Whoopsy Daisy Childcare
Whoopsy Daisy Childcare
Whoopsy Daisy, a division of Thelma’s Place provides services to children 3-6 years and is centered at Countryside Living Redmond. Inter-generational care provides unique benefits that are not available in traditional care. When children and seniors interact, the outcome is beneficial to everyone involved. For seniors, inter-generational care provides for enhanced socialization and a greater sense of engagement, plus better emotional and mental health, stronger physical health, a decrease in isolation and a sense of value and community involvement.
For children, studies show positive attitude to the aging process, greater sensitivity to persons with disabilities, reduced fear of the elderly, higher academic scoring and socially / personally matured. At Thelma’s Place, participants will have the opportunity to socialize and interact with children enrolled in Whoopsy Daisy on a daily basis. Together, participating in reading, games, art, music, outings and just talking and learning from one another.
This innovative program provides child care for ages 3-6 years old, and includes interaction with participants in our adult day program for seniors. Something magical happens every day at Whoopsy Daisy Child Care when the young and the old spend time together. A special bond forms that rises above differences in age and ability.
Our Company Story
As a young boy growing up outside of Hubbard, Oregon, I used to pick berries, sell lemonade and mow laws to earn pocket money. One of my regular weekly mowing jobs was for Mrs. Quinby, a longtime friend and neighbor of my parents. She had known me since I was brought home from the hospital as an infant and was always so appreciative of my work.
One day in early fall, this sweet, fragile woman suffered a massive stroke while out in her yard and was not discovered for several hours. As a result, she was taken to a nursing home and never returned home.
At Mrs. Quinby’s nursing home, care aides were always frantic, running up and down the halls, never having much time for understanding or sincere interest in these wonderful people. They were under staffed! Many residents were left to just holler or lie in bed all day. There was little interest in quality of care. Because I was an eight or nine year old at the time, I found this to be very frightening. Although I was only a young boy at the time, I knew that if I ever had an opportunity to do so, I would build a good home for the elderly.
While the process of opening Country Side Living was a challenge, my efforts have been returned tenfold through the process of helping people live for the moment. The reward of just a few of our past residents will never be forgotten.
Grace, Palmer, Nita. Their families.
People who gave me back the appreciation of my vision and the beauty around us and who have showed me more love than I have experienced.
Sharing in someone’s life at this time is a gift. It is the motivation for my drive to continually improve understanding and communication and create meaningful activities. My quest will never end.
Country Side Living is not just a job or a business. From love, patience and laughter to grief, peace, belief and more it is the embodiment of all that is life.
Visit our beautiful facility for a tour and free lunch on us. Phone: 503-266-3031
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Intergenerational Family Support
At Whoopsy Daisy we are embedded in the past, present and the future, bridging the gap between young and old. Our goal is to provide children with a fun environment allowing us to build active minds, healthy bodies and happy hearts.
If you're interested in having your child take part in our program, please visit the Contact Us page, fill out the information, and we will get right back to you!