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Senior Living Scoop: April 2024

Get the scoop on senior living and happenings at Areté Living! The Scoop is released the first Tuesday of each month by Areté Living, proudly managing Avamere Communities, The Stafford, and Ovation.

Get this month's scoop below!


Featured Message: Celebrate Diversity Month

April is Celebrate Diversity Month! This month we invite you to celebrate diversity all year long. Here are a few ways you can honor diversity and inclusion this month – and every day through the year.

Add These Books, Movies, & Podcasts to Your List

Celebrate diversity through the year in the books, movies, TV shows, and podcasts you enjoy! Get our media list that amplifies diverse voices and experiences. Download this list below.

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Read 7 Stories that Amplify Diverse Experiences

Read seven stories from a few of our incredible employees that amplify diverse voices and experiences.

This special article spotlights Amy Stirling and the joy she brings to Avamere at Bethany, a video to recognize and honor the needs of those who are Deaf and DeafBlind, a feature on one of our veterans from the Navy at Ovation Heartwood Preserve, Ginger Apprich, the story of culture and adoption from Jackson Williams at Avamere at South Hill, and more.

Follow Areté Living on social media to celebrate diversity all year long with us!


Senior Living Scoop

Here’s your senior living knowledge scoop of the month!

With its mild, arid weather and natural beauty, St. George, Utah has long been known as a year-round outdoor recreation destination. Discover what makes an active retirement truly special in this beautiful area.

This article is produced by Ovation Sienna Hills, our senior living community in St. George, Utah.


New Employees Walk the Red Carpet

We welcome our new teammates in style! Our talent acquisition team is holding weekly onboarding sessions at the home office in Portland, Oregon to welcome new teammates local to the area.

This allows them to meet fellow employees, get to know more about their senior living community, and enjoy a warm welcome.

Our recent session included new team members at Avamere at Bethany, Avamere at Park Place, and Avamere at Newberg.

Check them out on the red carpet!


Family Business: 3 Ruvalcaba Siblings Serve on Avamere Sales Team

In three of our active Avamere senior living communities, amidst the hum of activity and the warmth of shared stories, three siblings stand united in their mission to serve seniors with unwavering dedication. Meet Cristal, Martin, and Beatriz Ruvalcaba – siblings with a fierce competitive spirit and a profound commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

Get to know these siblings, their most memorable childhood experiences, why they all joined Avamere, and what drives them every day.


Ovation Heartwood Preserve Independent Living Construction Continues - Opening Summer 2024

Ovation Heartwood Preserve, our senior living campus in Omaha, Nebraska, is preparing to open their independent living community this summer!

The construction company has been busy this month. They painted hallways and apartments on the second, third, and fourth floors, continued work on the roof, and installed windows and patio doors, among more exciting updates. Check out our new windows in the photo gallery.

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Join our Team

We're hiring at our senior living communities!

This month's spotlight is openings at our Deaf and DeafBlind senior living community in Gresham, Oregon. Avamere at Chestnut Lane is the only assisted living community specialized in serving seniors who are Deaf and DeafBlind in the entire western United States. Discover what it's like to be part of this supportive team in the video below!

Check out the benefits of joining our team, explore jobs, and apply at


What We're Celebrating in April

Here's what we're honoring and celebrating this month. Follow Areté Living on social media to see how we're recognizing these moments!

Celebrate Diversity Month

In April, people and companies around the world celebrate diversity in their teams and communities as part of Celebrate Diversity Month. Together we recognize and celebrate the unique attributes that each one of our teammates and residents brings to the table, to ensure we can enhance the lives of everyone we serve.

Discover stories of our teammates and resources to celebrate diverse perspectives by following us on social media!

National Arab American Heritage Month

April is National Arab American Heritage Month, recognizing the achievements and culture of Arab Americans. Nearly 4 million Americans have roots to an Arab country, according to the Arab America Foundation. Find out more about this month and how to show support at

Administrative Professionals' Day, April 24

Thank you to our administrative professionals for all you do! They are often the first smiling face our residents and family members see when they walk through the doors or first person they connect with when calling. Take a moment today to thank an admin professional for their dedicated work.

More Observances

World Health Day, April 7

Earth Day, April 22

World Immunization Week, April 24-30

Arbor Day, April 26


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