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The Firs

426 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506

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Bill F - Resident/client
4.5
I would recommend The Firs

I looked at a few different facilities and I chose The Firs because I felt really good about it at the time I was making the decision, it just felt like the right choice and it has turned out to be so. The apartments are a pretty good size. The food is very good, what I like the most is the ability to make a meal out of all of the things that are available. No matter what your likes are -you can make something out of it. The staff here have all been extremely friendly. Overall it has been been a good experience.... Read more

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About the facility The Firs

Situated on the edge of dense woods, bordering the Chehalis-Western Trail, The Firs is the ideal senior living community for active seniors seeking independent living services in Olympia, Washington. This community’s luxurious, lodge-style atmosphere is complemented by resort-inspired services and amenities. After a fulfilling day of exciting activities and events, residents of The Firs enjoy having a peaceful retreat to turn to where their wants and needs are supported. Whether you’re looking for full-time residency or a short-term stay, this vibrant, welcoming community is here for you.

Community amenities & services

As part of their resident-first approach, the overall goal at The Firs is to simplify the lives of residents so they can fully embrace their retirement. Medication management and on-site hospice care is available should you need it, and routine visits with local health care professionals can be coordinated. Meanwhile, housekeeping, laundry, and dry-cleaning services can be coordinated, as well as assistance with grocery shopping and errands.

The culinary team prepares delicious and nutritious meals three times daily, with an anytime menu and healthy snacks available throughout the day. Residents can dine among friends in the elegant, lodge-inspired dining room while taking in views of the surrounding greenery, or they can enjoy...

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Amenities at The Firs

Health Care Services

Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Gluten-free
Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Organic

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Kitchenette

Facility Amenities

Dining

Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Resident Parking Available
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Fitness Center
Game Room
Movie or Theater Room

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Languages spoken

English
Spanish

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi

Reviews

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4.5(51 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.6

Friendliness

4.7

Meals & Dining

4.5

Care Services

4.3

Activities

4.5

Staff

5.0

Value for Cost

4.5

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4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
August 2, 2022
Verified Review
Tour experience

The guy who gave me the tour was fantastic and made the whole experience great. The residents at The Firs seemed like they needed more care and I did not need that, I wanted a place where everyone was independent. The facility was also quite old looking.


4.5
Bill F - Resident/client
Independent Living
June 29, 2022
Verified Review
I would recommend The Firs

I looked at a few different facilities and I chose The Firs because I felt really good about it at the time I was making the decision, it just felt like the right choice and it has turned out to be so. The apartments are a pretty good size. The food is very good, what I like the most is the ability to make a meal out of all of the things that are available. No matter what your likes are -you can make something out of it. The staff here have all been extremely friendly. Overall it has been been a good experience.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4.5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

3.5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


4.0
Joyce K - Resident/client
Independent Living
January 19, 2022
Life at The Firs

This has been a very good experience for me. My apartment is comfortable and a pleasant space. The staff has been kind and always helpful as needed. Extracurricular activities are varied and offer something for just about everyone. There is a sense of friendliness throughout. However, as with many places where food is prepared in large quantities, not all items on the menu suit everyone but here there are alternatives availabl

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Mary M - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 14, 2021
Love my home!

I have lived at The Firs for just over 2 years. During that time I have had such a fun time living here. I came from another retirement community in Seattle that I enjoyed, but when I arrived here many residents welcomed me with open arms, it made me feel so good. They invited me to dinner and to various activities. I enjoy TED Talks, Documentary Hour and Coffee & Conversation. Team Trivia & Happy Hour are great fun. So many nice people here! The Firs has a restaurant that I can eat in any time of day, the service is great and the staff really seem to like working here. I appreciate having night managers available, my daughter likes knowing I am in a safe place. If there is an emergency the medics are down the road and the hospital is across the street. I feel welcome to talk with managers anytime, they are attentive to me and I feel like they listen to all the residents even if we ramble too much. Everyone is important at The Firs it is a positive living environment.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from The Firs

December 17, 2021

We're so grateful you are enjoying so many of the wonderful programs and have made so many friendships at The Firs. It's heartwarming to know that you (and your family) have greater peace of mind knowing care and support are within reach - if and when you may need it. Thank you so much for choosing The Firs. It's our pleasure to be of service.


5.0
Rebecca I - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
December 7, 2021
Verified Review
We are very grateful to find a place where mom felt comfortable right away

The Firs community is just fantastic, it is kept really clean and we are just so grateful to of found them. The staff members are fantastic, and even with the supply shortage the meals and dining service its overall pretty good. The value for cost is great they have been very accommodating to our family so its has been worth every penny.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5


4.0
Debra Cooper - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
September 16, 2021
A great, safe place for MOM!

I rarely ever give a 5 star review because I feel there is always room for improvement. Besides their need to perfect their website to pay remotely for rent and a few bumps in the beginning, I am really happy with the care and activities The Firs provides for my mother. She has made friends already with other residence and gets involved with various activities offered. She also enjoys the salon facilities onsite while I have the comfort of knowing she is safe. Her home caretaker comes as well as her physical therapists. They have weekly cleaning of sheets and light housekeeping. It actually is a wonderful place for Mom to call home!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Ruth - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 2, 2021
Verified Review
Very Thoughtful and Caring Young People Who Care for Us

It's been a good experience so far. I attribute a lot of that to my family that lives here and has been so good to me. They help me out a lot, and they take me to appointments. The Firs does offer transportation to appointments, but only on a couple of days a week, which doesn't always work out for scheduling with new doctors. My apartment is small, and I wish the layout was a little better. The living room is smaller than my bedroom, and the bathroom is very big. So I wish there was more space in the living room where I spend more of my time. But I had to get what I could afford, so I opted to take a smaller apartment. They need more help here, especially with maintenance. I know they're trying to get more help, and I understand that it's difficult right now. I had one big issue, which was troubling, but we worked through it, and it's all been straightened out now. I've been really impressed with the youth that wait on us in the dining room and kitchen. All of the staff have been great, but it's especially nice to see how the youth interact with us. They go above and beyond in caring for us and are very thoughtful. I think they're wonderful kids. If I don't call down and tell the staff that I'm not coming for breakfast, they send someone to my door to make sure I'm okay. And they do the same thing for the evening meal.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4.5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

4.5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

No data collected


4.0
CM - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
June 30, 2021
Verified Review
a great place for you loved one

Overall the community is a great place, the staff is amazing and the community feels homey. It is very neat and clean and the staff are very friendly I would recommend this community to others based on my experience.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Scott L - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
June 28, 2021
Verified Review
I would recommend it, and definitely good value

Our first impression of The Firs was just the nice friendly and homey atmosphere it had. Also the activities are starting to pick back up.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3.5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

No data collected

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Denise W - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
April 13, 2021
Verified Review
We highly recommend The Firs

We chose The Firs because of the amazing care, the outstanding staff members, and they really went above and beyond. They were always checking on her for me even when they didn't have to. The meals provided were great, the food that I saw looked chef prepared. I really like the location of the facility, they are close to a lot of stores so I could shop and take things to my mom if I needed to. It is in the trees so it is beautiful scenery. I wish they had assisted living and my mom would definitely still be living here.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
February 19, 2021
Verified Review
My review of The Firs

We chose The Firs because she wanted to be closer to a hospital, so the location was the main reason. She has been happy with her apartment size, it is great for her needs. I would recommend them to others looking.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4.5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

No data collected

Staff

No data collected

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Carla C - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
January 12, 2021
Verified Review
a great place for a loved one

The staff is awesome and the community itself is awesome. The rooms are great and have a kitchen to cook. The community is very clean and very helpful. I would definitely recommend the community to others

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

5

Staff

No data collected

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Suzanne - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
December 16, 2020
Verified Review
Above and Beyond

I would tell others that this is a great place. This is a great stepping stone for your loved one between leaving a home and before assisted living. The staff and community would make sure to check on the residents. They would call and make sure the resident ordered their meals.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

4


4.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
December 7, 2020
Verified Review
A good place to live

The staff is exceptional, they do a great job providing safety and assistance when needed. The apt sizes are good, and the food is average. I would recommend this community to others.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5


5.0
Cyntha A Lounsbury - Industry reviewer
Independent Living
November 15, 2020
Verified Review
Review of The Firs

I have toured this facility and I work in the industry. I am so impressed on how much this company does in our community. I know it is because of [name removed] being the President of Senior Action Network. She does a lot for people. When you enjoy your work and have a company that stands behind you. It is easy to have the community behind you. I am not just talking about The Firs community, I am talking about Thurston County community. Thank you for all you do to help our Seniors...

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Dayle Workman - Resident/client
Independent Living
October 29, 2020
Verified Review
Review of The Firs

This is my home. I am proud and happy living in this community because The Firs is a caring, loving place. I appreciate management and staff.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Bruce Schoenbach - Loved one of resident/client
Independent Living
October 12, 2020
Life at The Firs

Our uncle resided at your facility for many years and was extremely happy there. He was very comfortable in his apartment and enjoyed playing cards with the other residents. When we visited him all the staff was welcoming, helpful and catered to our needs. We especially loved the daily health checks by phone from the staff for him. Would highly recommend your facility. Thanks for everything! PS Your hot chocolate machine is awesome! ??

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Happy Camper - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 9, 2020
Home Sweet Home

I did many months of review and careful assessment before deciding on The Firs as a permanent home for my senior years. Many factors contributed to the final decision -- location, services, atmosphere, and price. Now that I've lived here for over two years, I can say unequivocally that I made the very best decision. It's not just the services, the facility, or even the other residents that make The Firs such a great place. It's the staff. From the director at the top to the young dining room servers, we have the best crew of caring, energetic, efficient and effective people that you could find anywhere. For example, one of our marketing managers, [name removed], is a Jill-of-all-trades who serves residents in a myriad of capacities. If something needs to be accomplished, she will get it done. Pleasant, effervescent, energetic, knowledgeable -- and willing to do whatever needs to be done to serve her "family" here at The Firs. Aging senior citizens need the assurance that someone really cares -- and we receive that here. One delightful characteristic of the work ethic here is the opportunities afforded our young people who begin by serving tables and are given a chance to cross-train and take advantage of upward mobility within the organization. It pays off in loyalty and astonishingly good service and care. I never want to move again -- this is home, this is family, this is contentment.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.5
Steve and Bonny Schultz - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 6, 2019
Verified Review
Living at The Firs - Five Year Review

We've lived at The Firs for 5 years now. Many changes (all for the good) have been implemented in that time. All staff here have been exceptional – everyone knows our name and habits very quickly. Dining room and kitchen crew, maintenance and activities make us happy and a part of The Firs Family. In particular, the young adults from high school that serve us in the dining room, many remain working here until graduation and then move away for college and come back for holidays and summer! Any newcomers learn from them and we get to make new young friends again. [Name removed], our Director has been pivotal in making so many positive changes, providing us with an all day restaurant, among many other things. Our maintenance guys ([name removed], [name removed] and [name removed] – our very own MBK) are always on top of things and rapidly tend to our residents. The activities director, [name removed] is always listening to us and trying out new innovative & fun things. Our concierge, who knew all the building secrets for so many years, recently left us to raise her family, but was replaced with little [name removed] who is a talented individual that is filling the position quite admirably. [Name removed] & [name removed] seal the deal they always want to make us happy. He helps in any way and lends his technology smarts a ton for everyone. Her friendliness is contagious. Busy with organizations in the area, President of Senior Action Network and local fundraising, she leads exercise class every morning for the residents, as well as hosting the Saturday morning Coffee & Conversation. She routinely helps out in the dining room and residents are always seeking her out for help in so many ways. [Name removed] is our lynch-pin at The Firs. The building and exterior grounds are well maintained and quite beautiful. I think I'll go out and enjoy them!

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

3.5

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4.5

Response from The Firs

August 9, 2019

Knowing what an impact that our staff (throughout the building) is making on you is truly heart-warming. Thank you for your kind words. We believe The Firs is a special place - largely due to the wonderful residents who live here and the caring team members who consider residents part of their extended family. It's our goal to exceed the expectations of those we serve. Your message tells us we're on the right track. Thank you so much for sharing your experience - and thank you for calling The Firs home!


5.0
Mary Lee Rose - Resident/client
Independent Living
June 6, 2019
What do I like about The Firs

What do I like about the Firs? There is a lot to like. The location is beautiful. The building is surrounded by tall pine and fir trees, making a great view from each apartment window. In the fall the deciduous trees turn orange to add variety. The interior hallways repeat the natural colors for a pleasant mood. The Firs is a community, and what is especially nice is that the community is roughly equal in married couples, single women and single men. There are a lot of opportunities to socialize and to participate in activities: meals, games and discussion groups. The food in the dining room is good and the menu has lots of choices. The young men and women who serve us are pleasant and make the experience enjoyable. The weekly housekeeping service and the maintenance service is a wonderful addition: the staff help keep us comfortable and happy. Most of us no longer drive and appreciate the excellent bus service. The bus takes us to medical and dental appointments, banks, shopping, church services and community events. The bus also goes to the library (there is also a library in the Firs). Regular trips to the Olympia Farmers' Market are a great outing. I made the perfect choice when I selected the Firs as my home eight years ago.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


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