Written by Panorama resident, Bob Bowers. September 2015
Everywhere I turn around this campus there’s some new construction or remodeling of the old. Just a couple of months ago there was a giant sequoia tree at the corner of Circle Lane and Woodland Loop. Now there is a fully framed and roofed new home ready for indoor construction. And, of course, the most sensational construction happening is the changes being wrought to the former Chambers House Restaurant. That’s the second transformation of the restaurant that I’ve witnessed in my better than 14 years of residency. I am eagerly awaiting the end result. I’ve got to get my suggestions in for the new name.
There’s some inconvenience to us all in this construction. We have to remember where we’re going and that’s sometimes a little difficult for people our age. PC CARE had to find another place for the Heart Bank Party. We couldn’t use the Quinault Auditorium. The Coffee Room in the Quinault was out because it would be used as the restaurant at the time we would need it on October 2nd. Someone suggested that PC CARE use the large downstairs room in the Chalet and we scheduled it. Then we got comments that if the party wasn’t going to be in Pan Hall then people weren’t going to go all the way to the Chalet. So finally we decided to have two parties at the Activity Desk outside the Lifestyle Enrichment Office. That’s where we’ll be to take your PC CARE heart boxes and other donations on October 2nd and 16th.
In the 14 years I’ve lived here I’ve seen steady transformation of a pretty good campus into one we can point to with pride. Every change means a better place to live for each of us. Every new amenity means that the Board of Directors and the Management care about us. Look around you. It’s a pretty good place to be at this time of life. Meanwhile, watch your step, remember where you’re going, and enjoy the changes.