Senior Living in Olympia WA

Community Involvement

Giving back to others reflects our commitment to healthy, happy communities. We dedicate time and financial resources to our employees and these organizations:

1. International Children’s Care (ICC)

The logo of the International Children's Care organizationOne of the founders of Koelsch Communities, Alice Koelsch-Schultz had been a long time contributor and board member of ICC and Koelsch Communities has continued her legacy in supporting this organization for many years. International Children’s Care is a foundation designed to consider the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of children in needy countries. Their aim is to not simply provide food and a roof, but to provide "homes" and families to children across the globe. For more information visit www.forhiskids.org.

2. American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes AssociationDiabetes strikes nearly 25% of our residents, a disease that has literally gotten out of control in America. There are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes, and unfortunately nearly one-third are unaware that they even have the disease. Our residents, families, and employees are all affected directly or indirectly by this disease. We feel the cure is close and support the American Diabetes Association in fighting this disease. For more information go to www.diabetes.org.

3. Alzheimer’s Association

Learn more about the Alzheimer's AssociationWorldwide it is estimated that about 16 million people have Alzheimer’s disease, 4.5 million of them are Americans and we at Koelsch Communities serve nearly 700 everyday with this number climbing. This is an astounding number of individuals and families affected by this disease, and it’s a number that continually grows. We have been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association for over 20 years and will continue to be involved until a cure is found. For more information or to locate your local chapter go to www.alz.org.

4. Rotary Club of America 

Logo of the Rotary Club of AmericaThroughout all of Koelsch Senior Communities or staff at all levels are committed to bringing change in our local communities and abroad. Rotary Club of America is 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in their communities and around the world. To get involved with a local chapter visit www.rotary.org.

5. Union Gospel Mission 

Union Gosple Mission logoAt Koelsch Senior Communities, we understand that there are many good people in our neighborhoods who struggle to make ends meet and we are dedicated to helping. The Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to low income and homeless people. They’re dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming the lives of those in greatest need through assistance and programs. To find out more about Union Gospel Missions, visit www.ougm.org.

6.  Koelsch Communities Supports Our Veterans

Koelsch​ ​Communities​ ​recently​ ​went​ ​out​ ​in​ ​support​ ​of​ ​Stan​ ​Brock’s​ ​Black​ ​&​ ​Gold​ ​Classic,​ ​a charity​ ​event​ ​that​ ​gives​ ​to​ ​selected​ ​military-specific​ ​non-profits​ ​that​ ​support​ ​returning​ ​wounded veterans.​ ​This​ ​year​ ​the​ ​Black​ ​&​ ​Gold​ ​Classic​ ​will​ ​benefit​ ​The​ ​Green​ ​Beret​ ​Foundation.

At​ ​Koelsch​ ​Communities,​ ​it’s​ ​our​ ​personal​ ​mission​ ​to​ ​honor​ ​and​ ​respect​ ​the​ ​men​ ​and​ ​women who​ ​have​ ​served​ ​our​ ​country.​ ​These​ ​Americans​ ​veterans​ ​made​ ​a​ ​choice​ ​to​ ​put​ ​their​ ​country first,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​can​ ​think​ ​of​ ​few​ ​worthier​ ​causes​ ​to​ ​get​ ​behind.

The​ ​charity​ ​event​ ​consisted​ ​of​ ​two​ ​days​ ​of​ ​fishing​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​Portland,​ ​Oregon,​ ​and​ ​was attended​ ​by​ ​basketball​ ​legend​ ​Bobby​ ​Knight​ ​and​ ​Green​ ​Beret​ ​Seth​ ​Niemen​ ​along​ ​with​ ​local celebrities​ ​and​ ​military​ ​personnel,​ ​all​ ​to​ ​honor​ ​the​ ​heroes​ ​that​ ​fight​ ​for​ ​our​ ​freedoms​ ​everyday.

For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​on​ ​Stan​ ​Brock’s​ ​Black​ ​&​ ​Gold​ ​Classic,​ ​including​ ​upcoming​ ​events,​ ​and ways​ ​to​ ​participate,​ ​please visit www.facebook.com/StanBrocksBlackAndGoldClassic.

7. Ageless Aviation Dream Foundation

Our Mission “Giving Back to those who have given.”

The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans. The primary focus is on individuals living in long-term care communities. Our mission is to “Give Back To Those Who Have Given”. Through our donors, the Foundation provides Dream Flights in a Boeing Stearman biplane, the same aircraft used to train many military aviators in the 1940’s. For more information, please visit http://www.agelessaviationdreams.org.

Total Dream Flights to date: 2,690  |  Number of states flown to date: 38  |  2017 Dream Flights flown to date: 404

Giving Back at Koelsch Communities