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Whidbey ISLAND’s 50-Plus Crowd

July 2013 | Vol. 5 | Issue 3

Time with friends

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU n The Bridge is a monthly publication specifically for Whidbey Island’s 50-plus crowd. The Bridge, which covers all of Whidbey Island, is published the last Wednesday of each month as a supplement to the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record. Send announcements and other info to thebridge@ whidbeynewsgroup.com or mail to The Bridge, P.O. Box 1200, Coupeville, WA 98239.

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COVER PHOTO n Longtime friends enjoy a game of bridge at the Oak Harbor Senior Center.

INSIDE THIS EDITION

• ‘Clean Sweep’ sale July 6 • Summer activities for seniors • OH Senior Center trip schedule


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Clean Sweep Parking Lot sale July 6 M

ark your calendars for another “Clean Sweep Parking Lot Sale” Saturday, July 6 at Community Thrift in Freeland. Anyone who doesn’t want to put in all of the effort required to hold a successful garage sale of their own at home can reserve a space along with others in the Community Thrift Store’s parking lot. Hours for the Parking Lot Sale are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The thrift store offers one-stop shopping, taking the hassle out of all of the work associated with putting on a garage sale. The thrift store offers a great location with incredible visibility. Space is limited so call the store at 360-331-5701 for more information. Another Clean Sweep Parking Lot Sale is slated for Aug. 24  at the same time and location. Community Thrift is open seven days a week. Summer store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through

Photo by Celeste Erickson

Community Thrift in Freeland is holding its annual “Clean Sweep Parking Lot Sale” Saturday, July 6. For more information or to participate, call 360-331-5701.

Donations may be made to the Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. nonprofit store from opening to 4 p.m. every day. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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Senior set has options this summer and a chance to meet author Debbie By JESSIE STENSLAND Macomber in Port Orchard. for The Bridge “Come in and pick up a travel Any list of fun summer activities for older adults shouldn’t look brochure,” she said. On the south end of Whidbey much different than such a list for Island, Senior Services’ South just about any other age group. Mike McIntyre, director of the Whidbey Center at Bayview offers Oak Harbor Senior Center, said its members one-day casino trips. Dunn-Terry said a lot of peoit’s difficult to categorize activities ple also enjoy travelfor older people these ing around Whidbey days. Island, particularly Just like the For news about when friends and famyounger generations, local activities ily come to visit. people who are over planned for the The abundance of 50 are all individuals over-50 set on festivals on the island with different interests Whidbey Island, are especially appealand capabilities. log on to www. ing. People don’t Cheryn Weiser, change what they facebook.com/ the director of Senior think is fun just bewhidbeybridge Services of Island cause they reach a cerCounty, offered a long tain age. list of creative and “They don’t necesoutdoor activities for sarily want to do anything different as they grow older,” the summer. Many of them require little or he said. He said many older adults — no money. Whidbey Island is one of the particularly the Baby Boomers — are resistant to activities that are great places in the world to hike. stereotypically intended for senior The views are breathtaking, the weather is perfect, the mosquitos citizens. On the other hand, many older are few and the terrain is relatively people, as well as the younger gen- flat. There’s a plethora of parks and eration, enjoy more traditional or low-key activities, from Parcheesi trails to choose from Deception Pass to the beaches of Clinton. to knitting. South Whidbey Parks and RecFortunately, Whidbey Island offers a wide range of engaging reation has an array of classes and and interesting summer activities outdoor recreation activities, including three free evening concerts for all sorts of older adults. Roxann Dunn-Terry, the pro- on July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8. Senior Services South Whidgram director at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, said travel may be bey Center at Bayview has art, Tai the most popular activity for people Chi and meditation classes, along with movies and delicious lunch in their Golden Years. She said the center’s travel pro- meals four days a week — not on Thursdays. gram is always popular. The five branches of the SnoUpcoming trips include a “wine cruise” out of Bellingham, Isle Library on Whidbey Island three days and four nights at Hood are hubs of activity in their respecRiver, Ride the Ducks of Seattle tive communities. There’s books,

Photo by Janis Reid

Oak Harbor Senior Center offers a variety of activities that appeal to all ages and abilities.

ebooks, movies, computer access, classes, workshops and much more. In addition, Weiser points to the more artistic activities. Whidbey Center for the Arts in Langley has plays and other events through the summer. Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville offers an array of summer options. Whidbey Island Community Education Center has a variety of

classes some just for a day or up to a week at the old Bayview School. And for the brave at heart, Jet City Skydiving Center recently opened for business at the Oak Harbor Airport. The business offers tandem jumps from an airplane. n Oak Harbor Senior Center is located at 51 S.E. Jerome St., Oak Harbor. Phone is 360-279-4580.

Port Orchard trip to include author meeting Oak Harbor Senior Center members and others can meet author Debbie Macomber Wednesday, Aug. 7. Cost of the trip is $35 per senior center member, $65 for non members. Gathering is at the Pink Victorian-style building on Bethel Avenue in Port Orchard.

Trip-goers will enjoy a no-host lunch in Macomber’s Victorian Rose Tea Room. Menu will include a variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, and specialty desserts, including the Victorian Rose Bread Pudding with rose -cinnamon sauce. Macomber will visit with us and do a

book signing. Afterwards will be a visit to Port Orchard, its shops, settings for Debbie’s Cedar Cove novels. Ferry, transportation and no-host lunch. Twenty seats are available for the trip. Sign up with payment by Wednesday, July 31.


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OH Senior Center schedules variety of trips Oak Harbor Senior Center scheduled the following trips during the month of July. Discounted rates are available to senior center members. For more information, call the Travel Desk at 360-279-4587 or stop by and visit the senior center at 51 S.E. Jerome St., Oak Harbor. Senior center’s hours are 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

a no-host lunch at the renowned Rosario Resort. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and cameras (just in case there’s whales to be spotted). Twenty seats available. Sign up with payment by Monday, July 1.

CRAB CRUISE, Wednesday, July 17. Cost is $90 for members or $120 for non members. Departure is 2:30 pm with return 8:30-9 p.m. Enjoy cracked crab and baked chicken during a relaxing sunset cruise in Chuckanut Bay aboard the Viking Star. See nearby islands, sea creatures and island scenery. The center has chartered the entire boat. Includes dinner and transportation. Twenty-three seats. A $25 deposit is required upon sign-up and final by Monday, July 1.

SEATTLE PREMIUM OUTLETS & CABELA’S, Friday, July 12. Cost is $22 for member or $52. for non members. Departure at 8:30 a.m. with return 4:30-5 p.m. Explore the great outlet stores. JULY 2013 Walking distance to great resANGEL OF THE WINDS taurants, or find your fancy in the CASINO - ARLINGTON, Mon- mall’s food court. Lunch is on your day, July 8. Cost is $20 for mem- own. SEATTLE CITY LIGHT bers or $50 for non-members. Twenty seats. Sign up with DIABLO LAKE BOAT TOUR, Departure at 9 a.m. with return payment by Monday, July 8. Monday, July 22. Cost is $55 for 4-4:30 p.m. MYSTERY LUNCH, Tues- members or $85 for non-members. A coupon for 99 cent specials Departure is 8 a.m. with reday, July 16. Cost is $20 for memand buy-in. Twenty-two seats. Sign up bers or $50 for non members De- turn 5:30-6 p.m. Come be a part of parture is at 10:30 a.m. with return Skagit history. with payment by Monday, July 1. Twenty seats. Sign up by Fri4-4:30 p.m. ROSARIO RESORT & Catch the summer breeze with day, July 12. LUNCH ORCAS ISLAND, Seattle City Light has been us in search of lunch. Tuesday, July 9. Cost is $56 for offering the popular Diablo Lake Twenty seats. Sign up with members or $86 for non-members. Boat Tours for more than 80 years. payment by Wednesday, July 10. Departure is 8 a.m. with 4:30-5 The tour begins with a salad p.m. Sail to Orcas Island and enjoy CHUCKANUT BAY CRACKED bar buffet of fresh produce from local farmers, fresh-baked rolls, choice of two soups and dessert at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on the shores of Diablo Lake. After lunch, Skagit Tour Guides will lead a short guided walk to the boat dock as they talk about the area’s natural history and relationship between the environment and the three hydroelectric dams. Next, board the Cascadian and embark on a cruise of Diablo Lake. Tour will feature stories about the early explorers and settlers in the area and the formation of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Learn about the wildlife habitat surrounding the deep-blue waters of Diablo Lake while taking in the views. Includes transportation, lunch and boat tour.

• FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES • BEAUTY SALON • EXERCISE PROGRAM • TRAVEL AROUND COUPEVILLE “People Caring About People” • REHABILITATION SERVICES

678-CARE • 360-321-6600 • 311 NE 3rd Street • Coupeville

POULSBO, WASH., Friday, July 26. Cost is $35 members or $65 non members. Depart 7:30 a.m. with return 5-6 p.m. Twenty seats. Sign up with payment by Wednesday, July 17. Lunch is on your own. Experience Norwegian heritage while walking around the quaint shop-lined streets and beautiful boardwalk along Liberty Bay. Visit the Marine Science Cen-

ter free of hcarge. See fish, crabs and eels all from the Puget Sound. For $5 per person, stroll the downtown during an hour-long historical tour. A stop at Marina Market is an opportunity to buy imported Dutch treats. DO THE LANGLEY LOOP, Tuesday, July 30. Cost is $20 for members or $50 for non members Departure is 10 a.m. with return 4-4:30 p.m. Twenty-two seats. Sign up with payment by Tuesday, July 23. Lunch is on your own. Trip will include the beautiful “Langley Loop.” Called the “Village By The Sea,” Langley offers unsurpassed views of Saratoga Passage. Stroll Langley while stopping in and one of the many galleries, restaurants, antique and gift shops, clothiers and Sweet Mona’s chocolate shop.

AUGUST 2013

SEAFAIR LUNCH CRUISE with Waterways Patriots Jet Team, Saturday, Aug. 3. Cost is $123 for members or $153 for non members. Departure is 8 a.m. with return 6-6:30 p.m. Enjoy lunch while cruising Lake Washington before the annual air show. This year’s lineup includes the Patriots Jet Team. Includes cruise, lunch and transportation. Twenty seats. Sign up with $25 deposit. Balance due by Monday, July 15. TULALIP CASINO MARYSVILLE, Monday, Aug. 5. Cost is $22 for members or $52 for non members. Departure is 9 a.m. with return 4:30-5 p.m. Discount for buffet. Twenty-two seats. Sign up with payment by Monday, July 29. WHITE ROCK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Tuesday, Aug. 6. Cost is $35 for members or $65 for non members. Departure is 8 a.m. with return 5-6 p.m. See this English seaside town with its lovely shops and food. If time permits, a stop at the Duty Store. Passport or Enhanced Driver’s License is required. Twenty Seats. Payment due by Tuesday, July 30.


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Summer Hill receives national award for quality care

Summer Hill Assisted Living of Oak Harbor has been recognized as a 2013 recipient of the “Bronze Commitment to Quality” by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. To receive the honor, a facility must demonstrate a dedication to improving the lives of its residents through improved quality care, according he AHCA/NNAL in a June news release. “At the core of our service delivery is our Platinum Service program which puts our residents in the center of all that we do,” said Leslie Burns, registered nurse and executive director of Summer

Hill. “Providing unparalleled service is the focus of our team efforts and my main personal role. I am committed to following and supporting our service philosophy.” Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long-term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals. The program has three levels: bronze, silver, and gold. Facilities begin the quality improvement process at the bronze level, where they assess ser-

vice needs and implement a performance improvement system. A team of trained examiners reviews each bronze application to determine if the facility has met the demands of the criteria. As a recipient of the “Bronze Commitment to Quality” award, Summer Hill may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the criteria required for the “Silver Achievement in Quality” award. “This award is not simply a plaque that facilities hang on the wall and forget,“ said Ed McMahon, chairman.

Assisted Living Checklist Questions to Ask BEFORE YOU VISIT:

165 SW 6th Avenue • Oak Harbor, Washington 360-679-1400 • www.summerhill-assistedliving.com

Summer Fun at Summer Hill For many, the lure of Whidbey Island and its natural beauty is irresistible in “The Good Old Summertime.” However, for those of us at Summer Hill, we are fortunate enough to live in the beautiful Northwest. We delight in making memories that take full advantage of the natural wonder of our surroundings. Our summer adventures have taken us to a quiet Leslie Burns, beach for a picnic, exploration bus rides to see the RN, wonders of nature as well as enjoying the beautiful Executive garden in our own backyard with a wine and cheese Director social. As the blue skies of summer continue, we are planning more exciting outdoor events and activities including a car show complete with popcorn and hot dogs, beach walks, ice cream socials and other celebrations on our patio. We enjoy having summer fun at Summer Hill. You are welcome to join us for a meal or an activity. Come in for a tour or call to schedule an appointment so you can be included in the festivities. We’ll put the welcome mat out for you!

JULY 2013 ACTIVITES & EVENTS Monday, July 1 • 3:30 pm Women's Veterans Group Wed., July 3 • 2:00 pm Happy Hour with Nic Saturday, July 13 Whidbey Cruzer's Car Show @ Summer Hill Wed., July 17 • 3:00 pm Sing-A-Long

1. Checkout the web site. Who owns the community? 2. How long has it been open? 3. Who will you contact? Driving directions. 4. Is it close to your home or work?

OVERALL FEELING:

1. What is the overall feeling? Do staff smile and greet you? 2. Does it appear clean and smell good? 3. Bring home a brochure, activity calendar, menu, Uniform Disclosure Statement and their assessment form.

STAFF AND MANAGEMENT:

1. How long has the management/staff worked for this community? 2. What training does the staff receive? 3. Ask to see the last state survey/ inspection report. 4. How do you see staff interacting with residents? 5. What kinds of hands-on help can residents receive from staff? At what cost? 6. What is the procedure for responding to an emergency, such as a fire? A fall?

COSTS AND POLICIES:

1. Which services are included in the monthly fee? (transportation, meals, housekeeping, activities, utilities?) 2. Which services incur an extra cost? (telephone, parking, cable, pets, beauty shop, newspaper, linens?) 3. Is a security deposit required? A community/admission fee? Buy-in? 4. Is this private pay or Medicaid assisted? 5. Can residents bring their own belongings? 6. How is personal care charged? Levels of care, time? 7. What is the campus smoking policy? 8. What extra services are available on site? (foot care, massage therapy, banking, dry cleaners, cobbling, postage?) 9. Can staff arrange emergency prescription delivery? 10. Can residents age-in-place, including hospice?

SAFETY AND SECURITY:

1. What type of security system is in place? (night watch, smoke detectors, sprinklers, video cameras, door locking, etc...) 2. Is there more than one elevator? 3. Are there off-road walking areas?

Bronze Award Celebration Call For Details

SOCIALIZATION:

1. What activities are scheduled for residents during the week? Weekends? Nights? 2. What amenities are on site? (Exercise room, gift shop, pool, beauty salon/ barber, library, chapel, theatre room, arts and crafts room, garden area?) 3. Are most of the residents men or women? Couples or single? 4. What is the average age? 5. What is the physical and mental status of the present population? 6. What fitness programs are included? Mental activities? 7. When are the church services scheduled?

TRANSPORTATION:

1. Is medical transportation included? How many miles away? Which days? 2. Are there shopping trips? Bank trips? Lunch out? Other? 3. How many vehicles are in use?

MEALS AND SNACKS:

1. What are the specific meal times? What if a resident misses a meal? 2. Are tables/seating assigned? 3. Are there choices from a menu? How often does the menu change? 4. Ask residents about the meals. Do their families eat here, too? 5. See/taste the food. 6. Can food be taken from the dining room? 7. Can food be prepared in the resident’s room? 8. Is there room service? What is the charge? 9. When a resident is contagious, what is the policy?

APARTMENTS:

1. Is there sufficient closet space? 2. Is there sufficient lighting? 3. What kind of refrigerator is in the apartment? Freezer? Cook top? 4. What other appliances may be brought in? (Coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave?) 5. How far from the dining room or activities would be preferred? 6. Are there apartments with patios? 7. Is a bedroom or studio preferred?

AVAILABILITY:

1. What is available in the time span that you need it? 2. Is there a wait list? 3. What deposit will hold the apartment? 4. What are the steps to move-in? (deposit, doctor’s orders, approval,

(This list created by Marie Nicholson at West Hills Village)

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Activities abound at Bayview Senior Center The South Whidbey Bayview Senior Center (14594 SR 525, Langley) schedule for the next month is as follows:

Saturday, June 29 9 a.m., Sun Vista Sunlight Beach Water Board annual meeting

Sunday, June 30 8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

Monday, July 1 9 a.m., Foot Clinic 9 a.m., Monday Morning Bridge 10 a.m., Time Together 12:15 p.m., Readers Theatre 3 p.m., Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m., Meditation for Everyone 6 p.m., Chess

Tuesday, July 2 8:30 a.m., Foot Clinic (by appt) 8:45 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi 11:30 a.m., Saving Energy, Saving Money

Wednesday, July 3 9:30 a.m.,Line Dancing 10 a.m., Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Mexican Dominoes 1 p.m., Painting with Deon 6:30 p.m., Bingo

Thursday, July 4 CENTER CLOSED 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge

Friday, July 5 10 a.m., Time Together 10:45 a.m., Fun Band Dance

Sunday, July 7

8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

Monday, July 8

Monday, July 15

Saturday, July 20

9 a.m., Foot Clinic 9 a.m., Monday Morning Bridge 10 a.m., Time Together 12:15 p.m., Readers Theatre 3 p.m., Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m., Meditation for Everyone 6 p.m., Chess

9 a.m. Foot Clinic (H) 9 a.m. Monday Morning Bridge 10 a.m. Time Together 12:15 p.m., Readers Theatre 1 p.m. Getting Ready for Medicare (tent) 3 p.m. Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m. Meditation for Everyone 6 p.m. Chess

2 p.m., Cecil and Alyce Monson’s Memorial Reception

Deon (F) 1:30 p.m., SSIC Safety Committee Meeting 6 p.m., Chewy Movies

Sunday, July 21

Saturday, July 27

8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

9:30 a.m., All About Social Security 10 a.m., Olympic Marine View Water Association

Tuesday, July 9 8:45 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi 9 a.m., Swinomish Casino Trip 9:30 a.m., Alzheimers Dementia Support Group 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 10 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi 3 p.m., HELP Network

Wednesday, July 10 9:30 a.m., Line Dancing 10 a.m., Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m. Mexican Dominoes 1 p.m., Painting with Deon 6:30 p.m., Bingo

Thursday, July 11 8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge 6:30 p.m. Painting with Deon

Friday, July 12 10 a.m.. Time Together 10:45 a.m., Fun Band Dance 1 p.m., Painting with Deon

Sunday, July 14 8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

Tuesday, July 16 8:45 a.m. Advanced Tai Chi 10 a.m. Time Together 10 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi 2 p.m. Getting Ready for Medicare 6:30 p.m. Safe in the Sound

Wednesday, July 17 9:30 a.m., Line Dancing 10 a.m., Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Mexican Dominoes 1 p.m. Painting with Deon 6:30 p.m., Bingo

Thursday, July 18 8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 1 p.m., Management Team Meeting 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge 6:30 p.m., Painting with Deon

Friday, July 19 10 a.m., Time Together 10:30 a.m., Polynesian Dancers Performance 10:45 a.m., Fun Band Dance 1 p.m., Painting with Deon

Monday, July 22 9 a.m., Foot Clinic 9 a.m., Monday Morning Bridge 10 a.m., Time Together 12:15 p.m., Readers Theatre 3 p.m., Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m., Meditation for Everyone 6 p.m., Chess

Tuesday, July 23 8:45 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi 11:15 a.m., Readers Theatre Performance 1 p.m., Communication Training

Wednesday, July 24 9:30 a.m., Line Dancing 10 a.m., Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Mexican Dominoes 1 p.m., Painting with Deon 6:30 p.m., Bingo

Thursday, July 25 8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge 6:30 p.m., Painting with Deon

Friday, July 26 10 a.m., Time Together 10:45 a.m., Fun Band Dance 1 p.m., Painting with

Sunday, July 28 8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

Monday, July 29

Sunday, August 4 8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

Monday, August 5 9 a.m., Foot Clinic 9 a.m., Monday Morning Bridge 10 a.m., Time Together 12:15 p.m., Readers Theatre 3 p.m., Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m., Meditation for Everyone 6 p.m., Chess

9 a.m., Foot Clinic 9 a.m., Monday Morning Bridge 10 a.m., Time Together 12:15 p.m., Readers Theatre 3 p.m., Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m., Meditation for Everyone 6 p.m., Chess

Tuesday, August 6

Tuesday, July 30

Wednesday, August 7

8:45 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi 1 p.m., Communication Training

9:30 a.m., Line Dancing 10 a.m., Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Mexican Dominoes 6:30 p.m., Bingo

Wednesday, July 31

Thursday, August 8

9:30 a.m., Line Dancing 10 a.m. Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Mexican Dominoes 6:30 p.m., Bingo

8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 6:30 p.m.,Twilight Bridge 6:30 p.m., Painting with Deon

Thursday, August 1 8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge

8:30 a.m., Foot Clinic (by appt) 8:45 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi 11:30 a.m., Saving Energy, Saving Money

Friday, August 9 10 a.m., Time Together 10:45 a.m., Fun Band Dance 1 p.m., Painting with Deon

Friday, August 2

Sunday, August 11

10 a.m., Time Together 10:45 a.m., Fun Band Dance

8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church


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Fun at Oak Harbor Senior Center includes Nintendo Wii, dancing The Oak Harbor Senior Center (51

Tuesday, July 2

S.E. Jerome St., Oak Harbor) schedule for

the next month is as follows:

Monday, July 1 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Quilting Class 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 p.m., STEP IT UP KICK OFF! 1 p.m., Knitting Circle 1 p.m., Dottie’s Painting Class 5 p.m., Tai Chi 6:30 p.m., AA Meeting

9 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Wood Carving 10 a.m., Travel Committee 11:30 a.m., Chess 12 p.m., Line Dance 1 p.m., Japanese Women’s Group 6 p.m., Pinochle 7 p.m., Swing Dance

Wednesday, July 3 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., SHIBA 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 10:30 a.m., Piano Keyboard Class

12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 –p.m., Ping Pong 1 p.m., Beginning Bridge 1 p.m., Beginning Spanish 3 p.m., Hula 6:30 p.m., AA Meeting

Thursday, July 4 Center closed Friday, July 5 9 a.m., Quilting 9:30 a.m., Tai Chi 12:30 a.m., Pinochle 2 p.m., Group Health 6:30 p.m., Old Time Fiddlers

MENU — JULY WEEK Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri WEEK Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri WEEK Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri WEEK Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri WEEK Mon Tues Wed

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Barbecue Chicken Fish Tacos wCabbage Slaw Pulled Pork Sandwich Holiday-Meal Sites Closed Vegetable Lasagna w/Meat Sauce

8 9 10 11 12

All Beef Dog on Bun w/Fixings' Salad Bar w/Variety of Veggies Tostada w/Ground Beef, Cheese & Salsa Italian Wedding Soup & Salad BBQ Beef Tips

15 16 17 18 19

Chicken Strips w/Honey Mustard Dressing French Dip w/Au Jus Chile Relleno w/Green Chile Sauce Chef's Choice Sesame Chicken w/Rice Pilaf

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Hearty Jambalaya w/Shrimp & Sausage Salad Bar w/Variety of Veggies Southwest Salad w/Grilled Chicken Turkey Chili w/Cheese & Carrots Meat Loaf w/Tomato Topping

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5 29 Green Pepper Steak w/Tomatoes 30 Reuben Sandwich 31 Pork Chops w/Apple Chutney

MEAL SITES AND HOURS: Cam Bey Apartments 50 N. Main, Coupeville Mon. - Fri. at noon 360-678-4886 Oak Harbor Sr Center 51 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor Mon., Wed., Fri. at 11:45 am 360-279-4580

First United Methodist Church 608 N. Main, Coupeville Wednesdays at noon S. Whidbey Sr. Center 14594 SR 525, Langley at Bayview Mon., Wed. at 5 p.m. 360-321-1600

Saturday, July 6 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

Monday, July 8 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9- Quilt Class 9:30- Muscle Strengthening 9:30 – Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 – Knitting Circle 1 – Dottie’s Painting Class 5 – Tai Chi 6:30 – AA Meeting Tuesday, July 9 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Wood Carving 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 11:30 a.m., Chess 12 p.m., Line Dance 1 p.m., Mac Seminar 6 p.m., Pinochle 7 p.m., Country Dance 7 p.m., Stamp Club

Wednesday, July 10 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., SHIBA 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 10:30 a.m., Piano Keyboard Class 12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 p.m., Ping Pong 1 p.m., Beginning Bridge 1 p.m., Beginning Spanish Class 3 p.m., Hula 6:30 p.m., AA Meeting

Thursday, July 11 9:30 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., Jack Pot Bingo, Harbor Tower Village 12:30 p.m., Cribbage 7 p.m., – Wire Wrap

Friday, July 12 9 a.m., Quilting 9:30 a.m., Tai Chi 12:30 p.m., Pinochle

7 p.m., 2nd Annual Boot Scootin’ Boogie Dance

Saturday, July 13 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

Monday, July 15 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Quilting Class 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 9:30 a.m., – Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 p.m., Line Dance 1 p.m., Knitting Circle 1 p.m., Dottie’s Painting Class 5 p.m., Tai Chi 6:30 p.m., AA Meeting

Friday, July 19 9 a.m., Quilting 9:30 a.m., Tai Chi 12:30 p.m., Pinochle

Saturday July 20 10-12:30 p.m., Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

Monday, July 22 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Quilting Class 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 p.m., Knitting Circle 1 p.m., Dottie’s Painting Class 5 p.m., Tai Chi 6:30 p.m., AA Meeting

Tuesday, July 16

Tuesday, July 23

9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9-12 p.m., Wood Carving 11:30 a.m., Chess 1 p.m., Honor Our Veteran’s Ice Cream Social 1 – 4 p.m., Legal Clinic 6 p.m., Pinochle 7 p.m., Country Dance

9 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9-12 p.m., Wood Carving 11:30 a.m., Chess 12 p.m., Line Dance 2 p.m., Vision Support Group 6 p.m., Pinochle 7 p.m., Stamp Club 7 p.m., Country Dance

Wednesday, July 17 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., SHIBA 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 10:30 a.m., Piano Keyboard Class 12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 p.m., Ping Pong 1 p.m., Beginning Bridge 1 p.m., Beginning Spanish Class 3 p.m., Hula 6:30 p.m., AA Meeting

8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., SHIBA 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 9:30 a.m., Foot Clinic 10:30 a.m., Piano Keyboard Class 12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 p.m., Ping Pong 1 p.m., Beginning Bridge 1 p.m., Beginning Spanish 3 p.m., Hula 5 p.m., Senior Night Out! 6:30 p.m., AA Meeting

Thursday, July 18

Thursday, July 25

9:30 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9:30 - 3 p.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 12:00 – 3 p.m., Jack Pot Bingo, Edward Jones 12:30 p.m., Cribbage 7 p.m., Wire Wrap

9:30 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9:30 - 3 p.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 12 - 3 p.m., Jack Pot Bingo-Regency On Whidbey

Wednesday, July 24


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THE BRIDGE

Assisted living volunteer honored Jim Ramler, a retired United States Air Force master sergeant, was selected by the Washington Health Care Association as Volunteer of the Year for assisted living for 2013. He was honored at the Tacoma Convention Center in May during a special luncheon and ceremony for the award winners.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • The South Whidbey Record

Winners are selected by a panel of judges based on skills and donated time. “I enjoy spending time with these folks,” Ramler said. “To me we are like family. It is a win-win situation, and I get way more than I give.” Jim has been volunteering at Harbor Tower Village since 2005, where he helps four days a week. He leads exercise, calls Bingo and assists with activities with the residents. In addition, Jim and friend Jean Matheny work with the Ti Me Together dance group at the Bayview Senior Center through Senior Services of Island County.

Harbor Tower Village

Jim Ramler

100 East Whidbey Ave OAK HARBOR

360.675.2569

www.villageconcepts.com

A VILLAGE CONCEPTS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

HARBOR TOWER HOSTS “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” CAN FOOD DRIVE FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE NORTH WHIDBEY HELP HOUSE Resident, Helen Olney, Maintenance Director, Steve Swankie and Resident, Helen Kovacich.

Hazel Welliver, Executive Director, HTV, Resident, Carol Chasse' and Jean Wieman, Executive Director, NWHH

This event is spearheaded by Maintenance Director Steve Swankie, who’s campaign slogan is; “It’s all about the giving, so give til it hurts, because you will feel good!” Bring non perishable food items and receive a hot dog, chips and a drink. Enjoy music by local DJ Gary Baguio playing oldies that are guaranteed to keep your toes tapping. Harbor Tower has 2 teams made up of a combination of residents and staff on each team; “The Squirrels” and “The Chipmunks” will be competing to see

who can gather the most food. Drop donations off at Harbor Tower Village anytime between June 25 and July 13 or the day of the event, and make a special Christmas In July for those less fortunate. Harbor Tower supports the Help House with fundraising events through out the year.

Christmas in July Can Food Drive Event Saturday, July 6th at Harbor Tower Village 11 am- 3 pm

SHARE OUR AMERICA Japanese Exchange Students Wednesday, July 24 • 12:30-3:00pm Harbor Tower Village will be hosting its third annual luncheon and Bingo for our friends, the Japanese Exchange Students. We will teach them how to play "Bingo" and they will show us how to make "Origami" a traditional Japanese art of paper folding. They will also perform a few of their cultures favorite songs and dances. Resident Carol Chasse' can't wait for them to come again. "We look forward to seeing them come each year to eat pizza and spend time with us."

ASIAN TRAVELS CHINA PART 1 Thursday, July 18 • 2pm-3 pm

Activities & Events

China has opened its doors to the world and allowed foreigners to experience the best of ancient and modem China. This slide show is the first of several talks on China and other Asian nations and it will highlight three cities of China: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. This one hour slide show and presentation will be hosted by Dr. Gerald L. Kovacich.

JULY 3RD

JULY 17TH

Music by Nic Nicholai

Shopping in Burlington

JULY 4TH

JULY 18TH

Attend Parade • Fireworks 10p.m. JULY 7

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Slide Show by Dr. Gerald Kovacich Asian Travels

Root Beer Floats in the Courtyard PAID ADVERTISEMENT

JULY 24TH

Japanese Exchange Students Lunch and BINGO JULY 30TH

Northern Lights Casino Senior Lunch

Profile for Sound Publishing

The Bridge - July 2013 Edition  

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The Bridge - July 2013 Edition  

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