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Coburn named executive director at Thelma's Place


Ellen CoburnEllen Coburn has been named the new executive director of Thelma’s Place in Canby.

Coburn has worked in a variety of settings for the past 17 years and retired in 2011 from Hubbard Chevrolet. She started working at Countryside Living on a part-time basis in the activity department just after retiring.

“I wasn’t ready to be retired,” she said, “and I really enjoy working with people, especially seniors. It’s such a joy to go into work each day and know that I’ve made people smile and helped them create a new memory.”

Founded in 2008 by Erik Berkey, Thelma’s Place is a nonprofit resource center that serves those in our communities living with memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. It is now Oregon State Medicaid approved.

The hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50 for a six-hour session and $10 for each additional hour.

For more information about Thelma’s Place, visit the website at www.thelmasplace.org or call Coburn at 503-266-5100.