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Senior Living Scoop: June 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: Pride Month

Happy Pride Month! We’re excited to learn and celebrate all month long – and throughout the year. Test your Pride knowledge and discover resources to learn more!

1. What is considered the beginning of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement?

a. Stonewall riots

b. The creation of the Pride flag

c. The first Pride parade

2. The Stonewall riots took place in June of what year?

a. 1965

b. 1969

c. 1972

d. 1975

3. Which state became the first to legalize same-sex marriage?

a. California

b. New York

c. Massachusetts

d. Hawaii

4. Which country was the first to recognize same-sex marriage?

a. Germany

b. Iceland

c. The Netherlands

d. France

5. Which activist is often credited as the Mother of Pride?

a. Marsha P. Johnson

b. Sylvia Rivera

c. Christine Jorgenson

d. Brenda Howard

6. Which drag queen is an Emmy award winner and launched a drag race game show?

a. RuPaul

b. William Dorsey Swann

c. Trixie Mattel

d. Jujubee

7. What is Darcelle known for?

a. His marriage was the first same-sex marriage recognized as legal in the United States

b. He was the first drag queen in America

c. He created the world’s largest Pride flag

d. He was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest working drag queen in the world

8. When did Pride become an official observance?

a. 1969

b. 1999

c. 2003

d. 2015

Ready to see how much you know about Pride? Get the trivia answers and resources to learn more by clicking below!


Senior Living Scoop

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

In the bustling journey of life, every stage holds its unique charm, and the golden years are no exception. Aging gracefully isn’t just a phrase; it’s a lifestyle. Welcome to the world of active independent senior living in Omaha, Nebraska, where every day is a celebration of vitality, community, and joy.


Honoring Juneteenth

Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day) marks the date of June 19, 1865 when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to finally inform enslaved Black people of their freedom. Texas was the last state to receive the news. This historical moment came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863.

People have celebrated Juneteenth since that day in 1865. Celebrations first began in Galveston and Houston, spreading throughout the west. Juneteenth was established as a federal holiday in 2021.

“It is a celebration of freedom, family, and the joy of being alive.”

– Kelly Navies, Museum Curator, National Museum of African American History & Culture

Learn more

Honor Juneteenth this year by learning more.

Visit the website for the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Here they share the history of Juneteenth, a Juneteenth reading list, and much more. Visit

Recognize Juneteenth by attending an event near you! Click here to get a list of events nearby our senior living communities.

Learn more about Juneteenth history by visiting

Follow us on social media and visit to keep up with how we’re celebrating and recognizing cultural moments like Juneteenth through the year.


FOX 12 Oregon Featured The Stafford's Remodel

Fox 12 Oregon featured The Stafford's newly remodeled senior living community in Lake Oswego, Oregon! Explore the beautiful boutique retirement community and all it has to offer residents for an engaging retirement.


Ovation Heartwood Preserve Independent Living Prepares to Open Summer 2024

Ovation Heartwood Preserve, our senior living campus in Omaha, Nebraska, is preparing to open their independent living community this summer. Here's the latest update!

Look at the great progress on our building’s exterior. The entire south side of the building had its brick enclosures completed over the past few weeks to match Ovation's assisted living community.

One of our one-bedroom apartments is completed! This third-floor apartment has a beautiful balcony view facing East. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise.

Our third-floor hallways also have painting and carpeting being completed.

The surrounding Heartwood Preserve area is also getting some exciting updates!

There are several new restaurants opening soon near our senior living community, including Charleston’s Restaurant, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Little King Deli & Subs, and Starbucks.

Get exclusive updates weekly by joining the VIP list!


Join our Team

We love giving our new teammates a BIG welcome! Watch the TikTok below to see how we welcomed a new nurse at our Avamere at Bethany senior living community in Portland, Oregon.

Areté Living and our senior living communities are a place where you can advance your career, begin your career, or even explore a new role. There are a wealth of opportunities in senior living from caregiving and nursing to dietary, housekeeping, admin, leadership, and so much more.

Watch the video below, then apply today at


What We're Celebrating in June

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

Pride Month

Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a time to commemorate accomplishments for equality and advocate as we continually foster a world where everyone feels valued and respected. Follow us on Facebook to learn and celebrate with us this month.

Juneteenth, June 19

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. This marks the date of June 19, 1865 when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to finally inform enslaved Black people of their freedom. Follow us on Facebook to learn more about this historical date and how to honor Juneteenth.

More Observances

National Healthcare Recruiter Day, June 4

D-Day, June 6

Family History Day, June 14

World Blood Donor Day, June 14

Father’s Day, June 16


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