Eagle Point, Oregon Senior Living Community
A Wonderful Place to Live
Residents choose to retire to Emeritus at Eagle Cove for many reasons – for its quiet small-town community feel, for its safe location near our local police and fire department and most of all, for its close proximity to all that this area has to offer. In the comfort of our own van, we take residents all over – shopping to Wal-Mart, the Rogue Valley Mall and Goodwill in White City, just six miles away, or on monthly outings to Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville or Klamoya Casino in Kalmath Falls. During the late spring and early summer, we always venture out to the spectacular Oregon Coast to explore delightful Old Town Bandon with its shops, restaurants and walkway leading out to panoramic Face Rock. Occasional trips to Crater Lake, just over an hour from our community, are always popular. There’s no other place on earth that offers such a deep, pure blue volcanic lake surrounded by stunning cliffs almost 2,000 feet high and accented by two picturesque islands. Closer to home is the world famous Butte Creek Mill, right here in town. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is the only gristmill in Oregon that still grinds flour. Woodsy aromas of the old hand-sewn timbers and the sounds of whirring belts and clicking wheels take residents back to a time of familiar simplicity. Emeritus at Eagle Cove is also close to two major hospitals in Medford – Providence Medford Medical Center and Rogue Valley Medical Center. And the Eagle Point Senior Center is literally within a short walking distance. To say that our location is a big plus is definitely an understatement!
Life does change as we get older. But here at Emeritus at Eagle Cove, age doesn’t stop our residents from enjoying a fulfilling and active lifestyle. In many cases, when residents move here, they step out of isolation into a vibrant community of peers, offering a wide range of activities designed to engage mind, body and soul. Several days a week, we start with an exercise program – sittersize, balloon volleyball, or a walk-about the neighborhood, for example. Many days, residents head to the Eagle Point Senior Center to enjoy the center’s daily entertainment groups, to share lunch with friends and even to play pool. Bingo is held here at Emeritus at Eagle Cove three days a week. We have informal book discussion groups led by residents and our local library brings in books for residents. We also have a Garden Club, which we can thank for planting the many large pots and hanging baskets that grace our community. Lunch outings to Sizzler’s or to Klamath Falls, Dollar Store shopping, religious studies, arts and crafts, and movie nights are also favorites with our residents. We hold weekly socials, family banquets and monthly birthday parties. We’re sure every resident will find several activities that interest them, but if there is something specific they’d like that we don’t offer, they just need to let us know. Our Life Enrichment Director prides herself in getting to know residents – their likes, dislikes, their hobbies and interests – and designs our activities calendar around their preferences. Residents are also encouraged to participate in our Resident Council, which meets on a monthly basis.
Partnering with the Community
Throughout the year, we are blessed to have several school groups of all ages come into our community to visit with residents, including many students from our nearby high school, who choose to do their community service hours here. Students will read to residents, bring them painting and drawings, join them for crafts and Wii bowling and in some cases, just sit together and enjoy relaxed conversation. In turn, our residents also occasionally go into the local elementary schools and read to the children.
Emeritus at Eagle Cove is passionate about being active in the community of Eagle Point. Our focus is to hold events that nurture the spirit of people living in Eagle Point and to serve as a resource in order to add value to their lives. Toward this end, we invite the community to attend our bible study groups on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings and church services on Sunday. In addition, the community is welcome to join our regularly scheduled entertainers that come into Emeritus at Eagle Cove to sing, dance and play musical instruments, including a big band group that entertains here every few months.
Each day, we prepare three homemade meals, served restaurant style, in our lovely spacious dining room. Lunch and dinner include an appetizer to start, a main entrée and alternative and desert. Lunch is our main meal, during which our chef, who has worked in assisted living communities for more than 10 years, offers a wide variety of options. Our residents tend to be meat and potatoes people and especially love roast beef and mashed potatoes, pot roast and other comfort foods. We do have several residents who are vegetarian and are able to cater to their dietary needs – or to any other dietary restriction such as low carb, low fat and low salt. Breakfast offers made-to-order eggs, plus a different option – pancakes, waffles, hash browns, for example – each day. Juice, fruit, cereal and bacon are available every morning. Once a month, our chef prepares a theme dinner and a candlelight dinner, which is especially popular with our many married residents. And every month, we have a Spotlight Chef event, during which our chef comes up with something fun and different for residents to participate in. During the holidays, she makes sugar cookies, which residents decorate. She recently had a Spotlight Chef event during which she made Sopapillas, while residents watched. We’ve also invited residents and their families to participate in a salsa contest and taste testing. And of course, we have birthday luncheons once a month to honor all residents born during that month.