About our retirement community in Dallas, Oregon
Continuing our mission to serve seniors in the Dallas, Oregon area
More than a beautiful 30-acre senior living community, Dallas Retirement Village represents a decades-long commitment to seniors in the Dallas, Oregon area. It all started in 1947 when members of three local churches rented a big, yellow house to serve as a care center for aging adults. Over the years, we continually grew and evolved in response to the demand for senior housing.
Today, Dallas Retirement Village is a thriving Life Plan Community offering a full range of options to more than 400 residents. This includes independent living Garden Homes and apartments, as well as high-quality, on-site health care services: assisted living, memory care, long- and short-term nursing care, and rehabilitation services.
Part of local family stories for 75+ years
Dallas Retirement Village has family connections that span several generations. In fact, a number of our current residents have fond memories of parents, aunts, and uncles who lived here. This on-going connection demonstrates a level of trust that can only be earned by years of exceptional service.
DRV has always felt like my home away from home. My parents were here for several years, and I visited them almost every day. Because of this, I really got to know most of the staff; so after they passed away, and my turn came to find a retirement place–I just came back home! Wonderful staff, fun activities, good food, and beautiful surroundings. What’s not to like?!
Local staff brings love and support to residents
As one of Polk County’s largest employers, Dallas Retirement Village is a place where employees are truly part of our community. In fact, many of our 300+ employees build fulfilling careers with us that span 5, 10, or even more than 35 years! Along the way, residents enjoy building warm relationships with employees. That’s why we make it a commitment to invest in employees through programs including fully paid Certified Nurse Assistant classes, scholarships for continuing education, competitive benefits, and more.
Volunteers add to the community spirit
Our unique connection to the surrounding Dallas area shines through in the dedication of our volunteers. Each year, more than 100 volunteers donate thousands of hours sharing their time, talents, and passions with residents.
We demonstrate Christ’s love by providing a continuum of quality services and care to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents with dignity and respect.
Staying true to our roots, Dallas Retirement Village remains a non-profit retirement community with a charitable mission to serve the needs of area seniors. This faith-based mission separates us from corporate-owned communities. We direct all profits toward continual enhancements for residents, not for the financial gain of an out-of-town corporate owner. Plus, the spiritual soundness of our community continues to draw in people of all faiths and religions.
Health Center Administrator
I began working at Dallas Retirement Village in April 2021, as the Interim Administrator and I was hired as the permanent Health Center Administrator in July 2021. I have been in senior care for over 10 years from housekeeping and activities to marketing and sales and ultimately completing a 1-year management training program out of Indiana. My grandparents played a significant role in raising and taking care of me as I grew up. As they got older, I stepped up to care for them until they both passed, and I found myself wanting to continue caring for seniors. I want residents of Dallas Retirement Village to feel like this is their home and that they are getting the care they deserve. I enjoy getting to know the residents, their families and hearing their stories. Dallas Retirement Village is incredibly welcoming, and I feel I have a new extended family right here, through the residents and staff.
Assisted Living Administrator
I have been at Dallas Retirement Village since 2011 and overall, in Senior Living for 11 years. As a child I spent many hours at our elderly neighbors’ homes. I suppose some of the draw was their candy dishes that were always full. Later, as a High School student one of my closest friends was 86 years old. From that moment on I began working as a caregiver with an in-home caregiving agency. After college graduation, I moved into activities at an Assisted Living and Memory Care community and eventually into a coordinator position, overseeing the Memory Care. I love senior care because I get to fulfill my lifelong goal of helping people while I also get to be creative. I love Dallas Retirement Village because it is a faith-based nonprofit. I get to live out my faith in my everyday work life… just how senior care should be done.
Memory Care Administrator
My name is Rachel Nash and I am the Memory Care Administrator at Dallas Retirement Village. I came to Dallas Retirement Village with Almost 14 years of experience in senior living. I began volunteering in senior living when I was 14 years old as a helper to the Director of Activities. When I was old enough to become a caregiver, I applied right away! From caregiving, I transitioned into various jobs within assisted living and memory care communities, where I eventually became a Memory Care Administrator at the age of 23. I was born in Springfield Oregon and raised in Salem Oregon. I have six children all of which are girls! When I am not working, I am playing with my children and hosting dinners and events. I have a passion to work in the senior care Industry and have since I was a girl. I strive to make sure my residents receive the best quality of care, of which they are so deserving. I am so happy to be a part of Dallas Retirement Village!
Hired as the Executive Director of Dallas Retirement Village in late 1997, I have been part of this community for more than two decades. Much has changed over the years as we continually seek to meet the needs of our campus and the larger community. Educationally I received my Bachelor of Arts degree and followed that with a master's degree in business administration. I also hold a Skilled Nursing Home Administrator’s license. Prior to coming to Dallas Retirement Village, I served in administrator positions in senior retirement settings as well as acute hospital administrator, all in the Orange and San Diego counties of southern California. My wife and I have two adult children and a couple of grandchildren. A few of my favorite hobbies include camping, hiking, and photography. We love Oregon and plan to remain here after retirement. One of the main things that drew me to Dallas Retirement Village was our faith-based mission and values. I am very gratified that in my time here we have been able to continue to provide professional, friendly, and comfortable community that our residents call home. In the future I plan to continue to fulfill our mission of service and look for the next opportunity to expand the services and meet the needs for Dallas Retirement Village.
- Nancy Adams, President
- Mark Lowen, Vice President
- Bob Ottaway, Treasurer
- Susan Humphrey, Secretary
- John Buckingham
- Debbie Pauls
- Jeremey Santee-Malloy
- Susan Morrill
- Jana Fogg
The Foundation is an integral part of Dallas Retirement Village, creating legacy through financial gifts that are used to carry out its mission to lovingly care for the residents of Dallas Retirement Village and seniors within the greater community.