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Volunteer Spotlights

Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 22-26) is a special time dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the incredible contributions of those who give their time. One way we’ve chosen to honor the importance of the week is through spotlighting a few dedicated resident volunteers. The showcase below intends to illustrate the wide spectrum of volunteer opportunities within our community. Our campus thrives on the invaluable efforts of volunteers who leave a lasting impact year-round.

These spotlights represent the collective spirit of giving back that defines the culture here at Panorama!

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has sprung at Panorama! The trees are blossoming, the birds are chirping, and the sun is making more of an effort to break through the clouds. Our campus is beautiful year-round, but it truly shines in the spring!

Did you know?

Over the past 60+ years, our 140 acres have grown to include more than 2,000 distinct varieties of trees, flowering shrubs, and perennials. Now, our campus is one of the largest residential arboretums in Washington State!

To explore the variety of trees and shrubs found on our campus, click the button below to learn more.

 

Spread the Love PB Drive

Annual Peanut Butter Drive

Peanut butter is one of the Food Bank’s most requested items and is a dependable, protein packed go to food item. Because of its nutritional value, long shelf life, versatility and popularity
with children and adults alike, peanut butter is an essential item to those struggling with hunger.

We recently wrapped up our “Spread the Love” Peanut Butter Drive benefiting the Thurston County Food Bank. Our residents and staff donated 360 jars altogether! We’re so grateful for their support!

To the left, Meghan Vu, Director of Philanthropy, is pictured with donations.


Dancing with the Panorama Stars!

Our fourth annual Dancing with the Panorama Stars event hosted by the Utah
Ballroom Dance Company was a night to remember! Paired with a professional
dancer, residents and staff came together to showcase their dancing skills and
creativity in a fun-filled happening that brought joy and entertainment to
participants and onlookers alike.

This year’s theme was popular movies and the performances were surely
amusing- to say the least! The judges provided comical and constructive
feedback as each pair brought their own style and flair.

Watch the full video below to see which staff member and resident took home the
coveted mirror ball trophy!

Volunteer Fair

Residents recently had a wonderful opportunity to learn from neighbors about their volunteer experiences and the non-profits that they give their time, talent, and energy to in Thurston County. It was a fantastic event that brought the community together and highlighted the valuable work being done by volunteers and the over 30 non-profit organizations that were represented.

Campus History

Looking Back at Panorama

by Deborah Ross, Resident Archivist 

The Chalet was an important example of mid-century modern architecture when it was dedicated in 1968. In the photo to the left from about 1970 we look out from the second story of one of the soaring corner units. Note the fancy chandelier!

Source: Sprengel collection Panorama

Holiday Celebrations

It may be cold outside, but our campus was full of warmth and holiday cheer this week as Christmas drew near!

Staff and residents had a wonderful time, between spirit week, the C&R gingerbread contest, staff holiday party, Santa delivering presents to our Assisted Living Residents, performances and more!

Spirit week featured a variety of themes, such as Candy Cane Day, Holiday Heads and Toes, Winter Wednesday, Snowflake Day, and Christmas Tree Green!

Our Human Resources Department also played Santa and delivered prizes to over 100 deserving employees!

Gingerbread Lane!

Staff and residents decorated their own gingerbread houses this year, all of which contributed to our amazing Gingerbread Lane display. Panorama Hall was lit up with smiles and laughter as people admired each other’s work. It was a wonderful and creative way to celebrate the holiday season!

Giving Tree

Our annual Giving Tree event was a great success! We adopted local families through the North Thurston Public Schools Family and Youth Resource Center and Family Education Support Services. Overall, Panorama residents, staff and vendors donated 235 presents to 11 families with 35 children. We are so grateful to everyone who joined us in spreading holiday joy!

2023 Pumpkin Display

Every year, our Grounds department puts together a breathtaking pumpkin display around the main part of our campus. It’s always an impressive sight to see and sure does get our residents and staff in the holiday spirit!