#3 Gentry House
The Gentry House, a program of Skagit Adult Day Care a non-profit organization, opened in December of 2009 under the direction of Nancy Gentry, a retired nurse and the board president of Skagit Adult Day Care. The Gentry House duplicates the program that she and the board established in Burlington in 1992. With excitement and energy, volunteers and donations led by Ann Gibbony, were the driving forces for getting Gentry House in Anacortes. Looking for an appropriate location, the board chose the building owned by Christ Episcopal Church. The property was formerly St. Mary's Catholic Church, and this building was the Nuns' Residence. Prior to opening, some construction was needed. Walls were opened to improve traffic flow, and an ADA approved bathroom was added. Notice the quilted artwork, a gift from MaryAnn Hatfield. The upstairs remains as it was originally. The knotty pine paneled stairway leads to the Nuns' bedroom and bathroom with its original glass-block window. The impressive Activity Program led by director Christy Marx includes exercise, painting, music, and gardening outdoors in the raised beds. Gentry House is thankful for the ongoing community support for this program.