Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Integrity, passion, camaraderie– these are not just words we say, but ideals that guide and influence every decision we make.


Our people are the heart of our company. We are dedicated to diverse voices within our teams and building a culture of inclusion. These voices make up our team and help our senior living communities thrive.


At Avamere Communities, we value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).

Our DEIB Council

Our DEIB Council is a group of passionate and inclusive leaders committed to strategizing projects that drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Kenny Dew

Kenny Dew

Zanele Mutepfa

Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone

Council Member and Diversity Strategist
Lisa Keizer

Lisa Kaiser

Council Member
Thomas Cloutier

Thomas Cloutier

Council Member
Sarah Silva

Sarah Silva

Council Member

Our People. Our Stories.

Happy Assisted Living Week

Happy Assisted Living Week

Sarah Silva, President of Arete Living Arete Living is a senior living management organization proudly managing Avamere Communities. Happy National Assisted Living Week! This year’s theme is Joyful Moments. I love this focus, as it perfectly encapsulates the heart of...

Celebrate Pride with These Movies, Books, & Podcasts

Celebrate Pride with These Movies, Books, & Podcasts

Happy Pride Month! Each June, people recognize Pride Month to celebrate, learn, and advocate. Supporting each other is something we do year-round, but this month specifically we recognize and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, including our team members and residents....

Avamere Living Communities Partner with Pride Northwest

Avamere Living Communities Partner with Pride Northwest

For Immediate Release: 5/3/2022 Wilsonville, Ore. – Avamere Living communities and Avamere Living skilled nursing are partnering to sponsor Pride Northwest at the upcoming Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade. Avamere Living teams are sponsoring with the...

People of Avamere Pod

Passions. Beliefs. Life stories. Helpful resources for the senior living journey. Discover it all here on the People of Avamere Pod as we get to know our residents, employees, and partners one-on-one.

What We’re Observing

Here are a few of the observances and cultural moments we recognize throughout the year. Follow us on social media to see how we’re honoring and celebrating these moments!

Veterans Day, November 11

We honor and salute the brave individuals who have served in our armed forces. Thank you for your service!

Native American Heritage Month, November

Native American Heritage Month honors the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Take time to learn about their culture and the native land on which we live.

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, November

We believe in a world without Alzheimer’s. Until then, we’ll be here to serve our memory care residents. We proudly support the Alzheimer’s Association. Get involved and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and the 5 million Americans who live with this disease.

Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and honor people of Hispanic heritage who have influenced America in a monumental way and learn about their impact on American culture.

Assisted Living Week, September

Honored the second week of September, Assisted Living Week recognizes those who serve our seniors in assisted living communities. The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living announce a theme each year to celebrate all week long.

Juneteenth, June 19

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth National Independence Day or Freedom Day, is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, but it wasn’t until two years later that the news arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865.

Pride Month, June

Pride Month celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a time to celebrate and learn as we continually foster a world where everyone feels valued and respected.

National Nurses Week, May 6-12

During National Nurses Week, we extend a special thanks to our nurses as they continue to provide quality care to residents. Take time to thank a nurse for their compassionate care!

National Stroke Awareness Month, May

Take time this month to become familiar with the signs of stroke. We are proud supporters of the American Heart Association. Visit them online to keep up with their annual Heart & Stroke Walk.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrates achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843. It also marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, built with significant contributions from Chinese workers.

Celebrate Diversity Month, April

This month is all about celebrating the diversity around us and the value we each bring into our roles, whether in the home, workplace, local community, or world.

Women’s History Month, March

Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions and achievements of women in history and today. International Women’s Day is celebrated March 8, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.