Community Outreach

Manners 1Bayview has been involved in community outreach since its inception in 1961. Each year, close to 3,000 resource hours, and donations, in-kind gifts, and education outreach support the greater community.  With the steadfast commitment of our Board of Trustees and our non-profit model, Bayview will continue its mission of being a resource for our neighbors and greater community.

Bayview’s focuses on serving the community in these areas:

Being a Good Neighbor & Supporting Local Communities: Support of the regional Alzheimer’s Association, Mary’s Place (for homeless women), Meals on Wheels, Queen Anne Helpline, and Red Cross; resident and employee led food drives to support Ballard Food Bank and Rainier Valley Food Bank; Bayview’s Intergenerational Children’s Center annual Hop-a-Thon to support Muscular Dystrophy Association; collecting coloring books and cards to Children’s Hospital; and toys and children’s clothing for Wellspring Family Services; use of Bayview meeting space for community events, including  Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, Uptown Alliance, and Queen Anne Historical Society; and participation in Neighborhood Clean-ups.

Charitable Care: Bayview Manor Foundation’s support and financial assistance for residents; provision of uncompensated services under the Medicaid program ($650,000 in “Medicaid Loss” in 2013); and discounts for Wellness memberships for lower income seniors.

Seniors and Intergenerational, Spiritual, Creative Arts: Participation in Manners at the Manor (Elliott Bay Foundation) program with Coe School children; a resident-led Bach Cantata program with musicians from the outside community; and an intergenerational music program with Seattle Pacific University.

Supporting Successful Aging & Senior-Focused Non-Profits: Programs on wellness and aging presented by Bayview staff to the public through local churches and neighborhood seniors entitled “Corner Chats;” programs for neighborhood seniors at The Hub – a gathering space where neighborhood seniors experience the benefits of social engagement, support, and advocacy; quarterly Change ‘Age’nt newsletters – a resource for healthy aging; Tai Chi on the Lawn; Leading Age; Alzheimer’s Association; and Senior Services.

Leadership Development & Deepening the Capacity of Those Who Serve Seniors: Internships offered in  Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dietary Services, Social Services and Marketing at Bayview; nursing program partnerships with local colleges and nursing schools; leadership in state associations and program outreach by staff; and participation in the University of Washington MedEx Physician’s Assistant training program.