About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
A Campus Community
Emeritus at Heron Pointe Campus offers both independent living retirement cottages and assisted living apartments all on one campus in Monmouth – Oregon’s wine country.
Emeritus at Heron Pointe Cottages 10 spacious retirement cottages are ideal for couples who wish to maintain their independence, but want access to all of the amenities we offer our assisted living residents – activities, transportation and three meals day, which are included in their monthly rent.
Emeritus at Heron Pointe assisted living community is located just across the street, with 61 studio and one-bedroom apartments. A walking path encircles our campus, make it easy for residents to scooter and stroll around our community. A new garden has created a lovely quiet park-like setting for residents to enjoy the out-of-doors. Our campus also has a pathway that leads directly to Bi-Mart, where residents can easily walk to purchase their prescriptions and buy toiletries and other items.
The Perfect Location
For seniors looking for the tranquility of a rural setting, with all the conveniences of a large town nearby, Emeritus at Heron Pointe Campus offers the ideal option. Located just outside of Salem, Oregon, off Pacific Highway, our community is close to two small towns – Dallas and Independence. The Corvallis/Albany area is also an easy 20-minute drive.
Salem offers just about every convenience you can imagine – all kinds of stores, restaurants, banks and parks. Salem is also home to the state fair – a favorite daytrip for residents. Western Oregon University is in Monmouth, which offers a wide variety of live performances, is also close by. In fact, many college students volunteer at our community.
A Wonderful Selection
Retirement Cottages – Each of our 10 retirement cottages offers 600-square feet of spacious living. Each cottage has two bedrooms – one with French doors so residents can walk out onto their own private patios. All of the cottages have private patios, washer/dryers, an emergency call system and of course, a regular kitchen. Many residents take full advantage of the three meals a day included in their rent, walking the short distance across the street to our dining room located in the two-story assisted living community.
Assisted Living Apartments – We offer a total of 63 assisted living apartments, ranging from 375-square-foot studios up to 712-square-foot deluxe one-bedroom units. Each unit includes a nicely equipped kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator and sink, as well as a handicapped-accessible bathroom with walk-in shower. Big windows create a bright and cheerful environment.
All residents have full access to several common areas, including our Coca-Cola Room, billiards room, activities room, lovely lobby area, dining room and a small private dining room that residents can reserve for special occasions. The community also has a spa room and beauty salon. Newly remodeled in traditional décor, our community feels warm and comfortable – just like home!
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
For the convenience of our residents, we can bring in a variety of health-care providers to provide services right here, on site. These include physical, occupational and speech therapists, hospice providers, podiatrists – and even a mobile dental clinic staffed by a local dentist.
Many of the staff members working on our campus have been here for years. In fact, one of our housekeepers has been here since we opened 11 years ago! All staff members are well trained and extremely compassionate, caring for residents as if they were their own family members. From our Executive Director and nurses to our Life Enrichment Director and Resident Assistants, our team members are passionate about what they do, and it shows in the way they take pride in their jobs and how they care for each resident with dignity, respect and humor. In addition, nursing students from the University rotate through our community, adding another dimension of care and service to our residents.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Whether a resident lives independently in one of our retirement cottages or needs a wide range of assisted living care, we offer a full schedule of activities open to all residents. Country drives, a varied exercise program, story telling, daily current events, pedicures and manicures, community bingo and movie nights are all part of our active calendar. A Catholic priest conducts communion every Thursday. We also frequently bring in outside entertainment, from piano singers to choir groups. Many of our residents belong to the Red Hat Society, which meets here for tea or lunch once a month. On Sundays, family members are invited to a brunch – and, of course, they are always welcome to join us for any of our other activities.
With so much going on, new residents will find Emeritus at Heron Pointe Campus very warm and welcoming to all!
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Emeritus at Heron Pointe Campus is extremely well connected to our local senior center – not surprising, since Monmouth is a small community. We host the center’s monthly potluck and provide a large cake for its monthly birthday party. Many of their members join our residents for brunch, bingo – great prizes provided – and other activities. In some cases, they know residents from having lived together in the same town for many years. Retired professors from the University – a group called Emeritus – occasionally give lectures at our community – and our chefs provide snacks for their monthly meetings.
All residents receive three meals a day, as part of their monthly rent. Meals are served restaurant-style in our main dining room, with our wait staff graciously serving meals and clearing tables. They first bring around the salad and juice cart, then take their order – typically we offer two entrée choices at each meal. If a resident is sick, we can bring their meals to their apartment. We can also accommodate most dietary restrictions, from low-sodium to mechanical soft diets. Vegetarian options are also available.
Snacks are offered between mealtime, including snacks specially prepared for those of our residents with diabetes. At holidays, we always have special meals planned and many of our residents’ family members join us as guests. Families are also welcome to reserve our smaller dining room for their own private celebrations.