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Senior Living Scoop: February 2024

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

Get this month's scoop below!


Featured Message: Black Artists to Celebrate Black History Month

Every February, we honor Black History Month to recognize Black contributions to society and how this long history has shaped America and the world. This year’s theme is African Americans and the Arts. Black Americans offer crucial education and perspectives through art and media.

Get to know a few of these Black artists! Click below to read the article.


Senior Living Scoop

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

It’s important (and fun) to stay active as we age. Discover fun activities for seniors to enjoy their retirement in Beaverton, Oregon!


Love Stories to Celebrate Valentine's Day

We're sharing stories of love to celebrate Valentine's Day! Get to know some of our residents in love!

Carol & Terry

It was like love at first sight – Terry caught a glimpse of Carol at a football game in the small town of Medford, Oregon, with a population of about 26,000 at the time. He was captivated by her smile and asked a friend who she was. He called her the next day with a pickup line that Carol remembers to this day.

“Is this the flower of Barnet Road?” he asked. Barnet Road was the area Carol resided.

“Who on Earth is this weirdo?” Carol thought. But despite the strange first impression for Carol, she gave him a chance. Terry won her over, and they saw each other almost every day for six months.

Click below to read Carol and Terry’s Story!


"He has been my rock. He is everything to me," Mary shares of her husband. Hear Mary share what she loves most about her spouse and how they navigate life's challenges.


3 Senior Living Communities Earn Award for Top Online Reputation

Three of our senior living communities earned a top award for online reputation!

Congratulations to these communities and their teams for providing such excellent care and service that residents and their families are sharing their positive experiences online!

Avamere at Mountain Ridge in South Ogden, Utah

Avamere at Wenatchee in Wenatchee, Washington

The Stafford in Lake Oswego, Oregon

The 800 Award is given by Reputation to businesses with best-in-class reputation.

"Any winner on our 2024 list has proven that they go above and beyond in delivering on brand promise by listening to and acting on feedback from consumers," Reputation stated.

Thank you to our teams for your incredible dedication to serving residents and their families!


Meet Amelia Corwin

Get to know our Director of Health Services at Suzanne Elise in Seaside, Oregon, Amelia Corwin! Amelia initially pursued becoming a therapist, but after shadowing in the field, decided she needed to change her career path. With a desire to serve people, she became a med tech at Suzanne Elise. It was then her passion for senior care was born.

Discover Amelia’s career path and why she returned to Suzanne Elise 10 years later!


What's Happening in Our Communities

Here's what's happening in our senior living communities!

A retired pilot and Avamere at Cheyenne resident shared her story of an emergency landing.

The cold didn't bother Avamere at Sandy!

We celebrated Activity Professionals Week. Thank you to our life enrichment teams for spreading joy and fun!

Ovation Sienna Hills Villas residents in St. George, Utah enjoyed a night out.

New year, new look! Many of our communities finished up remodels.


Pets of Arete Living

Meet Snuggle Bug!

Snuggle Bug is the cute pet of Avamere at Bethany's memory care! Snuggle Bug is loved by all.


February's Hot Jobs

We would LOVE for you to join our team of SWEETHEARTS! Watch the video below to discover this month’s hot jobs, then apply at


What We're Celebrating in February

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

Black History Month

Every February, we honor Black History Month to recognize Black contributions to society and how this long history has shaped America and the world.

The 2024 theme is African Americans and the Arts, celebrating the incredible impacts of visual arts, music, and more by Black Americans.

American Heart Month

American Heart Month is a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of positive heart health. Get healthy living tips at

Check with your doctor before you make any lifestyle changes.

More Observances

Cancer Prevention Month

National Wear Red Day, February 2

Valentine’s Day, February 14

Caregivers Day, February 16

Presidents’ Day, February 19


Share Your Experience

Your experience matters! Review on Arete Living or any of our communities online. Search your local senior living community on Google or review Arete Living using the links below.


Find Senior Living Near You

Arete Living manages 26 senior living communities. Find a place for you or your loved one to call home!

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