In The News

The Springs Living and communities have been featured in a variety of print and online media. Read from a recent list of articles here.

July 17, 2018

Why living in a community can be good for your health

One in three Americans is now 50 or older — by 2030, one in five will be 65+. Studies show that adults who live alone are more prone to social isolation and are less likely to receive help with their functional limitations. If your life is such that you cannot commit to full-time care or providing stimulating activities, then it may be time to investigate community living. The right environment may surprise you with positive effects.

July 17, 2018

Thought Leader Forum: The complex challenges for caregivers

As baby boomers continue to retire, the question of how to care for this large, aging population has risen to the forefront of the national health care conversation. It’s a crisis facing employers as well, who stand to lose billions annually from lost productivity from a workforce that often serves as unpaid family caregivers. The Portland Business Journal recently gathered experts from the public and private sector to discuss the challenges facing caregivers and offer solutions to tackle this complex issue. The discussion, moderated by Suzanne Stevens, included.

Jim Carlson, president and CEO, Oregon Health Care Association
Fee Stubblefield, president and CEO, The Springs Living
Jerry Cohen, state director, AARP Oregon
Lori Delone, vice president and chief information officer of Health Plans, Cambia Health Solutions
Peggy Maguire, senior vice president of corporate accountability and performance, Cambia Health Solutions and president, Cambia Health Foundation

July 12, 2018

Congressman holds Town Hall at The Springs at Carman Oaks in Lake Oswego

U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader visited Lake Oswego last week to hold a Town Hall at The Springs at Carman Oaks senior living facility and tour the nearby construction site of The Springs Living at Lake Oswego.

June 20, 2018

Boy Scout Troop 1917 Retires Old Glory

Boy Scouts from Whitefish Troop 1917 "retired" 75 worn U.S. flags by carefully cutting them apart and placing the pieces in a burning fire. In honor of Flag Day last week, the Boy Scouts held a flag retirement ceremony outside The Springs at Whitefish.

June 10, 2018

The Springs at Carman Oaks, in Lake Oswego, celebrates Alzheimer's Association's "Longest Day"

For The Springs at Carman Oaks Life Enrichment Director Lisa Oetken, the Longest Day was the perfect opportunity to give back to an organization that has helped her and her residents on many levels. So, on June 21, Oetken, staff and residents gathered in the parking lot of The Springs at Carman Oaks, 3900 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego, to host a Coffee and Doughnut stand from 10 a.m. to noon, and a lemonade and ice cream bar stand from noon to 2 p.m. Funds raised go directly toward benefiting the Alzheimer's Association's mission to increase awareness.

March 23, 2018, KULR8

SYNERGY HomeCare hosts "supper with a senior" event

What does an 85-year-old have in common with a 9-year-old? Probably more than you think.

At SYNERGY Homecare's "supper with a senior" event, senior citizens at The Springs at Grand Park and fourth graders from Trinity Lutheran school exchange stories and dine together in an attempt to learn from each other and create long lasting friendships.

March 08, 2018

The Springs at Butte Honors Employee with Service Award

Andrew Zemljak of The Springs at Butte is recognized for his dedication and exceptional service to residents of The Springs Living. 

January 22, 2018, Medford Mail Tribune

People in Business: Jan. 20

The Springs Living has named Travis Staples executive director for The Springs at Veranda Park, a retirement community serving seniors with independent and assisted-living options. Staples is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Oregon and California, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a certificate of applied finance and economics at Southern Oregon University.

December 26, 2017

The Springs Living names Travis Staples as Executive Director of The Springs at Veranda Park

The Springs Living has named Travis Staples as Executive Director for The Springs at Veranda Park, a community serving seniors with independent and assisted living options.

Staples has a long history of working in the senior housing field as well as strong ties to Southern Oregon. "Travis fits perfectly into The Springs Living family and the transition has been seamless," says Eric Christensen, Regional Operations Director for The Springs Living. "His knowledge, experience, leadership and the fact that he is essentially coming home to this area, will benefit both the staff and residents."

October 27, 2017

The Springs at Missoula Launches Remodel of Memory Care Environment

Footsteps® Memory Care at The Springs at Missoula offers residents a variety of specially designed environmental features to remind them of home

 Uniquely designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, Footsteps® Memory Care is crafted to walk with families through the journey of memory loss.   

The major remodel of Footsteps® memory care to The Springs at Missoula features environmental spaces designed to help loved ones suffering from dementia a sense of familiarity and comfort. For example, furnishings from an earlier era will help them recall a time in their former lives.

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