Spring is definitely in the air, and with it a sense of renewal new beginnings. So it only seems natural that new programs are set to launch that further our goal of making Vancouver Pointe the place Where the Adventure Begins. Reflecting the desire of the residents who choose to make Vancouver Pointe their home, we are continuing to develop programs in education and the arts as well as provide opportunities to support and be supported. The common link in all that is available: it has come out of the needs, passions and desires of our community members. Spanish Club is still going strong, and has changed its study program to a series that is more fun and welcomes newer students to the language.
Stop in the theater any Monday at 1:00 to see what it is all about. Another educational program begins Wednesday evening, April 3rd, this one focused on the Arts. Watch for the Vancouver Pointe Lecture Series to continue a diverse program with a wide variety of local experts in their fields. And you never know what the topic will be or where the discussion may lead on Wednesday afternoons when we hold an hour’s worth of Ted Talks.
A new area of development comes under the heading of ‘PURPOSE’, which began with our partnership with ReTails Thrift Store. Volunteer opportunities are available both in our building and theirs, and all efforts go to support the Humane Society for SW Washington.
Resident Geri E maintains her own unique answer to making a difference through her Seeds of Love project, for which you can purchase cards in our lobby. New resident Dan F. brings with him a passion for song, puns and humor, prompting our acknowledgement of National Barbershop Quartet Day on the 11th, and preparing an upcoming venue for residents to share their prose, poetry, short stories and yes, puns, such as Dan’s ‘If I don’t exercise, I will extra-size.’ We are able to keep pushing the limits to what we can offer because of the fact that our residents come to Vancouver Pointe looking to maintain and even develop their Independence. Many of our programs are resident-run, which is a win-win for all concerned. Our most recent request has been to assist in creating in-house support for those dealing with challenges such as cancer, grief & loss, care giving and dementia. Research is underway for materials to guide in this process and facilitators who can lead these groups. We have scheduled a regular meeting time for both a Grief ; Loss Support Group (1st Monday of each month beginning April 1st, and a Cancer Support Group (3rd Monday of each month beginning April 15th.)
We look forward to seeing you there and working together to create on-going support for all who want to participate. Just want to join in frank, open and honest discussions about some of the funny (or not) challenges of being a senior? Keepin’ It Real meets in the Bistro at 7:00 pm three nights a week. Everyone is welcome.
Considering a move into a Senior Living Community? The process typically begins with a sense of being overwhelmed. Do I stay in my home or leave? If I choose to leave, where would I go? What exactly are my options? What are the pros and cons? How do I know what is the right place for me? What about the task of downsizing, let alone the actual move? Where do I even begin? To say there is a lot to sort through is an understatement. Fortunately, there are more resources than ever before to help you move through the process. If you are receiving this newsletter you either have already made the move to Vancouver Pointe, are helping someone determine what their options are, or are considering making a move yourself. Wherever you are in the process, we want you to know that we are here to help. Vancouver Pointe may or may not be the right destination for you or someone you care about. This monthly newsletter is meant to reflect the philosophy, events, and people that make up our community. We encourage you, resident or future resident, to participate in the discussions, activities, and opportunities that make life purposeful and meaningful in your community. Your management team has over 40 years combined experience working with seniors; whether just considering a move or long-time resident, we are here to assist you in your journey.
Vancouver Pointe Residents revisited their pasts throughout the week with events that included tye dying t-shirts, creating flower power symbols, blinging out bell bottom jeans. Friday’s culmination included a Jimi Hendrix photo booth where everyone showed up adorned in their 60’s garb, donned John Lennon glasses, and flashed peace signs. Live music was powered by the 60’s, moves including the Twist and the Swim were witnessed on the dance floor, and Lipton Onion Dip Mix and Pigs in a Blanket were coveted by all. You could hear people talking throughout the community about things like The Beatles, Ford Mustangs, Mini Skirts, Laugh-In, Flower Power, Civil Rights and Twiggy.. It was a week full of Peace Love & Rock & Roll!!!
Stop by some time and join the fun. There is ALWAYS something fun going on at Vancouver Pointe
Vancouver Point Senior Village 4555 NE 66th Ave Vancouver, Washington 98661 (360) 693-5900 ... See MoreSee Less