Seniors who are fortunate enough to live on Camano Island have many opportunties to get out and about with their Cascade Companion Care caregiver. While it is true that assistance with the activities of daily living is a focus of home care, this does not mean that a senior must forgo the many opportunties for enrichment and stay home instead. To the contrary, your home care, or elder care caregiver, will be delighted to enable your participation in the Island’s many offerings.
There is a vital senior community on Camano Island. You and your Cascade Companion Care caregiver might enjoy checking out the Camano Center, which boasts a full menu of activities, support groups, and classes for seniors. Visit http://www.camanocenter.org/ to find an activity just right for you!
Camano Island also offers state and county parks that afford spectacular vistas of the Sound. Many of these parks are ADA accessible, which means you can expect level, paved paths. A favorite of many seniors is the English Boom Historical County Park. Part of a wildlife habitat area, you and your caregiver should pack the binoculars to try to spot one of the parks eagles, kingfishers, great blue herons, or falcons. If the weather is clear, Mount Baker and Mount Pilchuck will also dazzle you.
If you just want to enjoy a brief outing with your home care companion, the Camano Island Coffee Roasters is the favorite spot where locals go to meet friends over a cup of great coffee. Right next door is Islanders, an ideal spot for when a special day needs to be celebrated with a meal.
Camano Island is noted for its many artisans. Many times during the year, an craftsman or a group of artists will host open houses. This is a rare opportunity for you and your home care companion to see old world techniques thriving in the 21st century. You may even find a special piece to bring home with you as a memento of a wonderful day.
The Seattle Times got it right when it said that Camano Island is “achingly peaceful”. On days of reflection and reminiscence, you and your Cascade Companion Care aide might simply enjoy sitting in silence and letting the peace and permanance of God’s creation roll over you.