Open House and Concert for Ridgeview Place in Chelan

Open House and Concert
Ridgeview Place: Home for Special Needs Adults

When:  Sept 16, 2017  2:00 to 4:00 p.m
Where:  1101 Jessie St, Chelan, WA  98816

Join us for this introduction to the community, learn about the plans and meet the folks involved so far at Ridgeview.

Ridgeview Place is a just completed private residence that was built by Al and Denise Lorenz to be shared by their son, Turner, and three other resident owners with developmental disabilities in Chelan.  However, the structure itself is just the beginning of the story; the meaning and purpose come from the people, the relationships, and the involvement of the community.

While we’re celebrating completion of the buildings, work continues on building a joyful environment that is nurturing, fun, and productive for its residents.  As we go forward, we are building the systems to make each day go smoothly, hiring staff, and creating exceptional employment for the residents.  Imagine individuals with developmental disabilities actually achieving financial security and having a “family” of close friends.  I think of it as life without limits.

Similar homes exist in Washington.  Examples include The Dwelling Place, Cornerstone and Tierra, all in Leavenworth, that have spread the “fantastically joyful” attitudes of their residents into the community through volunteering and work.  Their joy is contagious and an asset for everybody.

We are currently seeking some new best friends who also want to create the happiest home on earth for their special family members.  There are opportunities for caregivers and volunteers as well.

We will have some experts to chat with who have succeeded building homes in other communities.  Ridgeview and the accompanying vocational program will be on display.  There will also be a house concert of local musicians during the open house.

Jessie Street is new and will not show up on your mapping programs.  Riverview Cemetery or the Apple Cup Café will show up on Google maps though!

For more information call or email:

Al Lorenz 509-630-6769

2 thoughts on “Open House and Concert for Ridgeview Place in Chelan”

  1. Congratulations to Al and Denise for building this facility for Turner and others with disabilities. You are certainly out front with this critical need and wish you all the success.

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