Chasity is a native of the Pacific Northwest and has been a resident of beautiful South Whidbey since relocating from her roots in Skagit County in 2011. She currently resides in Langley with her husband and 12 year old son.
Born in the United Kingdom and growing up in Australia, Mel has over 25 years of experience in leadership for project management as an international independent musician. She has collaborated with numerous, non-profits and has collaborated on professional works in music and dance for people with special needs. Mel has been a caregiver to family members and has been serving participants and their families at Time Together Adult Day Services for 3 years. Mel has a deep respect for all people, and is committed to offering high quality meaningful programming, honoring the participants, their families and the community that she serves, by being present to their needs and wishes. Mel proudly continues the almost 20 year legacy of care that Time Together Adult Day Services has provided to caregivers and their families. Mel is a Buddhist meditation practitioner and has been teaching meditation in Seattle, and on Whidbey Island for over 10 years. She lives on Whidbey Island with her Spouse, and their menagerie of feathered and furry family members.
Melanie brings to the table years of experience as an adult and youth theater director, and is a trained actor and singer. She has enjoyed similar work with special needs youth in a day program in Illinois. She finds this work – assisting and honoring elders with needs, as well as their caregivers – personally meaningful, as she has struggled in her family life with Alzheimer’s. Melanie’s commitment to offering meaningful, thoughtful engagement at Time Together is palpable, her positive energy gives an infectious joy to those she serves. Melanie lives on Whidbey Island with her dog, Quentin Tiberius. She enjoys classical and modern music, opera, theater, literature, dance, comedy, animals and nature.
Patrice worked as a High School Life Sciences teacher for 9 years, and as a caregiver in a Memory Care Unit in Florida for people with profound dementia for the past 5 years. Patrice brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Time Together, and shares her authentically artistic and creative self with Participants, Staff and Volunteers helping to enhance the Time Together environment of being present with love, respect and care. Patrice grew up in England and loves to garden, sculpt and draw. Learning from elders, and spending quality time with them is one of her passions. She loves to walk in the woods with her dog, and watch the sunset over the water, and is thrilled every time she sees the mountains. Being a part of the Island community gives her a deep feeling of gratitude.