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Betsy’s Visit

We love our pet visitors here at Jones-Harrison, and Betsy the Bulldog certainly went home well loved after her recent appearance!

Betsy did a fine job of brightening many people's day when she came to visit at Jones-Harrison.

Betsy did a fine job of brightening many people’s day when she came to visit at Jones-Harrison.

Happy Valentine’s Day

We had a sweet Valentine’s Day at Jones-Harrison.  Thanks to all the families who supported our valentine’s day fundraiser and helped fill our “Hall of Love” with special messages to family and friends.

Wow, a corsage and flowers just for me...and to share with my friends!

Wow, a corsage and flowers just for me…and to share with my friends!

Our Valentine's created a "Hall of Love"

Our Valentine’s created a “Hall of Love”

Jones-Harrison families are the best!

Jones-Harrison families are the best!

Irene Levin Scholarship

Jones-Harrison wishes to express its gratefulness to the family of Irene Levin.  Irene spent the last year of her life as a resident of Jones-Harrison.  Upon her passing, her family, daughter Judy Cook and son Dr. David Levin, wanted to thank Jones-Harrison for Irene’s excellent care by creating a scholarship in her name.  Irene had a great fondness for music and enjoyed the many opportunities to enjoy the musical offerings provided by Jones-Harrison.  To honor that love, the Irene Levin Scholarship was presented to therapeutic recreationist Stephanie Besaw to pursue certification in neurologic music therapy, thereby enhancing the lives of those she cares for in long-term care.  The presentation was made to Stephanie by Judy Cook and her son Andy at the conclusion of the Jones-Harrison Residence/Foundation board meeting.

Judy Cook and her son Andy present the Irene Levin Scholarship to Stephanie Besaw of the Jones-Harrison therapeutic recreation department.

Judy Cook and her son Andy present the Irene Levin Scholarship to Stephanie Besaw of the Jones-Harrison therapeutic recreation department.

Members of the Jones-Harrison Residence Board of Directors help to thank the family of Irene Levin for their generous donation.

Members of the Jones-Harrison Residence Board of Directors help to thank the family of Irene Levin for their generous donation.  Pictured left to right: Mary Killian, Marcia Diracles (behind), Larry Kreidberg, Mary Thorpe-Mease, Sharon Aadalen, Andy Cook, Lesley Novich, Joan Oakes (behind), Judy Cook, Lowell Berggren (behind), Stephanie Besaw, Barb Louis (behind), Jennifer Anderson, Hampton Rich (behind). 

Making Jones-Harrison History

Jones-Harrison had their own peaceful transfer of power as we transitioned Chairs of our Residence Board.  We appreciate all the hard work, vision and effort Mary Thorpe-Mease put into her term as Chair, and CEO Lowell Berggren thanked with her with a proclamation and gift on behalf of the entire Board.  History was also made as Jones-Harrison elected its first male Chairperson, John Oakes.  We wish him well as he takes the reign of this nearly 130 year old venerable residence.

Lowell Berggren, President and CEO of Jones-Harrison, thanks outing Residence Board Chair Mary Thorpe-Mease for her service as incoming Chair, John Oakes, looks on.

Lowell Berggren, President and CEO of Jones-Harrison, thanks outing Residence Board Chair Mary Thorpe-Mease for her term of service as incoming Chair, John Oakes, looks on.

Beating the Winter Blues

What better way to beat the January-Winter doldrums then by hosting a Luau!  Jones-Harrison residents gathered for pina coladas and daiquiris and our good friend Lori Dokken provided Island music to keep us swingin’ and swayin’.  With our leis on, you could almost feel the island breezes – Aloha!

Dreaming of warm breezes and sunny days!

Dreaming of warm breezes and sunny days!

Celebrating January Birthdays

Many thanks to the residents of Jones-Harrison for coming together to celebrate all with a January birthday.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the cupcakes and entertainment provided by Mary France.

Residents and families of Jones-Harrison enjoy the January birthdays celebration.

Residents and families of Jones-Harrison enjoy the January birthdays celebration.

Artful Thinking

The ladies of Jones-Harrison assisted living and long-term care had a great time together creating beautiful mosaic picture frames.  Our thanks to Anne Krocak for leading our artists and to Compas for helping make the arrangements.

Raisa created a study in green, her favorite color!

Raisa created a study in green, her favorite color!

Lorraine chose a more colorful approach to her project.

Lorraine chose a more colorful approach to her project.