Northwest NEWS

June 18, 2001


Enjoy breakfast and preview the Northshore Day Center Design

With a gabled roof and big front porch, the proposed Northshore Day Center will have a comfortable feel and a residential look. It will meet the needs of over 2,500 functionally impaired adults 21 and older who suffer from developmental disabilities, mental illness, dementia or chronic diseases.
   Architect Steve Manthey volunteered to develop the center's design, a 17,000 square foot building capable of offering a wide range of services, including customized care plans with a variety of health, recreation and transportation options. Music, arts and crafts, support groups, computer classes, help with memory loss, and help for those needing a more controlled environment are just some of the programs planned for the Day Center.
   Owned by the Northshore Park and Recreation Service, the Day Center will be located across the street from the Northshore Senior Center in Bothell.
   However, before the project becomes a reality, community support is needed. On Nov. 6 voters will have the opportunity to approve a $3.2 million, 20-year bond.
   For the average Northshore homeowner this translates to $5 per year (based on $200,000 of assessed home value).
   To review plans for the proposed project, the public is invited to attend a light breakfast on Thursday, July 12, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
   The free breakfast is an opportunity for the community to review the Day Center plans.
   Said Director Marianne LoGerfo, "We'd like everyone to feel at home with it and have the chance to put their thumbprint on it. We want to share our dream with [the community] and have them share the dream too."
   The free breakfast will be in the Northshore Senior Center Dining Room and Manthey will be on hand to answer questions.
   Everyone is asked to sign up one week in advance by calling (425) 487-2441. Questions or comments? Contact Director LoGerfo at