Under sponsorship from the Odd Fellowship of North America, the Holgate Community has been providing a continuum of care for over 100 years. Ours is a not-for-profit campus located in a beautiful neighborhood in SE Portland, and we provide a complete range of living options to match the lifestyles and individual needs of seniors. We offer independent living in the Odd Fellows Retirement Home, low-income independent apartments for seniors at Kenilworth Park Plaza, and state of the art medical & rehabilitative services in combination with skilled nursing care at our Friendship Health Center. Seniors and their families will find our care and services are centered around our residents’ needs. By listening to those we serve, we are proud to provide a model community for seniors that they can call home.
Thomas Wildey, founder of Odd Fellowship in North America, was a man of immense vitality, humor, and warmth. Born in London and left an orphan, he took his childhood experiences to later establish the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, dedicating the Order to achieve philanthropic goals. “Educate the orphan, care for the sick, and bury the dead” were the cornerstones of his vision. The order has grown immensely over the past two hundred years, carrying out his vision and championing the ideals of Friendship, Love, and Truth. There are over 75 nursing facilities throughout North America that are operated by the Independent Order of Oddfellows making it an important and influential part of today’s health care continuum.
We want to thank you for all the good things you make possible here at our new home. It’s a year next month since we’ve been here! It was especially great that you made it possible for us to go to ‘Oklahoma.’ I’d wanted to go to one of the shows and this is special to both of us
My father lived at Odd Fellows for fourteen months. During that time he was treated with respect and caring. . . . What I liked most of all was that the staff was always there with the residents giving them a pat on the back or just a sit down conversation. How wonderful that in our hurried world you give that very important gift of personal attention.
The Odd Fellow Retirement Home is the answer to senior citizens who enjoy being with others. . . . The staff is professional and has a caring and loving attitude. We both know our Mom is being well taken care of and is happy. We couldn’t have found a better place for her to live and thrive.