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Frontier's Award-Winning SPARK Program

Montessori Inspired

SPARK places ultimate focus on supporting our residents' ideas, choices, and independence. We empower residents to create a community that speaks to them. Our staff foster the natural spark within each individual by encouraging new idea and helping to make these ideas reality.

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The SPARK Difference

  • Based on science and research
  • Based on rehabilitation techniques
  • Keeps seniors socially engaged in a meaningful way
  • Aims at increasing engagement and skills as we age
  • Uses proprietary assessment tools that go beyond traditional methods

About Neawanna by the Sea

Levels of Care: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Neawanna by the Sea is an Independent Living & Assisted Living community that provides exceptional person-centered holistic care to residents.

Located in the heart of Clatsop County, our community is nestled near many attractions, including shopping areas, restaurants, and nearby beach access. Whether your loved one is moving in from Cannon beach, Astoria, Portland, or anywhere else, they’ll feel right at home at Neawanna by the Sea.

One of the things residents love about our community is our care staff. We take a vested interest in each new resident, treating them as we would our own family members. Your loved one will be surrounded by staff that comes in every day with a smile on their face because they can help make a difference in their lives.

Residents also enjoy homemade meals in a warm, social environment. When they aren’t eating, they’re enjoying some of our engaging social programs. We host weekly entertainment, monthly town hall meetings, quarterly family events, and seasonal holiday parties.

But most importantly, the right new home for your loved one should look after their wellbeing. Our assisted living staff remains onsite 24/7 to ensure residential safety and health. We’ll arrange any trips to the doctor’s office, coordinate health care plans with partner providers, and provide medication management when necessary.

We believe your loved one’s new home should be both safe and exciting. If you agree, schedule your consultation with a Neawanna by the Sea representative today to see the community’s magic yourself!

Shawna Weist
Shawna Weist

Shawna Weist

Executive Director

Shawna has worked in senior communities including skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care since 2008. Prior to that she worked for the State of Nevada, Division for Aging Services. She has had a passion for working with our elderly population for decades. After watching her own family struggle with care for her grandmother and grandfather, she wanted to help others in caring for their loved ones and provide the education and resources they need. Shawna has been happily married to her husband for 20 years, and they share a blended family of six boys (three each). She just welcomed their 11th grandbaby! She enjoys traveling, the ocean, being outdoors, and family time.

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It is a perfect fit for my parents. We are very satisfied with our experience.

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Levels of Care

Independent Living

We offer exceptional independent living services for older adults who are capable of living on their own but enjoy the company of other older adults.

Upon moving in, you'll have access to an excellent community of other seniors and caregivers who provide everything necessary for a fun, immersive experience.

Assisted Living

Assisted living is the perfect option for older adults who need a little extra care but want to maintain a fun and social lifestyle.

After move-in, your loved one will have access to skilled caregivers who provide everything necessary for a meaningful, elevated experience.

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