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Regency Newcastle New State of the Art Building

Full Service Retirement and Assisted Living

www.regencynewcastle.com 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road • Newcastle, WA Conveniently located on Newcastle Golf Club Road, just off Coal Creek Parkway, a block south of Safeway and QFC.

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John Kotalik General Manager

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Kathy Kappler combines her skills in marketing with the background of a Registered Nurse. She has 18 years of experience marketing in the field of Assisted Living. Independent and Kathy KappleR RN Assisted Living communities have changed significantly in the past 10 years. Marketing Director Kathy finds our seniors are educated and comfortable in knowing what they want and how to ask the important questions. Kathy loves working with the seniors as she finds them honest with a touch of humor and so much to share from their life experiences. Marketing has its challenge but she states that when you work with these great individuals the challenge just adds to the enjoyment of being a Marketing Director.

egency Newcastle is one of the premier retirement communities in the Puget Sound area – located in the heart of the Eastside in Newcastle. We are not a typical retirement/ assisted living community. Where most communities claim to provide all that we do, we actually deliver on our promises!

From the ambiance of our building to the activities and care services we provide – we are second to no one – and the examples are numerous. Our licensed personal trainer leads our residents through a range of daily exercises – from yoga to light workouts with bands/weights to aqua therapy in our swimming pool. We have a house doctor who not only makes his appointments in our residents apartments, but can order x-ray and lab work be done “in house” in consultation with our nursing staff which helps us provide unparalleled care. And our PT/OT department can provide rehab services via your Medicare/private insurance. We also have a restaurant with chefs and wait staff that provide our residents three meals a day who take into account that most of our residents have challenges in tasting and enjoying their food. And we have three (3) parties a week: Margarita Monday, Cocktail Wednesdays and Happy Hour Fridays with live entertainment. In additon to all these fun activities, we are known for the care we provide. Many of our 100 residents have some level of care needs, including dementia. But our philosophy of engaging all our residents in many social gatherings involving life and care, helps even cognitively impaired residents attain a much higher life satisfaction than would be possible without the variety of social engagements we provide. And it is often the case that upon the passing of one of our residents, we celebrate their passing with memorials and receptions right in our building. This helps provide closure for friendships formed among the residents. Our residents are part of the Greatest Generation – 80 to 95 year olds – all of whom have done so much to build the country we live in. Most of the men are Vets – as are a good percentage of our female residents. Many of the rest fought the battle on the home front - down at Boeing or in the ship yards. We even have a “Rosie the Riveter” in the building. And to be blunt, even though I am the General Manager I flirt shamelessly with 90 year old women and slap the back of grey haired men – telling stories and providing comic relief to help all of us cope with the challenges of aging.”

Leona DuWors RN

Assisted Living Director

Leona DuWors supervises a staff of 20 + Certified Nursing Assistants. Originally from Ohio and Canada, she brings with her many years of experience in Senior Care. Her experience includes staff management, diagnostic assessments, treatment and care plans, coordinating admissions, administering and monitoring of medications, health education, crisis counseling and case management. She offers a comfort level to our residents and much needed support to our families.

Shawna McGovern is the Activity Director here at Regency Newcastle. Beyond the usual outings, fun and games, Shawna brings some very unique programs to our residents. She has 20 years of experience in Personal training with the last 5 working in an Assisted Living setting. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, with specific education in Shawna McGoveN Fitness & Nutrition, Group Senior Activity Director Fitness, and Arthritis Aquatics. Shawna provides one-on-one training to meet a wide variety of resident needs. She offers group classes for all levels, such as body movement from a seated position, as well as Tai Chi and Yoga classes, stretching, and balance work. Our variety of available exercise programming empowers residents to live healthy, fun-filled, lives! So as Shawna always says “just keep moving!”


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Unique to Regency Newcastle – on-site pt, ot and Speech Therapy

egency Newcastle is pleased to provide on-site rehab services typically found only in rehab centers. Through our business partner Summit Pacific Rehabilitation, we offer in house physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy just a few steps from our residents apartment doors. Physical Therapy is a multidimensional field of health care professionals who treat people of all ages who have medical or other health Kim Bailey, PTA / L-RM problems that limit movement and / Director of Physical Therapy or performance of daily functional with resident Doris Bailey. activities. Therapists work in a broad range of occupational settings and areas of specialty. Summit Pacific’s physical therapy departments provide services within Skilled Nursing Facilities and Regency Newcastle is proud to Outpatient, specializing in the needs of geriatrics. Physical offer these Therapy Services that Therapists use diagnostic skills and treatment techniques are usually only provided in a to assist in pain reduction, strengthening and restoration of normal gait and function. Individuals who suffer from Rehab Facility. Our Therapist a disability, minor or major, resulting from impairment of take care of all billing through neurological, orthopedic or multiple medical illnesses can Medicare and private insurance. benefit from physical therapy. Speech-Language Therapy provides evaluation and treatment of impaired language, speech and swallowing. The speechlanguage therapist focuses on the rehabilitation of these skills following stroke, results of anesthesia following surgery, extended hospitalization, long-term effects of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, and memory-cognitive changes due to dementia

Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment designed to assist patients to achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Therapists work with people of varying diagnoses and disabilities including neurological, orthopedic, multiple medical illnesses, and developmental disabilities. Occupational therapists work with patients to restore functional activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing and toileting. Occupational Therapists specialize in the use of adaptive equipment, comprehensive home assessments with adaptation recommendations, and guidance to family and caregivers to increase independence in daily living. Safe and independent living is the goal of Occupational Therapy.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

SPEECH THERAPY

Physical Therapists can focus on identifying barriers to independence and providing treatment to overcome or compensate for those problem areas.

With our Language and Speech Programs, our Speech Language Pathologists help our Clients to understand and interact with others in their environment. The Dysphasia Program provides assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders to maintain nutrition/ hydration and decrease the risk of aspiration of food or fluids.

How Can They Help?

Physical Therapy sessions focus on: • Fall prevention / Balance activities • Safety and endurance with ambulation • Safety with transfers • Assistive device and Wheelchair fitting & training • Body mechanics & joint protection training • Orthotic/Prosthetic device fitting & training • Joint mobility / tone management • Pain Management • Community re-entry training • Caregiver / family instruction • Incontinence Management

within our geriatric population. Speech-Language Pathologists specializing in the area of geriatrics play a key role in the assessment and treatment of swallowing dysfunction including diet modifications, training and teaching of patients/ residents and their caregivers on compensatory swallowing techniques, and the development of assisted feeding programs. The goal of Speech-Language Pathology is the rehabilitation of language, speech and swallowing to the highest level of independence possible.

How Can They Help?

Speech / Language Therapy sessions focus on: • Verbal expression and Comprehension • Attention / Orientation • Reasoning • Memory retraining • Vocal Quality • Oral motor strength and range of motion • Neuromuscular re-education • Diet changes and alterations • Compensatory swallow technique training • Caregiver / family instruction

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY How Can They Help?

The focus of the Occupational Therapy Program is preserving or enhancing independence with daily living skills.

Occupational Therapy sessions focus on: • Environmental adaptations to increase safety and independence • Dressing, Grooming, & Toileting • Safety and endurance with activities of daily living • Adaptive equipment provision and training • Body mechanics and joint protection training in activities of daily living • Vision and hearing • Joint mobility / tone management • Sensation • Caregiver/ family instruction


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weekly Highlights

Monday – Friday: Exercise classes at 9:30am

Body Movement, Balance Work, Yoga, Tai Chi, Resistance Training and Stretching

mondays: Margarita Monday at 4:00pm every other monday: Hot Topics with Lou Guzzo Last monday of the month: Residents’ Birthday Party at 1:30pm Tuesdays: Church Services at 10:30am Tuesdays: Tea Socials and Scenic Drives Every Third Tuesday: Heart Healthy Tips Tuesdays and Thursdays: Doctor Appointments 8:30am – 1:00pm, Bellevue and Issaquah locations Wednesdays: Doctor Appointments 12:30pm – 4:00pm, Renton location Wednesdays: Aqua Fun Wednesdays: Hair Salon 8:00am – 5:00pm | Cocktails at 4:00pm second Wednesday: Flower Crafts last Wednesday: Special Crafts Thursdays: Scenic Drives The News Behind the News with Lou Guzzo fridays: Wine Socials with Live Entertainment | Lunch Outings | Candy Bingo saturdays: Movie Matinées

notable monthly events February:

March:

April:

• Jazz Club • Issaquah Village Theater

• St. Patrick’s Day Party

• Easter Celebration • Tulip Festival • Mariners game • Jazz Club • Movies Out • Golf

• Valentines Dance Party • Museum of Flight

• The Gothard Sisters • Irish Dancing • Snoqualmie Casino • Jazz Club

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Monday: 9:30am – Exercise 10:30am – Tea Social 1:30pm – Hot Topics with Lou Guzzo 4:00pm – Margarita Monday Tuesday: 9:30am – Exercise 10:30am – Tea Social or Heart Healthy Tips (3rd Thursday) 1:30pm – Scenic Drive 2:00pm – Candy Bingo 3:30pm – Wii and Shuffleboard Wednesday: 9:30am – Exercise 10:30am – Tea Social 11:00am – Aqua Fun 1:30pm – Stretch and Balance Workout 4:00pm – Special Cocktails 6:30pm – Movie Night Thursday: 9:30am – Exercise 10:30am – The News Behind the News with Lou Guzzo 11:30am – Crafts 1:30pm – Scenic Drive 3:30pm – Violin Performance 4:00pm – Dancing with Anastasia Friday: 9:30am – Exercise 10:15am – Candy Bingo 11:30am – Restaurant Outing 4:00pm – Wine Social with Live Entertainment 6:30pm – Movie Night Saturday: 9:30am – Current Events 10:30am – Sing-a-Long 3:00pm – Movie Matinée Sunday: 9:30am – Newspaper Social 11:00am – Open Swim 2:00pm – Candy Bingo 4:00pm – Movie Matinée


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Meet your friendly

Chuck Hurter

Chuck Hurter with his wife Gretchen of 26 years, had seven children (4 girls; 3 boys) together. She now lives at a community specific to Alzheimer’s care. In 1951, Chuck completed his master’s in Aeronautical Engineering, but that is only one of his degrees. In all, he attended seven universities! He was born in Chicago but left during his college years. Over his life, he has lived not only in Chicago but also in New Jersey, Missouri, Louisiana and California, however he has spent the last 40 years living in Newport Shores in Bellevue. He maintains an active life, volunteering at Phantom Lake Elementary as a teaching assistant for reading, writing and arithmetic. He also volunteers at SeniorNet, teaching seniors how to use computers several times per week. Chuck also served as a US Army Volunteer in an 81mm mortar squad in the 104th Infantry Division during the Second World War. His hobbies include gardening and boating. He was a member of the US Power Squadron, an educational organization whose mission is to improve maritime safety as well as two yacht clubs. His proudest achievement is having stayed married for so long. We are happy to have such a wonderful gentleman here at Regency Newcastle!

Brad and Elene Bradford Brad and Elene Bradford have been married for 54 years and have three children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They have enjoyed many camping trips with their kids. Brad was an Agency Manager for State Farm Insurance in Yakima, where his lovely wife worked as the Office Manager. During that time, State Farm offered incentive trips all over the world. Brad and Elene were real go-getters and won 15 such trips including ones to Hungary, Germany, Italy, and Hawaii. After Brad retired in 1991, they sold their home and purchased a 40 foot RV, travelling the United States for the next 10 years. Elene loves to read, dance, crochet, knit, fish and numerous sports. She feels that she is blessed to have had such a wonderful life, one which wouldn’t be the same without her family. Brad enjoys traveling, writing, poetry, reading, photography, fishing and just getting out to exercise! He has deep faith in God and simply enjoys being himself and enjoying the company of his family and many friends. We are certainly very blessed to have such a wonderful couple as a part of our family!

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Muriel was born on April 20th 1913, in Gackle Sanbourn County, North Dakota and is one of our oldest yet most active residents. She has so much energy, we often have to stop her from racing down the halls! She married her husband Wayne on December 23, 1944 and was blessed with two boys; Gary and Glenn. She taught elementary school for more than 20 years in California, Montana and Alaska. She also taught English as a Second Language. Muriel enjoys watching sports such as Football and Baseball and she loves to swim. Almost every morning, she swims for an hour in our pool. She claims that her secret to a healthy life is to stay active and simply enjoy the life we are given. Such a lady certainly puts a spring into the life of our building!

Lou and Madeleine Guzzo

Madeleine spent the first seven years of her life in New York City before moving to Cleveland where Lou was born. They met in High School and soon fell in love. They married on February 6, 1943 and just celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. They have four children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Madeleine attended Notre Dame College in Cleveland and while raising their four children she kept busy by managing a dress shop called The Fashion Tree. She was very active at St. Edwards grade school and was in charge of the Mother’s Club at Holy Names Academy on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Lou Guzzo, the one-time crime busting editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, led his staff in the indictment of more than 55 top officials in government and the Seattle Police Department, the county prosecutor and the Chief of Police – all of them involved in a bribery and payoff scandal. He and his news staff also exposed a statewide nursing home racket and prevented race riots with a four month probe of the racism in the city and state. Lou was named Managing Editor at the P-I after nearly 20 years of service with The Seattle Times as the music, drama, film, and art critic. Later, he also served as a communications consultant to the US Atomic Energy Commision and as a Public Affairs Officer in the US State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs. He also helped run Dixy Lee Ray’s successful campaign for Governor of Washington and was her chief policy counselor for her four years in office. In that position, he served as the Governor’s Cultural Affairs Director, her representative to the education commission and liaison to the Indian Tribes of Washington. After government service, Lou became a commentator and editorial consultant at Seattle’s KIRO TV and Radio. He is also a lifetime musician, composer and arranger. Lou has also authored more than 20 books. Two of them, Trashing the Planet and Environmental Overkill, he co-authored with the late Governor Ray; both were bestsellers. Today he remains active by publishing a daily blog on current events. He invites you to visit his website: www.louguzzo.com. Lou and Madeleine enjoy dancing, reading, traveling and golf. In fact, Madeleine got her first hole-in-one at 78 years old! They feel their greatest achievement in addition to their long marriage, is having raised four wonderful children. What a great couple to have here with us! Lou even helps around by offering talks on current events for the other residents.


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“My mother loves her apartment and most of all: she loves the staff (even the therapists that push her ‘one more time’) She consistently reports that everyone is friendly, fast to respond to any request, and most important to her....caring. I’ve personally watched employees interacting with other residents as well -with a simple, caring touch, a hug, and always with a smile. While most assisted living care facilities look the same and conform to the same industry standards on paper, Regency Newcastle exceeds the norm in all areas. More important to me is my own standard- would I want my mother to live here?....Absolutely...YES! I’m much more relaxed these days and confident my mother is getting the best care possible. To quote the MasterCard commercial....priceless!! Chris Durant

When I started looking for a new retirement facility for her, I came to the Regency Newcastle first because it was close to our home. The minute I walked in the door I knew this would be a place mom would like. I was greeted warmly by the staff and residents who didn’t have a clue who I was. As I looked around the first floor with the entry, dining area, a conversation area with a cobblestone fireplace, and the coffee bar, I got a warm fuzzy feeling. I knew then that this was a place for mom. I would like to say “thank you” for being such a warm and caring retirement facility. What a pleasure it has been to work with the staff. My mom, who is 95, had resided at another retirement facility in Bellevue for two years. This past February, she was hospitalized for a short period of time. When it was close to the time to return to her apartment, she refused to go back to the facility. Sincerely, Julie Baima

Mom moved into Regency Newcastle last September and it took her a little while to feel comfortable but now she is happier than she has been in a long time. She looks better and is having regular meals. She is involved in many of the activities they offer. The employees have been very nice and always call if they have any medical questions about her. Management has been very responsive to any concerns that I have had since she has been living there. I would recommend Regency Newcastle for anyone that is looking for a quality, caring place to a family member live. have Melissa Ledbetter I could list so many special efforts made on his behalf. Many thanks to David who kept the old movies running… the root beer flowing… and to the rest of your wonderful staff who all contributed in different ways to Don’s well being. As soon as he arrived at the Regency Newcastle, he seemed to naturally settle into the gentle daily routine of the place. As you know this was Don’s third stay at different assisted living communities within a very short time. The entire family knew we had found the best possible place for him. Sincerely, Randi P.S. I would recommend the atmosphere and care shown to the residents of Regency Newcastle.

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Hawaiian Luau with Hula Dancers Mothers’ Day Brunch Fathers’ Day Barbeque Belly Dancer 4th of July Patriotic Show Honoring our Veterans Weekly Wine Socials with Live Entertainment Easter Brunch Oktoberfest Celebration Halloween Costume Party Thanksgiving Feast Weekly Scenic Drives Tea Parties Dining Out at Local Restaurants New Year’s Celebration Monthly Resident Birthday Parties Baking and Crafts Margarita Mondays St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Comerford Irish Dancers Casino Outings Health Talks Guest Speakers Mardi Gras Celebration And so much more...

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