Senior Times -- November 2018

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November 2018

Volume 6 • Issue 10

New $6.1M memory care home coming to Southridge


Cancer WellFit keeps survivors strong

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Stanley Cup comes to the Tri-Cities

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Holiday bazaar calendar Page 14

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Veterans Day Parade Sat., Nov. 10 9 a.m. - noon Downtown West Richland, West Van Geisen Street

A $6.1 million facility offering a Montessori-based approach to memory loss care will open next fall in Kennewick. Called Windsong at Southridge, the 36,202-square-foot facility will feature 56 private studio apartments, each with their own private bathroom and shower. It will be located on four acres at 4000 24th Ave., off Highway 395 near Home Depot. The facility, which will have two wings, will feature a full commercial kitchen with a full-time chef, two interior courtyards, four television rooms, two activity kitchens and two Montessori rooms for activities and stimulus. The Montessori approach is typically used with children. The method values the development of the whole person — physical, social, emotional, cognitive. Montessori classrooms often include multi-age groupings to foster peer learning, uninterrupted blocks of work time and guided choice of work activity. Montessori-based dementia care focuses on muscle memory, the five senses and building on existing skills, interests and abilities. Stacey Flint, Windsong’s regional marketing director and Montessori trainer, said Windsong’s approach works with seniors to tap into their history and senses by offering a hands-on learning environment. She’s said it’s all about finding opportunities. “For example, most people cook for themselves their whole lives. They still retain that ability on some level. They’re able to do the art of daily living. We give them choices about what they want to do, what they want to wear for the day and to brush their own teeth,” she said. Flint said Windsong staff are trained to think about what the residents would be doing if they didn’t have the disease. uWINDSONG, Page 6

Olive LaBelle, left, and Jo Cooney chat with Karen Sousley, a partner at Living Well Senior Home Placement, in their new apartment at Brookdale Senior Living in Yakima. The two sisters used Sousley’s services this spring to find their new home. (Courtesy Central Washington Senior Times)

Free home placement service helps seniors find best options BY KRISTINA LORD

Understanding the differences between retirement, nursing and adult day homes and assisted living facilities can be challenging. It’s easy for seniors — and their families — to become overwhelmed by all the “providers” vying for their business, said Karen Sousley of Living Well Senior Home Placement. “There is so much information that

they need to know, but they do not know where to turn,” she said. Sousley and her business partner Jeanne Spiegelberg of Vancouver, Washington, saw a way to help. They launched Living Well Senior Home Placement two years ago. Advisors from the company meet with seniors and family members in their own home, assess their care needs, housing preferences and financial resources. uLIVING WELL, Page 2

Virtual tour helps people understand what it’s like to live with dementia BY JESSICA HOEFER for Senior Times

A man whose mother faced down Alzheimer’s wants to educate others about dementia by giving them a virtual tour through the disease. “We impair your senses to mimic or give your brain the thought of what it might feel like to have dementia,” said Rick Bennett, who owns a business called The Dementia Coach. Bennett’s interest in senior care started when his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “My sister and I started noticing Mom was getting more forgetful. Back in those days, everyone was afraid of the ‘A’ word. It took (doctors) a year to come out and say, ‘Yes, she has Alzheimer’s,” he said.

After his mother died, Bennett wanted to use the experience he gained to help seniors with memory loss and cognitive dysfunction. In 2013, he opened Bennett House, an adult day care center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It didn’t take long for Bennett to realize many caregivers struggle to understand the disease. “They just found out their mom has Alzheimer’s and they don’t know where to start. There’s information overload and it paralyzes them,” he said. “I started coaching people, then I realized there’s a real opportunity to help people.” In 2018, Bennett sold the adult day care center and launched The Dementia Coach. uDEMENTIA, Page 7


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LIVING WELL, From page 1 “We see if they’re eligible for veterans benefits or other significant benefits,” Sousley said Living Well advisors then will help seniors and their families compare the types of communities, locations and prices that meet their needs and then take them for a visit. “If they can’t drive, we take them to the facilities to tour them,” Sousley said. Cost can be an issue and the process of due diligence and research can be confusing and time consuming for families, Sousley said. Making an informed decision for such an important life choice takes “insider” knowledge that most families do not have, she said. This is Living Well Senior Home Placement’s niche. Sousley said her advisors have a heart for seniors. Sousley has a decade of experience in the field and advisor Sam Miller, the newest addition to the team serving the Tri-City area, has worked as a case manager for four years. All told, the company employs seven senior advisors who work as independent contractors. “We’re providing a level of care. We’re doing the pre-screening when we sit down with them. We bring people to facilities who are potentially a good fit. We’ve already

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assessed it. We are simplifying the search from 10 to maybe two or three,” said Miller, who said the process saves seniors “a ton

of time.” The service is free to seniors. Living Well receives a commission from the facilities if the senior chooses to move in. But Sousley said there’s no pressure for the seniors to sign up. They can take nine days or nine weeks to decide what’s best for them. “We get them pointed in the right direction. We might never refer them anywhere but we can show them resources available,” Miller said. Sousley said she doesn’t want her clients to make decisions under duress. The company recently toured more than a dozen facilities in the Tri-Cities and has plans to visit more as it establishes itself in the area. “We’re not going to be placing them in place we don’t feel good about,” Sousley said. The senior living facilities don’t get access to the seniors’ information unless the senior wants to pro-

vide it either. Sousley said the company has had its eye on the Tri-City market from the beginning. The service is similar in concept to the nationwide placement company, A Place For Mom. The difference between Living Well and A Place for Mom, according to Sousley, is that her company offers boots on the ground and isn’t a call center-based program. “We go to their home. We spend two to three hours at their home,” she said. They also help seniors determine their long-term care plans, which can be difficult conversations for families. For example, one facility might be cheaper because it doesn’t provide certain services, but seniors must decide whether they plan to move again later for additional care. “We try to figure it out from get go,” Sousley said. Sometimes they connect the seniors to financial advisors or Veterans Administration assistance programs to help them create a budget for their assisted living expenses. Miller said understanding all the complicated services offered at the various facilities can be “overwhelming for us in the industry.” Sousley said the company has plans to expand into the Spokane market. “There’s such a need for this. It’s just evolving,” Sousley said. To learn more about Living Well’s services, call 509-969-2380 or visit

uBRIEF Washington State Parks honors Pasco couple for their volunteer work

Jim Boynton and his wife Janet of Pasco recently received the Tab Tabacek Award of Excellence from Washington State Parks for their volunteer work. The couple Jim Boynton are longtime camp hosts at Brooks Memorial State Park, a 700-acre state park near Goldendale. They started volunteering and hosting in 2008, logging more than 12,000 volunteer service hours.

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Fitness program helps survivors get stronger after cancer BY KRISTINA LORD

A 68-year-old cancer survivor found the right motivation to show up at the gym every week: her daughter’s upcoming wedding. Susan Lowery of Kennewick faced fatigue after a stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, when she signed up for the Cancer WellFit program. “It’s amazing what the body can take and what you can survive,” she said. Cancer WellFit is a free 10-week program designed for cancer survivors wanting to increase their strength, rebuild muscle loss, improve selfesteem and create healthy habits. She said the classes have improved her balance, which “is huge. I needed upper body strength. I was curling in on myself,” she said. She’s got a reason to push herself to be stronger: “I can’t sit home and wait. My daughter is getting married in June and I am going to be there,” she said. Life after cancer treatments can be difficult because of low energy and weakness from treatments like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. But Cancer WellFit trainer Lori Powell said getting and staying active can help. She’s overseen the fitness program, a partnership between the Tri-Cities Cancer Center and Tri-City Court Club, for the past 12 years. People are eligible to sign up for the program within six months of completing treatment. “If you don’t feel well, you don’t

perform well. Moving changes the chemistry in your brain from depressed to on fire for fitness,” Powell said. Cancer patients’ doctors must approve their participation before they can begin. The small group meets two times a week from 11 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesdays at the court club at 1350 N. Grant St. in Kennewick. The program’s mission to help cancer survivors get stronger is personal for Powell, a certified personal trainer since 2004. Her first husband died from malignant melanoma at age 35. They had been married a year and she was 28. Powell knows all about changing lives. The former chemical dependency counselor has been clean and sober for 30 years. After the death of her first husband, she said she didn’t pay attention to her health. But when her second husband and son began working out, she joined them — and developed a passion for fitness. Her faith also has played a powerful role in her path to healing and called her to help others. “I believe God has placed me in this path. He set me up for this,” she said. Powell, 54, shared a story about a man who started out at Cancer WellFit in a wheelchair. Three weeks later he was using a walker, then a cane. “Then he was walking on his own,” she said. “I got Godbumps, or goosebumps. It’s stories like that and when people say, ‘This program has changed my life.’ It’s been so heart-warming.”

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Prostate cancer survivor Robert Youssef, 69, of Kennewick, shares a laugh with Lori Powell, a certified Cancer WellFit instructor, at the TriCity Court Club in Kennewick. The 10-week program is a partnership between the Tri-Cities Cancer Center and court club to help cancer patients build muscle mass and strength, improve range of motion and increase endurance after cancer treatments.

The program offers resistance training, with participants using gym equipment in a circuit training format, spending 30 to 40 seconds at each before moving on to the next one. Robert Youssef, 69, of Kennewick, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer last November, said he signed up for the program to get more agile. “I was very active in the past but lately I’ve been rusty. … I’ve noticed

improvement. I can move much easier in these exercises. It’s easier after five weeks now,” he said. After surgery and radiation treatments for breast cancer and rotator cuff surgery, Ann Dahl, 64, of Kennewick, lost strength in her upper body. “I can kind of see tendons in my neck like I used to. It’s definitely helped to rebuild my strength,” she said. uFITNESS, Page 8


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Bring your grandchildren and families to events with a star.

• Prosser’s Veterans Day Parade: 1 p.m., Historic Downtown Prosser. Contact: 509-786-2399. Free event. • Tri-Cities Wine Festival: 7 – 10 p.m., Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. Tickets: • Mid-Columbia Symphony concert “Rome, the Eternal City”: 7:30 p.m., Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave., Richland. Tickets:

• Tri-Cities Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting: 9 a.m. – noon, Columbia Center mall, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick. Visit: Free event. • Drummers & Dancers at the Reach: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Reach museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland. Visit: • Festival of Trees, benefiting United Way: 6 – 10 p.m., Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. Tickets:

• National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association Lunch Program: 11:30 a.m., Red Lion Hotel, 1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick. Visit: Free event.




• Community Lecture Series “Exploring Local Treasures Along the Tapteal Greenway”: 7 p.m., Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive, Richland. Free event.


• Lighting the Path Fundraising Breakfast, benefiting Chaplaincy Health Care: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. RSVP: 509-783-7416. Free event. • Alzheimer’s Series “Planning the Day for the Person with Dementia”: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Kadlec Healthplex, 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland. RSVP: 509-943-8455. Free event.


• Harvest Bunco, benefiting Soroptimist International of PascoKennewick: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Clover Island Inn, 435 N. Clover Island Drive, Kennewick. Tickets: 509-942-4260.


• Veterans Breakfast: 7 – 11 a.m., Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, 2140 Wine Country Road, Prosser. Contact: 509-786-2222. Free event. • Veterans Day Parade: 9:30 a.m., Van Giesen Street, West Richland. Visit: westrichlandchamber. org. Free event.

• STEM Celebration Breakfast: 7 – 9 a.m., Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. Tickets: events@



• Bunco Tournament: 1 – 3 p.m., Kennewick Community Center, 500 S. Auburn, Kennewick. RSVP: 509-585-4293. • Jingle & Jazz, benefiting Modern Living Services: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. Tickets:


• Taste and Tour Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center: noon – 1 p.m., Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, 2140 Wine Country Road, Prosser. Tickets:


• Washington Wine 101 class: 2 p.m., Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, 2140 Wine Country Road, Prosser. Tickets:


• African Children’s Choir Concert: 6:30 – 8 p.m., Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick. Visit: Free event.


• Lighted Boat Parade: 6 – 9 p.m., Columbia River, between

Clover Island, Kennewick and Howard Amon Park, Richland. Visit: Free event.


• Vintage Fix Market: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St., Kennewick. Visit: • Hometown Holiday: 10 a.m. – noon, Historic Downtown Kennewick, Kennewick and Benton Avenues. Visit: santa. Free event • Lighted Boat Parade: 6 – 9 p.m., Columbia River, between Clover Island, Kennewick and Howard Amon Park, Richland. Visit: Free event.


• Christmas Variety Show: 6 p.m., Calvary Chapel, 10611 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick. Tickets:


• National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association Lunch Program: 11:30 a.m., Red Lion Hotel, 1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick. Visit: Free event.


• Christmas Legacy, concert by Bells of the Desert: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Ave. Visit: Free event.



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Senior Times • November 2018 uBRIEFS Zintel Creek Golf Club adds golf simulator for public use

Zintel Creek Golf Club in Kennewick has installed a state-ofthe-art golf simulator for public rental. It is the only public golf simulator of this type in the Tri-City area, according to Zintel Creek officials. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the great outdoors during colder weather while golfing indoors on a virtual golf course. Top courses from around the world come to life with immaculate fairways, crosscut greens, swaying trees, water hazards and even wildlife. Designed to deliver endless entertainment and exceptional golf training, the Full Swing V1 will appeal to anyone that wants to have fun while enjoying drinks and food at the Edge Sports Bar and Grill at Zintel Creek. “The Full Swing simulator is the closest thing to being out on the course,” said Jordan Spieth, professional golfer, in a news release. The simulator can be rented by the hour. The single player rate is $35 an hour; the two-player rate is $45 an hour; the three-player rate is $55 an hour. Season passes as well as punch cards also are available. Reservations and fee schedules are available online at

Prosser hospital serving breakfast for veterans

Prosser Memorial Health will be providing free breakfast for veterans and their families from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Walter Clore Center’s Vineyard Pavilion at 2140 Wine Country Road in Prosser. The event has become an annual tradition for the hospital with plans to continue each year as a thank you to those having served. Prosser’s annual Veterans Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. in downtown Prosser.

Tender Care Village plans Nov. 30 volunteer training

Tender Care Village, a Tri-City group offering non-medical services and social programs to help seniors stay in their homes longer, will offer a training session for volunteers from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 30 at the Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Kennewick branch at 1620 S. Union St. The new nonprofit is part of a national network to help establish and manage communities wanting to offer aging-in-place initiatives called “villages.” It pairs seniors with volunteers. For an annual fee, village members can tap into a network of screened volunteers for non-medical assistance, like rides to the grocery store or doctor’s offices, light home maintenance,

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seasonal yard chores or companionship. The Nov. 30 session will include an orientation and volunteer training. For more information, call 509-2900617, email tendercarevillage@gmail. com or visit

Richland audiobook narrator to speak at Richland library

Audiobook narrator Charles Kahlenberg of Richland will be giving a presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Richland Public Library gallery, 955 Northgate Drive. Kahlenberg has an extensive background in voiceover work in TV and radio commercials, major motion picture and television movies and audiobook narration with more than 40 audiobooks. He also has dozens of acting credits, is a composer, singer, songwriter and artist. Kahlenberg was featured in the October issue of the Senior Times.

Second Harvest seeks donations for turkey drive

Second Harvest is seeking donations for its third annual turkey drive, which will provide 2,600 Thanksgiving meal boxes for area families in need. A donation of $30 will provide a complete holiday meal box including

a turkey and all the sides. The first $10,000 in donations will be matched, thanks to the Exponential Ag LLC. To donate, go to turkey or contact Jean Tucker at 509545-0787.

Ben Franklin Transit taxi services discontinued after company closure

The closure of a Richland-based taxi company providing contracted services to Ben Franklin Transit means night, Sunday and taxi feeder services have been discontinued. A-1 Tri-City Taxi announced its closure Oct. 30 after 38 years in business, citing “unforeseen circumstances.” The closure affects more than 60 staff. The company has been worked with Ben Franklin Transit for 16 years. “Of immediate concern to BFT is our customers who have scheduled reservations and who rely on the services Tri-City Taxi has been providing. These services will be discontinued until further notice,” Ben Franklin Transit said in a news release. Ben Franklin Transit said it is working with schools, employers and other community partners to notify customers about the issue. Agency officials said they also are working to find solutions.

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WINDSONG, From page 1 “If we can act as a catalyst for them to still actively participate in their lives and we seek out that opportunity and try to recreate them. We come to where they are now,” she said. She said traditional methods of care in which family and memory care facilities do everything for seniors doesn’t help them. “By doing that, we further disable them. We take away their ability,” she said. Flint said the Windsong communities aren’t hospital-like environments (where patients are sick and need to be taken care of), prison-like (where they are viewed as dangerous to themselves and others) or hotel-like (where their every whim is catered to). “Nobody lives their lives that way. We strive for a home environment where you are basically tied to the greater world and you participate in your lives. You can participate in how your day is defined and that’s what we’re shooting for,” she said. Windsong residents prepare their food using real knives and use ovens to cook, Flint said. “We don’t plan to the lowest common denominator. Safety is a thing but we’re not going to take away your awareness and dignity,” she said. Flint said Windsong staff look at “Montessori” as a verb and ask, “How are we going to Montessori that?”

An expert in the method, Cameron Camp, a research scientist in gerontology and dementia intervention, serves as Windsong’s mentor and helps to train its staff. He’ll visit the Tri-Cities and speak at a public event about the method before the facility opens. “We want whole industry to be better,” Flint said. The Kennewick operation will be managed by Salem, Oregon-based Aidan Health Services. There will be seven full-time administrative staff members, as well as a full-time registered nurse and one specialized care staff member for every seven to eight residents. When the facility is full, it’s expected to employ 50 staff. “We always say our staff has their regular job and a job on top of that, which is whole Montessori piece. It’s kind of the flair,” she said. Kennewick Memory Care LLC, an Oregon limited liability company, bought the four-acre Southridge property for $1.1 million on Oct. 9, according to Benton County Assessor’s Office records. The project will be Vista Pointe Development’s fourth. Windsong also operates facilities in Salem, Oregon, and in Fort Collins and Greeley, both in northern Colorado. Oregon-based Lenity Architecture is the architect. Bouten Construction of Richland is the general contractor.

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Senior Times • November 2018 DEMENTIA, From page 1 “I sit down with families and we just talk about (the disease). The No. 1 thing I want to get across to them is, ‘Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’ve got your back.’ To see the stress go out of their faces when I say that—there’s no other feeling,” Bennett said. He also works with senior care facilities to provide training and seminars. Bennett wanted to go beyond the traditional learning models and obtained a licensing agreement to share the Virtual Dementia Tour—a tool developed by P.K. Beville—to help people understand what it’s like to be cognitively impaired. In October, more than 85 staff members were trained at Guardian Angel Homes in Richland. Family members, first responders and the public also were invited to participate. During the tour, people wore gloves to impair their dexterity since many dementia patients lose the ability to touch and feel. Glasses with a black dot in the center and a yellow tint on the lenses simulated macular degeneration. A headset provided what Bennett called “confusion noise.” “You and I can have a conversation, but in the background you hear a horn or something. The brain knows the background noise has nothing to do with our conversation, but with dementia all sound becomes equal,” he said. “So imagine having a conversation and all the noise is the same volume. What that would do to the brain is drive you nuts. As the brain dies, all your senses begin to die off.” Symptoms of dementia include repetitive behavior, mumbling, humming and negative statements. Observers took notes about participants in the Virtual Dementia Tour to compare their actions and responses with those of real patients. The tour lasts eight minutes but Bennett said for many people it feels longer. “The goal of the virtual tour is to give those professional caregivers that

Through a Virtual Dementia Tour, caregivers and family get to experience what it’s like to live with a disease that impairs the senses while trying to work out simple tasks, such as counting change.

‘ah ha’ moment. The most common response I get after it’s done is, ‘Oh my goodness, I had no idea,’ ” Bennett said. “About 20 percent of professional caregivers come out of the tour and they are physically shaken up.” Tyson Frantz, a partner at Guardian Angel Homes, which has locations in Idaho, Washington and Oregon, said the most powerful moment during the tour was reading the comments made by the person trained to observe him for symptoms. “You fumble around, wandering and rummaging, chuckling for no apparent reason,” Frantz said. “I was content, but from the outside I was presenting what someone with Alzheimer’s might present. It reinforces that just because someone doesn’t appear to do what they should be doing, it doesn’t mean they’re not functioning upstairs. It’s a good perspective shift.” About 85 percent of patients living at Guardian Angel Homes’ facilities have Alzheimer’s, dementia or

memory loss. Nearly 25 percent of Americans 65 and older have mild cognitive impairment while about 10 percent have dementia, according to a professor at the University of Michigan. Dementia is an umbrella term that Alzheimer’s disease can fall under.


However, people can have more than one type of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s, which is why educating people about living with the disease is so important, Bennett said. Bennett has plans to open a satellite office in Richland or Kennewick to continue training providers and individual caregivers. “I want to have my own place here. What I’m trying to do is get maybe a house with commercial abilities—big enough with office space to hold virtual tours in,” said Bennett, who recently hired someone to add autism tours to his educational offerings. “My new guy has 30 years of experience with autism. His expertise is a new product we’re launching in the spring. It’s first-of-a-kind out here—a virtual autism tour. It’s going to be very much like the Virtual Dementia Tour but geared around autism.” For more information about The Dementia Coach and Virtual Dementia Tour, contact Bennett at 208-6511808 or via email at rick@


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FITNESS, From page 3 Laura Sawyer, 72, of Pasco, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2017, said she found social connections through the program. “It’s supportive to be with other women with the same situations,” she said. Powell said those in the program have just “come through the worst experience of their lives,” but committing to exercise improves their overall well-being. Beci Lambert, 69, of Richland, said she never exercised regularly prior to taking the Cancer WellFit class, but now she and her husband are planning to join Tri-City Court Club after the 10-week program ends. “I just enjoy it so much,” she said, adding that she’s taking other classes offered at the gym, including Zumba, strength and balance and yoga. Those enrolled in Cancer WellFit become temporary members of the

uBRIEF Trivial Pursuit exhibit travels to downtown Kennewick museum

Lori Powell, a certified Cancer WellFit instructor, left, gives encouragement to Ann Dahl, 64, of Kennewick, a breast cancer survivor, during a recent 10-week Cancer WellFit class at the Tri-City Court Club in Kennewick. Laura Sawyer, a breast cancer survivor, is pictured on right.

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Hands In for Hands On, or HIHO, a group of parents and educators championing the establishment of a children’s discovery museum in the Tri-Cities, has brought in an interactive exhibit for a three-month run at the East Benton County Historical Museum in downtown Kennewick. “Trivial Pursuit, a 50 State Adventure” is a 2,500-square-foot educational traveling exhibit developed by a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, children’s museum in collaboration with Hasbro Inc. The exhibit features hands-on activities and trivia about each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 70 hands-on, bilingual learning opportunities address key academic standards for schoolage visitors and highlight the nation’s geography, history, music, pastimes and tourist destinations. The exhibit run from noon to 4 p.m. through Jan. 12 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

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Hockey’s most famous trophy travels to the Tri-Cities BY ANNIE FOWLER for Senior Times

The most iconic trophy in sports made an appearance in the Tri-Cities last month, helping to raise $15,000 for the Responding to Autism Center in Kennewick. The Stanley Cup, the guest of former NHL goalie Olie Kolzig, made an appearance Oct. 23 at the Carson Kolzig Foundation in Kennewick and at a dinner at Meadow Spring Country Club in Richland. “That was going to be my plan all along,” Kolzig said of bringing the cup to the Tri-Cities. “I have been in Florida the past 10 years, but this is home. With my involvement with the foundation, the center and the (Tri-City) Americans, and I have world of friends here, it was a no-brainer to bring it back here.” The Washington Capitals won the trophy, awarded annually to the NHL champion, last season. Members of the team and staff get a day with the trophy, and Kolzig, a former longtime goalie for the Capitals, and now one of their development coaches, chose to spend his day with the Stanley Cup with Tri-City Hockey fans. Along with sharing the cup with fans, it also benefited the Carson Kolzig Foundation, which is named for

Kolzig’s autistic son Carson, 17. The foundation was created 14 years ago. Donations at both events, along with the proceeds from the dinner, totaled more than $15,000. The money will benefit the Responding to Autism Center in Kennewick, which is funded in large part by a continuing grant from the Carson Kolzig Foundation. The Kennewick center has been open for about nine years and works with children as young as 2, and many adults, according to autism specialist Christine Lindgren. “We have early intervention, we have school support, we do autism screenings, we do things for elementary kids and for teenagers to help them prepare for adulthood,” Lindgren said. The center also has been offering a job placement program for the past 18 months. Kasey Merz of Pasco, said her son John, 22, benefited from the program. “He is working part time at the Richland Winco,” Merz said of her son, who has been receiving help at the center for six years. “He wouldn’t have that job right now if wasn’t for Christine’s support and the other folks who work here. It supports me too as a parent. Someone is shouldering the issues and pressures of helping your child with autism. There is some uniqueness to your struggle with

autism, and they totally understand that. They check in on him and advocate for him so he can be a good employee.” Both centers are important to Kolzig, whose son was diagnosed when he was 15 months old. “It was our long-term vision was to have a center like this so that we can provide serves for families because we know how hard it is when you first get the diagnosis,” Kolzig said. “That is the first part of the nightmare, and the second part is having to trying to find the necessary interventions and getting your child looked after and taken care of. “Fortunately, we were able to pair with Christine (Lindgren) and she has taken things far and beyond what we thought. We want to continue to make it better and bigger. Unfortunately, (autism) is not going away. It’s more persistent than it should be. We need facilities like this to help families.” Kolzig, who played for the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 1998, but came up short against Detroit, said winning the trophy as a player is extra special, but winning it as part of the staff is just as rewarding. “There is something about it,” he said. “But you don’t know what it is until you lift it over your head. When you win, you are part of a family. It’s

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extra special they put my name on the cup. For them to honor me like that was very special.” After the Capitals won the cup with a 4-1 series victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in June, the cup was passed around to all the players. As team captain Alex Ovechkin was leaving the ice with the trophy, he spotted Kolzig, and handed him the trophy. The two played together for three years with the Captials, and became fast friends when Ovechkin first arrived in Washington. uSTANLEY CUP, Page 15


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Holidays are around the corner and so are the scams BY DANIELLE KANE for Senior Times

We’re officially in November, which means the holiday season is upon us. The decorations are out at stores, winter comfort food and treats are piling high, and, of course, consumers are gearing up for holiday shopping. Consumers are expected to spend around $720 billion this holiday – an increase of nearly 5 percent from 2017. While the spike in holiday shopping is great for the economy, it provides more opportunities for scam-

mers. According to Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker, consumers in the Pacific Northwest lost an estimated $800,000 to online shopping scams between October and December in 2017. These scams commonly occur when a seller is not who they claim to be, and the consumer is duped into buying something that does not exist off a phony website. To understand the scope: Washington victims reported losing more than $61,000 to online scams during all of 2017. Another prevalent problem around the holidays are criminals stealing

packages left in front of homes. These scammers have earned themselves the name “porch pirates.” To avoid falling victim Danielle Kane this holiday, BBB advises Washingtonians to shop smart with these precautions: • Know the advertiser. Some of the best deals are only available online, but be careful. It’s easy

for a fake site to mimic a famous retailer’s website, so make sure you are shopping with a legitimate site. If the site is missing contact information, that is a red flag. Check out retailers at before you shop. • Think before your click. Be especially cautious about email solicitations and online ads on social media sites. Many sketchy retailers advertise great deals that don’t measure up to the promotional hype. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. • Beware of email phishing. Phishing emails can look like a message from a well-known brand (or friend or family member), but clicking on unfamiliar links can place you at risk for malware and/or identity theft. One popular scam claims to be from a package-delivery company with links to “tracking information” on an order you don’t remember making. Don’t click. • Be aware of shipping time frames. Federal law requires that orders made by phone, mail or online be shipped by the date promised or within 30 days if no delivery time was stated. If goods aren’t shipped on time, shoppers can cancel and demand a refund. Always obtain tracking information and documentation of your order. • Look out for porch pirates. Consider arranging shipments to be delivered to a secure location to help prevent delivery fraud. Ask your neighbors to look out for your items while you’re not home. And if your neighbors are too far away, consider buying internet surveillance cameras such as Google Nest or Ring, which allow you to capture video of who has been to your door. To report a scam log-in to BBB’s Scam Tracker at or contact your local law enforcement agency. For more tips on how to stay safe this holiday, visit BBB’s Holiday Helper guide at: council/holiday-helper/holiday-tips. Danielle Kane is the Tri-City marketplace manager for the Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific.

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Kennewick Community Center

500 S. Auburn St., Kennewick • 509-585-4303 All activities are at the Kennewick Community Center unless otherwise listed. Activities, times and location subject to change. For more information, call 509-585-4303. • Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. • Woodcarving: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: 75 cents per day. 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. Bring supplies or borrow from

the class. • Dominoes: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost: 50 cents per day. • Party Bridge: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost: 50 cents per day. • Bridge Tournament: Second Sunday of each month, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost: $1. RSVP 509-586-3349. • Pinochle: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mondays and Fridays. Cost: 50 cents per day. • Chinese Mahjong: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $1 per day. • Sewing: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $1 per day. • Oil Painting: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Cost: $29-43 per 8 week class. Call 509-585-4293 to register. • Clay Sculpting: 1 to 2 p.m.,

Mondays. Cost: $1 per day. Bring your own supplies. • Indoor Walking: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Cost: $1 per day. Location: Southridge Sports Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick. • Hair Cuts and Clips: Hair cuts provided by Pam Eggers. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 9 to 11 a.m. by appointment only. Cost $1. Call 509-585-4303.

Pasco First Avenue Center 505 N. First Ave., Pasco • 509-545-3459

Most of Pasco’s senior services programs take place at the First Avenue Center, unless otherwise listed. Activities, times and location subject to change. For more information, call 509-545-3459. • Basin Wood Carvers: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: Free. • China Painting: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Bring your own project and supplies. • Cribbage: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. • Drop-In Snooker: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: $1 per day. • Mexican Train Dominoes: 12:30

to 3 p.m. Mondays. Cost: Free. • Pinochle: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. • Wavemakers Aqua Fit: Class for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, muscle weakness, those who use a cane or a walker and anyone who loves the pool. Location: Oasis Physical Therapy, 6825 Burden Blvd., Suite D, Pasco. This class is offered on various days/times. Call 509-545-3456 to register. • Enhance Fitness (40+): Class focuses on stretching, balance, low impact aerobics and strength training. 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 509-545-3456 to

register. Location: Pasco City Hall Activity Center, 525 N. Third Ave., Pasco. • Happy Feet program (60+): Get your feet cared for by a licensed, registered nurse. By appointment 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Cost: Free with suggested

donation of $12 to $15 per person. Call 509-545-3459. • Foot Care for Adults (18+): Get your feet cared for by a licensed, registered nurse. By appointment only, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $30. Call 509545-3459.


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Richland Community Center

500 Amon Drive, Richland • 509-942-7529 All activities are at the Richland Community Center unless otherwise listed. Activities, times and location subject to change. For more information, call 509-942-7529. • Cribbage: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Golden Age Pinochle: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. Location: game room. • Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. Location: game room.

• Party Bridge: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost: $1 per day. Location: game room. • Bridge Buddies: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $1. Location: game room. • ACBL Bridge: Various groups. For a schedule of each group, visit the Richland Community Center or call 509-942-7529. • Birthday Club Social: Second Tuesday of each month, noon to 12:30 p.m. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Pie Socials: Third Tuesday of

each month, noon to 12:30 p.m. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Greeting Card Recycling: 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Cost: free. Location: meeting room. • RSA Dance: Third Friday of the month, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $7 per person. Location: Riverview room. • International Folk Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays (location: Riverview room) and 6 to 9 p.m. the first Saturday of the month for a potluck and dancing (location: activity room). • RSA Riverfront Walk: 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost: free. Location: back

patio. • Fitness Room: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $2 per day or $8 per month. Location: Fitness room. • Foot Care for Fabulous Feet: Have a licensed registered nurse specializing in geriatrics care for your feet. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $30. Location: wellness room. Call 509-942-7529 for an appointment.

Prosser Senior Community Center

1231 Dudley Ave., Prosser • 509-786-2915 All activities are at the Prosser Senior Community Center unless otherwise listed. Activities, times and locations subject to change. For more information, call 509-786-2915. • Pool: 12:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Cost: free. Location: pool room. • Tia Chia Quan: 6 p.m. Mondays. Taught by Kraig Stephens. Cost: $50 per month, 65 and older get discounted rate. Beginners start the first

Monday of every month. Wednesday and Friday open practice is at 5 p.m. which is free to club members only. Location: dining room. • Wellness Class: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Taught by Cheri Eisen of Sirius Therapeutics. Cost: $25 per month for members, $32 per month for non-members. Location: living room. • Mahjong 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost: Free. Location:

living room. • Bingo: 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost: 3 cards for $1. Location: dining room. • Pinochle: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $1. Location: living room. Bring potluck dish to share. • Prosser Friendship Quilting: 1 to 4 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Cost: Free for members ($5 per year). Location: dining room. Bring sewing machine and project to work on. • Lunch and Learn Program: 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. Subject changes every month. Cost: Free. Location: dining room • Monthly Potluck: Noon to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of every month. Cost: Free. Location: dining room.

Bring a potluck dish to share. • All you can eat breakfast: 8 to 11:30 a.m. the last full Sunday of each month. Cost: Adults $5 per person, children 12 and under $3. Location: dining room. Includes pancakes, eggs, ham, apple juice and coffee. • Birthday Celebration: Typically the third Friday of the month. Call 509-786-1148 to verify. Provided by Meals on Wheels. Cost: suggested donation of $2.75. Location: dining room. • Meals On Wheels: 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: Suggested donation of $2.75. Location: dining room. Call 509-7861148 for reservations.

West Richland Senior Center

616 N. 60th, West Richland 509-967-2847 All activities are at the West Richland Senior Center. For more information, call 509-967-2847. • Potluck Dinner: 6 p.m. second Tuesday of the month. Bring a dish to share. • Bingo: 1 p.m. third Monday of the month. Hot dog luncheon at noon. $3 suggested donation. • Pinochle: 5 p.m. Mondays.

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Fitness: 11 a.m. Thursdays. • Exercise: A co-ed, light cardio class, led by exercise video, is 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. A donation of 50 cents for members and $1 for others is requested.

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Meals on Wheels is a program of Senior Life Resources Northwest and is supported by donations. For those 60 and over the suggested donation is $2.75 per meal. Meals may be purchased by those under 60 for $7.15. Menu substitutions may occur. For reservations, call between 9 a.m. and noon the day before your selected meal. For reservations in Richland, call 509-943-0779; Kennewick 509-585-4241; Pasco 509-543-5706; Parkside 509-5452169; Benton City 509-588-3094; Prosser 509-786-1148; and Connell 509-234-0766. The Senior Dining Café serves soups, sandwiches and salads without a reservation. Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The café is at 1834 Fowler St. in Richland and can be reached by calling 509-736-0045. Monday, Nov. 5: baked ziti, broccoli, salad with dressing, breadstick and fruit cocktail. Tuesday, Nov. 6: chicken and rice casserole, glazed baby carrots, bread and chocolate cake. Wednesday, Nov. 7: meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad with dressing, beets and chocolate pudding.

Thursday, Nov. 8: pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, green beans, coleslaw and poke cake. Friday, Nov. 9: lemon pepper cod, herbed potatoes, bread, pea and cheese salad and a cranberry oat bar. Monday, Nov. 12: Closed for Veterans Day. Tuesday, Nov. 13: chicken alfredo, mixed vegetables, salad with dressing, breadstick and chilled peaches. Wednesday, Nov. 14: apple pork chop, rice pilaf, broccoli Normandy, bread and a brownie. Thursday, Nov. 15: chicken and white bean chili, green peas, cornbread and yogurt with berries. Friday, Nov. 16: Birthday day!

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Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes with gravy, Italian vegetables, dinner roll and ice cream. Monday, Nov. 19: macaroni and cheese, sausage patty, seasoned broccoli, salad with dressing and chilled applesauce. Tuesday, Nov. 20: chicken enchilada casserole, refried beans, Mexican slaw and frosted yellow cake. Wednesday Nov. 21: roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned green beans, dinner roll and pumpkin bar. Thursday, Nov. 22: Closed for Thanksgiving. Friday, Nov. 23: Closed for Thanksgiving. Monday, Nov. 26: spaghetti and

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Senior Times • November 2018

Holiday bazaar calendar Autumn has arrived and with it planning for the holiday season. Several area groups and churches are offering bazaars around the Tri-Cities:

Church, 17 S. Union St., Kennewick. Crafts and baked goods. Free admission.


St. Joseph’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kennewick. Handcrafted items, baked goods, silent auction, raffles and more. 14th annual Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Drive, Richland. Gift items and baked goods.


St. Joseph’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kennewick. Handcrafted items, baked goods, silent auction, raffles and more. West Highlands Methodist Church Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., West Highlands Methodist

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West Highlands Methodist Church Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., West Highlands Methodist Church, 17 S. Union St., Kennewick. Crafts and baked goods. Lunch available for purchase. Free admission.


Bazaar with a Purpose: noon to 5 p.m., 417 W. First Ave., Kennewick. Baked goods, holiday items, sweet treats and more. Free Admission. For more information visit


Make a Difference Christmas Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Calvary Chapel, 10611 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick. 70 unique vendors, lunch options and more. Free admission. Marcus Whitman Winter Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marcus Whitman Elementary, 1704 Gray St., Richland. More than 50 vendors offering handmade items, speciality gifts, baked goods and more. A silent auction and food trucks. Free admission. Jason Lee Elementary Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jason Lee Elementary, 1750 McMurray Ave., Richland. Craft and food vendors. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door. Lewis and Clark Elementary Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lewis and Clark Elementary, 415

Jadwin Ave., Richland. Gift vendors, samples, giveaways, coupons and more. Princess Christmas Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Princess Theatre, 1228 Meade Ave., Prosser. One-of-a-kind, handmade gifts. Free admission. Affinity at Southridge Holiday Bazaar: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Affinity at Southridge, 5207 W. Hildebrand Blvd., Kennewick. Bazaar with a Purpose: noon to 5 p.m., 417 W. First Ave., Kennewick. Baked goods, holiday items, sweet treats and more. Free Admission. For more information visit


West Richland Chamber Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sandberg Event Center, 331 S. 41st Ave., West Richland. Locally-made items. Free admission.


Christmas Bazaar: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Crossview Community Church, 540 N. Colorado St., Kennewick. Crafts and decor items. Hosted by Crossview Community Church Women’s Ministry. 37th annual Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Columbia Valley Grange, 6300 W. Court St., Pasco. Handcrafted items. uBAZAARS, Page 15


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Badger Mountain School Holiday Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Badger Mountain Elementary School, 1515 Elementary St., Richland. More than 95 gift vendors, entertainment and food. Admission: $3. Kids 12 and under are free. Bazaar with a Purpose: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Best Western Plus Kennewick Inn, 4001 W. 27th Ave., Kennewick. Baked goods, holiday items, sweet treats and more. Free Admission. For more information visit Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, 1029 W. Sylvester St., Pasco. More than 20 vendors selling art, crafts, decor and baked goods. Raffle drawings and pictures with Santa. Free admission. Alliance Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Richland Alliance Church, 1400 Sanford Ave., Richland. Craft items, silent auction, baked potato bar, baked goods, etc. Free admission. Proceeds raise money for Alliance Church youth to attend youth camps. Pasco Winter Fest: 2 to 6 p.m., Volunteer Park, 1125 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco. Music, food, gift vendors, beer garden, photos with Santa and more.

Sunday, Dec. 2

West Richland Chamber Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sandberg Event Center, 331 S. 41st Ave., West Richland. Locally-made items. Free admission.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Hawthorne Court Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hawthorne Court, 524 N. Ely St., Kennewick. A variety of vendors selling crafts, jewelry, baked goods, etc. Free admission. Synergy Dance Association Holiday Arts and Crafts Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Synergy Dance Project, 4000 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick. Gift vendors, coffee and a bake sale. Free admission. Benton City Winterfest: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kiona-Benton City High School, 1205 Horne Drive, Benton City. Vendors, baked goods, raffle prizes, pictures with Santa and more.

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West Richland Chamber Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sandberg Event Center, 331 S. 41st Ave., West Richland. Locally-made items. Free admission. To be included on this list, email with details about the bazaar.

STANLEY CUP, From page 9 The Stanley Cup is the oldest existing trophy awarded to a professional sports franchise. Teams first became eligible to challenge for the Stanley Cup in 1906. The one-piece cup is designed with a five-band barrel, which can hold up to 13 winning teams per band. Once the bottom band is full, the oldest band is removed and preserved in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and a new blank band is added to the bottom. The Washington Capitals are the only team on the newest band on the trophy, and Kolzig’s name is among those handengraved. “That’s what’s so great about it,” Kolzig said of the cup. “Every letter is different,Str8ts and the way they squeeze Solution everyone in there. This ring will be on 6 7 I will4be2long 3 gone there for a while. 8 comes 6 2 in3 504 or 605 before that7 one off years.” 6 7 2 1 5 3 4 Howie Borrow of the Hockey 8 5 1 3 4 6Hall2 of Fame, who accompanied the cup to the 4 5 3 6 7 1 2 Tri-Cities, said the newest ring will be 7 1 5 6 it reaches on the cup3for465 2 years before 4 5 8 7 6 the top and is 3 removed. Borrow 2said 1 Louise 6 St. 9 5Jacques 8 4 of7 Montreal has been engraving the cup5for6 1 2 9 7 8 the past 30 years or so. “The cup is 126 years old, and she is only the fourth engraver,” Borrow said. “It is nerve wracking to make sure everything is done right, and spelled right.”

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Loving husband, father and friend

May 30, 1952 - Oct. 26, 2018 Mike D. Haugen, a longtime Richland resident, died Oct. 26, 2018, at The Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick. He was 66. Born on May 30, 1952, in Anchorage, Alaska, Mike celebrated his birthday on Memorial Day weekend each year. He grew up in a military family and moved often during his childhood. The light of Mike’s life was his family. He and his wife Debbie would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Dec. 3, 2018. Nothing brought Mike greater joy than spending time with his family. He was the proud and loving father of Michael and Megan Haugen. He loved to attend their sporting events. Mike enjoyed old movies, especially the “Back to the Future” series, which he watched hundreds of times. He loved golfing (including video golfing) with friends, sharing a meal at Sterling’s and anything with peanut butter (frozen Reese’s cups were his favorite treat around the office, where his candy bowl was always filled). As a young man, he and a buddy coauthored two books about city nightlife, “Portland after Dark” and “Seattle P.M.” A quick-witted jokester, Mike had a funny anecdote for every occasion.

Though he earned an associate degree in journalism from Walla Walla Community College, he liked to quip that more money was to be made on the advertising side of the business and went on to spend 36 years in sales. He began his career as a telephone salesman before climbing the corporate ladder to branch manager at Time Life Libraries in Dallas, Texas, where he oversaw 75 employees. He returned to the Northwest to handle sales at Portland’s This Week Magazine and then Advo, a national direct mail company. He landed in the Tri-Cities in 1997 to work as an account executive at the TriCity Herald. He then transitioned to television advertising at the local ABC affiliate, KVEW TV. He joined the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times in 2005 and would have celebrated his 14th year with the Kennewick media company in January 2019. During his tenure, he was the top salesperson each year. Mike was a master at business networking, thanks to his ready smile, warm personality, genuine care for people and penchant for puns. He helped grow the region’s annual SmartMap Manufacturing Expo, which

started in 2003 and ran through 2013. The expo later spawned the annual Careers in Manufacturing event for local high school students and Mike served on its board. He was a longtime member of the city of Richland’s Tourism Committee and also served on the Mid-Columbia Symphony Board of Directors. He was a member of the Tri-Cities Commerce Club and Tri-Cities Business Development Group. Mike is preceded in death by his parents Gust and Vesta Haugen. He is survived by his wife Debbie; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Katy Haugen of Pasco; daughter Megan Haugen of Richland; sister and brotherin-law, Linda and Clinton Schultz of Spokane; sister and brother-in-law Susan and Johnny Velasquez of Peoria, Arizona; and brother and sister-in-law Pat and Tina Haugen of Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s memory may be made to The Chaplaincy Hospice House at chaplaincyhealthcare. org/donate-now. The family is grateful to all who generously donated to Mike’s GoFundMe account to offset medical and memorial expenses. A memorial service was held Nov. 2 at Sunset Gardens Event Center in Richland.

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