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Brought to you by Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows Village - Assisted Living and Independent Living INSIDER -


Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows VillageNo matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s important to have friends. Social activities are an opportunity to mingle and meet new people, to share your stories, enjoy new experiences and learn new skills.

That’s why our life enrichment department offers a dazzling array of programs, organized by director Linda Robinson. At events like September 9th’s ‘70s-themed party--the last in our series of vintage ‘50s- and ‘60s-themed parties--guests can enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers, and the musical stylings of Thunder Road, a country and rock band that is also one of the most popular bands in the Salem area!

At Country Meadows Village, we provide programs during the day, evenings and weekends, all year round and also on holidays. Linda has also brought residents on overnight trips to the coast and on trips to flower fields; and to activities closer to home, like movies, picnics, plays, and trips to museums and restaurants.

We also host events at the village itself, like happy hours, socials and parties. Linda also books some of the most sought-after live entertainment available, from magicians and jugglers, storytellers and musicians.

Recreation is about much more than physical fitness and fresh air. It’s about the choice to keep learning and growing, and to build new connections both in the Country Meadows community and beyond. Come join us at our ‘70s-themed party on September 9th at 6:30 pm for a first-hand look! The party is free, but an RSVP to 1-866-219-9564 would be appreciated.

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

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Brought to you by Tom Staskiewicz, general manager at Woodburn Estates & Golf - 55+ Lifestyle INSIDER -


Tom Staskiewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfOne of the main attractions at Woodburn Estates & Golf is, of course, our golf course! Our beautifully maintained, private 18-hole, par 72 course is set in the heart of the lush Willamette Valley. We accommodate all skill levels. We have tees set to create a par-3 course and traditional tee boxes for the longer course. We challenge you with a cut of rough, trees bordering all the fairways and several small push-up greens.

Although not a particularly long course, the length sometimes makes golfers a little over-confident. There are only a dozen sand bunkers, and the course is largely flat to accommodate the 50+ golfer. But this doesn’t mean the course is easy! It’s all about control and accuracy.

We offer many amenities with three putting greens—one is 18 holes—a driving net, and a range for short to mid irons. We also have private golf car storage barns for members and associate members, along with golf car rentals and lessons. Our pro shop carries everything you need for a day on the course, including golf clubs by manufacturers like F2, Adams, Callaway and golf balls by Bridgestone and Neutron.

Woodburn Estates & Golf is part of the Oregon Trails Golf program offering discounted rates for golf members to over 27 Oregon and Washington courses. For our members we host many events throughout the summer, such as scrambles, men’s, women’s and mixed tournaments. If it’s golf you want, we have it! Contact us to check out the fun!

WOODBURN ESTATES AND GOLF

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

OFFICE: 503.982.1776

GOLF: 503.981.0189

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Brought to you by Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair Center - Automotive INSIDER -


Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterEver since there have been cars, there have been jokes about cars. Richard Edmonds shares some funny moments at Woodburn Automotive.

“A retired lady came in and said, ‘My car sounds like a turkey.’ The tech checked it and took it for a test drive. Everything looked okay, and he said, jokingly, ‘I thought I heard a chicken, but no turkey.’ I took the vehicle for a drive and couldn’t find anything wrong. I told the customer, ‘The vehicle runs okay, but you need to replace your heater core, because when I did a U-turn, you could hear the water gurgling behind the dash.’ She said, ‘That’s my turkey sound. Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle.’ No charge.”

“When we had to hand-write our orders, we had two silver Honda Accords that were about the same year, one for a transmission service and one for a lube, oil and filter change. We mixed them up. They both ended up with a transmission service and lube, oil and filter. Both customers only paid for what they asked for. They said we could make that mistake anytime.”

“A customer came in with his motorhome and said he replaced a weak battery and now he has no power. He thought he might have hooked it up wrong, or bought a defective battery. First, we started to do a load-test on his battery. But our tech saw that the customer had connected the battery right, but forgot to remove the plastic caps on the battery posts. No charge.”

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

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Brought to you by Tom Staskiewicz, general manager at Woodburn Estates & Golf


Tom Staskiewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfIf those words appeal to you, then you should look no further than Woodburn Estates & Golf. Our 55+ community for homeowners, and 50+ community for associate members, is the quiet, peaceful and friendly environment you desire. When you add our host of amenities to keep you active, to the quiet, peaceful and friendly environment, you have found your nirvana!

The 1968 Fair Housing Act provides exemptions for the creation of 55+ exclusive communities. 55+ communities must comply with all other aspects of the Fair Housing Act—for example, no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or disabilities—but this one exemption allows us to restrict occupancy to the 55+ community. A minimum of one property owner must be over 55 years old. No permanent residents under the age of 18 are allowed.

As a Home Owner’s Association (HOA), we have rules and regulations for our members designed to keep Woodburn Estates & Golf in compliance with the Fair Housing Act and to maintain the quiet, peaceful and friendly place our members have come to expect and enjoy.

I have written in the past about our many amenities and activities, so I won’t go into those details again. But I will say that as we strive to meet the needs of our members, we are becoming a unique environment, which is unmatched by any other facility catering to the 55+ community from Seattle to San Francisco.

Check us out at woodburnestatesgolf.com, or stop by for a personalized tour.

WOODBURN ESTATES AND GOLF

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

503.982.1776

OFFICE

503.981.0189

GOLF

www.woodburnestates.com

Brought to you by Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows Village


Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows VillageTaking care of someone who has begun to suffer from dementia, including Alzheimer’s, can be sad and overwhelming. Normal, everyday activities, like getting dressed and having a meal, can be stressful. It’s important for caregivers to find support and a way to cope with daily frustrations.

The good news is that many other people have gone down this road before, and you do not have to navigate the journey through Alzheimer’s and dementia alone. Help is only a meeting away! On Monday, August 15 from 2-3:30 p.m., Country Meadows will host the second installment of its new caregiver support group.

The group is sponsored by Lichtenstein Senior & Dementia Management. While it is intended for caregivers of people suffering from dementia or memory loss issues, it is meant to be a loving and supportive environment for all those facing the stresses of caregiving. It may be beneficial for those who are caregivers for people without memory care needs. It is meant to be a loving and supportive environment for those who caregive.

This program is part of Country Meadows’ ongoing wellness program, which addresses the intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional needs of its senior residents and the larger community. The meeting will be held in the Independent Living Building at 155 S. Evergreen in Woodburn on the third Monday of every month.

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair Center


Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterWith the overheating, stop-and-go traffic, and trailer towing, summer road trips put a lot of wear and tear on your transmission. When you bring your vehicle with automatic transmission into our repair center, there are two different kinds of service. We can advise you on which service would work best for your vehicle.

With a transmission service, we will drop and clean the pan, replace the filter and gaskets, and refill the transmission fluid. This adds up to an average of five quarts, but there are about seven more quarts of fluid in the transmission housing that are not touched.

With a full transmission flush, we use a transmission flush machine to pump all the fluid out of the whole transmission. We add a cleaning solution to clean and flush the inside of the transmission; then we drop the pan, replace the filter and gaskets, and fill with new transmission fluid. The service uses an average about twelve quarts in most newer vehicles.

Most manufacturers recommend a transmission service every 30,000 miles, and it’s easy to tell by looking at the transmission fluid itself. As new transmission fluid gets old, it goes from bright pink, to red, to brown, to black. You want to change the fluid as it’s going from red to brown. You also want to change the fluid immediately if you smell burning fluid. It has a very distinct odor that will curl the hairs in your nose. You’ll never forget that smell.

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

www.woodburnautomotive.com

Brought to you by Tom Stasklewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & Golf


Tom Stasklewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfThe other day I gave a prospective associate member a tour of the Woodburn Estates & Golf. During the tour we talked about all of the improvements we have completed in the past year, developments that are currently in process, and updates which we have scheduled for later this year. It’s definitely a long list: we have newly renovated locker rooms, a revamped and updated pool, a totally new spa that is drawing rave reviews from members, a new golf storage building, newly installed windows in the pool area, and the list goes on and on.

Understandably, he was impressed with our commitment to making our facilities bigger and better. Then I mentioned to him our available RV storage and he asked about the cost of storage; when I told him the price, he noted that the cost of an associate membership, which includes access to all of our incredible amenities, plus the cost of storage for his RV was less than he was currently paying just to store his RV!

For this prospective associate member, making the switch to become an associate member at Woodburn Estates & Golf was an easy decision. And we just might be the place for you too; check us out!

WOODBURN ESTATES & GOLF

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

503.982.1776

OFFICE

503.981.0189

GOLF

www.woodburnestates.com

Brought to you by Tami Randel, Community Relations Director, Country Meadows Village


Tami Randel, Community Relations Director, Country Meadows VillageThe Fourth of July is right around the corner, but the night sky won’t be the only place for fireworks! Country Meadows Village, a private, locally owned independent and assisted living facility, will be hosting their Red, White, and Bingo! event on Friday, July 8th at 2:00 p.m. Located at 155 S Evergreen Road in Woodburn, this exciting event will offer great prizes, including gift certificates for food, bottles of wine, and flowers.

Red, White, and Bingo! is put on in part due to the Country Meadows Village Men’s Group, a group of residents that meet every Thursday morning over breakfast.

Bingo cards will sell for $1.00 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Woodburn Proud. Created in the wake of the Woodburn bank bombings in 2008, Woodburn Proud is a non-profit that strives to build a healthy, positive community by supporting the Woodburn Police Department and other city programs and projects.

“We wanted to find a way to celebrate our Men’s Group while also benefiting the community at large,” says Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows Village. “Showing we care for our community is important to us; we like to be the community for the community.”

Red, White, and Bingo! is expected to have a huge turnout, with the event lasting until 4:00 p.m. or until prizes run out, whichever comes first, so get there early!

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Country Meadows Village, Tami Randel, Community Relations Director


Tami Randel, Community Relations DirectorFather’s Day is coming up fast, and there is no better way to honor and treat your special Dad than to take him to the Father’s Day Buffet at Country Meadows Village, located at 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn.

On June 19, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Country Meadows Village ~ a prestigious independent and assisted retirement community for those 55 and up ~ will host a Father’s Day Brunch Buffet.

“We are known for our Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch, and this year we are going to have a Father’s Day Buffet that will rival even that,” said Tami Randel, community relations director at Country Meadows Village. Also on the menu ~ cold beer.

“Aside from the good food, we will be raffling off a variety of prizes and will also be having a table-to-table magician,” said Tami. “The magician will be visiting tables throughout our dining rooms, performing interactive magic tricks for our guests and residents. It will be a fun and memorable way to celebrate Father’s Day.”

All fathers over the age of 70 will be welcomed for free, with the price for everyone else at just $12. Early reservations are required, because the unique event is expected to fill up quickly. This will be an event people will talk about for years.

While the magician will be great, it won’t be magic that will make all the wonderful food disappear!

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

Brought to you by Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair Center


Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair Center’Tis the season for air conditioning service for your car. The most common symptom is that your AC system blows warm air only. Usually, that means it is out or low on Freon. If it blows cold sometimes ~ it is usually low on Freon. If it won’t turn on at all ~ usually it’s a blown fuse or the compressor itself.

The average AC system has one to two pounds of Freon, so if your AC is four ounces or more low, your AC compressor will not turn on ~ thus you get warm air only. After weighing the Freon, we pressurize your system for about 20 minutes to look for obvious leaks. Note: this test will not find the real small leaks that could take two hours, two days, or two months to leak down.

Once your AC system is full, your compressor will turn on and we can check your AC pressure. At this point, we turn on your AC, and if cold air comes out, everyone is happy. But here is the bad side: AC systems should never leak out, so if we didn’t find a noticeable leak in our 20-minute test, the problem is still there. So we’ll add dye to your Freon, and when it finally leaks down and it’s back to blowing warm air, we check the system with a special light and glasses to see where that slow leak is coming from. Then we can fully repair your AC problem.

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

www.woodburnautomotive.com

Brought to you by Woodburn Estates & Golf, Tom Staskiewicz, general manager


Tom Staskiewicz, general manager at Woodburn Estates & GolfWhen I started with Woodburn Estates & Golf, I frequently heard people talk about our being a “501(c) (something)” organization. Upon hearing this, the first thing that came to mind was “we’re a political organization?” Of course, that’s not the case, but we are so used to hearing about political action committees, it was an easy jump to make.

The fact is, Woodburn Estates & Golf meets the IRS standards for “Social Clubs, 501(c)(7),” and as such is a non-profit organization for the benefit of its members. The IRS logic is that the activities provided can be purchased through fitness and health clubs, country club memberships, etc., all with after-tax dollars. So the conclusion reached by Congress was: Why can’t a community come together to create its own facility to provide these amenities?

By being a non-profit, we have the ability to spend more of the dues we receive from our members on making our facility bigger and better. Every year, we make significant investments to improve our facilities and grounds. These investments range from required maintenance to refurbishing or replacing structures and equipment.

You have probably heard of the renovated pool and spa, and this summer, new windows will be installed in the fitness center. Later this year, we are planning to double the size of our exercise room and add a rehabilitation center for pre- and post-operative exercise. Our goal is to continually be able to offer our members and associate members the amenities they need.

WOODBURN ESTATES & GOLF

1776 Country Club Rd., Woodburn, OR

503.982.1776

OFFICE

503.981.0189

GOLF

www.woodburnestates.com

Brought to you by Koa Lyu, fitness director at Country Meadows Village


Koa Lyu, fitness director at Country Meadows VillageCountry Meadows Village, a prestigious retirement living facility, takes its approach to “Live Well, Be Well” to the next step with a new Wellness Program that focuses on providing residents and members of the community with the resources to enhance their well-being. The program is built on the principle of successful aging.

Research has found that 70 percent of physical aging is related to lifestyle choices that include a healthy diet, getting exercise, and keeping one’s mind active. Only 30 percent of physical aging is attributed to inherited genes. This program is designed not only to focus on general exercise and nutrition, but also to stimulate the mind and promote a healthy, stress-free lifestyle.

Country Meadows Village, located at 155 Evergreen Rd. in Woodburn, has built its Wellness Program on a combination of different activities that will challenge each individual’s strengths and weaknesses, while providing a fun and enjoyable experience. This program is geared towards the 50+ age group, and has everything from individual exercise to group fitness, as well as lectures and classes featuring mental and physical wellness.

To see a full schedule of what is included in the program, call or go to Country Meadows’ website: www.countrymeadowsvillage.com. You can also ask to be added to the monthly mailing list so you can take the right steps toward living and being well.

As Wellness Director Koa Lyu always says: “It doesn’t matter how slow you move, as long as you keep moving.”

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

www.countrymeadowsvillage.com

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