An Introduction to Hawthorn Retirement Group, Llc
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9310 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 200 Vancouver, WA 98662
Founders: Bob Colson Established: 2000
(866) 531-0695

About Hawthorn Retirement Group LLC

This for-profit, privately held management and consulting service operates communities that offer retirement, personal care, assisted living, and memory care services. The first Hawthorn Retirement home was established by Bob Colson in the 1970s, but in 2000, Hawthorn Retirement Group formed to develop and operate more than 30 senior communities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, with headquarters in Vancouver, Washington. Colson's company, Colson & Colson, continues to build 10 to 12 new communities per year. Although they continue to grow, the Hawthorn Retirement Group management runs and operates the properties with a main focus: helping seniors live a full, rounded lifestyle.

From food services to maintenance services, Hawthorn manages many community amenities in- house and employs more than 600 people. In 2009, nreionline.com reported that this retirement group had the second largest portfolio growth (28 percent) over a two-year period. Hawthorn owners also made number 33 on the 2009 American Seniors Housing Association 50 owners list, and number 22 on the Assisted Living Federation of America's Senior Living Executive 2013 Largest Senior Living Providers list.

Hawthorn's Senior Living Options

Whether your loved ones join Hawthorn for retirement living, assisted living, personal care, or memory care options, the community's holistic approach is carried throughout. From living space to activities to day-to-day living, Hawthorn communities foster a sense of kinship without compromising each resident's sense of independence.

Apartments include studios, one bedroom and two bedroom suites, and utilities are always included in the rent. Residents can cook their own meals in private fully equipped kitchens or join friends and neighbors in the community dining rooms. However, regardless of the senior living option you need for your loved one, amenities such as housekeeping are always included.

Retirement Living Communities

With a fine-tuned balance of community living, independence, and privacy, retirees can enjoy full amenities like private apartments while taking advantage of services such as house cleaning and chef-prepared meals. With Hawthorn taking charge of daily life maintenance such as cleaning, grocery shopping, and yard work, seniors are able to free up time to rest and focus on enjoying life.

Assisted Living and Personal Care Communities

The assurance of around-the-clock health and personal care services coupled with independent and private living quarters make Hawthorn assisted living communities a confident choice for retirees. Along with private apartments with kitchenettes and large bathrooms, nurses and resident assistance are available 24 hours a day to provide medication management, bathing support, dressing assistance, mobility aid, and other routine needs.

Memory Care Communities

Hawthorn offers the comforts of home within caring, safe, and supervised communities for seniors with dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. Designed to enhance the quality of life for memory care residents, seniors can retire in semi-private and private apartments equipped with spacious bathrooms. Three meals a day are served in the community dining room and nurses and residential assistants are available around the clock to lend a hand with medications, dressing, bathing, mobility, and other daily needs.

Compassionate Nurses and Resident Assistants

Guided by the principal that "you never go wrong doing the right thing," on-site management teams are available 24 hours a day to support your loved one with day-to-day needs, including nutrition, medication, bathing, dressing, and mobility. Social outings and recreational activities are also coordinated and assisted by the caring and compassionate staff at the Hawthorn Retirement Group communities. However, it is the fact that all managers live on-site full-time that sets these communities apart, giving them a first-hand look at the lifestyle that the other residents are experiencing. These managers personally pour coffee, attend meals, and make certain that the residents are happy - and healthy. Assistant managers, who also live in the building, are also there to assist should a resident pull the emergency cord located in every apartment.

All-inclusive Services and Amenities

Hawthorn Retirement Group communities offer wellness centers, culinary services, physical fitness programs, activities programs, travel programs, and intellectual and cultural programs to make seniors' golden years all they've dreamed they would be. Comfortable buses offer a convenient option for appointments and errands as well as special excursions to day trips, events, and places of interest. Many communities have an on-site barber and beauty shops, banking, chapel services, community dining rooms, common areas for socializing, gardens, shuffleboard, and more. And, don't be surprised to see retirees gathered in the billiard room for a little friendly competition. Media lounges and gym equipment are also available at no additional charge and seasonal and holiday celebrations, live entertainment, and birthday parties are open to all residents.

Dynamic Activities Program

From a game of cards to live entertainment, Hawthorn fosters socialization and connection within its communities through activities, events, and outings. Tai Chi on the lawn, pinochle in the pool table area, bingo in the activity room, or bean bag baseball in the atrium are just some of the ways your loved ones can stay active and let their inner social butterfly flourish.

Fresh Dining Services

Focused on fresh, high-quality ingredients that offer appealing and healthy choices for everyone, all meals are made from scratch and served three times a day in the community dining rooms, with nutritional snacks, coffee, tea, and fresh fruit made available throughout the day. The dining room fosters a warm and comfortable social environment while private family dining rooms are also available to reserve for special events or cozy family meals.

On-site Wellness Center

Hawthorn's on-site Community Wellness Centers promote good health with easy access to a library of wellness education, including specific health conditions, as well as how to maintain wellness in general. The Center also offers professional health screenings such as hearing tests, blood pressure screening, podiatry evaluations, and more. To further educate its residents, the Wellness Center also presents seminars to focus on health topics such as medication use, nutrition, sleep, and weight management.

Comprehensive Physical Fitness Program

Through strength training and cardiovascular exercise programs, Hawthorn communities make physical fitness a priority. Physical fitness programs promote vitality, balance, strength, flexibility, endurance, and more and cater to a variety of fitness levels that lead to the same goal: overall good health.

Extraordinary Travel Programs

From local shopping trips to daylong excursions, Hawthorn communities make it easy and fun for residents to get out and enjoy activities away from home. Travel destinations vary by community and time of year, but a comfortable shuttle and helpful staff offer ample opportunity for your loved ones to take life by the horns.

Ample Intellectual and Cultural Programs

Promoting an active senior lifestyle through activities and education, Hawthorn's Intellectual and Cultural programs offer residents the opportunity to enjoy new experiences while gaining new skills. Retirees are invited to discuss current issues, explore the arts, and even travel to new locations. Creative writing classes, garden clubs, cooking demonstrations, and more are a common pastime at these communities, while concert and theater performance lovers can get their fill at the many planned outings.

Featured Communities

Hawthorn Retirement Group operates 24 senior living locations in the United States, five Hawthorn communities in Canada, and three locations in the United Kingdom. Seniors can dive right into retirement living at Amber Park in Pickerington, Ohio, Chesterfield Heights in Midlothian, Virginia, Liberty Heights Gracious Retirement Living in Rockwall, Texas, Paloma Landing Retirement Community in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Summit Glen in Colorado Springs, Colorado, or other retirement living community Hawthorn offers.

Residents will feel right at home at one of the many assisted living communities such as Acadia Assisted Living in Dallas, Texas, Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living in Portland, Maine, Mulberry Gardens Assisted Living in Munroe Falls, Ohio, or many of the other assisted living options Hawthorn owns and operates.

For retirees needing personal care, Victoria Park Personal Care Home in Regina, Saskatchewan is the perfect place to call home. And Hawthorn lovingly presents three communities with memory care services: Edgewood Point Assisted Living in Beaverton, Oregon, Palms at Bonaventure Assisted Living in Ventura, California, and Winterberry Heights Assisted Living in Bangor, Maine.

Regardless of the level of care or independence needed, Hawthorn Retirement Group is a place seniors are happy to call home.

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