Making Music


IN TUNE: Hardshell Harmony always draws a big crowd for its concerts.


CLASS ACT: Renowned pianist Rule Beasely joins friend and singer Lloyd Walworth.


MELODY MAKER: Tom Graf always brings his guitar, and a smile.

From a one-man show to a four-piece band, we’ve got music thrumming through our halls.

“I love music, and everyone really responds to a live performance,” says Activity Director Alesia O’Brien, who organizes the concert schedule. “It moves you. It’s soothing, celebrating, and music really connects and engages the residents.”

By providing an uplifting mood and energetic sounds, local musicians brighten our days with a range of live concerts. These programs provide an essential social component that ensures residents maintain a sense of independence, dignity — and fun!

Want to share your musical talent with our residents? We welcome musicians of all kinds and we’d like to hear from you! Call Alesia O’Brien, Activity Director, 541-296-2156.

Make Art!


bernice-painting-web john-painting-web georgeannn-painting-web danya-and-marlene-artists-webWant to stretch the mind, boost the brain, and soothe the soul?

Make art!

Columbia Basin Care holds “class” nearly every month. In these guided sessions — we call them “Paint Days” — staff and residents work together to create artful expression. It’s feel-good fun for all abilities.

Want to join us? We welcome volunteer helpers. To join in the fun, call Alesia O’Brien, Activity Director, 541-296-2156.

“In Good Hands”

letter from residentThe passing of a resident is never easy. Like family, we grow attached and each loss carries a special ache. This kind message, however, lifted our spirits:

“I really wanted to take a second to thank the whole crew for taking such great care of Papa. It was comforting for the family to know he was in great hands. I know he was quite a handful and a stinker at its finest, but he loved you all very much. Thank you all for your care, compassion, and dedication.”

— Moriah Enriquez
[granddaughter of Harold Kiser]