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Country Drive

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Riverside Place – Hoquiam, WA We drove the loop around the East Hoquiam road and decided to stop at the local country store, Thompson’s Grocery, for some ice cream. Kim, the clerk, was so touched seeing everyone having such a good time, that she paid for half of our purchase. During our drive we saw chickens, horses, cows, dogs and…
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The Visions We Share

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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! To be young again is a dream come true We learn as we age that life isn’t…
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They’re Back!

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Heritage House Buckley – Buckley, WA Every fall, shortly after the students return to school, Heritage House pairs up with a small group of young adult students from White River High School to work on job and socialization skills. The students assist with setting the dining room for the lunch meal, some light cleaning, and then spend some time with…
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African Drumming

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San Juan Villa – Port Townsend, WA Last month we walked to the beat of a different drum with a musical group that was new to us at the villa. “Sound Drumming,” lead by Adrienne Robineau. Adrienne brought students and they shared African drumming with us! They provided authentic African instruments allowing the residents to join in. It was a…
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Ferry Ride and Lunch

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Hearthside Manor – University Place, WA We had a great time on the ferry. Afterwards, we went to the Steilacoom Pub & Grill to have some delicious lunch.
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Michalek Farm Visit

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Heritage House Buckley – Buckley, WA We had a great time at the Michalek Farm! We enjoyed a picnic and got so spoiled with nice weather. They always provide us with the grandest treatment of hot dogs, chips, potato salad, fruit salad, drinks and we can’t forget the baked beans! After lunch we got to tour the farm, what a…
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Memory Care in Oregon

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Dear Caring Places residents and loved ones, You may have read or heard about the Oregonian story that was recently published, which focused on memory care communities in Oregon. I want to write to you today to reassure you that the quality care and satisfaction of residents in each of our Caring Places is our number one priority. Each of…
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Brain Exercises 101

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Heritage House Buckely – Buckley, WA Never underestimate the value of those good old games that were played at family time while you were growing up! Here, a group of us are playing a game of dominoes. We have the common rectangle ones, along with square and triangle. We have been very amused at how difficult it can be when…
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Fall is Among Us

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Heritage House Morton – Morton, WA It is so hard to believe fall is upon us. We made the most of our warm, beautiful, summer days. This summer our residents were especially thrilled when our administrator, Tammi, put on her amazing BBQ’s. These incredible meals were appreciated by all. Thank you, Tammi, for always going above and beyond for your…
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Business of the Month

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Westhaven Villa – Aberdeen, WA Congratulations to Westhaven Villa for being named August’s Business of the Month by the Greater Grays Harbor Ambassador Team. What a great honor for Westhaven Villa!
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