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Ouad Ci Herald FAbmant 1 2 1998 Paga 5 The entrance to Hill Crest House from Hospital Way offers this look toward the Columbis River. Win. E. Vallance photo Open house this weekend at hospital's new assisted riving facility Okanogan Douglas Hospital officials will sponsor an open house at the newly completed assisted living facility this Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15. Hill Crest House will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. T Hospital administrator Howard Gamble said he wanted to give hospital district patrons and potential residents a look at new facility, which includes 20 studio apartments with partial kitchens. Gamble said in his opinion it is difficult for a person to decide if they want to rent an apartment from a description; he wanted to give people who might be interested in renting an apartment a chance toexaminethe facility. The apamnents are rented unfurnished, but two will be decorated for the open house with items provided by Webster's Furniture. Gamble said the apartments will rent for $1,875 per month, private pay. They will be available immediately. Some kitchen equipment remains to be installed in the communal dining room, Gamble said, but the interior is completed otherwise. The exterior landscaping will be completed in the spring. 49" The "assisted living" concept means that each resident has a separate apartment and can remain independent, but can still have help with some everyday activities, said Emily Canwell, the hospital's director of nursing, in an earlier interview. Meals are provided and served by the hospital staff. Medical aid will be available 24 hours per day, including medical personnel on site. The building is located next to the hospital on the hill in Brewster. That location provides a view of the Columbia River, which each apartment uses to advantage with two large windows in the bed-sitting room. "Everyone's got a view of the river," Gamble said. Each apartment has a kitchen sink and cabinets and space for a refrigerator and microwave oven. The large bathrooms have showers with removable seats. Meals will be served in a large dining room with a wall of windows overlooking the river. A two-story fireplace constructed of decorative concrete dominates the dining room. There will be a place set aside for people to cook snacks and wash dishes outside meal times, Gamble said. The second story includes a sitting room area. gLaundry service for sheets and towels will be provided. Two washers and two dryers will be available to residents as well. All apartments are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Hill Crest House has been licensed with the state Department of Social and Health Services. SCHUCHART GENERAL CONTRACTOR O Grinnell on Systems Company, Inc. Innovation, Quality, Service... Since 1850 We are pleased to have provided fire protection to the Hill Crest House project. PHONE (509) 886-3473 (509) 886-0558 FAX 205 34th St. N.W., East Wenatchee, WA. 98802 Contractor's License #GRINNFP137LE :'olgratulations on the new Hill Crest House rac !liCy i MMIK| OV . Wal kathon to raise funds for Amencan.. Cancer. Society .... FlZmt Cetmtm.e/,altwNe /.OOI7,"  lldCP Okanogan County residents will let their shoes raise the money in the annual Relay for Life, a 24 hour fundraising walkathon sponsored by the localchaptetoftheAmericanCancer Society. Participants are being sought; a meeting for team captains will be hdd Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m. at the Bread Line Cafe in Omak. wThe relay will be held May 15 and 16 at the track at Okanogan High School. Entry fees are $150 per team and each participant is asked to raise $100 in donations. Money raised through the event will be used to pay for cancer research, public education about the disease and services to cancer patients. To date the relay has attracted about 18 teams. Three of them will be from Okanogan Douglas Hospital,said Jennie Selford of the hospital's public information department. People from the Quad City area who are interested in forming teamscanattendtheFebruary 21 meeting or contact Selford at the hospital in Brewster. A minimum of eight people per team is recommended. Anyone---families,businesses, groups of friends----can participate, Selford said. Her first Relay for Life was last yearin theTri-Cities, when she walked with her family. "It's fun. There's so much activity," Selford said. Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening and Saturday; there will games such as volleyball for team members who are off the track. Speakers will talk about cancer and its impact, surviving it and coping with it. 'The teams will begin walking at 4 p.m. May 15; at least one team member will be on the track all night, Selford said. An opening ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. featuring a "survivor's lap," people who have survived cancer or are undergoing treatment for the disease. One of the highlights of the event Children's House cont from page 1 were once children at The Children's House. "It's so fun to see them.' One of those young women now works in Wenatchee; Johnson came into her office to ask directions and was welcomed with a hug and the explanation that Johnson used to babysit her. Johnson has taken up a number of hobbies since she retired---biking, hiking, "I'm going to Wenatchee for square dance lessons." She is also a birdwatcher; one recent morning a group of quail lined up and marched through her yard, "just like---day care." Housing Authority to meet in Okanogan The Okanogan County Housing Authority will hold it's Regular Board Meeting on Thursday, February 12, 1998 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 203 of the Okanogan Post Office located at 212 North 2nd Street, Okanogan, WA. Please note the change in room and time. All meetings are open to the public. For more information contact Claudia Clausnitzer of Okanogan. Art work displayed at local clinic. The abstract landscapes of Cashmere artist Larry Schmidt are on display at Main Street Health Associates in Brewster through March 15. The paintings on display are part of three series depicting the landscapes of north central Washington, "visual metaphors" of the land and sky and its inhabitants. Schmidt said he likes to emphasize the relationships between the shapes and colors. In addition, "surface is extremely important. The painting must lookinhabiteal,"he said. 'Schmidt grew up in Cashmere and moved back home to open a studio in 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kansas State University and attended graduate school at Kansas State andCentral Washington University.  His work is in several collections in the Midwest and Washington; his paintings have appeared in a number of group exhibitions in Seattle and an invitational exhibit at the North Central Washington Museum in Wenatehee. He is represented by the Lorinda Knight Galley in Spokane. Main Street Health Associates is locatedat418 Main Street in Brewster; the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. will be the luminary ceremony at 10 p.m. Friday. People will buy candles in memory of loved ones; "they have the whole field outlined with those candles," and more candles in the stands, all of which are lit at 10 p.m. (Luminary candles are in paper sacks; the sacks will be decorated by students at Okanogan Elementary Schi.) The February 21 meeting will include information about the walkathon, fundraising strategies and the necessary paperwork for team captains and team members. People who want more information about the relay can contact Selford at Okanogan Douglas Hospital or Marie Dunlap in Okanogan. Congro/Ea/ion00 on OLlr IERLANDSEN & ASSOCIATES Brewster v (509) 689-2529 ngraulations Co Hill Cr00t House Assisted Living Facility .,- - Carter . ! Excavatmn, Inc. [  (509) 689-2482 or (509) 689-2455 eve. 13 So. Wenalchee Ave. (162-1421 Shop Monday-Friday 9 to 6, Saturday 10 to 5 IIlll I Congratulationst On a fine new facility HILL CREST HOUSE t Great Addition to the Commun tv I From All Of Us At )08 State Hwy. 97, ((P) k Brewster, WA. 509-689-2442 I I (2o ngratu I ati o n e [ Hill Crest House We appreciated the opportunity to serve as the architects of this fine facility! Botesch, Nash & Hall Architects, P,S. (425) 259-0868 (425) 774-3341 (425) 252-4334 Fax 2915 Hewitt Avenue, Everett, WA. 98201 J