After two months of waiting for final approval from the Department of Health and Human Services, the Beardsley Family Memory Support Neighborhood is open for admissions to people with dementia. This specialized care offers families the reassurance of knowing their loved ones are safe and secure and their needs are being met. As VCC enters a new chapter in its long history, the video below–filmed and produced by Jeff Dunnicliff–is a reminder that one thing remains constant: the support of this remarkable community. Please take a few minutes to bask in the warmth.

In other news, we continue to adhere to tight protocols for keeping residents and staff safe from the spread of the COVID 19 virus. Residents have been getting out into the sunshine, and talented and compassionate volunteers remember us everyday in the form of baked goods, hand-sewn masks, shopping, live performances, letters, and Zoom meetings.

Apartments are available in both memory support and assisted living on a case-by-case basis. Please contact info@vashoncommunitycare.org for more information. For a private tour or to learn more, please call Kathleen at 206-567-6147 or kmcaloon@vashoncommuntycare.org. Our official grand opening is on May 4th.

And finally, we’ve cancelled this year’s Swamp Bottom Jamboree;  we held out hope, but alas June is too early. Don’t worry, we will do it again in 2021! In the meantime, please donate to VCC through Give Big. Your donation will go to the VCC Employee Fund to subsidize professional development for, and recognition of, our outstanding staff.

 

 

 

Thank you Vashon! We at VCC are so proud to be part of this community.

Anne

Anne Atwell is the community relations and development director at VCC. A Vashonite for 20 years, Anne is proud to say that her first non-profit volunteer board experience was on that of the Vashon Community Care Center way back in the late 90’s. She is so pleased to be coming full circle to work again for VCC and its wonderful residents.