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Sublette Center. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Sublette Center

The Sublette Center is the only community-based, non-profit skilled nursing facility in Wyoming with a CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) 5 STAR rating.


Open House. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Open House
Chamber members and Sublette Center residents socialize in the Dining Room during the Open House.

Friendly Staff. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Friendly Staff
(Left to Right): Staff Ann Evenson-Director of Social Services, Lena Dawson-Director of Nursing, Joann Bohannon-Activity Director, Barbara Pollard-Kitchen Director.

Lobby area. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Lobby area
There are several cozy sitting areas around the complex for relaxing and socializing.

Computer. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Computer
There is a computer in one of the lobbys Seniors can use. Helpful staff is always happy to answer questions on how to use the computer.

Stoves and ovens. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Stoves and ovens
Sublette Center Open House
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
June 24, 2010

The Sublette Center in Pinedale hosted the June Sublette County Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Thursday, June 17th. The Center offered a chance to socialize, meet the staff, and take a tour of the facility.

The Sublette Center is located at 333 Bridger Avenue in Pinedale. The Center offers independent living retirement apartments where residents can enjoy independent private apartment living without the worries of maintaining a home.

Room options are a studio apartment, 1 bedroom or 2-bedroom apartments. Each apartment is unfurnished and has wall-to-wall carpeting, draperies, large closets, soundproof walls, fireproof walls and individually controlled heating. TV and internet options are available. Apartment bathrooms have safety handrails in tub and shower, large wall mirrors, emergency call lights, vanity with sink, and quality fixtures. Most one bedrooms have the option of updating to a walk-in shower.

Amenities include:
Daily Meals Available
In Room Emergency Call Lights
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop
Shopping Assistance
Laundry Services
Weekly Church Services
Paid Utilities
Social & Recreational Programs
Daily Activities
Lounge and Activity Rooms
Housekeeping Services
Transportation to Appointments & Scheduled Events
Located one block from Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center

The Sublette Center offers many organized daily social and community activities in a clean, friendly, and caring environment.

Each month they have a building-wide birthday party for all the residents who have birthdays that month.

The Medical Wing is for patients with more intensive care needs. Licensed professional staff provide daily 24-hour nursing care, administration of medications, and assistance in daily living tailored to individual resident's needs for both short and long-term care. All facilities are on one floor and are designed for handicap accessibility.

The Sublette Center is extremely proud of the fact that they are the only community-based, non-profit skilled nursing facility in Wyoming with a CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) 5 Star rating.

The Center works in partnership with Sublette BOCES adult learning classes to offer practical experience residency for students who are working to obtain their CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) qualification. After classroom work, students can work at the Sublette Center to get their required hands-on training and experience in a accredited facility, which is necessary to become CNA certified.

Three rooms we weren't able to take pictures of were the Medical Wing dining room, which was in the process of being cleaned up, the TV room in the Medical Wing, and the Heritage meeting room on the apartment side of the building.

For more information about the Sublette Center, please contact Heather J. McKee, Administrator at 307-367-4161. More information is available on their website at www.sublettecenter.com.

Find the Sublette Center on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sublette-Center/70981935771

Sublette Center Mission Statement:
The mission of the Sublette Center is to provide the highest quality health care and housing services to our elderly population. We are committed to responding to the needs of our communities and counties we serve recognizing that good health encompasses the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being of everyone we serve.

Sublette Center Contact information:
Heather J. McKee, M.Div. Administrator
Sublette Center
333 Bridger Ave
Pinedale, WY 8294
(307) 367-4161
http://www.sublettecenter.com

Photos and story by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online! Special thanks to Barbara Pollard, Kitchen Director, and Kayla Williams, Administrative Assistant, for their help and contribution to this story.



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  • Nice Landscaping. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Nice Landscaping

    Activity Room. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Activity Room
    This activity room has a table for card games, an exercise bike, books and magazines to read, and a pool table.

    Servery. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Servery
    The buffet line has a choice of menu offerings.

    Coffee & Tea Service. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Coffee & Tea Service

    Kitchen. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Kitchen

    Kitchen Storage. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Kitchen Storage

    Walk-in Freezer & Refrigerator. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Walk-in Freezer & Refrigerator

    Hallway Artwork. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Hallway Artwork
    Artwork in the building was done either by residents or people associated with the facility. Many are original paintings and drawings.

    Laundry. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Laundry
    Residents can do their own laundry, or opt to have laundry done for them as an extra service.

    Main Lobby. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Main Lobby

    Sitting Nook. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Sitting Nook
    One of several cozy sitting nooks located near inviting windows. There are magazines to read on the coffee table.

    Security. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Security
    For security, outside doors are locked between 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM.

    Enlarger. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Enlarger
    Residents can use this magnifyer to enlarge text on magazines or newspapers so they are easier to read.

    Studio Living Room. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Studio Living Room

    Studio Apartment. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Studio Apartment
    Closet and kitchen area of Studio Apartment.

    Bathroom. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Bathroom
    Studio apartment bathroom.

    Nurses pull cords. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Nurses pull cords
    Call cords are located in the apartments and bathrooms so nurses can be summoned, if needed.

    Bird Cages. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Bird Cages
    There are several bird cages in the lobby with colorful and chatty birds.

    Bird. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Bird

    Mailboxes. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Mailboxes
    Apartment residents can have their own mail boxes. Mail is delivered to boxes Monday through Saturday.

    Medical Wing Room. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Medical Wing Room
    Rooms in the medical wing can be private or semi-private room which is shared with someone else.

    Bathroom. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Bathroom
    Bathrooms have handrails and plenty of room to move around.

    Bird Feeder. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Bird Feeder
    All of the outside windows have something to look at, such as a bird feeder.

    Ice Machine. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Ice Machine
    The handy ice machine means they can always provide cold water for drinks.

    Hair Salon. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Hair Salon
    There is a hair salon in the medical wing to take care of patient's hair styling needs.

    Scales. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Scales
    There are scales to monitor weight measurements.

    Medical Wing Bathing. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Medical Wing Bathing

    Whirlpool Tub. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Whirlpool Tub
    This whirlpool tub is a favorite of the residents. Very relaxing. The special lift chair makes it easy and comfortable for patients to get in and out for bathing.

    Cameras. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Cameras
    Cameras are located throughout for building security. Some special care patients in the medical wing wear electronic bands that will trigger an alarm if they go outside or through a door they aren't supposed to.

    Sun Room. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Sun Room
    The Sun Room in the Medical Wing has tables for activities, classes, entertainment and more.

    Piano & Puzzles. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Piano & Puzzles
    This activity room has a piano and puzzles, among many other things to do. Someone even comes in and gives piano lessons. There are 3 pianos in the building.

    Chapel-Meeting Room. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Chapel-Meeting Room
    This room serves as a meeting room and a small chapel, open 24-hours.

    Outside Dog Kennels. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Outside Dog Kennels
    The outside kennels are a place to put the resident dogs and guest dogs when they need to be put out of the way. Resident dogs are allowed to roam through the public areas of the facility, and residents adore them.

    Raised Gardens. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Raised Gardens
    There are several raised garden beds on one of the outside patios. One year residents even successfully grew corn in them!

    BBQ Patio. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    BBQ Patio
    The Center holds BBQs and outside functions out on this patio.

    Outside Patio. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Outside Patio
    One of several outside patios. Residents can sit here and socialize with friends, enjoy the sunshine, have a cigarette (no smoking inside the building), and relax.

    Outside Patio. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Outside Patio
    Another nice, quiet outside patio.

    Front Parking. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Front Parking
    Apartment residents have parking close to their building.

    Rendezvous Pointe. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Rendezvous Pointe
    Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center is conveniently located right aross the street from the Sublette Center.

    Proactive Rehabilitation. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Proactive Rehabilitation
    Proactive Rehabilitation is located right across the street for physical therapy.

    2 Busses. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    2 Busses
    The Center has a car and two busses to use to take residents on outings. Once a month they go to Rock Springs or Jackson for shopping. Once a week they go to Ridleys (half a block away) for shopping. All summer long they take Sunday drives to scenic locations around the valley.

    Founders. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Founders
    Founders, 1978: Sally Swift, Jim Noble, Hugh Reed, Nelie Rogers, Bob Tanner, Howard Smith, Bob Thompson, Bert Reinow, Frank Fear, Lois Strobel, Mary Pape, Sec. Ann Gayle.
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