In 1948, the Pacific Coast Conference Mennonites began a rescue mission in Portland, Oregon. Part of the vision of that mission was to create a farm home outside of the Portland area for recovering alcoholics to work on a farm.
By early 1949, a 160-acre farm was donated and a home was built. The farm operated until 1955, at which time the farm home was converted into a nursing home. The rescue mission continued to operate as such until about 1970.
Several additions and remodels of Rock of Ages occurred as it operated under Pacific Coast Conference Mennonites until 1968. At this time Bible Mennonite Fellowship Inc., another group of Mennonite Churches, took over the operation.
The board of directors made the decision to close the facility doors from 1973 until 1976 for renovation. It reopened as a 21-bed Residential Care Facility and has operated with RCF licensure since that date.
In 1989, plans were being made to build a small village and in 1991 we were building the first homes in Valley View Retirement Village. The 40 homes, most constructed as duplexes, now serve our more independent residents.
In 1995, the M.A.I.D.S. In-Home Care Program was started to meet the needs of those who required help in their own homes here on campus.
We now offer hospice care for those in need. Our program continues to grow and provide compassionate care for retired adults in our residences.
A caring community, nurturing friendships,
thriving by serving each other, representing
Jesus and His servant example to all people.
Providing a home where our elders and the
most vulnerable find respect, honor, and
friends. Trustworthy and committed staff
serving in a setting where individuals are
blessed by God’s love and creation.
Rock of Ages provide quality care for loved ones. They do this through compassionate and understanding staff who support their residents and their families. The facilities are always well-kept. Residents are treated as family and are well-loved.
My husband and I moved to our Valley View retirement home in December 2019. We often say to each other “it’s like living in a resort, but better”. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. Many individual yards are show-stoppers. We are able to continue life-long hobbies such as work working, growing one’s vegetables in a community garden, exercise walking around a scenic walking path, landscape gardening, and participating in planned community events. Multiple community buildings are available for shared activities or to reserve for a special personal event. A well equipped fitness space is available that provides both cardiovascular and strength building equipment. Personal services such as toenail care, massage, and beauty/barber visits are easy to schedule. When one needs assistance, be it a medical visit to the nurse practionener, help with moving furniture, meals delivered, or personal living assistance, it is only a phone call away. We find the Staff here are exceptional, whether it’s a caregiver, a kitchen helper, or a maintenance expert. We are well pleased with our choice to spend our elder years here in this caring community and environment.
Two and one-half years ago, my husband fell ill and required hospitalization. When he was to be released, we were allowed to bring him to stay at the Transitional Care unit rather than a large commercial nursing home because of the reputation for quality of care provided by Rock of Ages. Everything he needed or required in personal and/or hospice care was provided. His room was a large roomy suite with a valley view and included an attached room for family. The caring staff also provided the support I needed. I am ever grateful.
I have my own home here at Valley View in the quiet, peaceful and safe village neighborhood. I am surrounded by nice neighbors and nature. It’s a lovely place to live.
Great staff to work with!
In June of 1981, Delvin Zook became a full time volunteer for Rock of Ages Mennonite Home. Delvin, his wife Twila, and their children moved to a home on the grounds. Delvin served in the maintenance department as well as in direct care staff. He was also an administrator-in-training. In 1982, he became a paid employee and the administrator of the facility.
Delvin’s passion is serving the elderly population. He believes that quality for seniors in a home-like setting is very important. He has worked to improve not only the organization here, but also on various work task forces for the State of Oregon. Delvin also has served in various positions in the Oregon Alliance of Senior and Health Services, a state association serving about 100 not-for-profit facilities. In addition, he is a Board member for Leading Age, the national organization serving not-for-profit facilities. Delvin has served over 16 years for the National Board of Examiners (NAB).
Delvin is active in the community, serving on boards such as McMinnville Chamber of Commerce and Western Mennonite School. Delvin and his wife Twila have been serving Rock of Ages residents for over 36 years.
Director of Operations
Karen has served over 30 years at Rock of Ages/Valley View, with compassion she has served various leadership positions. She is serving as the Director of Operations.
Rebecca, managing the kitchen and dining works with a smile, strives to improve dining and providing delicious meals for the residents and an excellent dining experience.
Alex is serving as the Chaplain, to deliver spiritual guidance, emotional support, and practical assistance to the residents, families and employees.
Memory Care Administrator
Catya is an inspiring leader. She holds an Oregon RCF Administrators license. She is a great leader and guides quality care in our memory care center. Katya has worked for Rock of Ages for over 4 years.
In-Home Care Administrator (M.A.I.D.S.)
After 7 years as an in-home caregiver Andrea will become the administrator of MAIDS once she has completed her Administrator in-home certification.
Ginger Teller has over 20 years of experience in Accounting and Compliance as a bookkeeper, auditor and investment management compliance associate. She is serving as our Bookkeeper.
Spiritual Life Team
The team’s responsibilities include visitation for those needing support, showing compassion through a difficult time, and rejoicing together at times of celebration and achievements.
We are seeking Volunteers, Caregivers and a Bookkeeper/Office Manager.
If you would like to help out as a volunteer, Come see us. There are tons of opportunities to help out!
To apply for the CEO position, please read our job description below and reach out to us to apply!