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The Stafford – Lake Oswego Retirement Community

Discover active, upscale senior living in beautiful Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Your Life, Enhanced in The Stafford

Every moment matters at The Stafford. Discover an independent senior living lifestyle focused on vibrant, upscale activities, fine dining and in-house bar service, and luxury amenities to make you feel pampered while living life a little easier. When needed, transition to our assisted living apartments, with the care and assistance you deserve.

We’re here to help you savor the best moments in life. Experience your life enhanced at The Stafford.

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Award-Winning Care

You deserve the best care. We’re honored to receive these awards, recognizing our true commitment to enhancing the lives of everyone who walks through our doors.

AHCA Nation Quality Award Logo 2019
SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Assisted Living Award 2019

Independent Living

Savor the best moments in life with all the amenities and activities to support the independent lifestyle you crave.

Assisted Living

Enjoy your retirement and maintain your independent lifestyle with the support and amenities to make life a little easier.

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Guest Room Stays

The Stafford offers guest room stays! Whether it’s short or long-term, be close to your family or friends in their day-to-day life. Enjoy our engaging activities, delicious chef-prepared meals, or simply spend quality time with your loved one.

Find out more about the convenience of our guest room stays today.

Connecting Residents & Families

Our residents are experiencing life enhanced. Family members want to see it. See the latest happenings, announcements, and activities through LifeLoop.

Our Floorplans

Our community offers a variety of living options to suit your needs.

What We Offer You

At The Stafford, immerse yourself in activities and amenities created with a sophisticated sensibility and attention to every detail. Whether you are sipping wine during happy hour, relaxing in our spa, or enjoying one of our many outdoor concerts, discover our services below, all catered to you!

Caring For You


  • Extensive wellness programs
  • Group programs and activities focused on your health
  • Personalized, compassionate care

Day-to-Day Life


  • Vibrant activities calendar
  • Two in-house restaurants with curated menus
  • In-house transportation, including private town car

Personal Wellbeing


  • Fitness classes
  • Cozy, comfortable living spaces
  • Housekeeping and maintenance

Your Safety Matters


  • 24-hour staff
  • Emergency call system
  • Advanced safety features

Testimonials

Our patients, residents, and families love Avamere! Here’s what they’re saying about their Avamere experience.

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"Feels like being in a grand hotel."

"Wonderful activities for my mother ..."

"I was so worried mom would hibernate in her apartment, but The Stafford's Social Wellness Program has created an atmosphere where she feels safe and that someone is looking out for her. Since moving here, she is so busy with all the wonderful activities she barely has time to fit me into her busy schedule. We are so happy she is here. She is, too." ... A happy family member

Our Community Stories

We have exciting happenings in our active senior living community!
See how we’re enjoying each day here at Avamere.

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

Honoring Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. This is a time to celebrate the culture, rich heritage, and contributions of the Indigenous people and communities of the United States.Our Communities on Native Land The Kalapuya tribe are the original inhabitants where...

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OHCA Awards Stafford Employee with Enrichment of Life Award

OHCA Awards Stafford Employee with Enrichment of Life Award

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Health Care Association (OHCA) awarded Carey Dienhart, Life Enrichment Director with The Stafford, with the Enrichment of Life award. One of the reasons Dienhart earned this award is for her thoughtful events and activities for residents of...

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Happy Assisted Living Week

Happy Assisted Living Week

Sarah Silva, President of Arete Living Arete Living is a senior living management organization proudly managing The Stafford. Happy National Assisted Living Week! This year’s theme is Joyful Moments. I love this focus, as it perfectly encapsulates the heart of senior...

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The People of Arete Living Pod

Passions. Beliefs. Life stories. Helpful resources for the senior living journey. Discover it all here as we get to know our residents, employees, and partners one-on-one.

Arete Living proudly manages Avamere Communities, The Stafford, and Ovation.

Day-to-Day in Our Community

We have exciting happenings in our senior living community! See how we’re enjoying and enhancing lives each day at Avamere.

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Read about how we are responding to the COVID-19 virus.

WORK WITH US

During this time of uncertainty, we have a place for you at Avamere.