Opportunities for recreation grow at local nursing center

On Saturday, a small group of residents and center staff got their hands dirty planting potatoes, onions, squash and other vegetables, as well as a run of strawberries.

Issaquah Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center nurse Alicia Corpuz-London

Issaquah Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center staff member Alicia Corpuz-London, and resident Jim Furseth, make plans for what to plant where in the center’s new planter garden. On Saturday, a small group of residents and center staff got their hands dirty planting potatoes, onions, squash and other vegetables, as well as a run of strawberries. Last week the center was celebrating National Nursing Home Week, which spotlighted nursing home residents and staff. “This is our way to thank those who do the often difficult job of caring for nursing home residents,” said Issaquah Nursing Home Admissions Director Lynnette Anderson. The week provided many bright sparks for the dedicated nursing and rehabilitation team, including last Thursday’s employee Cookie Bake-Off, featuring celebrity judges Queen of Issaquah, Rene Zimmerman, Issaquah Councilor Fred Butler, and Issaquah Police Department Deputy Chief Steve Cozart.

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