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Independent Living

The Stafford Retirement Community, located near Portland in gorgeous Lake Oswego, Oregon offers boutique-style senior independent living. Designed as a destination resort, it offers a full complement of services at a level that will satisfy the most discerning of patrons. Concierge services, a robust wellness program, a full-service day spa, private drivers, and our Northwest fresh “farm-to-fork” cuisine will relax and inspire you.

We’re all about enjoying retirement. In fact, we have found that after moving in and getting settled, many of our residents say they wish they had moved in sooner.

That’s because independent living the Avamere way is all about you.

Enjoy your hobbies, discover a new passion, make friends, and become part of our Avamere family in an active, vibrant independent living community. Let us handle the small, everyday details like housekeeping and maintenance while you make the most of every moment.

When it comes to senior independent living, Oregon families know their loved ones will enjoy life at the Stafford Retirement Community. Located near a par-three golf course, several churches, walking paths, and an off-leash dog park, we strive to offer you a comfortable and stress-free senior living environment.

Community Videos

Resident Testimonial

A Boutique Retirement Experience

Active, Upscale Senior Living in Lake Oswego

Getting to Know Our Stafford Neighbors: Mike Hilty

The Stafford Makes Music During COVID-19

Virtual Tour of The Stafford

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

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.