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Boise Skilled Nursing Resident Visits Seattle to Fulfill Sea of Dreams Marquis Care at Shaw Mountain Skilled Nursing Resident Betty Cotner to Join Family Members in Seattle for Animal Tour

 October 5, 2009 – Betty Cotner has always had an interest in the animal kingdom and the world of the sea. This fascination has only grown stronger as she has grown older.  Betty will travel to Seattle, Wash. on October 6 to visit with some of the most intriguing and unique animals that the world has to offer. The trip has been planned through the New Chapters program created by Marquis, a skilled nursing, assisted living and home health care company to help senior citizens realize their lifelong dreams.

Marquis Care at Shaw Mountain facility managers secured tickets for Betty and her family to visit both the Woodland Park Zoo  along with the Seattle Aquarium October 6-7.  This trip is sure to be a highlight for Betty who has not stopped talking about “seeing the fish in Seattle” and is known to stare at the facility’s fish tank for hours on end.

Seattle Area Animal Experts Welcome the Cotner Family
Betty’s trip will begin with a trip to the Zoodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Wash. with a visit from her son and daughter-in-law making the drive from Portland, Ore.  The Cotners will be guided through the facility by an animal specialist and have the chance to participate in a number of interactive exhibits allowing Betty to get up close and personal with wild inhabitants of the Zoo.

The next day will be filled with a trip to the Seattle Aquarium on the Pacific Ocean waterfront. The aquarium staff is anticipating Betty’s arrival and has made special arrangements to showcase the fish from the safety of her wheelchair.

About Marquis Companies
Marquis Companies provide skilled nursing, long-term care, assisted living and memory care throughout its 26 facilities in Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho and Nevada.  Marquis’ sister company, Consonus, provides pharmacy, rehabilitation, staffing and consulting to the long term care community. Both family-owned companies share the mission to promote the vitality within everyone each company serves and its employees – and created its Vital Life Foundation to fulfill that mission. For more information, visit www.marquiscompanies.com.

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