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VCC’s Staff is Compassionate

Just ask Joy, or any of VCC's residents and family members. They will tell you that the staff here is top notch. During this year's Give Big, we honor our employees who have been on the front lines keeping residents safe and engaged during the COVID 19 outbreak. All donations will go to the VCC Employee [...]

Memory Support Now Open for Admissions

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 [...]

Volunteers Bring Sunshine To VCC

Those of us who call Vashon home tend to be quite proud of the artistic talent that resides here. It's so easy to find clever and original acts without setting foot on a ferry.  The entertainers are our friends, neighbors, or acquaintances, which makes it easy to connect. So when we asked some of these folks to perform [...]

Let’s Keep Our Residents Entertained!

Hi Friends, We've received so many inquiries from caring neighbors who want to show love to our residents during this difficult time. For those of you who want to help, your timing couldn't be better.  Earlier this week, we asked residents to stay in their rooms for meals, and we suspended all indoor group activities to [...]

VCC Covid-19 Update #2

Dear Friends of VCC, As you can imagine, not a minute goes by when we're not thinking about how we can protect our residents from the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 virus. We continue to take all necessary precautions set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the spread of infection. Only staff and healthcare [...]

VCC Covid-19 Update

Dear Friends of VCC, In an effort to keep our residents safe from the spread of Coronavirus, we are asking that community members and volunteers suspend visits until we have clearer guidance from the health department. We are also asking all team members with cold or flu symptoms to stay home. There is a great [...]

A Joyful Week at VCC

What fun we've had taking people through the new Beardsley Family Memory Support Neighborhood this week. From longtime donors and volunteers to people just interested in seeing the remodel, it was a pleasure to kick off this exciting new chapter of VCC's history together. Here are some photos of some of our visitors and of [...]

Thank You to Our 2019 Donors!

Your generous donations and support for our community are greatly appreciated. Anne and Adam Atwell Amy Baldinger and Emily Belshaw Bruce and Debbie Cekosh Vicki and Ted Clabaugh Lynn Davison and Judith Clegg Nancy and Dennis Davidson Bob Hallowell Bruce and Karen Kirschner Ellen Kritzman Susan Nattrass Keith Putnam Fred and Nancy Sayer [...]

Where Did January Go?

It's February! How did that happen? January flew by, and here we are about to finish construction on VCC's new Beardsley Family Memory Support Neighborhood. I hope you're planning on attending our open house on February 20th. If you can't come, contact me to schedule a tour before we move residents into their apartments in March. [...]

New Executive Director at VCC

December 9, 2019 The first thing that struck me about Wendy Kleppe--VCC's new executive director--is how she disarms people with her kindness and genuine interest.  She began in her new role on December 2nd, and she has spent her first few days  talking at length to staff, residents and community members. "I am a sponge [...]