Testimonials

Testimonials

There are so many reasons why we chose to live at Mary’s Woods: The great, competent and caring staff; cordiality of residents; and the fantastic campus with forests, open areas and wildlife. Then there is the delicious and healthy food, great activities, calm and peaceful atmosphere of the Provincial House and how close we are to Marylhurst University. Mary’s Woods is truly a wonderful place to live!

– Vic & Pauline Christianson


Mary’s Woods is a true community, a caring one where we are nurtured in every respect. While my husband and I didn’t really come here to make new friends, we have done just that. We’ve encountered a number of new lifelong learning opportunities too. Plus, we just love the beautiful, peaceful campus.

– Carolyn Snow


After looking at an even dozen retirement communities, Mary’s Woods easily rose to the top! After moving in, it quickly became very evident that our choice was the very best we could have made. From the beautifully landscaped campus and abundance of available activities, to the facilities and the various services, including dining that can easily compete with the very best, we are convinced a better choice simply would not have been possible for us! But what makes it all work for us are the people; a friendly and happy service staff at all levels and a delightfully spirited and welcoming group of fellow residents that makes it seem like we are at home and in the midst of a warm and happy family. We love Mary’s Woods!

– Paul and Gert Gulyas


When Marilyn and I decided it was time to start looking for a retirement community, we started shopping about two years before we made our decision. After visiting other locales, we kept comparing them to Mary’s Woods. Mary’s Woods had a warm and friendly feel wherever one went on campus. Some of the others had a hotel feel about them; glitzy, plastic and no warmth. The more times we visited Mary’s Woods, the more convinced we were that this was it – our new home! We also love the fact that it is a very diverse, non-denominational environment and everyone is made to feel welcome and at home. We moved here in 2009 and have never regretted that decision and, at times, wish we had moved in earlier!

Now we are part of the Mary’s Woods family and are enjoying every minute of it. The warm feeling is still there and maybe a bit stronger!

– Ray and Marilyn McGovern


I enjoy having the wealth of choices, the independence, companions, celebrations, learning, adventures and fitness-made-fun!

– Virginia Mullen


Beyond the natural splendor, I enjoy sharing life in the wonderful and caring community of Mary’s Woods.

– Ed Sobczak


I eat dinner with a new friend every night. I feel relaxed and secure in my lovely apartment.

– Grace Wygal


The thing I love most about Mary’s Woods is the people! I have made several special friends here and the support from everyone when needed is so wonderful. I enjoy sharing myself and my art work with those who need a gift of love.

– Donna Brinati


When my wife, Evie, and I moved to Mary’s Woods eight years ago, it was the best decision of our lives. We found the complete “package” for gracious retirement living – beautiful grounds, spacious and well-planned apartments and villas, accomplished and interesting residents, a well-managed, financially secure company and a wide variety of diverse activities. Aging can present difficulties but Mary’s Woods offers us a positive, secure and comfortable way to spend our senior years.

– Greg and Evie Hadley


Mary’s Woods has been a wonderful experience for us! We truly feel that by choosing to make Mary’s Woods our home, we not only gave ourselves a marvelous gift, we consider this to be a gift to our children as well. We know that we have tremendous services available to us at Mary’s Woods, and our children will never be burdened with decisions about our housing or healthcare needs in the future. We are happy and they are delighted for us!

– Betty Lou Hutchens