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Brought to you by Margaret Norman - Beaverton Lodge - RETIREMENT LIVING INSIDER -

BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret Norman When you're considering retirement living for you or your parents, it's a good idea to investigate how prepared each retirement community is if you or your parents move there. Now, I don't mean you should investigate whether each community has complimentary scheduled transportation (we do) or exercise and art classes to keep you or your loved ones active and healthy (we do), that much is obvious.

But something that often gets overlooked is the emergency preparedness of a retirement community. With all of the fires, storms, earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters that have been occurring more often than ever before, it's important to ask whether a retirement community has a plan in place in the event of a natural disaster.

Do they have a plan in place for a winter storm like the ones we had last year here in the Portland area? Do they have an emergency generator and emergency food and water? Do they have resident managers that are onsite with residents day and night in case of an emergency? With the eclectic Oregon weather in mind, these are all good questions to ask.

And at Beaverton Lodge, we can answer yes to all of the above. We have a great plan in place, a large generator to run both of our elevators, emergency food, water, and supplies, and, most importantly, our management teams live onsite and will be there 24/7, whether there is an emergency or no emergency at all.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005

503-646-0635

beavertonlodge.com

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