Most people don’t associate long-term care facilities with “family,” but Beaverton has a retirement living community where family is everything. Founders Walter and Helen Friesen, and their adult children are committed to serving families. Following the success of Hearthstone of Beaverton (a smaller, boutique-style adult assisted living community), the Friesens built Hearthstone at Murrayhill — a larger retirement community (located in Beaverton at the corner of Scholls Ferry Road and Davies) offering independent living, assisted living and memory care.
The Friesens set their sights on creating Beaverton retirement communities where seniors could receive progressive levels of care in a setting as comfortable and inviting as their own home. They wanted a place where families looked forward to visiting their loved ones, and they made it their mission to serve with love, respect and integrity. By all measures, the Friesens have succeeded.
In 2012 Hearthstone at Murrayhill celebrated their ten-year anniversary, and the Friesens continue to emphasize family. Recently they chose a new name for their memory care community: Anna’s Place. The name honors the Friesen’s deceased mothers – Anna Dick and Anna Friesen – both of whom instilled a lifelong commitment to serving others, especially families.