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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Vancouver, WA (October 2018) —This fall, the Hampton Ashley Inn once again became the stage for the 4th Annual Hampton Ashley Car Show. Family and friends of the memory care community cruised out with their classic cars, 23 to be exact, for an afternoon of food, music, and remembering the good old days.

The Hampton Ashley Inn’s Executive Director, Angie Roush, commented that over the years the car show has really turned into a family activity, and this years families were treated to a 50’s style bbq and live music from the band “Morning Ride” while they perused the classic cars. 

Gift baskets were raffled off to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association, packed with items that were generously donated from Trader Joe’s, Burgerville, Café Yumm!, Jimmy Johns, Chipotle, Havoline Xpress Lube, Annie’s Nails, Pet Pros Vancouver, and Nektar Juice Bar.

Brianna Lamb, the Active Living Director at the Hampton Ashley Inn, shared a memory. “Ted Blahnik, a resident here, just wanted to keep strolling up and down the row of cars with his daughter Nikki Blahnik, he was taking in every detail, and they actually spent the duration of the 4-hour event enjoying the cars.”

Nikki told Brianna that her dad Ted had once had a classic car collection of his own, and seeing these really put a sparkle in his eye—and that’s exactly what events are for at Koelsch Communities.

Third Generation, Family Owned & Operated

Koelsch Communities operates 30 communities in eight states, with 9 new communities in development. Koelsch has led the memory care industry for 60 years, delivering world-class service and care, robust home craftsmanship, and supportive amenities, with nurses on-site 24 hours a day. After all, the common purpose at Koelsch Communities is: To create happiness by providing the finest living experiences anywhere.