News & Events
2017 Fitness Challenge
This year, the Cascades of Bremerton Fitness challenge will consist of participation in our many exercise classes. The purpose of the challenge is to get residents motivated and excited for improving their physical fitness. The residents must earn up to 60 points to receive a t-shirt that recognizes their achievement. One point equals 15 minutes of exercise. Fitness classes range anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, so the choice is yours to see how fast you earn the points.
There are several classes available to participate in. We have a daily class which warms up our muscles and joints to get the day going, called Body Joint Exercise. The other classes provided are Everfit, Tai-Chi, and Everfit Balance. Come join the challenge, you may find yourself not only gaining strength, energy, mobility and balance, but also finding yourself laughing and having a great time with your friends.
Brain, Breath, and Emotions: The Resurrection of the Voice. Ways to keep your brain and your voice strong as you age.
Whether you are challenged with Parkinson’s Disease, a past stroke or other neurological disorder, or have an aging voice, Dr. Ruthanna Metzgar, DMA and the SongShine Foundation can help you reclaim the strength of your voice. Through an interactive music-based program involving singing, speech, and drama exercises, SongShine will teach you how to bring back the joys of communication with all it has to offer such as:
- Increased vocal volume
- Higher confidence in speaking
- Pleasure of making music
- Ability to carry on lasting conversations
Your voice is at the center of you, giving you your own unique sound. Keeping your voice healthy can be as simple as singing along to your favorite song. Anyone with a voice is welcome to attend.
Summer Concert Series
Enjoy free concerts every month this summer at Cascades of Bremerton. There will be something for everyone. Concerts will be outside during the warm weather. Join us for entertainment and refreshments.
June 20th 6:30 at The Cottage: Bluegrass with Jim Carnegie
July 21st 6:30 at The Willows: Hawaiian theme with Felix Fabellano
August 23rd 6:30 at The Willows: Country/Western with Charlie Brown
September 14th 6:30 The Cottage: Pete Seeger Tribute with Hank & Clare
Every Wednesday – Happy Hour
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease
The Ashley Gardens memory walk team participated in the 2015 Memory Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease held at the Bremerton Water front. We are already looking forward to being a part of the 2016 walk and have started fund raising. All money raised for the walk goes to the Alzheimer’s Association to further care, support and research efforts to end Alzheimer’s Disease. Please feel free to join our team. We welcome you to walk with us or make donations in support. For details contact Jessie Kimbro at Ashley Gardens 360-478-7277.
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
The Cottage ~ 3rd Wed. lunch 11:30
The Support you need for they Care they deserve
Education and Connections
Choose our lunch or dinner session:
Lunch 11:30 * Meeting 12:00
Dinner 6:30 * Meeting 7:00
When caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia’s, it is important to know that you’re not alone. Our monthly meetings give you the opportunity to meet other individuals on similar journeys and to share your stories with one another in a caring and understanding atmosphere. Please join us for our fall sessions.
Women’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Hat Show
The ladies of The Cascades of Bremerton Campus and several ladies from the community enjoyed a delicious breakfast in the beautiful Willows dining room. As they enjoyed their breakfast Ellarie Briscoe, from Hatties, shared wonderful stories about some of her vintage hats. After breakfast many of the ladies modeled her beautiful hat collection.
Ellarie was born in Seattle, Washington. Her family lived on 1st Hill in and old mansion that a doctor once used as a hospital. She moved to Bremerton in 1997 to be with her daughter and ended up raising her granddaughter from birth until she was 18, when she left for college.
Ellarie was always interested in hats. She said when she was younger you never left your house without your hat, purse and heels. Her son got her a box of hats and she always had her mother’s box that she considers vintage. She wanted to bring back the tradition of a woman who loves clothes, shoes, hats, and books so she created “Hatties”. Having been a caregiver Ellarie developed a love for the elderly, when she retired she wanted to give back. Through Hattie’s she brings her hats, reads to residents and they drink tea and talk about the hats. She is a senior who is young at heart, loves God, and loves to help others. Her Motto is to “Be her best at all times”.
The team at Cascades of Bremerton actively supports to the senior’s in Kitsap County. Not only do we care for the residents that live with us but we care for the seniors living in the greater Kitsap community. We are actively involved in supporting seniors. We frequently donate to the Bremerton Senior Center, we contribute monthly to the YMCA Silver Sneakers Potluck, as well as a monthly dessert donations to The Elks and we have donated to the Chuck Wagon Senior Nutrition program for homebound seniors as well as food drives for seniors.
Every Thursday: Curious about your Blood Pressure?
The Willows offers complimentary Blood Pressure checks provided by our Life Care Connections our Home Care Company. Blood Pressure clinic every Thursday in the Fire Side Lounge at The Willows.