Author Archives: Mountain Meadows

You Deserve The Best…

Mountain Meadows is an award-winning 55+ community in Ashland.  Voted the “Best Small Active Retirement Community in America” by The National Council on Senior Housing and The National Association of Home Builders”, Mountain Meadows is thoughtfully designed and solidly constructed and located on 27+ acres of beautifully manicured landscaping and...

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A Park for All Seasons

In Ashland, when we hear a conversation about the beautiful park, it most often means Lithia Park and the proximity to Oregon Shakespeare Festival. A visit to Ashland is not complete without a stroll through this amazing park with the year round creek running through it. It is truly breathtaking....

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Moms Deserve the Best

We naturally associate May with our moms, and for those of us fortunate enough to still have our mothers here with us, it is a time to celebrate life. For most of us, our mothers play a very important role in the people we become. They direct us and guide...

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Spring into a New Life…

Spring bursts forth with vibrant colors everywhere and with spring comes new life.  The trees are forming bright green new buds and the flowering cherry trees are breaking forth in all their glory.  Spring makes us smile and puts a song in our hearts as we come out of the...

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Life is About Choices

Maintaining your lifestyle when you retire is on the hearts and minds of most of us.  We want to continue to enjoy life the way we have come to know and love it.  For many people, the retirement years may be a frightening and uncertain spot on the horizon and...

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We…Own it! Run it! Love it!

Today’s retirees differ, in many ways, from retirees 20 to 30 years ago. Retirees today are still desiring to stay active in both mind and body and many continue working part time. For many, work was demanding but, yet, rewarding. Many owned or operated their own business or were high...

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Home for the Holidays

Yes…it is that time of year again. Time when family and friends gather together to enjoy one another, to partake in fabulous holiday menus and perhaps tell stories of years gone by. The cause of these gatherings may be for different reasons but the result is the same – special...

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Thankful and Grateful…

This is the time of year we all pause to reflect on our friends, our lives and our families.  We look back on accomplishments, successes and even failures and consider what we have learned from our experiences.  Often there is someone that influenced a decision or a choice we made...

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The Pathways of Life…

Our lives lead us in so many different and diverse directions.  For some our path is higher education and degrees to better our futures.  For some our path is focused on raising families.  For yet others, it is a combination of both – juggling career and family.  Eventually for most...

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Just the Right Time

“What will I do when I get there?” “How will I ever make friends?” “I just can’t imagine not having my favorite organic store to go to anymore.” Does this sound familiar?  Maybe you or someone you know is considering a life changing move from the known and comfortable to...

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The View From Here…

For most all of us, at some time in our lives, we sat on a hill or a mountain and marveled at the views.  We perhaps would sit in the shade of a tree and look at the night lights of a city or just take in the stars at...

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It is All About Freedom…

Having the freedom to make choices is part of what makes living in the United States of America and Oregon so appealing to so many people.  Freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from fear – just some of our freedoms.  Throughout history we have fought for and won our...

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Imagine… the Best for Dad!

Growing up on 200 acres was the best thing I could have imagined when I was a child.  The only part of the ranch life I did not like was changing irrigation pipe and fixing fences.  Work, work, work…Ugh!  My dad would tell me that chores were good for me...

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Mountain Meadows – Moms Deserve the Best

The month of May – automatically our thoughts go to Mother’s Day. We naturally associate May with our moms, and for those of us fortunate enough to still have our mothers here with us, it is a time to celebrate life. For most of us, our mothers play a very...

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Exceeding Expectations 20 Years 1996 to 2016…

Mountain Meadows sits on rolling hills just inside Ashland’s city limits near the end of North Mountain Avenue.  Twenty years ago it was Madeline Hill’s dream to create an adult, “aging-in-place” community where those 55 or older could buy or rent, not have to pay a non-refundable buy-in fee, and...

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Home is Where Your Heart Is…

A home filled with joy and family togetherness is a happy home. A happy home is often said to be “where your heart is.” So, where is your heart? Perhaps you long to live in Ashland and maybe it is “home” to you. Perhaps you want to be closer to...

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New year’s… Realization!

It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone and we are starting 2016. It seems like just yesterday it was 2000 and we were wondering if the computers and calendars would make it into the new millennium! It is truly amazing how time flies by. I...

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A Move In Your Future?

Another year is coming to a close and a bright new year is on the near horizon. For some this has been a year of challenges and, for others, a year of celebrations. For some, it is the year they have been planning for most of their life – the...

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Home for the Holidays

Yes… it is that time of year again. Time when family and friends gather together to enjoy one another, to partake in fabulous holiday menus and perhaps tell stories of years gone by. The cause of these gatherings may be for different reasons, but the end result is the same...

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A “Safe House” at Mountain Meadows

Story by Diana O’Farrell Think of the words “safe house.” These are good feeling words that describe Tamsin Taylor’s house on Great Oaks Drive in Mountain Meadows 55+ Community. Not safe from an outside source, but safe from health threatening indoor chemicals. Remember how formaldehyde and flame retardants were used...

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It is All About Freedom…

Having the freedom to make choices is part of what makes living in the United States of America and Oregon so appealing to so many people. Freedom of worship; freedom of speech; freedom from want; freedom from fear –Just some of our freedoms. Throughout history we have fought for and...

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Imagine…the Best for Dad!

Growing up on 200 acres was the best thing I could have imagined when I was a child. The only part of the ranch life I did not like was changing irrigation pipe and fixing fences. Work, work, work…Ugh! My Dad would tell me that chores were good for me...

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Moms Deserve the Best

The month of May – for most of us, our thoughts go to Mother’s Day.  We naturally associate May with our moms, and for those of us fortunate enough to still have our mothers here with us, it is a time to celebrate life. Our mothers play a very important...

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Mt. Meadows – A Piece of Paradise…

A Piece of Paradise… by Linda Doren “Paradise” means something different to most people.  To some it is a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean where the sand filled beaches touch the pristine blue water.  To some it is escaping into nature and strolling along a crystal stream with a...

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Spring into a New Life…

Spring bursts forth with vibrant colors everywhere and with spring is new life.  The trees are forming bright green new buds and the flowering cherry trees are breaking forth in all their glory.  Spring makes us smile and puts a song in our hearts as we come out of the...

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Home Is Where Your Heart Is…

A home filled with laughter, joy and family togetherness is a happy home. A happy home is often said to be “Where your heart is.” So, where is your heart? Perhaps you long to live in Ashland and maybe it is “home” to you. Perhaps you want to be closer...

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A New Year…Imagine

“There is life after retirement, and it is BETTER.”  (Catherine Pulsifer) It is 2015!  Some will welcome the New Year with promises or resolutions to be kept.  Some will start this New Year with the addition of new family members.  Some will plan a vacation trip of a lifetime.  No...

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IMAGINE…

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” -William Arthur Ward Imagine…early December and you enter the doors of an exquisite clubhouse and walk into the lobby. To your left is a beautiful, sparkling Christmas tree welcoming you to the...

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Home for the Holidays…

Yes.  It is that time of year again.  Time when family and friends gather together to enjoy one another, to partake in fabulous holiday menus and perhaps tell stories of years gone by.  The cause of these gatherings may be for different reasons but the end result is the same...

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New Moves, Good News

by Diana O’Farrell and Linda Doren Just a short year ago, the Mountain Meadows community shared some important information about the early signs of Parkinson’s disease.  As one might expect, this is not a happy subject to talk about and our article was received with mixed emotions. Now, we are...

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Are You Ready?

When was the last time you had to make a big decision?  You probably came up with an idea, researched the product or idea, viewed it in person then made a final decision.  Do I go ahead?  Should I wait?  Maybe I am not ready to do this yet…you are...

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It is All About Freedom…

Having the freedom to make choices is part of what makes living in the United States of America and Oregon so appealing to so many people. Freedom of worship; freedom of speech; freedom from want; freedom from fear –Just some of our freedoms. Throughout history we have fought for and...

read more

Dads Deserve the Best Too!

Growing up on 200 acres was the best thing I could have imagined when I was a child.  The only part of the ranch life I did not like was changing irrigation pipe and fixing fences.  Work, work, work…Ugh!  My Dad would tell me that chores were good for me...

read more

Moms Deserve the Best

The month of May – for most of us, our thoughts go to Mother’s Day.  We naturally associate May with our moms, and for those of us fortunate enough to still have our mothers here with us, it is a time to celebrate life. Our mothers play a very important...

read more

Spring into a New Life…

Vibrant colors are everywhere reminding us that Spring is here and, with it is new life.  The trees are forming bright green new buds and the dogwood trees are breaking forth in all their glory.  Spring makes us smile and puts a song in our hearts as we come out...

read more

Life is About Choices

Maintaining your lifestyle when you retire is on the hearts and minds of most of us.  We want to continue to enjoy life the way we have come to know and love it.  For many people, the retirement years may be a frightening and uncertain spot on the horizon and...

read more

Home is Where the Heart Is…

A happy home is a home where there is laughter, joy and family togetherness.  A happy home is often “where your heart is.”  So, where is your heart?  Perhaps you long to live in Ashland and maybe it is “home” to you.  Perhaps you want to be closer to your...

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A New Beginning…

It is hard to believe but another new year has begun.  Welcome 2014!  Some will welcome the new year with promises or resolutions to be kept.  Some will start this new year with the addition of new family members.  Some will consider this year the year to repent of sins...

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Home for the Holidays…

Yes..it is that time of year again.  Time when family and friends gather together to enjoy one another, to partake in fabulous holiday menus and perhaps tell stories of years gone by.  The cause of these gatherings may be for different reasons but the end result is the same —...

read more

Just the Right Time…

“What will I do when I get there?” “How will I ever make friends?” “I just can’t imagine not having my favorite organic store to go to anymore.” Does this sound familiar?  Maybe you or someone you know is considering a life changing move from the known and comfortable to...

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