November Food 2 B Fit

Once a month Panorama residents gather in our own Chambers House Restaurant to learn about nutrition and to taste it in action. Our Fitness Coordinator, Melissa, teaches while our Catering Manager, Meggin, cooks a meal with the featured food items. Yesterday we learned more about the topic of food synergy, which describes the increased benefits of nutritious foods when they are combined with certain other nutrients. This time our focus was on the super duo of spinach and beets. When eaten alone each of these vegetables are low in calories and high in nutrients. So why bother putting them together? Well, the benefits they provide the body are facilitated by the presence of one another. In other words, nutrients work in teams. The vitamin C found in beets helps with the absorption of iron found in spinach.

After learning about the benefits of spinach and beets on their own, as well as together, we all got to dig into the lunch that Meggin had prepared, which was a Roast Beef, Beet, and Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette.

 

Come Belly Dance!

Belly Dancing is a fun, low-impact exercise that helps improve balance, grace & centering. This original “Women’s Dance” has much to offer women of all shapes and sizes! The Panorama Aquatic and Fitness Center is hosting classes that are geared towards women over 50. We welcome you to join in with Panorama residents.

Classes start Wednesday, November 28th at 3:00 p.m. in the Panorama Aquatic & Fitness Center.

If you are interested please call (360) 456-0111 ext. 7772

 

 

Christmas Comes Early Bazaar

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Come to our Christmas Comes Early Bazaar this weekend. This annual bazaar is hosted by Panorama residents and features hand-crafted items that make great gifts!

Friday, November 16th & Saturday, November 17th

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium

We hope to see you there!

Need Directions? Call (360) 456-0111

Employees Who Love Panorama

Did you know that 79% of our almost 400 current employees have worked at Panorama for over a year?

It’s well known that Panorama employees tend to stick around. In fact, an astounding 98 employees have given 5-9 years of service to Panorama residents!

19 employees have been here for 15 – 19 years

5 employees have devoted 20 – 30 years of service

and 5 more have  faithfully served Panorama residents for more than 30 years, with our most senior employee of 37 years!

What makes Panorama such a uniquely great place to work? Most of our 400 employees would agree it’s the people and the atmosphere. Panorama is a community in the truest sense of the word. Employees as well as residents take good care of each other in the process of working as a team to continue improving the lifestyle at Panorama. So thank you to all those employees who have committed their time and hard work to Panorama! And thank you to all those residents who make our place of work feel like home!

 

Honoring Our Veterans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans Day is just a reminder of the gratitude we  owe to those who have fought for our nation. At Panorama we are lucky to be in company with a large number of our country’s greatest patriots. One of these is World War II veteran, Jim Romero who recently received a much deserved expression of gratitude from the Honor Flight Network. The Honor Flight Network is a federal non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to honoring our nation’s heroes. As a chosen honoree, Jim was given an all expenses paid trip to Washington DC. The trip included a full weekend itinerary with visits to the World War II Memorial as well as the Lincoln Monument, Korean War Memorial,  Vietnam Wall, a tour of the Capital, Arlington National Cemetery with the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and several other points of interest. What a moving experience.

 

About the Honor Flight Network

 

 

October Festivities!

Last month brought a lot of Fall time fun here at Panorama. On October 30th we had a grand Pumpkin Parade in the Convalescent Center. The parade featured pumpkins extravagantly decorated in a variety of themes and, of course, lots of candy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next day, our resident lounge was bustling with residents and visitors for the Fall Open House where everyone enjoyed festive snacks and a master pumkin carving exhibit.