The inspiration for WLRC began with a group of Christians concerned with providing both physical and spiritual care for retired individuals. This founding group based it’s idea on the following goals:
- To provide retirement services to individuals age 62 or older in a central location.
- To provide spiritual care by including a chapel on the premises.
- To provide health care services that will care for the entire person’s spirit, mind, and body.
WLRC was incorporated in the late 1950s as a non-profit organization. The facility’s cornerstone was laid in 1962, and the first residents moved in later that year.
Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community stresses COMMUNITY, because it is the philosophy of our volunteer Board of Directors that each person is an integral part of a community.