HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A city ‘bed fee’ on assisted living?

Written August 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

One of the ways that the Albany City Council might try to raise additional money is to charge assisted-living homes an extra fee beyond their city taxes. Whether this idea gets anywhere remains to be seen, but as of now it’s still on a list of nine potential new revenue sources the council has been […]


It’s open: Inside Waverly Place

Written January 10th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Waverly Place, the latest addition to Albany’s string of accommodations for the aged, was under construction for most of 2016 and ’17.  It’s on one of my bike routes, and now that the place is finally finished, I stopped by on Tuesday to see the inside.


Another place for spending old age

Written January 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The numbers of living units designed for old people keep growing for an obvious reason: There are more and more customers for that sort of arrangement and care. In Oregon, the population aged 65 and older jumped — although this may be the wrong word picture — nearly 22 percent from 2000 to 2010, making […]


Building for the old-folks boom

Written November 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

A construction project in North Albany is further testimony, as if any was needed, to the fact that people living longer and eventually getting feeble amounts to a great business opportunity.


 
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