Courtyard Fountains

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The Best in Portland Area Senior Living

Courtyard Fountains of Gresham, OR is a rental senior community with flexible financial options. Discover energy efficient modern residences with full kitchens and a wide range of floor plans, finishes and packages to meet every budget. Residents enjoy flexible meal packages with restaurant style dining, a dynamic calendar of events, outings and classes, maintenance services and weekly housekeeping and linen service. For those residents needing a little more support, Assisted Living is available and, as with everything at Courtyard Fountains, customized care and choice are the order of the day when it comes to Assisted Living options.

Life at Courtyard Fountains


Candy Making Class

What a sweet event! Coleen Howard, Courtyard resident and author of Kris Kringle’s Christmas Candy Cookbook, shared her expertise in making no cook candy. Coleen, also known as Grandma Kate, was assisted by her personal elf, Chuck Howard. It was a “hands on” experience, with everyone in attendance making candy to take home.  Coleen offered her […]

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October at Courtyard Fountains Ends with Flair

As the days grew shorter and the weather cooled down, Courtyard Fountains held the Annual Fall Formal Dinner. Our dining room and bar were packed with residents, family and friends all dressed to the nines. The Matthew Casey Trio provided Big Band-era music. On the 28th we celebrated a 100th birthday party for Pat who was […]

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Our First Year of Haiku

This fall marks the first anniversary of Watermark University at Courtyard Fountains in Gresham, Oregon where we are blessed with a witty and talented group of writers and artists who have been involved in our 5-7-5 Haiku class for the past year. 5-7-5 Haiku is a good brain teasing exercise – intellectually and creatively. It […]

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Resident Voices

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Learn How to Take a “Selfie”

In September two of our Dining Room Associates, Maryann and Amanda, conducted two sessions of “How to take a Selfie and Send” through our fall Watermark University program. As you can see, they had fun. Two of these images were taken with a resident’s iphone and one with a resident’s ipad.  

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Resident Spotlight: Perry Smith

Perry Smith was born in Denver, Colorado, but grew up in Portland. He attended a number of grade schools, and graduated from Franklin High School. When he was a junior at Franklin, he adjusted his class schedule and began an apprenticeship as a meat cutter, a skill he followed for his working life. Perry was […]

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Watermark University Food Presentations

Yummy! That is the only way to sum up the wonderful authentic cuisine demonstrations and tasting sessions we have had so far this quarter at Courtyard Fountains. The series was kicked off by Sanela, Naila and Crystal who are Courtyard Fountain’s housekeeping associates. Their demonstration offered a glimpse into the traditional recipes and methods of […]

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On Aging


Active Aging Week at Courtyard Fountains

For this year’s Active Aging Week we focused on classes and community outreach. They included our Healthways Tai Chi for Diabetes, Arthritis & Fall Prevention class taught by Candace Herrill who used our dance floor to demonstrate their forms. Educational handouts about the health benefits of Tai Chi were available for onlookers. We also had […]

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Exercising with Arthritis

When your joints hurt, it makes you less likely to exercise. But exercise not only helps keep joints strong and flexible, it also guarantees pain relief for a multitude of conditions, including Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Fibromyalgia. By keeping pain from starting, you are able to lose weight, reduce stress and enjoy a […]

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Out and About

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Courtyard Fountains Associate Blaine Rowland Sensational as Howard Hughes

As part of our Watermark University Program, on Wednesday, October 29th, just three days prior to the anniversary of the November 2, 1947 flight of the world-famous Spruce Goose, Courtyard Fountains associate, Blaine Rowland, dressed in the persona of its designer Howard Hughes, hosted our outing to the location of this famous plane, the Evergreen […]

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Extraordinary Columbia River Cruise Outing

Last week, 22 of our residents embarked on an journey that took us by boat from downtown Portland, Oregon to historic Astoria, Oregon on the mouth of the Columbia River – a distance of 60 miles. The early part of the trip was on the Willamette River as it flows through the city, under its […]

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Puttin’ on the Ritz – A Benefit for Gresham Senior Center

We are approaching our 2nd Annual Puttin’ on the Ritz Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon, a benefit for Gresham Senior Center. Please join us Saturday, September 13th from 11:15am to 2:00pm for an afternoon of jazz music by pianist Gordon Neal Herman and a delicious lunch compliments of Courtyard Fountains. Fashions by Dress Barn will be […]

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Google+ Review – Kind, caring and friendly residents.

When I came to visit the first time, I found a most cordial reception from Anne Whitlock, with Community Relations and she introduced me to Ryan Bethke, Sales Director. I was immediately and still, am most impressed with the professional joyfulness and willingness to make Courtyard Fountains fit their residents’ needs. And this does not […]

Read more Review – Really good activities.

Courtyard Fountains has really good activities. I liked the people there. I didn’t really see a whole lot and one thing they have is a wood shop — I think that would be an attraction, so I keep remembering that. They have really good activities; for instance, every month they feature a different author that […]

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SeniorAdvisor Review – They are amazing!

They are amazing! They got back to me quickly on every question I had! They provided great tours for my sister and myself, as well as our mother. She was on the waiting list for a particular apartment, and they called us as soon as it was available! My mother has been able really fit […]

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