Monthly Archives: October 2014

Covenant Shores' Jim Brockmeyer Receives $1,000 Scholarship from LeadingAge Washington

Recently, Covenant Shores Fitness Coordinator/Director of Wellness Jim Brockmeyer of Bothell was one of nine to receive the LeadingAge Washington’s 2014 Scholarship Award.

Established in 2006, the senior living industry scholarship program recognizes and encourages long term care workers to continue their education, and gain knowledge and the experience necessary to improve the quality of care and life of seniors in residential communities. The scholarship is awarded to professionals who serve seniors in various fields including nursing, mental health, social services, dining, administrative and fitness.

“I am grateful and honored to be selected as one of the LeadingAge Washington scholarship winners,” states Brockmeyer. “With this scholarship, I’ll be able to continue my education, and help affect change in preventive health care and health maintenance programs for current and future senior populations.”

“Jim is very passionate and dedicated to assisting area seniors maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. We are fortunate to have him part of our Covenant Shores family,” says Bruce Erickson, executive director at Covenant Shores. “We are all excited for him, and look forward to assisting him further with his professional development and education.”

As the Fitness Coordinator/Director of Wellness at Covenant Shores, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, Brockmeyer is responsible for comprehensive health and fitness screening, programming and education for residents in all levels of care as well as employee health and fitness. He is a graduate of Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. and University of Washington in Seattle.

Brockmeyer is currently enrolled in the Healthcare Management, Gerontology option master’s program at Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Ore. He is a certified Health Fitness Specialist and Health Fitness Director with the American College of Sports Medicine. Brockmeyer also holds a certificate in Gerontology from the University of Washington.

About Covenant Shores

Covenant Shores, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community, is located at 9150 Fortuna Drive, Mercer Island, Wash. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior services providers. Covenant Retirement Communities serves 5,000 residents at 15 retirement communities nationwide and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Covenant Shores, call 877–385-8613 or visit

www.covenantshores.org.

Redmond's ABODA wins “Superior Quality Achievement Award” from Graebel

Redmond-based ABODA, has recently won the “Superior Quality Achievement Award (Relocation)” from Graebel Relocation at its recent 14th Annual Relocation Alliance Conference in Aurora, Colorado. Each year, Graebel recognizes leading companies that have provided extraordinary service, value and excellence in performance to its relocation clients. Lee Curtis, President of ABODA Corporate Housing, who accepted the award… Continue Reading

Covenant Shores’ Jim Brockmeyer Receives $1,000 Scholarship from LeadingAge Washington

Recently, Covenant Shores Fitness Coordinator/Director of Wellness Jim Brockmeyer of Bothell was one of nine to receive the LeadingAge Washington’s 2014 Scholarship Award. Established in 2006, the senior living industry scholarship program recognizes and encourages long term care workers to continue their education, and gain knowledge and the experience necessary to improve the quality of care and life of… Continue Reading

Redmond’s ABODA wins “Superior Quality Achievement Award” from Graebel

Redmond-based ABODA, has recently won the “Superior Quality Achievement Award (Relocation)” from Graebel Relocation at its recent 14th Annual Relocation Alliance Conference in Aurora, Colorado. Each year, Graebel recognizes leading companies that have provided extraordinary service, value and excellence in performance to its relocation clients. Lee Curtis, President of ABODA Corporate Housing, who accepted the award… Continue Reading

St. Thomas School Helps Shape Microsoft’s OneNote Class Notebook Creator

St. Thomas School in Medina, WA has a long history of incorporating laptop programs for students in the third through eighth grades so they can produce videos, compose music, take online math tests, and author book reviews and essays. This year the school expanded the program to include a program for first through second grade students and chose the Surface… Continue Reading

St. Thomas School Helps Shape Microsoft’s OneNote Class Notebook Creator

St. Thomas School in Medina, WA has a long history of incorporating laptop programs for students in the third through eighth grades so they can produce videos, compose music, take online math tests, and author book reviews and essays. This year the school expanded the program to include a program for first through second grade students and chose the Surface… Continue Reading

Bellevue Based Snap Skout Becomes Tack

Bellevue-based Snap Skout, a media technology startup that intelligently connects businesses and consumers through relevant online content, today announced it is changing the company name to Tack. The name change is effective immediately and will better reflect the company’s mission to help local businesses stay firmly on the map. In addition, the company is also… Continue Reading

Bellevue Based Snap Skout Becomes Tack

Bellevue-based Snap Skout, a media technology startup that intelligently connects businesses and consumers through relevant online content, today announced it is changing the company name to Tack. The name change is effective immediately and will better reflect the company’s mission to help local businesses stay firmly on the map. In addition, the company is also… Continue Reading

Our Visit to Tesla Motors Hawaii Showroom and Service Center

Yesterday we visited Tesla Motor’s Hawaii showroom and service center in anticipation of Tesla’s big announcement about the Model S P85D. We were fortunate enough to meet Tesla’s Hawaii Sales Manager Susan McHenry, who was kind enough to show us around, show us the Model S P85 they had on the showroom floor and talk… Continue Reading

Outerwall Announces #KioskSelfie Sweepstakes in the Pacific Northwest

Expanding on its partnership with the Seattle Seahawks, Outerwall Inc. recently announced the #KioskSelfie sweepstakes, an interactive social media campaign incorporating the company’s popular consumer brands: Redbox, America’s destination for new release movies and games at an incredible value; Coinstar, and ecoATM electronics recycling kiosks. Currently open and running through December 1, 2014, eligible residents in… Continue Reading