Office Manager Conference

Caring Places Management – Forest Grove, Oregon Back in May, Caring Places Management hosted an office manager training conference. These two days were filled with informational sessions ranging from customer service to marketing. Our office managers had a wonderful time getting to know each other and learning more about the business of assisted living and

Firecracker Hot Dog Sticks

Ingredients: • 12 long skewers • 12 hot dogs • 1 (11-ounce) can refrigerated breadstick dough • 12 thick slices cheese Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. Stick one skewer lengthwise into each hot dog, allowing about 2 inches of the skewer to stick through the top.

Celebrating 1 Year!

Elderberry Square – Florence, Oregon This month we celebrate 1 year of being part of Caring Places Management. We are proud to be a member of the Florence community and look forward to exceeding expectations through loving, thoughtful care. A big thank you to all our staff members that help make this happen. Cheers!

Spring Tea Party

Recently, we took the opportunity to celebrate the coming warmer season with a little tea party, complete with fine china tea sets and real tablecloths, because we are just that fancy sometimes! Hot tea, baked goods and finger sandwiches were served and those who attended, enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to just relax and socialize with

Gratitude Journals

We recently made gratitude journals. Described by Wikipedia as a diary of things in which one is grateful. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives. We had a wonderful time making these journals. We look forward to filling them with positive words. Source:

Cartoon Corner

San Juan Villa – Port Townsend, WA One of our talented residents is a cartoonist. Bob submitted this cartoon for the April newsletter. Thanks Bob! ‘Keep ‘em coming!’

Waiting In Line

Hearthside Manor – University Place, WA Lon Cole is a dear friend of Hearthside Manor who also suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He has offered to share a poem with our readers each month. These poems are from his new book: Celebrate Survival. Enjoy!   Waiting in Line Waiting in line can be such a pain

A Talent Show

Heritage House Morton – Morton, WA This spring our residents at Heritage House were treated to a delightful talent show sponsored by AmeriCorps and youth from our community. Many of these volunteers work extensively throughout east Lewis County enriching and benefiting the lives of people in all walks of life in our unique mountain home.

Mud in Your Eye (and everywhere else)

Forest Grove Beehive & Hawthorne House – Forest Grove, OR On St. Patrick’s Day, a few employees gathered for a team-building exercise at the Tualatin Valley Dirty Leprechaun 5K Mud Run. Our team ran over, under, up and down the 5K mud-filled obstacle course, struggling during some challenges and conquering others. Sliding down a muddy