Community Story: Find Love and Friendship at The Springs Living

16 Blanche_Herb_enhancedBy Joyce Richter

In Love…. “We lived in the same neighborhood and our kids grew up together,” says Blanche, a resident at The Springs at Tanasbourne retirement community. “Herb lost his wife to Alzheimer’s and I lost my husband to a heart attack.”

The couple pauses to exchange a nod, then Blanche continues, “so a couple of years later, we decided to join forces and enjoy life.”

“We’ve been married 20 years now and have enjoyed every minute,” adds Herb.

The Springs Living is a place where loved ones, old and new, and everlasting friendships can flourish. We appreciate that new friendships and relationships are fostered within our community and long-term relationships are nurtured. We also understand, through national studies, that people live longer and healthier lives when they don’t live alone.

And Friendship… “We met at OSU and have been friends since college,” says Suzanne. “We were going to be teachers and we shared an apartment while doing our student teaching.”

“When we graduated, we both took off for Southern California in a ’59 Chevy convertible,” laughs Marcia. “We had so much fun, and our lives have stayed intertwined ever since. Eventually we both moved back to Oregon and over time we found ourselves living alone.”

“A year ago, we made the move to The Springs Living,” continues Suzanne. “In fact, our apartments are right next to each other.”

“We’ve come full circle,” they chime in together. “A friendship that is everlasting.”

To learn more about The Springs at Tanasbourne, visit 1950 NW 192nd Ave., Hillsboro, or call 503-629-5500 |