Our Affiliates

Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not for profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging

Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

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Members Tell Their Story

Fall Prevention: Combatting the Risks | Ken Ray, Judson Park, Des Moines

Senior Correspondent - A Seasoned View of the World Fall Prevention: Combatting the Risks Judson Park Fitness Coordinator Ken Ray shows resident Joan Ekern how to recover from a fall. ©Copyright by ABHOW.   By David Beasley  -  September 12, 2016 Julia McDonald realizes that a big part of healthy aging is simply staying on your feet. [...]

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Brenda Jurich receives the Mary Ann Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award

The Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) awards the Mary Ann Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual who has dedicated their life’s work to healthy aging, fall prevention, innovative ideas, and who is a leader among peers and consistently goes above and beyond to advance aging services to the community. Brenda Jurich was awarded the [...]

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Billie Pendleton appointed as Vice President of CRISTA Senior Living

Since her arrival to CRISTA in 2007, Billie has been asked to serve in a myriad of leadership roles throughout the diverse sectors of our Senior Living ministry. In each instance, she has risen to the challenge and driven results thanks to her extensive knowledge of the industry and Christ-centered leadership. Now as Vice President [...]

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Franke Tobey Jones Saves Over 11,000 Gallons of Water in Two Months

New Irrigation System and “Water Pledge” to the City of Tacoma produces amazing savings! Tacoma, WA - Franke Tobey Jones (FTJ) invested in a new irrigation system this year which utilizes new weather based controllers to achieve water savings. The irrigation controllers communicate daily to local weather stations to adjust the irrigation to meet plant’s [...]

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Rockwood Residents Inspired by TED Talks

By Nicole Skinner, Marketing Correspondent, Spokesman-Review Spokane, WA - The Rockwood Retirement Communities are making use of TED Talks as a monthly inspirational activity for residents. The monthly TED Talks get-togethers not only promote the use of technology and media, but also provide an opportunity for social connection. Dan Distelhorst, a Rockwood Forest Estates resident, was [...]

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International Bite Showcases “United Nations” of Wesley Homes Health Center

Des Moines, WA - Last month a spectacular melting pot of cultures came together in a celebration over food, dance and music at the Wesley Homes Des Moines Health Center. The Health Center at Wesley Homes is distinctive in the richness of culture and support that are housed within the Des Moines campus. Director of Activities [...]

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Swingin’ at the Savoy—Sinatra Style: A Smash Hit

by Tom Carlson, Director of Development Seattle, WA - Bayview’s second annual Swingin’ at the Savoy Gala was a big hit! Bayview’s lounge, dining room, and terrace were transformed into an elegant supper club during the heyday of Sinatra, The Rat Pack, and Ocean’s 11. A standing room only crowd of 160 guests from Bayview [...]

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Horizon House Converts to Steam Heat

A Sustainable and Cost-Saving Energy Solution Seattle, WA - Horizon House has recently completed its conversion from gas to steam heat. The new system was developed with the help of partners Enwave Seattle (formerly Seattle Steam) and University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Steam energy will now serve the needs of almost 600 residents and one million [...]

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To eMar or Not to eMar! That is the Question!

By: Edward Mason, Director of Technology at Mercury Pharmacy... So the “big question” is “Should we implement an eMAR system?” Before you can answer this question you must answer the following questions: What are the benefits of eMAR? Whose eMAR do we implement? How do we best implement eMAR? This article will assist you with [...]

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Nine Rockwood Hawthorne Residents Receive Quilts of Valor

Diane Watters, the Eastern Washington Coordinator for Quilts of Valor, presented beautiful quilts to nine Veterans at Rockwood Hawthorne of Spokane. The resident recipients are Jack Bush, Ross Cutter, Hunter Keen, Dean Ratzman, Francis Roberts, Bud Shaw, Charles Yentzer and our first couple – Betty and Keith Gehr. Link to Recipient Military Bios. Quilts of [...]

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