About Bonaventure Senior Living

At Bonaventure, you’ll find more than just beautiful, spacious suites and charming communities. You’ll find a place that feels like home and friends who feel like family. The communities we build, amenities we provide, and programs we design are all inspired by our belief that you should enjoy retirement on your terms. The culture we’ve created here is one of respect for who you are and what matters to you—along with an appreciation for your stories and accomplishments.

It’s Actually Not About Us

From our About Us page, you’ll quickly learn that it’s not actually about us. We center all we do around the health and happiness of our residents. This commitment is the inspiration behind our focus on creating an exceptional lifestyle for all of our residents. However, we know that everyone’s idea of perfection is different and changes over time. Our agility and flexibility as a team allow us to evolve as a company, make changes that are right for each location, and respond quickly to our residents’ needs and wishes.


Our Senior Living Hospitality

Our senior living communities wouldn’t feel like home without the hospitality of our nurses, caregivers, directors, and the rest of our Bonaventure team. Our staff is just as dedicated to their practice as they are helping each of our residents feel empowered to enjoy retirement on their own terms. Our team members are qualified, courteous, attentive, and friendly.


Senior Living Executive Director: The executive directors at our senior living communities are exceptional leaders. They encourage our teams to be experts in their profession without sacrificing the courtesy and compassion that working in an assisted living community requires. Our EDs must also have exceptional customer service skills, hospitality experience, and personnel management experience. Additional requirements for this position include:


An administrators license in their respective state.


Continuing education each year.


Two or more years of professional experience in geriatric and or health field.


Knowledge of practical application governing assisted living in their state.


Experience in hospitality including housekeeping, dining services, and day to day maintenance operations.


Not required, but Bonaventure ED’s also are CPR, First Aid, and Food Handlers Certified.

Assistant Executive Director: At Bonaventure, we look for all of the above qualities in our assistant executive director of our senior living facilities, except for the need to carry an administrators license.

Senior Living Nurse: The nurses at all of our Bonaventure locations must have a Registered Nurse (RN) Degree. Most of all, we look for our registered nurses to have the same passion for assisting seniors towards feelings of independence and joy in their retirement.

Assisted Living Director/Memory Care Director: From our assisted living directors and memory care directors, we look for strong leadership skills and those who are passionate about senior care. Other requirements that we look for include the following:


CPR, First Aid, and Food Handler certifications


Career history in caregiving and/or medication administration


Though these requirements differ by state: Oregon caregivers go through proper training provided by Bonaventure Senior Living, Washington caregivers must be credentialed as well as go through BSL Training, and Colorado caregivers must go through BSL provided training.

* Only communities that offer memory care have a memory care director.

Senior Living Med Techs: We look for all of the above in our Med Techs, including the passion for senior care. In Colorado, our med techs are also QMAP certified.

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Our Board of Directors

Resident satisfaction has always been our measure of success. At Bonaventure, our Board of Directors are the people who live here. They’re the ones we listen to, collaborate with, and answer to. Whether you have a new suggestion or need help with something, our staff is here for you 24/7.

Contact Our Home Office

We welcome your questions and input

Bonaventure Senior Living – Home Office
3425 Boone Road SE
Salem, Oregon 97317

(503) 566-5715

You may email general inquires to:

If you are interested in employment please visit our
Careers page

What to Expect When Moving to an Independent Living Community

It’s normal to feel apprehensive about moving to a new place, a senior assisted living community. You don’t know what to expect, and you’re unsure of whether the lifestyle will be right for you. The more you know about what your new life adventure will be like, the more comfortable you will feel about this new phase of your life. Many of our senior living residents liken their new living arrangements to the best of vacation life, home life, and college dorm life—all rolled into one!

You get the joys of vacation life, such as cleaning services, laundry services, transportation services, and dining services. You won’t have to waste time taking care of unenjoyable tasks any longer. You can spend your time doing the things you love with the people you care about.

You get the coziness of home life, with access to family members, a private room, a library, gardens, a fitness room, and so much more. No day will ever be boring because daily activities are waiting for you to partake.

The fun of a college dorm experience is also present, with instant access to new friends steps from your door. You don’t have to wait for scheduled visits for friendly companionship. You can find friends at meals, at in-facility activities, or during outings in the community. Your social life could be better than ever!

Questions to Ask When Touring Our Long-Term Care Communities

You will probably have tons of questions to ask when you come by our senior care community for a tour, but it’s common for questions to fly out of your head during the tour. We’ve put together a list of questions you could bring along with you, so you won’t have any unanswered questions when you leave.


What is the cost of assisted living?


What are my room options? Will I have to share a bathroom?


Am I able to bring my pet to an elder care independent living community?


What’s the ratio of staff members to residents?


What types of common areas are present in the community?


Activities of daily living are important to me. What types of activities are available?


What types of adventures or recreational activities do you offer?


How will you address my specific needs? Do you provide additional services that other retirement communities don’t provide?


Many retirement homes say they have skilled nursing care. How many nurses do you have on staff?


If I have Alzheimer’s disease, is Bonaventure residential care a good choice for me?


Do you provide different levels of care depending on my specific needs?


I’m looking for a pet-friendly, comfortable home with caring staff. Have I come to the right place?


Social activities and group activities are important to me. Is Bonaventure a fun place to be?


I’m nervous about whether a senior care living community will be a good fit for me. How do you make new residents feel welcome?


Do I qualify for long-term care insurance?


I’ve heard Bonaventure has luxurious apartment homes that are wonderful places to live, but will I receive quality care that addresses my individual needs?

Resident referrals mean a lot to us and to their favorite charity.

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We’re awfully proud of “Bonaventure and You”, our annual holiday fundraising program. What makes it special is the chance to partner with residents for the purpose of giving to causes most meaningful to them. During the campaign, we donate to any qualified charity of the resident’s choice when they refer someone who decides to make this their new home. Last year we raised $250,000 for worthy causes, proving that retirement at Bonaventure can be a “perfectly” rewarding experience, in far more ways than one.

Senior and Family Causes We Support

Our passion for supporting senior and family issues goes much further than the Bonaventure doors. We’re proud to partner with organizations who recognize the importance of helping those in need regardless of age or ability. By working together, we can do a lot of good for our local communities.

Charity Logo Alzheimer America
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Charity Logo Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
Charity Logo MDA
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Charity Logo Boysgirlsclub
Boys and Girls Club of America
Charity Logo Or Foodbank
Oregon Food Bank
Charity Logo Family Building Blocks
Family Building Blocks
Charity Logo Aviation Dreams
Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation
Charity Logo Doernbecher
Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital
Charity Logo Marion Foodshare
Marion Polk Food Share
Charity Logo Alzheimer Oregon
Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon
Charity Logo American Heart
The American Heart Association
Charity Logo American Lung
The American Lung Society
Charity Logo ST Jude
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Charity Logo WWP
Wounded Warrior Project
Charity Logo Salvation Army
The Salvation Army

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