Roy OSU Award
The Stafford, a boutique retirement community in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was named Best of Lake Oswego and West Linn!

The prestigious title of “Best of Lake Oswego and West Linn” is a testament to The Stafford’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional retirement living experiences for its residents. The community’s dedication to creating an environment that fosters comfort, well-being, and vibrant social connections has undoubtedly resonated with the local community, as evidenced by the overwhelming support from nearly 20,000 votes in the contest organized by the Lake Oswego Review.

“I express profound gratitude for the immense support from our local community – thank you for your votes,” stated Stevi Smallwood, Executive Director of The Stafford. “I also extend a heartfelt thank you to my team for their dedication to serving our residents with the utmost respect and care. This award is a reflection of our collective commitment to providing an outstanding retirement experience at The Stafford.”

Exciting remodel underway at The Stafford

One of the most exciting developments at The Stafford is the ongoing remodel that aims to elevate the retirement living experience. The remodeling project reflects The Stafford’s commitment to staying at the forefront of innovative and high-class senior living. Residents can look forward to modernized living spaces and cutting-edge design elements that enhance both functionality and aesthetics.

Designed as a small city

The Stafford is designed like a small city, as stated by Stevi.

Residents have access to in-house physical therapy and occupational therapy services, a gym, salon and spa, plus exceptional dining, which really helps The Stafford stand out among other Lake Oswego senior living options.

The Stafford culinary team takes pride in offering a dining experience that goes beyond traditional senior living expectations. Mélange, The Stafford’s in-house restaurant, features carefully crafted menus with locally sourced ingredients. The emphasis on nutrition, flavor, and presentation ensures that each meal is not just nourishing but also a delightful event that residents can savor with friends and family.

Fun at The Stafford

Residents enjoy an active retirement at The Stafford! They host regular activities, outings, and events, including their annual Parties on the Patio each summer.

This elevated life enrichment program promotes engagement and a sense of community amongst residents. The Stafford’s vibrant atmosphere encourages residents to pursue their passions, make new friends, and enjoy their retirement to the fullest.

The Stafford team does such a phenomenal job that it caught the attention of the Oregon Health Care Association, who awarded Life Enrichment Director Carey Dienhart with the Enrichment of Life Award for organizing thoughtful events and activities at The Stafford.

Award-winning senior living

The Best of Lake Oswego and West Linn award is not just a recognition of past achievements but a reflection of The Stafford’s ongoing commitment to excellence in senior living. As the team looks forward to the completion of its exciting remodel, The Stafford remains dedicated to providing a truly exceptional retirement living experience that enriches the lives of its residents in every way imaginable.

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