Posts by: Erin Sattler

July 2, 2018

July 2018 Community Life Calendar

Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting programs and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest.

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June 18, 2018

Pacific Regent Takes on Nordic Museum!

It’s no secret that Pacific Regent residents are big museum buffs… On average, we hit one museum a month. This month, our calendar took us to the brand new Nordic Heritage Museum in the Ballard neighborhood of downtown Seattle. With the growing accessibility and ease of research in ancestry and DNA testing these days, everyone […]

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May 17, 2018

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

As you may know, we at Pacific Regent take holidays and celebrations “mucho” seriously! We celebrated Cinco de Mayo in true Mexican style with plenty of big sombreros, piñatas, Jarritos (Mexican soda), Mariachi music, and a massive taco bar for lunch. This is one of the holidays where we invite our entire staff to come join the fiesta […]

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May 3, 2018

3rd Annual Pacific Regent Wellness Fair

We at Pacific Regent are very health-minded and we try to keep our residents very up-to-date on medical breakthroughs, new therapies, and new resources. One of the modalities to get this information to as many residents as possible is through a large wellness fair we host every year. On Thursday, April 26th, we celebrated an extremely successful […]

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April 16, 2018

Disaster Response Group Training Drill

We have mentioned the formation of a Disaster Response Group here at Pacific Regent, but did you know that every few months we have a full earthquake drill? Residents are assigned to certain floors, and after “Drop, Cover, & Hold!,” they go from door to door asking if everyone is okay. When they have searched […]

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March 19, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day at Pacific Regent Bellevue

For every major holiday, the residents at Pacific Regent love to dress up and make it a party! We celebrated St. Paddy’s Day a wee bit early this year, on Thursday, March 15th instead of Saturday, March 17th. But that didn’t slow anyone down! Earlier in the day, we hosted our annual Irish dancers from […]

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March 8, 2018

3rd Annual Pacific Regent Wellness Fair

Every year, Pacific Regent hosts a big wellness fair! Doctors, home health agencies, and various health and wellness vendors come to Pacific Regent to show off their goods and provide a spectacular opportunity for resources for our residents and their families. On Thursday, April 26th we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Wellness Fair – […]

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February 20, 2018

Emergency Preparedness Backpacks at Pacific Regent

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are always hearing about “The Great Big One”. Seismic studies have shown an increase in tectonic activity near our neck of the woods and experts have been warning us for years about a big earthquake that could bring widespread devastation. So in order to properly prepare for the possibility of this natural disaster, we […]

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December 19, 2017

Pacific Regent Holiday Season 2017

Wow, we have been busy!! On December 6th, we had our very own Pacific Regent Holiday Chorus Concert where residents put on an adorable show for their neighbors and families. We had a brand new chorus director this year, Eric Lane Barnes, who is already very well-loved! The show went off without a hitch, had a lot […]

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December 5, 2017

Welcoming the Holiday Season

Pacific Regent Bellevue absolutely transforms during the holiday season. We have a Christmas tree in the living room that is so tall we have to get a 12 foot ladder to reach the top, one classic gold Christmas tree that is in the front foyer of the building, and one classically-decorated Christmas tree in the Atrium […]

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November 16, 2017

Halloween Bash 2017

Any time costumes are involved in an event, the residents at Pacific Regent get into it. And I mean really into it… Not only did we have fabulous costumes, as always, but this year we had an associate pumpkin carving contest! The residents were given a little paper pumpkin on their way into the Living Room. […]

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October 31, 2017

Halloween Train Ride

Woah! Is it Halloween time already? Where did October go?! No matter how fast life is flying by for us all, we try to stop and smell the roses occasionally here at Pacific Regent. Or in this case, speed by pretty leaves while it’s cold and rainy. Last week, we took a Halloween-themed train ride […]

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October 12, 2017

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

A few weeks ago, we loaded up the bus and headed South to the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park for a day of animals and nature! One of the residents recommended this park to me, and after a few months of trying to schedule it, we were finally able to make it happen. This trip was […]

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September 7, 2017

Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County Visit: Lego Robotics Program

A few weeks ago, we welcomed back the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County to our community. But both times, it was not just kids and chaperones who came for the afternoon – they had guests with them. These guests were not like normal guests… These guests are very obedient, very clean, and very, very robotic! The children of BGCSC […]

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September 1, 2017

“An Evening in Paris”: Pacific Regent’s 31st Anniversary Party

Each year in August, the community here at Pacific Regent Bellevue comes together to celebrate the community’s opening back in 1986. The celebration, held on campus, is the largest party of the year and with over 100 residents, is always fun! This year, we decided to go formal. The evening was called “An Evening in […]

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July 12, 2017

Resident Stuart Hood at Pacific Regent Makes a Big Difference

Attending the monthly Disaster Response Group Meeting is never a dull hour out of my day said Erin Sattler, Community Life Director. I’ve rattled spoons in a metal bowl to help simulate the sound of an Earthquake, I’ve laid on a table pretending I am a disaster victim, I have been used as a dummy […]

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July 11, 2017

Hopelink – End Summer Hunger for Kids

We have a lot of fun at Pacific Regent – I mean a lot of fun. As I speak, our residents are having a Garden Party-themed social in the Living Room, dancing, singing, and wearing lovely summer colors! But not all of what we do is focused on having fun. Many of our residents are […]

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July 11, 2017

Happy World Chocolate Day!

Did you know July 7th was World Chocolate Day?! Clearly we did NOT miss the memo here at Pacific Regent. To celebrate (what we all think should be a recognized holiday), we brought in a real chocolate maker!! Residents had a blast cooking up their own milk and dark chocolate. They got to learn about […]

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June 27, 2017

San Juan Island Whale Watching

Sometimes we go on local outings… sometimes we venture out a little farther! Sometimes our outings have so many people signing up that we need to start a waitlist, and sometimes it’s not about quantity of residents signed up, but quality of the trip. Last week, three of us woke up very early to catch […]

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June 16, 2017

Woodland Park Zoo

At the beginning of every month, we put out a new batch of sign-up sheets for that month. While some offerings are less popular, many others are spilling over with residents clambering for a spot. The Woodland Park Zoo is a Seattle favorite for many people – it’s a well-done, well-kept, large, happy zoo just on the outskirts […]

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June 15, 2017

Annual Mariner’s Game

Here at Pacific Regent, we get to do some very special things quite often. One of our most cherished outings is our annual trip to a Mariner’s Game! With beautiful views, wonderful food, and the Moose visiting us, it was a perfect day for a ballgame! Plus it didn’t hurt that the Mariner’s WON!!

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June 6, 2017

Howdy, Y’all! It’s Western Night!

May 23rd brought us a GORGEOUS warm day here in rainy Seattle, so the best way we thought to celebrate was to have a pre-dinner social and themed dinner! These bandits, cowboys and cowgirls, and prospectors enjoyed playing dress-up for the evening together in our living room-turned-saloon. Even our wait staff got in on the fun […]

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May 19, 2017

DuMOL Surprise Wine Tasting

On May 6th, we had an impromptu wine tasting here at Pacific Regent Bellevue! One of our residents has a son-in-law who works directly with the respected DuMOL Winery in the Russian River part in Sonoma Valley. Tom offered to bring in a few bottles of their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah for our residents to […]

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May 16, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

May 5th brought a Mexican Fiesta to Pacific Regent Bellevue! Our residents had fun putting on hats, drinking delicious margaritas, listening to traditional Mexican music, and eating a yummy authentic Mexican lunch. They even partook in a raffle for a large bin filled with all the fixings for a taco night. (One of our newest resident couples won. […]

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April 18, 2017

2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Wednesday, April 12th proved to be quite a day for Pacific Regent Bellevue! We kicked off the Spring season with a very successful 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair. More than a dozen outside vendors from various locations with 17 representatives set up camp in the Living Room and the Atrium to talk to the residents about the unique services they offer. The vendors […]

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March 29, 2017

Volunteering at Sophia’s Way

Earlier this month, a small group from our community took a short trip around the corner to the women and children’s shelter, “Sophia’s Way” to donate approximately 30 coffee mugs and tour their facility. We learned that about 20 women who are experiencing homelessness are welcomed to call Sophia’s Way home for six months while they work to […]

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March 24, 2017

Starbucks Roastery & Tasting Trip!

On Tuesday, March 21st our new Community Life Director, Erin Sattler, took 11 of our residents to the Starbucks Roastery & Tasting Room located in Capitol Hill in Seattle! The residents took a short self-guided tour around the facility, getting to learn about the process it takes for Starbucks’ reserve coffee beans to be roasted and distributed to […]

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