Village Concepts Announces New Community Relations Director

Village Concepts announced the hire of Tanya Laeger as the community relations director for the company’s Woodland Village community located in Chehalis, Washington.

In her new role, Laeger will work closely with the local community to strengthen the bond with the residents of Woodland Village. Most recently, she served as a real estate broker for Century 21 and launched “Inspire Communication,” where she specialized in website content, social media creation and management.

“Tanya brings a wealth of experience in hospitality and administration to the table with an unmatched passion for the Chehalis community, and we’re lucky to have her on board,” Stuart Brown, COO of Village Concepts, said in a statement. “Her ability to make people feel warmly welcomed, comfortable and heard will benefit the residents of Woodland Village greatly as she continues to develop their relationship with the community.”

Village Concepts owns and operates 16 residential and assisted living communities throughout Washington state and provides property management and consulting services for owners of assisted living communities.

We had a great turnout for the Luck O’ the Irish Fundraising Dinner

This year the Milton Activity Center (MAC) Senior Activity Boards annual event was held at Mill Ridge Village and thanks to them, and our fantastic sponsors, they raised $2177.00 to go towards the Milton Activity Center programs.

A huge “Thank You” to Mill Ridge Village for hosting the event, the citizens who participated and a big shout out to our contributing sponsors without them none of this would have been possible; The Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber, Edgewood Fife Milton Kiwanis, Karate Edge, Gina Barber, Nightside Distillery, Comcast, Puyallup Nissan, Suzanne Kincaid, Jersey Mikes of Fife, More Decor, Lee’s Martial Arts, and Denise Christofferson with Keller Williams.

Spiritwood residents volunteer to feed homeless

Ria Wells serves salad at The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah’s meal for the homeless March 31.
Ria Wells serves salad at The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah’s meal for the homeless March 31.

On March 31, residents of a local assisted living community volunteered to feed homeless individuals at the fire station on East Sunset Way.

Residents of Spiritwood at Pine Lake, in north Issaquah just outside Sammamish, brought lasagna and salad for 35 people at the fire station.

“Serving salad brought back memories of serving dinner for the homeless in Seattle years ago,” resident Ria Wells said. Wells prepared and served salad for a Pike Place Market Senior Center homeless dinner for 10 years.

The fire station dinner is regularly organized by State Board of Education member Connie Fletcher through the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, with rotating volunteers.

Spiritwood volunteers once a month, Spiritwood Executive Director Michelle Strazis said.