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Here you will find updates on CCL events, our press releases, and notable news stories.


January 2014:  Willow Place receives deficiency-free survey!  Congratulations to Willow Place Assisted Living in Newberg, Oregon for receiving a Deficiency-Free Survey from the State of Oregon!  Concepts in Community Living, Inc. is proud to manage this outstanding community and thanks the Willow Place team of professionals for a job well done!

December 2013: CCL's Operations Specialist, Elaine Jeffries, selected to serve as mentor for the 2013-2014 class of LeadingAge Leadership Academy. As a past participant, Elaine is honored to be chosen to mentor the new students through this rewarding experience.

December 2013: LaCour House in New Roads, Louisana breaks ground! Over 60 people attended the ground breaking ceremonies earlier this month. LaCour House, slated to open in early 2015, will be a combination assisted living and memory care community  as well as an adult day health care center. "This is a really monumental project for Mr. LaCour and for The Cottonport Bank", stated Executive VP Keith Miller of the bank, "This is the largest loan the bank has ever made in it's 110-year history!"

November 2013:  CCL named as one of the ten P4P (pitch for pilots) pairings with a start up tech company selected from over a thousand innovative aging technology start-up's prescreened by Aging 2.0, created to accelerate innovation in the aging market. Leading Age Oregon, Leading Age Washington and Leading Age California collaborated for the first time to host AgeTech West in San Jose this month.

November 2013: CCL's Oregon based communities participated in Sage Metro Portland's LGBT Equality Survey for Senior Housing and were awarded the highest marks with 5 stars. Sage Metro Portland aims to connect LGBT seniors with LGBT friendly housing. Each community completing the survey received a score of their friendliness and demonstrated commitment to creating more inclusive housing options for LGBT seniors.

August 2013: Three CCL communities receive high industry honors from My InnerView

Congratulations to Willow Place, Redwood Terrace, and Adams House Assisted Living Communities for winning 2012-2013 Excellence in Action Awards. Click to read more!

June 2013: CCL president, Dr. Michael DeShane, and founder, Dr. Keren Brown Wilson, are recognized in the June 2013 Portland State Magazine

Click here to read about their lifelong passion and commitment to improving the lives of elders.

May 2013: Rock Cove resident, Clara Lamb, celebrates her 92nd birthday with a zip line tour

Former Skamania County Clerk and current Rock Cove resident, Clara Lamb, celebrates her birthday with an adventure and shows the world that growing older doesn't mean that you have to become inactive.

Click here to read an article about Clara's adventure!

Clara made the news! Click here to view the segment that aired on KATU News!

April 2013: Cecilia Ellison of Rock Cove is named Noble Caregiver of the Year by WHCA

The Washington Health Care Association has named Cecilia Ellison their Noble Caregiver of the Year! She was nominated by Robin Aman, director of Rock Cove, for giving exceptional care to the residents of Rock Cove and for finding ways to enrich their lives daily. Click here to read more!

April 2013: CCL assumes management of Meadowbrook Place Assisted Living in Baker City, Oregon

Effective April 1, 2013, CCL will officially assume the management responsibilities for Meadowbrook Place Assisted Living Community in Baker City, Oregon. Click here to read more! 

March 2013: Nicki Harold named a member of the board of directors for the Canby Adult Center

Nicki Harold, director of Rackleff Place Assisted Living Community, has been named one of the newest members of the Canby Adult Center board of directors. Nicki will be using her decades of experience serving the needs of senior and disabled adults to bring new insight and fresh ideas to the table as board member. Nicki stated, “I am going to give serving the center my all. I look forward to this commitment and to serving the older adults of Canby in a new way. I hope to strengthen the already good relationship between Rackleff Place and the Canby Adult Center.” Both Rackleff Place and the Canby Adult Center strive to enrich the lives of older adults through their services and programs. For more information, contact Nicki at (503) 266-9555.


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