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Senior Living Scoop: January 2023

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!


Message from President Sarah Silva

Happy New Year to our residents, families, and team members!

As we welcome 2023, I reflect on all we accomplished together in 2022 and our plans for the years to come.

In January 2022 we rebranded to Arete Living as a senior living management organization overseeing Avamere Communities, The Stafford, and Ovation.

Ovation Heartwood Preserve in Omaha, Nebraska held a successful grand opening as they welcomed their first residents. We walked to end Alzheimer’s, proudly sponsoring the Alzheimer’s Association in this annual event to support Alzheimer's awareness and research. We recognized important moments, including birthdays like Ferriel DeLap, resident with Avamere at Bethany, who turned 105 in October 2022. Our teams truly treasure celebrating milestones with residents.

We cheered our team members as they earned awards recognizing their commitment to serving seniors. Among the many award winners are two incredible individuals recognized by the Oregon Health Care Association: Carey Dienhart, Life Enrichment Director with The Stafford, who earned the Enrichment of Life Award and Livia Thompson, Sr. Life Enrichment Director with Avamere at Bethany, who earned the Special Service Award.

Avamere at Newberg in Oregon received the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association, standing as a testament of our team’s dedication to quality person-centered care. Our organization has a rich history earning these top-tier awards from the AHCA, and we look forward to continuing to strive for and earn these awards.

As we entered fall, we celebrated Joyful Moments during Assisted Living Week in September.

In 2022 just as in years past, I’ve seen our teams unite to lift up one another in times of challenge, celebrate incredible moments, and continue to elevate our level of care each day. Thank you to our teammates for your incredible drive and passion for service. Thank you to our residents and families for trusting our senior living communities and teams. It’s truly an honor to serve you.

I look forward to all we will accomplish and celebrate in 2023 and onward.


Stay in the Know

Thomas Cloutier, Chief Marketing Officer

A new year brings exciting changes for our senior living organization. Here’s how to keep up with the Arete Living universe and get valuable senior living resources.

The Scoop

We’re thrilled to introduce The Scoop, a monthly newsletter for our residents and family members. Here you’ll find company stories and news, helpful resources and information, and spotlights on our residents and employees.

We love sharing your stories! Tell us about your anniversaries, birthdays, fun group activities, hobbies, life stories, and more. Talk to your local director of sales and outreach or executive director to share your story in The Scoop, blog, podcast, or social media.


Family members, be in the loop of what’s happening where your loved one lives! We partner with LifeLoop to provide you direct updates directly from your local senior living community. Here you’ll receive activity calendars, announcements, and more.

If you don’t have an account yet, talk to your executive director or sign up on your senior living community’s website.

The blog

Visit the blog from any of your senior living community’s website! There you’ll find exciting news, heartwarming stories, and resources – more of what you find here in The Scoop. On your senior living community’s website, choose blog for company news and resources, and select community news for local stories.


Check out our podcast People of Arete Living, featuring our very own residents and employees! Listen anytime on Spotify, Google Podcasts, or

Social media

Follow Arete Living or your senior living community on your favorite social media platform to see what our teams and residents are up to!

Thank you for choosing our communities as home. We invite you to stay in the know in these various ways, because building connection enhances the senior living experience.


Senior Living Scoop

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

If you or a loved one is considering senior living, you may have a lot of questions. What exactly is senior living? What are the different types of retirement communities? How do I know which type of community is right for my loved one? Get the answers to all these questions and more.