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November 6, 2012

Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation honored

Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation received the 2012 Bronze Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving quality care.

The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The program honors facilities across the nation that demonstrated their commitment to the quality improvement journey.

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2012-13 Business Directory

August 6, 2012

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June 5, 2012

Issaquah Women’s Club  awards scholarships

The Issaquah Women’s Club has awarded $1,000 Follow Your Dream scholarships to Audrey Johnson and Ngozi Monu.

The Issaquah Women’s Club awards the scholarships to graduating senior high school girls from the Issaquah School District who wish to pursue their college education or vocational training as they follow their dreams for the future.

Johnson, from Tiger Mountain Community High School, has been accepted to and will attend the Northwest College of Art and Design. She will pursue her interest in graphic design and photography.

Monu, from Issaquah High School, has been accepted to and will attend the University of Washington. She will pursue her interest in human resource management.

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Issaquah nursing center tees up adapted putt putt golf

November 1, 2011

Jennifer Sarzillo (left) gets a little help from Bill Perry in using a specialized putter from her wheelchair to make a golf shot. By Greg Farrar

When new resident Don Varney approached the makeshift tee, Bill Perry apparently thought he had an old pro on his hands.

Perry quickly took away Varney’s normal putter and introduced him to “BOB,” which in this case stands for “Ball on Ball.”

Basically, BOB is a metal golf ball on the end of a golf club, something golf professionals use to practice putting, according to Perry. When he’s out and about helping the mobility-impaired take on his highly portable putting green, Perry said he uses BOB to trip up the ringers, or the wise guys, as he put it.

Incidentally, Varney later said he was not really a golfer, or at least hadn’t been in a very long time. Giving folks a chance to swing a club again is one aim of Perry, who takes his traveling golf show all around the Puget Sound area to spots such as the Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he landed in late October.

A certified golf instructor as well as longtime owner of his own sales and marketing company in Bellevue, Perry launched Just Putt’n Around Golf in 2007. The idea is straightforward: make putting accessible to seniors and the mobility-challenged. There are a few keys to having that happen.

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Music on the Streets returns to downtown Issaquah

September 6, 2011

NEW — 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6, 2011

The second-to-last 2011 Music on the Streets features local band Shaggy Sweet performing funk, rock and soul at the historic Shell gas station on Issaquah’s Front Street.

The concert is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Hailstone Feed Store, the 1940s Shell gas station, at 232 Front St. N.

The last Music on the Streets is 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14, again at the feed store, and features the return of Sub-Motive, a group playing blues, funk and soul. The group performed at a Music on the Streets in August.

All Music on the Streets events are free and open to the public. The events are held rain or shine.

Music on the Streets is sponsored by the DownTown Issaquah Association and the city Arts Commission. Commercial sponsors are the Hilton Garden Inn, Issaquah Nursing & Rehabilitation and Eastside Audiology.

Catch Hotbox at downtown Issaquah’s Music on the Streets

August 23, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 23, 2011

Hotbox, an Everett-based cover band, is the headlining act for the next Music on the Streets event produced by the DownTown Issaquah Association.

Covering songs from the 1960s to the 1980s, Hotbox will perform from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N.

The association put together 10 Music on the Streets events for this summer, running every Wednesday through Sept. 14. Events are held rain or shine.

Upcoming shows include Peacemaker Nation playing blues, jazz, R&B and hip-hop on Aug. 31; Shaggy Sweet, playing funk Sept. 7; and Sub-Motive, playing original rock and blues Sept. 14.

Learn more about Music on the Streets at www.downtownissaquah.com or call 391-1112.

Music on the Streets is sponsored by Eastside Audiology, the Hilton Garden Inn Issaquah, and Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Issaquah rehab center leaps from one star to five

June 7, 2011

When Lisa Stubenrauch took over at the Issaquah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in 2008, it only had a one-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Lisa Stubenrauch, Issaquah Nursing & Rehabilitation administrator, helped bring the center from one star to five in three years. By Laura Geggel

Three years later, it has five stars; the top rating a center can receive.

In Washington, only 36 out of 229 nursing and rehabilitation facilities received a five-star rating.

The journey to the high rating was not easy. The center has passed through many owners and many names since it opened in 1964 at 805 Front St. S.

It passed through several hands. It changed its name from Issaquah Care Center to The Gardens at Issaquah after losing an $8 million lawsuit in 2005. A woman who lived there had to have an arm and a leg amputated, and all of her teeth removed because of negligent care.

In 2007, North American Healthcare began managing the center, and shortly after, Stubenrauch took the steering wheel.

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January 4, 2011

Issaquah Nursing and Rehab donates $1,000 to senior center

Craig Hansen, Carmen Llewellyn and Lisa Stubenrauch

Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation recently donated $1,000 to the Issaquah Valley Senior Center. Presenting the check are (from left) Craig Hansen, president of the board of directors; Carmen Llewellyn, vice president of the board of directors; and Lisa Stubenrauch, administrator at Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Local Realtors honored

The Cascade Team Real Estate recently honored the following agents with its 2010 SOS (Simply Outrageous Service) Award:

  • Bridget Franklin
  • Diego Vitelli
  • Melissa Hughes Wilson
  • Erica Kahler
  • Tonya Eliason
  • Danielle Koval
  • Matt Jensen
  • Stan Hartman

The designation is awarded to agents and brokers who ranked in the top 10 percent for sales companywide, and who also demonstrated exceptional commitment to community.

Renton man celebrates 101st birthday in Issaquah

November 2, 2010

John Born, of Renton, spent the last two months at Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center rehabilitating after getting a pacemaker, and he capped off his stay with a celebration.

John Born

On Oct. 28, Born turned 101, and he checked out of the facility the very next day, moving back home. Although he has lived alone since his wife passed away several years ago, he lives across the street from good friend Frank Bright, who brings him dinner every night.

Born grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho, in a family of six. He joined the military and served in World War II, where he fought in France. After the war, he worked for Boeing Co., and he has spent the past 50 years in the same house across from Bright.

The biggest change through the years of living in the area: the traffic.

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Garden club auction benefits Issaquah organizations

November 2, 2010

The Issaquah Garden Club has a lecture, luncheon and auction in store for its November meeting. Ann Baron, Issaquah garden consultant will present “Fall Propagation and Preparing the Garden for Winter” before the club’s free luncheon and annual auction at 11:15 a.m.

Auction items include a Village Theatre package for six, an overflowing chocolate gift basket and a Leavenworth getaway for four. Proceeds from the auction benefit the garden club, which in turn supports nonprofit organizations in town, including the Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, Issaquah Valley Elementary School youth project and Issaquah History Museums.

The program starts at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W. R.S.V.P. to Dianne Tanner by e-mailing butterdmt@comcast.net or go here to learn more.

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