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Grand Opening of Encore Furniture & Books

April 29, 2017 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Encore Furniture & Books - 4011 14th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Join the community for Encore Saturday!

Encore Furniture & Books is a thrift shop on Panorama's campus which is run by resident volunteers on behalf of the Panorama Benevolent Fund. Proceeds from all sales at Encore Furniture & Books benefit the Benevolent Fund which supports many programs and services available to the residents of Panorama.

Savvy shoppers will enjoy the thrifty finds to be had, as Encore Furniture & Books carries a variety of household items including furniture, books, lamps, and other main features.

We hope to see you there!

Africa to Arctic Living Art

May 02, 2017 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium

A Learning in Retirement lecture presented by Becci Crowe

A strong advocate for wildlife conservation and the preservation of world cultures, Becci presents programs on her travel, art, and wildlife experiences from around the world. Becci’s programs, enhanced by video and photos, engage and entertain audiences. After many years of travel to Africa, Becci was featured in a PBS documentary called “As Close As You Dare - Africa”. Shot on location in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia, it finished its 2 year run on PBS after broadcasting all over the United States. It shares her passion for wildlife and art and immerses you in the dangers, beauty, and humor of Africa! As an Artist, Becci’s explorations provide a wealth of knowledge and inspiration for her work. Her dramatic art images are created with pen & ink. Favoring a technique called Pointillism, her Originals involve creating an image on paper literally dot by dot. The details require thousands of points, laid in one dot at a time, and take weeks to complete.

Specializing in Wildlife and Tribal Portrait Art, Becci’s desire to study her subjects in their natural world has lead to adventurous travel across 6 continents and over 45 countries around the world including Antarctica, The Amazon, China, India, Nepal, Thailand, Borneo, Tanzania, The Congo, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia among many others. One of Becci’s journeys was to Rwanda in search of endangered Mountain Gorilla - the same area where Dian Fossey of Gorillas in the Mist did her research. Becci and her husband were some of the early foreigners to venture back into Rwanda following the genocide. Her experience tracking rare Mountain Gorilla led to an interview by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as part of an issue on the world’s top 25 adventure trips. Sharing her extraordinary experiences directly, Becci subsequently led a group on Safari to Botswana. Wanting to live and work as close to nature as possible, Becci’s home studio in Western Washington has been designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat.

Sleep In Older Adulthood

May 04, 2017 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium

A Learning in Retirement lecture presented by Robert Winningham, Ph.D.

Approximately 50% of older adults suffer from sleep problems or insomnia, and this can negatively affect their memory ability, quality of life, and mood. In a 2007 study, researchers found that if people miss just one night of sleep, their ability and likelihood of recognizing things they had seen since the sleepless night decreased from 86% to 74%. One might therefore infer that insomniacs who didn’t sleep much the night before would have approximately a 12% reduction in their ability to make new memories. Others researchers have found that the ability to have sustained attention is affected by lack of sleep. Chronic sleep issues increases the chance of becoming obese, impairs mood, and might even shorten one’s life expectancy. Sleeping medications certainly have their place, but while they often help people fall asleep, there is evidence that they negatively affect the quality of sleep. But the good news is that there are effective non-pharmacological interventions to enhance sleep. This presentation will give you tips on how to get a better nights’ sleep.

Rob Winningham, Ph.D. has 20 years of experience researching applied memory issues and for the past 16 years has conducted research on older adults and ways to enhance their mental functioning and quality of life. Most recently, he has been helping LinkedSenior.com create video games and interactive activities specifically designed to enhance older adult’s cognition. Thousands of subscribers get his monthly brain stimulation activities called Dr. Rob’s Cranium Crunches. He is a full Professor and Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Division at Western Oregon University (WOU) where he manages both the Psychological Sciences and Gerontology Departments. Dr. Winningham received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Baylor University. In addition to publishing many peer-reviewed articles in the area of human memory, Dr. Winningham makes frequent television and radio appearances and has given well over 600 invited presentations about memory and aging at various conferences and workshops. His book Train Your Brain: How to Maximize Memory Ability in Older Adulthood was published by Baywood Publishing.

Discover Panorama Seminar - Gualala, CA

May 25, 2017 – 10:00 am

Gualala Arts Center - 46501 Gualala Road Gualala, CA 95445

Join Rachel for this informative seminar in Gualala, CA and learn why so many of your neighbors have chosen Panorama for their home!

Located in Lacey, Washington, Panorama’s reputation as the premiere Life Plan Community in the Pacific Northwest reaches across the United States. Our beautiful grounds feel like a college campus and our Lifestyle Enrichment program allows residents countless opportunities to learn, explore, volunteer and create. With more than 300 unique floor plans in 11 different neighborhoods, this 140 acres of winding streets and towering trees has the perfect apartment or single family home for you. Enjoy a tight-knit community of active retirees who feel peace of mind and a sense of security knowing that additional support is available in our Assisted Living and 5-Star Skilled Nursing Centers.

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Chinook Neighborhood

1 and 2 bedroom apartments in a cozy 3 story building featuring comfortable commons living room. Features a recently renovated commons areas and deluxe 2 bedroom apartments that offer special value with modern fixtures and extra space.

Beta Street Neighborhood

Beta Street homes offer spacious backyards with plenty of privacy. This neighborhood features attractive but unpretentious homes nestled in yards thickly landscaped with old azalea bushes and dogwoods.

Marina/Leisure Neighborhood

1 and 2 bedroom garden court duplex and multiplex homes, with cozy and convenient outside hobby rooms and carports.

Woodland Neighborhood

Single family homes and 1 and 2 bedroom multiplex garden court homes with outside hobby rooms and covered parking. Located in an area of tall trees and mature shrubs near the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

The Chalet Neighborhood

Located in the heart of upper campus this set of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments enjoy easy access to Pan Hall, the Chamber House Restaurant, one of Panorama’s wood shops and the ceramic studio. The Computer Learning Center is in the lower level with the Billiards and ping pong tables.

Boulevard Park Neighborhood

Boulevard Park homes are warm and cozy. This neighborhood features attractive but unpretentious brick homes nestled in yards thickly landscaped with old azalea bushes and dogwoods.

Northwest Pointe Neighborhood

Featuring 2 bedroom 2 bath duplexes with 2 car garages and dens.

Woodmere Neighborhood

A nice collection of 2 bedroom 2 bath homes in varying styles. Single family homes, spacious duplexes enjoying their own park like area.

Holladay Park Neighborhood

2 bedroom 2 bath duplex and multiplex homes, offering garages and private drives with cathedral ceilings and gas fireplaces.

Chambers Lake Lane Neighborhood

1 and 2 bedroom garden court duplex and multiplex homes. Enjoy covered parking, private patios, and convenient access to the Chehalis Western Trail..

Quinault Neighborhood

Panorama’s largest building at 5 stories serves as home of these studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Connected to Panorama Hall and the Convalescent Center, residents who live here enjoy easy access to all the hobby and interest centers based in the lower level.

Chambers Lake Drive Neighborhood

Single family lake-front homes with southern exposures along Chambers Lake. They are also convenient to the Chehalis Western Trail.

McGandy Park Neighborhood

A mix of single family homes and cozy garden court apartments adjacent to the Aquatic and Fitness Center, surrounded by parks.

Sleater Kinney Neighborhood

A neighborhood of single family homes with garages and private backyards, located near by most community conveniences.

Chambers Lake

Chehalis Western Trail

This county maintained trail runs through the heart of Thurston County. It passes through a variety of ecosystems and environments in both urban and rural areas of the county. The Chehalis Trails provides access to 170 acres of park land including Chambers Lake, wetlands, forests, farmland, creeks, prairies and other habitats.

Grounds & Maintenance Facility

Panorama Clinic

Aquatic & Fitness Center

Panorama’s state of the art Aquatic and Fitness Center affords all community members the opportunity to get and stay fit. The AFC features 3 infinity pools; a lap pool, a warm water exercise pool and a spa.

Resident Gardens


Panorama Hall

Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center

Assisted Living

McGandy Park

Panorama Main Entrance