Channel Point Village Nationally Recognized for Commitment to Quality Care

Village Concepts is at the forefront of the industry with programs and facilities to offer the best care.

Channel Point Village together with nine other Village Concepts communities throughout Washington State, was nationally recognized by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a 2015 recipient of the Bronze — Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

“Channel Point Village has made a commitment to our residents and the community to provide the best care in Grays Harbor, said Jacquelin Earley, executive director of Channel Point Village, “To receive this award and recognition is an honor and we are grateful.”

The Bronze award, followed by Silver and Gold, is the first in a series of three levels of the National Quality Award Program presented by AHCA/NCAL. The program recognizes senior communities across the nation that have continually demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. As Bronze recipients, Channel Point Village may now move forward and are eligible to receive the Silver — Achievement in Quality Award.

“Village Concepts is proud of Channel Point Village for receiving significant recognition for their accomplishments,” said Stuart Brown, chief operating officer of Village Concepts. “Each day this community makes a positive impact on the lives of our residents. It’s an honor to receive this accomplishment our staff has worked tirelessly for.”

Riverside East retirement community in Bothell raises money for Alzheimer’s Association

The Riverside East retirement community in Bothell succeeded in raising its goal of $1,600 for the Alzheimer’s Association on June 17.

In order to gather the funds, residents, family and community members put their golf skills to the test at a putting course constructed in the building’s garage. Staff and members from the nearby Northshore Senior Center also came by to join the fun.

The golf event was held on the same day as the summer solstice and attendees logged 16 hours and 55 minutes for the “Longest Day” to honor the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s and the caregivers who make the journey with them.

In addition to the main event, residents and staff are enjoying an entire week of golf in the spirit of the 120th US Open Men’s Golf Tournament that took place at Chambers Bay from June 15-21.

Grandview Village crowns senior royalty

Amy Cox and Gordon Rux are the senior royalty from Grandview Village.

Rux was born in South Dakota but moved to Washington, lived in Lake Stevens for 62 years and has lived in Marysville the last 17 years.

He served in WWII in the Philippines, Okinawa and Saigon.

For 33 years he was a volunteer fireman in Lake Stevens and responded to many emergency and fire calls.

“In those days, you had to have volunteers because you didn’t have enough people there to pay the tax to hire people,” he said.

Rux was also the postmaster for Lake Stevens for many years.

He has two children.

Cox has lived in the area for many years and taught school in the Marysville and Stanwood areas.

“I taught business education, so I liked the fact that I was watching students prepare themselves for their future, and because I had majored in business education I knew how valuable it was,” she said.

Her son now follows in her footsteps and is a teacher in Marysville.

She also has a daughter in eastern Washington. Se said she’s liked watching Marysville change during the time she’s lived here.

“I love the Marysville area. I’ve been here over 60 years, so it’s grown from a very small town to have mass transportation and development,” she said.


Park View Villas helps raise votes for ‘Best Town’ contest

Dressed as Uncle Sam, Park View Villas Program Manager Nicole Merrigan and Park View resident Larry Welch hold signs at the corner of Eighth and G streets in Port Angeles on Wednesday urging people to vote for the city in Outside magazine’s Best Town Ever contest.