Avamere at Chestnut Lane

1219 NE 6th St Gresham OR 97030


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Avamere at Chestnut Lane is one of only three communities in the entire country that is for deaf and deaf/blind residents. Our building overlooks downtown Gresham and views of Mt. Hood from our dining room are spectacular. We are located just 20 minutes east of Portland and it is easily accessible by light rail. Residents and their families are just a quick train ride from Portland's boutique shops, eclectic dining scene, Oregon Zoo, world famous rose gardens and the Portland Saturday Market.

Our community was specifically designed with wide open areas so that residents can sign to each other from across the room. Rooms include kitchenettes, private bathrooms, walk in closets and many windows. Residents also have the option for a video phone in their apartment or they may use the community videophone. All of our staff are fluent in sign language and some are deaf themselves.

We are a very active community and our smaller size allows us to tailor our programs to each individual's needs and preferences; current resident and staff favorites include:

Weekly bowling
Wine tasting tours
Driving through the Columbia River Gorge
Hosting events for deaf community
Fun daily activities such as 'Dress Up Your Pet Day' and 'Twiddle Your Thumbs Day'
We are very pet friendly, over the years our non-human residents have included not only dogs and cats but rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish and parrots.
At Avamere at Chestnut Lane we recognize that our residents have different needs and wishes when it comes to senior living as a deaf person. We are delighted to provide an environment which respects and meets those needs.

Pricing at Avamere at Chestnut Lane

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Avamere at Chestnut Lane

  • Needs More Cleaning!!

    I really hope that it could be possible that they made a specific area for smoking. At any entrance family and loved ones always have to pass by so much smoke and it's making my loved one sick. At the beginning...

Community Details at Avamere at Chestnut Lane

  • Avamere at Chestnut Lane Amenities

    • Meals Provided
    • Devotional Services Offsite
    • Activities Onsite
    • Indoor Common Areas

Senior Housing Types Provided at Avamere at Chestnut Lane

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Nursing Home
  • Care Homes
  • Independent Living
  • Home Care
  • Senior Apartments