Elsie Borchers, Avamere at Sherwood senior living community in Sherwood, Oregon

May 7, 2019


For Immediate Release: 5/7/19

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – The first resident at Avamere at Sherwood, Elsie Borchers, turned 100 on May 3, 2019.

Residents at the senior living community, their families, and Elsie’s family celebrated her birthday May 4 at 1 p.m.

Elsie moved into Avamere at Sherwood for assisted living in January 2000, where she has called home for the last 19 years.

“Elsie has always been so warm, friendly, and has such an inviting personality,” said Sabrina Thompson, Life Enrichment Director at Avamere at Sherwood. “She has a smile that lights up the room.”

While Elsie spends most days relaxing now, she used to love painting, a hobby Thompson said she was great at. Elsie also enjoys puzzles and crosswords.

This celebration is one example of Avamere’s mission to “enhance the life of every person we serve.” Avamere staff strive to get to know their residents and treat them as their own family.

This celebration also exemplifies the People Priority, a focus on living the Avamere mission and aligning with a shared vision and purpose.

For the staff at Avamere at Sherwood, they’re doing this by celebrating a great milestone in Elsie’s life.

To find out more about Avamere at Sherwood or to schedule a tour, visit AvamereAtSherwood.com.

About the Avamere Family of Companies

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care and more. Today Avamere operates 64 communities with more than 8,700 employees. Avamere is proud to be considered one of Oregon’s most admired companies as they continue to serve their valued patients and residents. For more information, please visit avamere.com.

Avamere Family of Companies

25115 SW Parkway Ave, Suite B

Wilsonville, OR 97070

For press inquiries, please email communications@avamere.com.

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