Featured Amenities

  • Emergency Alert System
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Transportation
  • Parking - Surface
  • Library

Levels of Care

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • CCRC Entry Fee

Exceptional Senior Living

Among 57 rural acres of walking trails, nature parks and convenient amenities, you’ll find Hillside, a luxury continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in McMinnville, Oregon. With four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation, you’ll have the fun lifestyle you want and care if you need it.

Live where you can connect with your sense of purpose. You can volunteer for your favorite cause or try a yoga class. Then head to the woodworking shop to work on a project or rediscover your passion for painting in our arts and crafts studio. You’re not worried about making breakfast because there’s a great restaurant (our dining room) just around the corner on campus. And in wine country, we know how to do happy hour right, with our wine and cheese socials. With several floor plans, including cottages with garages and private patios, here you’ll have choices for how to enjoy your retirement.

Socialize With Friends
Join neighbors for tunes at the piano or gather in the game hall for a game of Uno or Scrabble. Here you catch up with old friends and meet new ones through events, excursions and planned activities that you and your fellow residents are an active part of planning. Even your furry friends will get to meet new faces. When you move into our independent living community, you’ll instantly become a part of our growing family.

Explore New Passions
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument? Join friends for instrument practice. (We have a lot of music lovers here who play everything from the violin to the piano.) Or maybe you want to volunteer again for your favorite cause. Hillside residents are active volunteers here in McMinnville. With our scheduled transportation services, you can get out and explore the area, go shopping or try a new cafe. No matter how you want to spend your time, we have exciting activities customized just for you.

Trade-In Home Maintenance
Leave mowing the lawn and cleaning the pool to us. If you need an extra hand with housekeeping or laundry, no problem. We can take care of chores so you can enjoy time with friends and family. Come enjoy a spacious cottage with plenty of room for the grandkids to visit, or an apartment home with plenty of natural light and surrounded by a beautiful park-like campus, where you won’t have to worry about home maintenance again.

Enjoy A Convenient Lifestyle
At Hillside, just about everything you need is right here. Concierge and postal services? Check. A hair salon with convenient hours and no drive time? Check. You can take advantage of our on-site fitness center, exercise classes, and heated outdoor pool, too. If you want to explore McMinnville but don’t want to fight traffic, we can do the driving with scheduled daily transportation to certain local destinations. And if you want to enjoy nature, you’ve come to the right place. With walking trails and access to local parks and wildlife areas nearby, Hillside is a nature lover’s paradise.


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Common Questions About Independent Living

Independent living communities are good for seniors who want to downsize their home or spend more time with people in their same season of life. Because these communities provide residents with a home-like environment, fun-filled activities, quality dining and an engaging social calendar, it’s a great place for those who want to stay active and healthy without the hassle of things like household chores.


Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who need a little extra help with activities like managing medication, bathing and dressing. Residents usually have their own apartment that they can decorate as they wish and have access to community amenities like dining programs, social activities and more.

You may be a good candidate if you want a place to live that requires little or no home maintenance and yard work, you want to socialize with your peers and broaden your social network, you want to enjoy activities and meals in the company of others, and you wouldn’t mind having someone else take care of housekeeping and the laundry for you.

One of the best parts of being in an independent living community is having access to a wide variety of activities, events and excursions. You can enjoy everything from physical fitness classes and educational workshops to Wii bowling tournaments and resident happy hours. Here at Brookdale, residents enjoy all kinds of exciting programs like our signature B-Fit exercise program, which encompasses the latest research and guidelines to give you a fun, stimulating and social exercise experience.

Independent living communities offer all kinds of fun classes, activities and outings. It’s a wonderful place to meet people who share your interests and passions. And whether or not you want to participate is your choice. Join the activities you want to enjoy or focus on your own hobbies. It’s up to you.

We offer a variety of room sizes and floor plans so you can choose the one that’s right for you. The styles vary between communities, but floor plan options include studio apartments and one, two or three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment includes a private bathroom, and some feature a kitchen or kitchenette. Couples can usually live in the same apartment, but it’s wise to check with the community first.

Some of our independent living communities have different guidelines, but you are often welcome to bring personal belongings and furnishings to make your new space feel more like home. We always encourage our residents to personalize their apartment so it feels comfortable, inviting and relaxing.

While independent living communities can vary from location to location, our Brookdale communities provide residents and their guests with delicious meals that are healthy and nutritionally balanced. Residents enjoy great food and service with menus developed by the Culinary Arts Institute of Brookdale.

You are not required to have a car to live at one of our communities. We provide scheduled transportation services so you can run errands and make your appointments without dealing with the hassle of driving and parking. However, if you still want to drive, many of our communities allow residents to have cars.

Pets are an important part of the family, which is why our communities are pet-friendly. Be sure to check with your individual community before you arrive in case there are weight or breed restrictions. Explore our Pets page for more information on pet-friendly living.