Weather Forecast


Olson's cancer ordeal provides even greater insight into her West Wind Village mission

Email News Alerts

By Britney Appier

Sun Tribune

West Wind Village is an elderly care living community that functions under the idea that it takes a community to feel alive.


Susan Olson, West Wind Village administrator, also seems to work under this belief.

Diagnosed with gastric cancer, Olson still goes to work, only missing days for her hospital visits. Saint Francis Health Services, which owns West Wind Village, provides an atmosphere that Olson values.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? You can activate your account here: Activate All Access.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.