Residents, staff, and local community members in Moses Lake, Washington gathered at Avamere at Moses Lake for an evening of fun all for a good cause.
An open house for a good cause
During an open house at this independent and assisted senior living community, people enjoyed food, music, and displays of what residents enjoy doing in their free time.
Avamere at Moses Lake also collected donations for New Hope, a local domestic violence center. They received hats, scarves, and cellphone holders to help stock the center for the winter.
Senior living hobbies
The big event of the evening was a room full of resident hobby displays. Here’s what some of the Avamere at Moses Lake assisted living residents enjoy doing each day.
Louise Ownby, an 84-year-old resident for four years, loves reading anything and everything. As she puts it, it takes her away into the world of the book you’re reading.
She also loves to cook, a passion that started when she was only eight years old. Louise would cook for anyone, as she enjoyed spreading love through her delicious food.
Robert Potolichio is a 61-year-old resident at Avamere at Moses Lake. Robert picked up crocheting in 2011. He also enjoys keeping his mind active with jigsaw puzzles and word games.
Through his life, Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping as a way to relax.
Shirley Murphey is 84 and loves all animals, especially horses. She had two cows of her own named Daisy May and Favorite.
Shirley cooked all her life, and people always told her she had the best pies around. She also has a crafty side to her. Shirley started embroidery with her grandma, a hobby she pursued up until 2015.
Louise Mott, an 89-year-old senior living resident, loves reading. She enjoys all genres of books, but the Bible is her favorite because of all its different stories. She also loves attending church and singing.
Dennis Bolser, a 76-year-old resident, has lived at Avamere at Moses Lake since 2010. Dennis has a big background in rodeo, where he spent 50 years of his life helping prepare the grounds.
He is also a big fan of sports. Dennis grew up playing sports, even playing basketball while in the Navy. He also umpired softball and baseball for 17 years, where he enjoyed getting to know the kids.
His family today is very involved in sports, both his children and grandchildren.
Visit Avamere at Moses Lake
Avamere at Moses Lake has amazing residents with incredible stories. Stop by for a visit and get to know them yourself!
The staff would love to show you around and give you a little insight into the Avamere way of life.