In the News
Below are articles or links to news featuring The Springs Living
Environments for Aging, May 9th, 2017 Major Renovation Project Begins at The Springs at Grand Park
A major renovation project has begun at The Springs at Grand Park, which has provided assisted living and memory care to seniors in Billings, Montana for 20 years. Key campus renovations include an overall interior refresh and a complete renovation in Footsteps Memory Care. read more
Environments for Aging, May 4th, 2017 Renovations Begin at The Springs at Butte
Built in 1999, with expansions in 2003 and 2008, The Springs at Butte has provided care to seniors in Butte, Mont. for 18 years. The renovation included the addition of new gathering spaces. read more
The Dalles Chronicle, April 26, 2017 Manning the 'big guns' at sea
Ted LaDoux at The Springs at Mill Creek checks the mail every day, sometimes twice. Any day now, he should be receiving long overdue campaign medals he earned in the waning days of World War II, serving aboard the USS William D. Porter. read more
Oregon Caregiver, Spring/Summer 2017 Purple Ribbon Commission Advances Quality Dementia Care
Jay Leo, chief operating officer of The Springs Living, discusses his experiences with family caregivers and the work of OHCA's Purple Ribbon Commission (pages 4-8). read more
Portland Business Journal, March 27, 2017 The 2017 Family Caregiver Summit
In March 2017, the Portland Business Journal hosted its first Caregiver Summit. The event featured industry-leading experts speaking on a range of topics that affect not only caregivers, but also employers. Founder of The Springs Living Fee Stubblefield spoke on a panel on new technologies for caregivers. read more
Sherwood Gazette, March 7, 2017 Planning Commission approves new units for The Springs at Sherwood
The Sherwood Planning Commission has approved the addition of 20 assisted-living rooms and 73 independent dwelling units to The Springs of Sherwood off of Oregon Street in Old Town Sherwood. The commission unanimously approved the expansion to the facility during a meeting on Tuesday night. The addition adds to the current 42,000 square feet facility, which contains a total of 57 memory care and 36 assisted living units along Oregon Street in what is both an entrance to The Springs as well as St. Francis Catholic Church.
Hillsboro Tribune, February 15, 2017 Community Briefs
An opening reception for a show of Richard and David Gilkey's photography is set for Thursday, February 16, 2017. Richard Gilkey is a resident of The Springs at Tanasbourne. He attended Oregon State College from 1948 to 1953, and was one of the first student photographers to document campus life in an official university capacity. His son, David Gilkey, covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. David's photography was recognized with numerous awards including three Emmys. David was in Afghanistan on assignment for NPR in June of last year when he was killed in a Taliban ambush.
The exhibit runs through May 16 and is open to the public. read more
Daily Inter Lake, January 17, 2017 Seminar Delves into Dementia Training
Day-long class will be hosted by Eagleview West Life Care Planning and The Springs at Whitefish
Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or some form of dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Association. About 27,000 Montanans are projected to carry that diagnosis by 2025. In response, local health-care workers are increasing efforts to educate Montana communities on how to react to the disease.
Flathead Beacon, January 10, 2017 Seminar Planned to Address Growing Demand for Alzheimer's Care
Day-long class will be hosted by Eagleview West Life Care Planning and The Springs at Whitefish
There are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s caregivers across the country, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. While many are trained professionals, others are family members trying to care for loved ones stricken with one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Professionals and family caregivers alike will be able to get additional training at a day-long seminar about Alzheimer’s and dementia at The Springs at Whitefish on Jan. 21. read more
Portland Business Journal - People On The Move, January 10, 2017 Elaine Rust Named Executive Director of The Springs at Wilsonville
In December, 2016 Rust began managing all aspects of The Springs at Wilsonville, a senior living community that provides continued care and personalized levels of day-to-day assistance. The community serves seniors in assisted living and memory care.
Rust joins The Springs Living with over 20 years’ experience in senior living, most of that time spent as executive director for independent living, assisted living and memory care in Oregon. “We are incredibly fortunate to have Elaine join The Springs at Wilsonville,” said Sarah Silva, regional operations director for The Springs Living. “Elaine loves working with seniors, their families and building effective teams who serve them.” Beyond her experience and knowledge, “Elaine loves listening to the stories the residents have to share,” added Silva.
Oregon Business, December 22, 2016 What Grandmother Wants
The Springs Living, one of the largest retirement home providers in Oregon, is expanding its footprint as demand for senior living services surges. This month the company announced plans to build a 215-unit senior living community in Lake Oswego. It is also about to open a new retirement community in Eugene. read more
Portland Business Journal, December 7, 2016 Giant residential development will rise from one of Lake Oswego's few remaining prime properties
There aren't many prime properties left for developing in Lake Oswego, and with The Springs at Lake Oswego's plans to build a 216-unit senior living community at the corner of Boones Ferry and Kruse Way, there will be even fewer.
According to the Lake Oswego Review, which posted an update on its Facebook page yesterday, McMinnville-based The Springs Living, which has more than 15 senior communities across Oregon and Montana, is planning The Springs at Lake Oswego for the 4.5 acres at the northwest corner of Boones Ferry and Kruse Way. Construction is set to begin this summer. read more
The Oregonian Homes and Rentals, December 11, 2016 Construction of The Springs at Lake Oswego coming in 2017
The Springs Living announces new construction in a prime location of Lake Oswego featuring 216 apartments and hand-crafted amenities designed for today’s seniors.
The Springs at Lake Oswego, a community designed for senior living, will offer 216 apartments: 105 independent living, 87 assisted living, and 24 memory care. In addition, several spacious floor plans will be available for studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
With prime location on the corner of Kruse Way and Lower Boones Ferry Road and steps away from Mercantile Village, “This is simply the best location you could hope for” said Mary Jo Avery, residential and commercial realtor. “I’m very happy to have sold my land to The Springs Living, where it can help make a difference in how seniors live.”
The Daily Inter Lake, December 12, 2016 Assisted living worker documents residents' lives
Julia Sweeney, of The Springs at Whitefish, has always been drawn to older generations, who she calls her teachers. Her curiosity around stories of the past pulled her into a career surrounded by clusters of aging societies.
Sherwood Gazette, November 22, 2016 The Springs at Sherwood plans major expansion this summer
The Springs at Sherwood, an assisted living and memory care facility near Old Town Sherwood, plans to begin construction on 20 more assisted living apartments and its first 73 independent living apartment homes this summer. The addition will bring to 160 the total number of units along the Oregon Street location, which currently offers 36 assisted living and 31 memory care units.
Sherwood Gazette, November 17, 2016 Shot down by the Germans in WWII, vet visits memorials honoring 'The Greatest Generation'
It's been a long time since Guido Pinamonti was held as a prisoner of war by the Nazis after being shot down during World War II. But Pinamonti, a 17-year Tigard resident who recently moved to The Springs at Sherwood, recently took a trip to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials and monuments dedicated to those veterans who served their country.
Sherwood, Oregon, November 17, 2016 Oregon Seniors Have New, Flexible Option for At-Home Care
The Springs Living, known for building and operating hand-crafted retirement communities in the Pacific Northwest, is expanding its offering to seniors who desire to stay in their homes.
The Springs Living at Home provides at-home, private-duty caregivers to seniors looking for assistance with meal preparation, general housekeeping, pet care, errands, dressing, bathing, medication support, chronic condition management and much more.
“The company has 20 years of experience developing a compassionate and skillful care-giving workforce,” explained Sarah Silva, regional director of operations of The Springs Living at Home. “It’s a natural progression for us to reach out to seniors who prefer to live in their current homes, and need a little assistance to continue thriving. This service also brings a sense of relief to loved ones and family members.”
The Springs Living at Home draws from the compassionate employee culture and the core competencies of its parent company. The Springs Living has a 20-year history of hiring people who are successful at care-giving and a track record of finding employees who truly love caring for others. “We believe certain people have special gifts of gentleness, dependability, empathy, patience and good judgment, and those are the people we hire,” said Silva. Caregivers are overseen by a licensed registered nurse and receive three-times more training than required by the state of Oregon. Employees also undergo an extensive, nationwide background check and drug screening prior to employment.
The Springs Living at Home differentiates itself in the marketplace by offering flexible, personalized care plans. “We believe in being flexible to best meet the needs of our clients without making them pay for hours or services they don’t need,” explained Silva. “For example, we provide one-hour visits, with no weekly minimums, while other home care companies require four-hour visit minimums with weekly thresholds.”
The Springs Living at Home has launched services initially in the Portland Metro and Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley with three levels of support: companion care, personal care and complex care. More details of the company’s coverage areas and levels of care can be found on its new website at http://www.thespringslivingathome.com.
Butte News, November 7, 2016, Two who served tell their stories
Remembering, honoring, and celebrating the stories of men and women who served. Read More
Oregon Health Care Association, Portland, Oregon Three Employees of The Springs Living Honoroed by OHCA
The Springs Living is thrilled to recognize three employees who will be honored at the Oregon Health Care Association’s annual convention awards gala Sept. 20, 2016.
Director of Culinary Services Sam Currie has won the OHCA 2016 “Innovative Program and Improvement Award” for his vision and leadership of our company-wide culinary wellness initiative. This award recognizes his creative efforts to improve our residents’ nutrition and enjoyment of meals while at the same time contributing to our focus on environmentally sustainable ways of doing business.
Caregiver Caroline Aldan is being recognized as the OHCA 2016 “Caregiver of the Year.” This prestigious award recognizes her achievements in diligently improving the quality of life for our residents and fostering a better work environment for her co-workers.
Director of People and Process Lisa Maynard is the recipient of an OHCA 2016 “Special Service Award.” OHCA created this award to highlight industry leaders like Lisa whose dedication to the health care profession promotes industry-wide quality improvement practices. The OHCA staff appreciates her professional contributions, which enabled OHCA staff to accomplish the strategic goals set forth by its board.
Whitefish Pilot, September 6, 2016 Life of International Intrigue
During the height of the Cold War, Don Clark recalls walking through the streets in what is now Russia when he noticed that he and his associate were being followed. Two men with briefcases containing cameras were taking pictures of them. Read More
Medford Oregon, July 28, 2016 The Springs at Veranda Park Expands to Assisted Living, Adds more Dining Options, Jobs
Medford Chamber of Commerce helps celebrate major local investment in senior housing with health services
Medford, OR – July 28, 2016 – The Springs Living will unveil a major expansion into assisted living at The Springs at Veranda Park after reinvesting more than $3.56M into the Medford retirement community. To commemorate the expansion and creation of jobs, Medford Chamber of Commerce will join The Springs Living founder Fee Stubblefield and the residents and staff of The Springs at Veranda Park for a ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, August 2 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public and media.
Over the last year, The Springs at Veranda Park added 51 assisted living apartments, assisted living care services, a theater, a second formal dining room, and a casual dining venue called Fancho’s Public House.
With this expansion, The Springs at Veranda Park can now provide an assisted living solution to new and current residents -- anyone needing assistance with daily living. This is especially welcoming news for existing residents who currently live in independent living apartments or cottages at the community. They now have convenient access to assisted living care services without having to move away from the friends and lifestyle they have enjoyed at The Springs at Veranda Park.
“Adding assisted living to our independent living community means seniors won’t have to go through a disruptive move as their needs change,” explains Natalie Hayes, executive director of The Springs at Veranda Park. “Residents will continue to enjoy their friends, favorite activities, and all the comfort, beauty and familiarity that they love at The Springs at Veranda Park.”
The Springs Living reconfigured the second floor to create new assisted living apartments with specialized design features that help make seniors comfortable and safe. The most important addition is the spectrum of support services now available, including around-the-clock care and a full-time registered nurse.
“We have a warm and caring staff at The Springs at Veranda Park who have a very good history of making seniors’ lives just a little easier,” said The Springs Living founder Fee Stubblefield. “We’re excited that this expansion strengthens our legacy, and adds 35 more jobs in Medford.”
The new informal dining venue, Fancho’s Public House, gives residents a casual alternative to the community’s elegant, traditional dining rooms. Residents and their guests can order their favorite pub food and drinks from a full bar. The pub features hosted, themed happy hours, acoustic musical guests, and a big screen TV. The pub is named after Stubblefield’s grandfather, who, he says, was a gregarious story-teller and full of personality.
“My grandfather would love the fact that a place that encourages swapping tall-tales and building relationships was named after him,” said Stubblefield.
KPAX News, July 18, 2016 Kalispell veterans take flight in vintage biplane
Ageless Aviation takes a group of local heros to the skies in a vintage biplane from 1940 in Kalispell, MT. Read More
Clackamas Review, July 12, 2016 Eric Jensen named Executive Director for The Springs at Clackamas Woods
Eric Jensen has been serving retirees for over 20 year, and is now serving as Executive Director at The Springs at Clackamas Woods. Read More
Medford Mail Tribune, June 12, 2016 Martha and Mike Beroiz celebrate 70 years together
Martha Saligari and Mike Beroiz were married on June 17, 1946 at the San Francisco City Hall. They currently reside at The Springs at Veranda Park in Medford... read more
Billings Gazette, May 8, 2016 Focus on Family and Coloring Books at Billings Mother's Day Celebration
On Sunday, the women of The Springs at Grand Park shared tea and colored pencils with their children and grandchildren. Read More
DJC Oregon Vol 252, No 46 Building For Generations To Come
Senior living facilities are sprouting up in metro Portland and around Oregon as developers and management companies rush to meet the demand for the state's booming senior population. Fee Stubblefield's The Springs Living is among the busy developers. Read More
NBC Montana, Missoula, MT, March 23, 2016 Volunteer says time with seniors makes a difference in their lives (watch video)
Statistics from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services show Montana is aging at a faster rate than most of the other states in the nation...
Volunteer Laura Gravante dedicates a number of hours each week to the residents at The Springs at Missoula. Read More
Dr. Deirdre MacCarvill Named Employee Development Manager for The Springs Living
McMinnville, OR – March 2016 –The Springs Living, an Oregon-based senior housing company, has hired Deirdre MacCarvill as employee development manager, a key position at the company’s home office designed to keep employees engaged, equipped and empowered.
MacCarvill not only holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Trinity College in Dublin, she has tremendous experience in employee relations at companies such as British Steel and Intel Ireland. She has also had a successful private practice in Ireland as an executive- and life-coach. Most recently MacCarvill was in private practice consulting with U.S. companies in the areas of employee development and performance management.
In December The Springs Living acquired businesses in Billings and Butte, Montana, and is currently developing new senior living communities in Eugene and Lake Oswego.
“We want the core values our company was built on 20 years ago to grow deeper as the company grows. So, we’ve been working with Deirdre as a consultant on a number of employee development projects, which are so important, especially during a time of significant expansion,” stated Lisa Maynard, director of people and processes for The Springs Living. “We’re very excited now to hire her as a strategic member of The Springs Living management team and continue initiatives that enhance employees’ work experience, and ultimately the lives of residents.”
Montana Standard, March 16, 2016, Butte, MT - Pipes and Drums of the Edmonton Police Service Named Honorary Butte Citizens
During a ceremony held at The Springs at Butte assisted-living facility on Mount Highland Drive, Chief Executive Matt Vincent bestowed honorary citizenship on the members of the Pipes and Drums of the Edmonton Police Service. Read More
Brenda Connelly Named Director of Community Operations for The Springs Living
Portland, OR - March 2016 – The Springs Living, a senior housing company with communities in Montana and Oregon, has promoted Brenda Connelly to director of community operations, overseeing the company’s regional operations teams. In this new role Connelly will ensure each community within The Springs Living family has the resources and systems necessary to continue delivering the highest quality care to residents.
After graduating from North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science in nursing, Connelly used her nursing and leadership abilities to care for seniors in skilled nursing. She also served as regional chair for the North Dakota Directors of Nursing Association. She joined The Springs Living in 2010 as executive director at The Springs at Whitefish and was later promoted to director of quality assurance for the company. Connelly took on the management of regional operations of seven communities and was instrumental in the creation of significant new services and programs. Most notable is a service called The Springs Living at Home, which provides personalized assistance in health services, personal care and support for seniors living in their own home or in one of The Springs Living retirement communities. This service is especially helpful as an individual transitions from one level of care to another.
“Brenda’s extensive background in direct care, quality assurance, and executive management has perfectly equipped her for this new company-wide role,” explained chief operating officer Jay Leo. “Not only is she an inspiring leader, but she knows what it takes to deliver ‘the magic’ to our residents.”
The Springs Living has grown consistently since the development of its first senior living community in 1996. Last year the company doubled its footprint in Montana with acquisitions in Butte and Billings, and began development of two new communities in Oregon. The Springs Living offers a continuum of personalized care including independent living, assisted living and memory care, all within a community environment that emphasizes social connectivity, health and wellness services, and resort-like amenities.
“I am honored to be part of the growth at The Springs Living because it’s happening for the simple reason that our residents and their loved ones are thoroughly pleased with the care and service we provide,” said Connelly.
The Clackamas Review (Milwaukie, Ore), February 17, 2016 Ruby Fandrich Celebrates 100th Birthday
Some people live life to the fullest, and some go beyond that and really, really live life to the fullest. Ruby Fandrich is one of those people. But what sets her apart is that on Feb. 4 she celebrated her 100th birthday, and she did it in style, with two birthday parties — one at the Milwaukie Center and one at the Springs at Clackamas Woods, where she lives. Read More
Portland, OR (KPTV) Good Day Oregon, January 29, 2016, Health Express helps patients connect with a doctor at a moment's notice.
A revolution in health care is going on which is increasingly making some trips to the doctors office unnecessary. Health Express gives patients the ability to call a heath professional at a moments notice. Right now Providence has partnered with The Springs at Clackamas Woods to provided the service for their residents. Read more
Congressman Walden visits The Springs at Anna Maria in Medford, Oregon
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Congressman Walden received a warm greeting by Meaghan Walkup, the Executive Director of The Springs at Anna Maria, and The Springs Living COO, Jay Leo. Walkup and Leo accompanied Walden on a brief campus tour focusing on the recent remodel. Stories were shared about the Company’s humble beginnings and the company’s history with Lehman Hot Springs in Eastern Oregon, a place well known to many Oregonians living in northeastern Oregon.
Walden seemed genuinely impressed with the community’s recent remodel, including the addition of Fancho’s Public House, a casual dining area with full bar. This addition exemplifies The Springs Living philosophy of changing the way people experience senior living – for both residents and employees.
After the tour, Congressman Walden spoke with an inquisitive group of residents on a variety of topics, including 2015 legislative successes and 2016 focus areas and goals. The Congressman opened up the forum for questions. Residents, guests and employees queried Walden on dozens of national, state, and local issues including: the congressional gridlock in general; the proposed Oregon minimum wage hike; foreign affairs specifically focused on the Mideast challenges; Oregon LNG and oil pipeline proposals; President Obama’s proposed gun control actions; the need for additional mental health support; the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff; and even the 2016 presidential race. It was a spirited group and the community was grateful for Congressman Walden’s time.
Jay Leo named Chief Operating Officer for The Springs Living
McMinnville, OR – January 11, 2016 – The Springs Living, a locally owned senior housing company, has promoted director of operations Jay Leo to chief operating officer.
"Jay’s leadership and dedication have been evident in each role he’s held at The Springs Living—from executive director at our largest community to director of operations,” said Fee Stubblefield, founder and president of The Springs Living. “His talent for building and retaining high quality employee teams is incredibly important to us, especially as we continue to expand our business.”
The Springs Living is building a new 214-unit senior living community in Eugene, The Springs at Greer Gardens, and is under development of 229-units on 4.5 acres in Lake Oswego. The company completed a remodel of The Springs at Anna Maria and is nearing completion of a major remodel and expansion of services at The Springs at Veranda Park in Medford.
“As chief operating officer, Jay’s focus is on creating essential infrastructure that supports each of our communities,” explains Stubblefield. “With this foundation, our direct care staff can focus on quality interactions and relationships with our residents and their families.”
Leo has 10 years of hands-on leadership experience in the senior housing industry. After earning a B.S. in political science from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Arizona State University, Leo worked for Intel in Hillsboro and for two retirement communities in Vancouver. Leo joined The Springs Living as executive director of The Springs at Tanasbourne in 2010.
The Montana Standard, Butte, Montana, January 10, 2016 Marquis Vintage Suites has New Owner
The senior-living facility formerly called Marquis Vintage Suites at 300 Mount Highland Drive in Butte is operating under new ownership. In an agreement finalized Dec.1, The Springs Living purchased the senior-living facility from the Marquis Companies, along with Marquis Grand Park in Billings. Marquis Vintage Suites is now The Springs at Butte and Marquis Grand Park is newly dubbed The Springs at Grand Park. Read more
Dennis Gaffney named Chief Development Officer for The Springs Living
McMinnville, OR – January 4, 2016 – The Springs Living, a locally owned senior housing company, has named Dennis Gaffney chief development officer for The Springs Living amidst the company’s significant expansion throughout Oregon.
Gaffney’s rich 35-year construction career includes leadership roles such as development, project administration, and general contracting across numerous building sectors including multi-family, assisted living, and historic renovation. Gaffney has been involved in more than one million square feet of assisted living construction. Most recently he was vice-president of construction and project manager for Portland-based Joseph Hughes Construction.
The Springs Living is building a new 214-unit senior living community in Eugene, The Springs at Greer Gardens, and is under development of 229-units on 4.5 acres in Lake Oswego. The company completed a remodel of The Springs at Anna Maria and is nearing completion of a major remodel and expansion of services at The Springs at Veranda Park in Medford.
"Dennis joined The Springs Living to oversee and lead development and construction for the company,” said Fee Stubblefield, founder and president of The Springs Living. “His extensive experience and positive attitude will help us continue to improve our mission of creating unique living environments for the next generation of seniors.”
Mark Hyde named Controller for The Springs Living
McMinnville, OR – December 21, 2015 – The Springs Living, a locally owned senior housing company, has named Mark Hyde controller to oversee all aspects of the company’s accounting department.
Hyde became a licensed CPA in 1984 and has been an accounting executive for more than 15 years for companies such as Motorola and most recently ATS Automation in Corvallis.
“Mark brings extensive experience as controller for both public and private companies and will help ensure that the company’s back office support accommodates the company’s growth plans,” explains Greg Smith, chief financial officer for The Springs Living.
Hyde’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, budgeting, and acquisition and expansion analysis. The Springs Living acquired two senior living communities in 2015 and is in the advanced planning stages for 4.5 acres in Lake Oswego. In August The Springs Living broke ground on a new senior living community in Eugene, The Springs at Greer Gardens.
Lake Oswego Review, Ore., December 10, 2015 DRC approves proposals for two senior living projects
Lake Oswego’s Development Review Commission unanimously approved plans for two major senior living communities including The Springs at Lake Oswego: a 229-unit development at Boones Ferry Road and Kruse Way. Read more
Statesman Journal, Salem, Ore., December 7, 2015 Memories linger 74 years after Pearl Harbor
James Hickey, of Salem, Oregon, is a Pearl Harbor survivor. He was serving with the 241st Coast Artillery across the bay at Camp Malakole when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7. Of the 60,000 service members estimated to have been at Pearl Harbor that day, it is estimated that less than 2,000 are still alive. Hickey served with the 251st Coast Artillery, a California National Guard unit that was called to active duty long before the attack. It provided anti-aircraft defense, coordinated with the Navy and other Army units. Today, Hickey resides at The Springs at Sunnyview. Read more
Medford Mail Tribune December 3, 2015 Local retirement centers sport new looks
McMinnville-based The Springs Living, which acquired Veranda Park on East McAndrews Road and Anna Maria Creekside on Golf View Drive in May 2014 for $51.1 million, is giving its Jackson County holdings a new look. The properties, rechristened The Springs at Veranda Park and The Springs at Anna Maria, are among the organization's 11 Oregon and four Montana senior communities. Read more
Lake Oswego Review December 3, 2015 A Magical Location
On Monday, Fee Stubblefield went before the DRC and received approval for a revised proposal for The Springs at Lake Oswego at the corner of Boones Ferry Road and Kruse Way. The development will include a mix of residential units, from studios to one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and include 24 memory care units. "It's a magical location," explained Fee Stubblefield, "...it's on the pathway that so many people in the area go by almost every day." Read more
Montana Magazine, Fall 2015 Montana Disability Rights Leaders Reflect on 25 Years of ADA
Disability activists across the state are celebrating 25 years of access and opportunity in 2015, as they recall the vivid moments leading up to the 1990 passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, and reflect on the particularities of life with a disability in Montana. Read more
Missoula disability rights pioneer, Eva Amundson, and resident of The Springs at Missoula shares her inspiration behind starting the Opportunity Resources Inc. Read more
The Springs Living Acquires Marquis Grand Park and Marquis Vintage Suites
With acquisitions in Billings and Butte, The Springs Living doubles its Montana footprint
Billings, MT –Dec. 1, 2015 – The Springs Living acquired two senior living communities in Montana from Marquis Companies in an agreement finalized today. With the acquisitions of Marquis Grand Park on 28th Street West in Billings and Marquis Vintage Suites on Mt Highland Drive in Butte, The Springs Living now has four retirement communities in Montana.
The company opened The Springs at Missoula in 2004, and The Springs at Whitefish in 2007.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve seniors in Butte and Billings,” said Brenda Connelly, who is a registered nurse and the community operations director for The Springs Living. “All of our communities offer seniors personalized levels of care that change with their needs. We now have more locations and lifestyle choices for the families who come to us looking for a continuum of care designed for today’s seniors.”
The Springs at Grand Park, formerly Marquis Grand Park, has 42 assisted living apartments and 13 memory care apartments. The Springs at Butte, formerly Marquis Vintage Suites, includes 33 independent living cottages, 44 assisted living apartments and 16 memory care apartments.
“Marquis and The Springs Living are both well run companies with a passion for excellence and an interest in always doing the right thing,” said Connelly. “We have a reputation and a proven history of strong systems and the ability to respond to a community’s needs.”
The Springs Living has plans to enhance operations with additional resources, new technology and support.
“Marquis’ employee culture and core values are similar to our own, so we are expecting a rather smooth transition,” she said.
The Springs Living intends to employ all interested Marquis employees and will honor the seniority dates employees had established with Marquis Companies.
“You’ll notice a new sign out front, but the residents will continue to see the same friendly faces they know and trust,” said Connelly. “Just as we always strive to make lives easier for seniors, we also believe it’s important for the work environment to be fulfilling and rewarding for employees.”
Senior housing community unveiling remodel, alternative dining venue, new bus at Dec. 8 ribbon cutting
The Springs at Anna Maria reinvests half-million in the comfort, safety and enjoyment of residents
Medford, OR – Nov. 30, 2015 – The Springs Living will have a ribbon cutting Dec. 8 at 2:00 pm at The Springs at Anna Maria in Medford to unveil more than $500,000 in reinvestments in the community. The company has added a new casual dining venue for residents and guests, purchased a new shuttle bus designed specially for seniors, and remodeled the first-floor common areas.
The new casual dining venue, Fancho’s Public House, gives residents a casual alternative to the community’s current upscale, traditional dining room. With seating for about 30 inside and 20 outside on the redesigned shaded patio area, residents and their guests can order their favorite pub food and drinks from a full bar. The pub will feature hosted, themed happy hours, acoustic musical guests, and a big screen TV.
“Fancho’s is dedicated to my gregarious, story-telling grandfather, Fancho Stubblefield, Sr.,” explained Fee Stubblefield, founder of The Springs Living. “He was born in 1898, but if grandpa could be here today, he would love the fact that a place that encourages swapping tall-tales and building relationships was named after him.”
The first floor remodel includes new paint, carpet and furniture as well as new seating around the fireplace.
“The fireplace has always been lovely, but it was under-utilized,” said Meaghan Walkup, executive director at The Springs at Anna Maria. “With a new furniture arrangement it’s now a convenient, relaxing gathering place for residents.”
The company also purchased a new 12-passenger shuttle bus that has significant advantages over the previous bus. The seats are much more comfortable and there are no stairs or lifts. “We can plan a greater variety of overnight destinations having a vehicle like this,” said Walkup.
The new bus also features a wheelchair accessible ramp instead of the slow, cumbersome lift that is seen on most busses.
“Reinvesting in transportation, dining and the building itself is important to our seniors’ comfort and dignity,” said Stubblefield. “This investment is just one of the many ways we live out our mission of making life a little easier here.”
Environments for Aging, Fall 2015 Remodel - Renovation Competition
The Myhre Group Architects along with a team of experts transformed independent living at The Springs at Carman Oaks into beautiful and usable spaces for today's seniors. This major renovation project was submitted in a national competition sponsored by the Environments for Aging and received enough votes to land in the top nine finalists among more than 60 submissions across the country. Read More
Clackamas Review, September 23, 2015 Meet your local BIRDS OF PREY
Ron Richter is a master falconer who has had many teachers, including soe with feathers, he said. Richter and two other falconers will show their birds of prey from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at The Springs at Clackamas Woods, a senior living community in Milwaukie. The public is invited to the free presentation. Read More
Yamhill Valley News Register, September 11, 2015 Ironman shows his mettle
Only two miles from the finish line, but severely dehydrated, 24-year-old Julie Moss collapsed during the 1982 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. She crawled on her hands and knees the rest of the way, waving away people offering their help. Meanwhile, some 2,600 miles east in Oregon, Art Bradley watched “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” in astonishment. Even now, as the 57-year-old employee wellness coach at The Springs Senior Living in McMinnville trains for the Ironman himself, the image of Moss’ perseverance never fails to inspire him. Read More
The Springs Living's Director of Peoples and Process, Lisa Maynard, received the "Innovative Program & Improvement Award" from the Oregon Health Care Association (OHCA). She was recognized on September 15, 2015 during the prestigious awards ceremony at the 65th Annual OHCA Convention & Trade Show at the Oregon Convention Center. This award recognizes her leadership in using technology to help make residents’ live easier. By partnering with Providence Health and Services she brought the Providence Health eXpress video conferencing service to The Springs Living so residents could have convenient access to health care professionals without leaving the comfort of the community. From conception to remodeling to adoption among residents, her enthusiasm won everyone over.
Jane Sparks and Dick Deich made major life changes to move to The Springs at Carman Oaks and have found that by downsizing, they have gained a sense of freedom as well as many new friends. Jane is known for often saying that "The longer I'm here, the gladder I am." with a wince at her own poor grammar. Read more
Environment For Aging has announced the top 10 finalists for their 7th annual Remodel/Renovation competition and The Springs at Carman Oaks is among the top 10 finalists. Congratulations team! Environment For Aging lets their readers chose the Grand Winner -Best in Category. The top 10 finalists were chosen by a jury from SAGE (The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments). Voting is, August 6th - 28th. Click here and scroll to #9 in the line-up "Wellness Center at The Springs at Carman Oaks, Lake Oswego, Oregon" - and cast your vote.
Lake Oswego Review, July 10, 2015 Introducing The Springs Living Pool Pass
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation’s VIP Program is a new way to show your support for the important emotional, physical, creative services and facilities the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center provides to the Lake Oswego community.
Our newest partner for our health and wellness initiative, Living Well in LO Powered by Parks & Recreation is The Springs at Carman Oaks. If you become a VIP at the silver level, you are entitled to a VIP Pool Pass and access to The Springs at Carman Oaks pool facility on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 5 p.m. and is good for one year after purchase. Read more
The Register-Guard, July 9, 2015 Senior housing project to start construction on Greer Gardens site, Eugene, Oregon
As early as next month, bulldozers and excavators will clear out much of Greer Gardens’ 14-acre wooded site to make way for a new neighbor: a 216-unit senior and assisted living center.
After more than a year navigating Eugene’s land use and zoning process, Greer and The Springs Living applied for building permits this month for 198 of the 216 planned units.
“It’s a next-generation community. It’s going to be a pretty significant venture,” said Fee Stubblefield, CEO of The Springs Living. Read more
Hillsboro Tribune, July 2, 2015 Congresswoman Bonamici discusses trade, education, senior issues with residents of The Springs at Tanasbourne
“There was quite a turnout; a lot of people there,” Bonamici said, adding that the seniors were not solely concerned about issues directly affecting senior citizens.
“They were really interested in a whole range of issues, including education and environmental issues,” she said.
“The Springs at Tanasbourne invited Suzanne, and she likes to meet with seniors when she can to hear about any issues they may be having with Medicare or Social Security,” said Alexandra Gilliland, press secretary for Bonamici. “One of her priorities is ensuring these support systems are protected.” Read more
Lake Oswego Review, June 11, 2015 Business The Springs Living serves seniors farm-to-table fare
The Springs Living is bringing the farm back to senior residents' tables with the help of Sam Currie, the director of culinary services. Read more
The Dalles Chronicle, March 25, 2015 Toni Sly named Executive Director of The Springs at Mill Creek
"Our approach to management requires a deep commitment to the compassionate care of others, a natural ability to sustain relationships, and solid business sense," stated Director of Operations, Jay Leo. "[Toni] has all this and a history of thriving in a variety of environments such as new business startups, nonprofit organizations and established companies." Read more
Medford Mail Tribune, February 14, 2015 She Needed Time to Think
After 23 years together, local couple weds on Valentine's day.
Harriet Ferguson and Jerry Lambo, now in their 70s, have been together since they met in 1992. They've been best friends since the beginning, but it wasn't until recently that Ferguson, who is facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, proposed to Lambo. Read more
Strategize Magazine, Winter 2014 issue: The Springs Living creates better senior communities for aging population (see pages 48-49)
Fee Stubblefield explains why he built his first senior living community and how and why he continues to develop caring places to live and work.
Portland Family Magazine, Love The Second Time Around, December 2015
Two people meet at The Springs at Carman Oaks, and find a second chance at love and living life to its fullest.
Empower Radio, Simple Steps for Real Life interview with Fee Stubblefield, October 2014
Does your mom or dad realize they need help but you don't know what is available let alone what's important in considering their care? Do you watch your elders age and hope (and pray) that when you get to that age you'll live with dignity? In this show Cheryl welcomes Fee Stubblefield, Founder of The Springs Living. Listen to the show.
Lake Oswego, Oregon August 27, 2014, Lake Oswego Review - The Springs Completes Major Facelift
The Springs Living, a locally owned and operated senior housing company, unveiled its newly renovated property, The Springs at Carman Oaks, recently.
The project, with oversight from Todd Construction, combined the comfort and convenience of a resort with the friendliness of an old-fashioned neighborhood, turning senior living into a resort-like experience.
The newly renovated property includes a swimming pool and spa, outdoor gardens featuring rose, herb and vegetable patches, an onsite pub, wellness and fitness areas and a theater. A new deck with covered seating, fireplace and grill area has easy access to and from the dining area.
The Springs at Carman Oaks is located at 3800 Carman Drive in Lake Oswego.
Environments for Aging - The Springs at Carman Oaks Unveils Completed Renovation Project
The Springs Living has unveiled its newly renovated property in the Lake Oswego, Ore., neighborhood.
The project at The Springs at Carman Oaks, with oversight from Todd Construction, combines the comfort and convenience of a resort with the friendliness of an old-fashioned neighborhood, turning senior living into a resort-like experience.
Highlights of the remodel include a renovated restaurant-style dining area with new ceiling and custom lighting; a new deck with covered seating, fireplace, grilling area, and easy access to and from the dining area; and a new reception and office area, including a center fireplace.
Whitefish, MT August 6, 2014
Earliest Whitefish High School alumni attend All Class Reunion. Read article.
KOBI 5 June 24, 2014: Medford, Ore. Two Medford retirement communities now have new owners.
Medford, Ore. -- Two Medford retirement communities now have new owners.
Mcminnville-based "Springs Living" bought Veranda Park and Anna Maria Creekside for $51.1-million.
Fee Stubblefield, the owner of "Springs Living," says some changes will be made but he hopes to keep the culture of the communities intact "The changes that are going to happen here are going to be additive and enhancing, and are going to create a better quality of life for the residents."
"Springs Living" will take over management and operations of both complexes on July first.
Register Guard June 8, 2014: Plans for The Springs Living community in Eugene
The owner of Greer Gardens and The Springs Living have proposed to build a senior living community on what is now the Greer Gardens nursery of Goodpasture Island Road in Eugene, Oregon.
Wilsonville Spokesman Oct 2, 2013: 93-year old Buck Buckmaster relives flight as a cadet airman
Oregon Live Feb 3, 2013 Loving Couples at The Springs at Clackamas Woods
Oregon Live Nov 4, 2012 Fine Dining Rates High at The Springs at Tanasbourne
Press Release: David MacVicar joins The Springs Living as CEO
Press Release: The Springs Living enters into agreement with Grayco, LLC
The Springs TV Segment 1 March 23, 2011
The Springs TV Segment 2 April 4, 2011
Washington County Weekly: Aging in Style
A group of local heroes took to the skies in a vintage biplane from 1940 in Kalispell Monday morning.
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