Our Vision for the Future
In the year 2030, the Mary’s Woods community is internationally recognized as a leader and innovator in meeting the holistic needs of an aging society. Responding to emerging trends, pioneering new approaches to active aging and care giving, and promoting a more socially just society, the Mary’s Woods community has developed a network of advanced tiered-housing, healthcare options and active lifestyle services. Integrating the core values of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, the community emphasizes individual and community-wide wellness and growth, lifelong learning and spiritual development.
At the heart of the network is Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst, a continuing care retirement community offering the highest quality, most innovative, technologically advanced housing and care options. These include: quality independent living facilities; expanded housing with increased services; advanced assisted living; and medical, rehabilitation and health education services focused on wellness. Emphasizing all aspects of active living, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst serves as a cultural resource and activity center for the wider community.
The Mary’s Woods community embraces older people in the community who choose to age in place in their own homes off campus, or in Mary’s Woods sponsored independent living facilities located in the surrounding area that promote active lifestyles for older adults. These living options, linked to the main campus through online technology and shared programs and services, provide alternative affordable pathways to and from services at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst.
The Mary’s Woods community has raised substantial philanthropic support and created a variety of volunteer opportunities to assure the resources to support its continuing advancement, and to provide support for its social justice mission.
Based on its commitment to full development and a just social environment for every older individual, the Mary’s Woods community partners with regional and national health, government, social service, religious and educational institutions to advocate and create advanced, nationally recognized age-friendly local communities where older persons are welcomed, supported and celebrated as a triumph of human dignity.