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University of Washington professor Thomas J. Montine, left, recently discussed the latest in Alzheimer’s disease research with more than 40 local health care providers at special dinner presentation at Park View Villas in Port Angeles. Montine, Alvord professor, pathology department chair and adjunct professor of neurological surgery at the UW, is pictured with John LeClerc, executive director of Park View Villas. The retirement and assisted living community hosted the event with Dungeness Courte Memory Care, Crestwood Convalescent Center and Sequim Health and Rehabilitation.
Park View Villas in Port Angeles celebrated St. Patrick’s Day a bit early this year delivering nearly two dozen baskets to Port Angeles doctors who care for Park View residents. From left are Park View community relations director Renee Worthey, program director Kelly Trudeau (dressed as a leprechaun) and Dr. Michael Clancy.
PORT ANGELES-If a natural disaster hits, how prepared are the North Olympic Peninsula’s boarding homes and skilled nursing centers?
This question was discussed by more than two dozen health care professionals at the fifth annual Clallam County Boarding Home and Skilled Nursing Facilities’ emergency and disaster-planning meeting, held at Park View Villas.
This year, the group had an opportunity to hear from three American Red Cross nurses: Denise Bergeron, Janet Parris and Shirley Williams.
All three were dispatched by the national organization to assist during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last fall.
“Until you are in the midst of a disaster, you don’t get it,” said Bergeron, who spent three weeks in New York assisting in rescue and recovery efforts.
Because the Peninsula is surrounded by mountains, water and trees, one challenge area professionals may face in the event of a natural disaster is blocked bridges, overpasses, highways and other arterials.
“We need a safety plan,” said Williams, who serves as Washington State nurse liaison for the American Red Cross.
For boarding homes and skilled nursing centers, Williams suggested professionals identify buildings to use in the event of evacuation, be prepared to care for community members for several days with adequate food and water supplies, and have a transport plan.
Residents of boarding homes and skilled nursing centers should have individual safety plans, too, she said.
“When we get a client, we really need to know about them,” Williams said, suggesting each resident have a portable, printed plan that includes basic information about them, their caregivers and the best way to approach their medical needs.
She suggested a grab-and-go bag for each person with a safety plan, extra clothes, incontinence products, personal-care items, a whistle, flashlight, batteries for hearing aids and some comfort items such as a book or pictures.
Williams also suggested that boarding homes and skilled nursing centers figure out easy ways to transport one week’s worth of critical medications for each individual as well as canes, walkers and wheelchairs.
“Park View Villas has a plan in place to assist our seniors, staff and community through a disaster, but we are continually enhancing our plans to be as prepared as possible,” said John LeClerc, executive director of Park View Villas.
Pictured: From left, John LeClerc, executive director of Park View Villas in Port Angeles, assisted Kathy Burrer, executive director of Dungeness Courte in Sequim, in organizing the fifth annual Clallam County Boarding Home and Skilled Nursing Facilities’ emergency and disaster-planning meeting, held at Park View. Americam Red Cross nurses Shirley Williams, Janet Parris and Denise Bergeron were the featured guest speakers.
Vivian Elvis Hansen
Peninsula Daily News
Park View Villas’ Winter Wonderland suite, designed by Trisa Chomica of Trisa & Co., raised $350 along with pet supplies for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Clockwise from left, Kelly Trudeau and Suzanne Greenleaf of Park View Villas of Port Angeles; Mary Beth Wegener, executive director of Olympic Peninsula Humane Society; and Chomica, with Buddy.
John LeClerc, executive director of Park View Villas retirement community in Port Angeles, on Saturday had to kiss a pig named Winston as the result of successfully fundraising for the Port Angeles Senior Center during the fifth annual Harvest Benefit Dinner at the center. LeClerc’s jar had the most donations in a tongue-in-cheek contest among himself, Mike Jacobs, executive director of Crestwood Convalescent Center, and D Bellamente, the senior center’s director. Nearly $5,000 was raised from the 220 who attended the dinner.
Pictured: John LeClerc, complete with lipstick, plants one on Winston on Saturday at the Harvest Benefit Dinner in Port Angeles. Dave Logan/Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula Daily News
Olympic Peninsula Humane Society Executive Director Beth Wegener, center, accepts donations from Park View Villas program manager Suzanne Greenleaf, left, and community relations manager Kelly Trudeau. Park View Villas and Port Angeles Senior Center recently collected donations and cash for the Humane Society in honor of National Pet Week.
Published in Peninsula Daily News “Who’s Who in Peninsula Business”, February 2012
Park View Villas is proud of its reputation for finding ways to give back to the community.
“The community has supported us for the last 21 years and we are thrilled to return that support,” says Executive Director John LeClerc.
From throwing a dinner for Olympic Senior Game participants in August to Santa pictures in December, the assisted living and retirement community hosts community events throughout the year to raise money for local organizations.
In April, Park View Villas will partner with the Sequim Activity Center to host a dinner gala and auction fundraiser to help the center raise funds for a new building in Sequim.
Details about the April 27 event will be announced as the event approaches.
In October, Park View Villas co-sponsors the Harvest Benefit Dinner with Crestwood Convalescent Center to support the Port Angeles Senior Center.
Last year’s event raised $4,700, which was the largest monetary donation ever made to the senior center.
Also in December, Park View Villas with the help of Trisa Chomica of Trisa & Co. Interior Design, transforms its Fireside Room into the Teddy Bear Suite, a Christmas-themed wonderland.
Public donations to view decorated Christmas trees and home decor and to enjoy daily live entertainment during the week-long event are donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula.
“Community is important,” John says of the many events they hold.
Park View Villas will again host the dinner for the Olympic Peninsula Senior Games in August, a three-day athletic competition for those 50 and older that draws hundreds of participants.
“The dinner was such a success that we decided to host another one this year,” John says. “We will also again host bocci ball and cribbage.”
In 2011 Park View Villas was involved in the planning of the Outrageous Olympics and was also a sponsor of one of its 12 teams. The event raised $10,000.
Park View Villas provides smaller services to the community, such as conducting a blood pressure clinic every month at the Port Angeles Senior Center and holding educational seminars.
Park View Villas is a licensed assisted living facility that has been providing independent and assisted living services in Port Angeles for 21 years.
They have 87 apartments in their main building with 20 independent senior cottages on the grounds.
The staff has a long history of providing care to seniors-John has 20 year experience with assisted living facilities.
With their dedication to putting residents’ needs first, Park View Villas has been voted Best Assisted Living by Peninsula Daily News readers four years in a row.
Dr. Robert Scott, left, receives a goody basket from Park View Villas’ leprechaun, Kelly Trudeau. Park View Villas celebrated Doctor’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day recently by handing out a themed goody basket to all doctors in the Port Angeles area.
Photo by Vivian Elvis Hansen, Peninsula Daily News: Mount Angeles Boys & Girls Club Unit Director George Rodes accepts a $500 donation from, from left, Trisa Chomica of Trisa & Co. and Kelly Trudeau and Suzanne Greenleaf of Park View Villas. Proceeds were raised at a Teddy Bear Suite fundraiser at Park View Villas in December. Chomica donated her time as an interior designer for the event.