trader Joe’s.

The library is across the street for residents to pick up a good book and the neighborhood park is close by for a casual stroll. Avamere at Albany is also close to two fishing lakes for those who love to fish.

Avamere at Albany is proud to offer all these activities, support groups, and amenities for their residents. Stop by to find out why every day is a great day at Avamere at Albany.

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