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Senior Living Scoop: March 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: Celebrating Women's History Month

Happy Women’s History Month! This month’s theme is Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Celebrate women’s history throughout March with us!

Get to Know Women Advocating for Inclusivity

Get to know some of the team members in our organization who work every day to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and in society. Watch their video highlights on social media through the month! Follow Arete Living on social media or visit

Discover Important Moments in Women’s History

Discover important moments throughout history and the incredible women who blazed the trail from the fight for equality to their great impact on today’s society.


Senior Living Scoop

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

Activities that stimulate and engage are key for those living with dementia. Discover five activities to promote a positive mindset for seniors living in a memory care community.

This article is produced by our Ovation Heartwood Preserve community in Omaha, Nebraska, offering memory care and female-only memory care in their senior living campus.


Avamere Goes Viral

Our residents went VIRAL on TikTok! Some of our residents with Avamere at Cascadia Village in Sandy, Oregon shared their valentine advice, and people couldn’t get enough of it.

This video got 1.3 MILLION views, plus over 152 thousand likes and over 600 comments. People were especially drawn the Sheila’s advice. Watch the TikTok and follow us for more heartwarming (and sometimes funny) content like this!


Avamere at Moses Lake Executive Director Earns Leadership Award

Arete Living leadership and the Avamere at Moses Lake team surprised Executive Director Jodi Montoya with the Nicolette Leadership Award! Jodi has served the residents, families, and employees of Avamere for 18 years. This award celebrates her dedication, leadership, and commitment to excellence.

Arete Living manages Avamere Communities and each year awards a team member with this prestigious leadership award.

“Jodi sets a high standard of excellence with an unwavering dedication to our mission of enhancing the life of every person we serve. This award is a testament to her outstanding leadership. Thank you, Jodi, for your dedication, leadership, and service.”

- Sara Sutherland, Vice President of Operations with Arete Living

During an online meeting with fellow executive directors, Arete Living President Sarah Silva announced Jodi’s award as some of Jodi’s team members in Moses Lake entered her office to present the award. Watch her reaction in the video!

Thank you, Jodi, for all you do and congratulations on this well-deserved leadership award!


Ovation Heartwood Preserve Independent Living to Open Summer 2024

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

Ovation and their construction company have made great progress on the fitness center, yoga studio, dog park, and bocce ball court, among more exciting updates. In the photos, you can see cranes putting up the final walls on the south side of the building.

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Vote Ovation Sienna Hills Best of Southern Utah

Ovation Sienna Hills in St. George, Utah is up for the Best of Southern Utah award for the THIRD consecutive year! Help them win by voting.

Select These Award Categories:

Best Senior Living

Best Assisted Living

Best Place to Work

Best Customer Service

The Ovation Sienna Hills team is proud to serve St. George residents and families since 2021. From the red carpet welcome to exquisite dining options to fun on the pickleball court, retirement is truly one of the best at Ovation!

Voting ends March 6. Thanks for your vote!


11 Communities Win 2024 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

We're thrilled to announce that 11 of our senior living communities are 2024 winners of the Customer Experience Award by Pinnacle Quality Insight! Award winners ranked within the top 15% of care providers across the nation over the past 12 months. This achievement underscores our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to residents and their families.

Our President Sarah Silva states: “This achievement is a testament to the hard work and compassion exhibited by our team, who strive tirelessly to make every resident's journey with us an extraordinary and fulfilling experience. This accolade is not just an award; it is a reflection of the genuine care and commitment that defines our senior living communities."

Throughout 2023, our senior living communities engaged residents and their families in monthly telephone interviews. These conversations included open-ended questions and ratings across various categories. Leaders and teams used this feedback to drive continuous improvement in their care.

Congratulations to our winning senior living communities!

Avamere at Cheyenne in Las Vegas, Nevada

Avamere at Englewood Heights in Yakima, Washington

Avamere at Hillsboro in Hillsboro, Oregon

Avamere at Moses Lake in Moses Lake, Washington

Avamere at Mountain Ridge in South Ogden, Utah

Avamere at St. Helens in St. Helens, Oregon

Avamere at Wenatchee in Wenatchee, Washington

Ovation Sienna Hills in St. George, Utah

Suzanne Elise in Seaside, Oregon

The Stafford in Lake Oswego, Oregon


Avamere Communities Get Remodels for Modern Senior Living

Several of our Avamere Communities are finishing up exciting remodels! These updates include NEW furniture, lighting, and more to give our communities a fresh, modern look and feel. Take a look inside some of our remodeled senior living communities!

Avamere at Newberg

Avamere at Hillsboro

Avamere at Sandy

Avamere at Sherwood


March's Hot Jobs

Try your luck at a NEW job this March! Watch the videos below to discover this month’s hot jobs, then apply at


Pets of Arete Living

Hi, we're Cody and Rosie!

Meet the furry residents of Avamere at Hillsboro! Say hello to Rosie & Cody, bringing joy and wagging tails to our neighborhood! Rosie is enjoying lap cuddles and Cody is taking a walk.

Meet Goldie and Sampson!

Sampson is a 13-week-old German Shepard puppy, who's pet parent is Debbie Vick, Executive Director with Avamere at Oak Park. He attended a doggie birthday party for Goldie, a little Yorkie who turned 10 years old on February 15, 2024.

Goldie and his owner, Avamere at Oak Park's RN Rosie, invited Sampson to the birthday party, knowing he is new to the community.


What We're Celebrating in March

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

Women's History Month

We celebrate Women’s History Month to honor women’s contributions and impacts in our world and society. The 2024 theme is Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Follow us on social media to learn about important events in women’s history and meet women in our organization who advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

More Observances

National Nutrition Month

Zero Discrimination Day, March 1

International Women’s Day, March 8

Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17


Share Your Experience

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