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  • Alpine Way Continuing Care Community

    Alpine Way Continuing Care Community

    900 W Alpine Way, Shelton, WA 98584
    (10)
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    Comfortable Environment Alpine Way in Shelton, Wash., is a great place for senior citizens to live in a comfortable environment with assistance from professionals. Elderly residents can choose from an assortment of living styles or services depending on their individual needs. Senior living options...

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  • Affinity at Olympia

    Affinity at Olympia

    4701 7th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98502
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    At Affinity at Olympia we’ve created a new kind of 55+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom. Rents start at $1,345, which includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub,...

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  • Capital Place

    Capital Place

    700 Black Lake Boulevard Southwest, Olympia, WA 98502
    (19)
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    Capital Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Perched on the southernmost tip of the great Puget Sound, Capital Place is built at the base of the Black Hills and Capital Forest. You'll love the natural beauty of the region and all of the unique sights and...

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  • Brookdale Olympia East

    Brookdale Olympia East

    616 Lilly Road Northeast, Olympia, WA 98506
    (13)
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    You worked hard, raised a family and earned a rewarding retirement. You spent decades taking care of others. Now, it’s your turn. You deserve a  lifestyle upgrade awaiting you at our community, where you can do more than live longer — you can live better. Our community offers independent living and...

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  • The Firs

    The Firs

    426 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506
    (33)
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    Select apartments from $1,900* per month. The Firs is an ideal community for active seniors on the go located in the Washington state capital. Our stunning location sits right on the edge of a beautiful forest and borders the Chehalis-Western Trail yet within minutes of St. Peter's Hospital. We are...

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  • Olympics West Retirement Inn

    Olympics West Retirement Inn

    929 Trosper Rd, Tumwater, WA 98512
    (4)
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    Olympic West Retirement Inn is an inviting, home-like community located in Tumwater, WA — not far from the state capitol of Olympia. We offer a full range of choices in our Homestead, Independent, and Assisted Living apartments. At Olympics West, you will find a wide range of amenities,...

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  • Affinity at Lacey

    Affinity at Lacey

    6950 Birdseye Avenue NE, Lacey, WA 98516
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    At Affinity at Lacey we’ve created a new kind of 55+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom. Rents start at $1,463, which includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub,...

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  • Woodland Retirement and Assisted Living Community

    Woodland Retirement and Assisted Living Community

    4532 Intelco Loop Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503
    (36)
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    Located in Lacey, Washington, Woodland Retirement and Assisted Living Community is close to area hospitals, shopping and services. Our beautifully designed community has been serving the seniors of Thurston County since 2004. Our gracious, home-like environment has an experienced staff. They make...

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  • Bonaventure of Lacey Senior Living

    Bonaventure of Lacey Senior Living

    4528 Intelco Loop Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503
    (24)
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    Welcome to Bonaventure A Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care Community Life is good here in our community, and we like to share it with welcomed guests. You'll be proud to share it with your friends and family too. You will appreciate the great architecture, high ceilings, natural light and...

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  • Revel Lacey

    Revel Lacey

    211 Hoh St SE, Lacey, WA 98516
    (8)
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    LIVING PERFECTED Revel Lacey, a new refined senior community, invites you to discover a place where the life you live is more perfect every day, because it’s uniquely yours. Experience living perfected with strikingly stylish apartment homes, best-in-class wellness services and culinary experiences...

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  • Patriots Landing

    Patriots Landing

    1600 Marshall Circle, DuPont, WA 98327
    (20)
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    Outside the main entrance to Patriots Landing Retirement Community near Puget Sound, WA, fly the flags of the U.S. Army, the Air Force, The U.S. Navy, and the Marine Corps. In a nod to those who have served our county, Patriots Landing was initially designed exclusively for retired and former...

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  • The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

    The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

    7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (4)
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    Indulge in All We Have to Offer… Nestled in between the mountains and waterways of beautiful Gig Harbor, the scenery enveloping The Lodge at Mallard’s Landing is exceptional. But as amazing as the scenery is outside the doors of our community, we think the best we have to offer lies within....

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  • Peninsula

    Peninsula

    3445 50th Street Court Northwest, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (15)
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    Peninsula provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds in the peaceful community of Gig Harbor, you'll love our elegant facilities while enjoying the convenience of being centrally located in the heart of it all. We're just...

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  • Bridgeport Place

    Bridgeport Place

    5250 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98467
    (5)
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    A comfortable, carefree lifestyle awaits you at Bridgeport Place. Your neighbors are seniors like yourself who want to maintain their lifestyle of active choice, free from worries about handling everyday tasks. Living at Bridgeport Place means you have the time to enjoy old friends and new, visit...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at Point Defiance

    Solstice Senior Living at Point Defiance

    6414 North Park Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
    (26)
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    Solstice Senior Living at Point Defiance provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located on 28 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in the gorgeous landscape of Tacoma, you'll love all that the region has to offer. Though our location feels secluded and peaceful,...

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  • The Village Senior Living

    The Village Senior Living

    4707 South Orchard Street, Tacoma, WA 98466
    (7)
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    The Village Senior Living offers expansive common areas, large apartments and an array of services & amenities for independent living, assisted living and memory care. Our community is four stories with apartments on the first three floors dedicated to assisted living and personal care services in...

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  • Prestige Senior Living Rosemont

    Prestige Senior Living Rosemont

    215 Killion Road Northwest, Yelm, WA 98597
    (7)
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    Prestige Senior Living Rosemont (AR) Yelm, WA Prestige Senior Living Rosemont offers senior independent and assisted living in the small town of Yelm, WA. Yelm retains its small town charm yet is within a reasonable commute distance of both Olympia and Tacoma for medical appointments or...

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  • Brookdale Allenmore

    Brookdale Allenmore

    2010 S Union Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
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    A Life of Redefined Independence Independent living means giving up chores, cooking and cleaning. We’ll handle all of that. You just handle living your best life. As a resident here you’ll enjoy maximum independence, taking advantage of a wide range of resort-style amenities like our exceptional...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

    Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

    7290 Rosemont Circle, Tacoma, WA 98405
    (24)
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    Merrill Gardens at Tacoma is located in the University Place area, near Sunset Terrace Park. Enjoy a variety of services, shopping and restaurants. The residence offers a popular Active Living? Wellness Program and excellent memory care programs. MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Group Health...

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  • Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    2944 Southeast Lund Avenue, Port Orchard, WA 98366
    (28)
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    Park Vista have established a reputation of exceptional service, friendly well-trained staff, excellent food with choice and seasonal variety, and pleasant surroundings, that all come together to make this the right choice for so many. The most rewarding reflection of this has been our overall, 95%...

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  • Gibson Gardens

    Gibson Gardens

    5001 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98408
    (9)
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    City of Tacoma Best Retirement Community 2018! Senior living at its finest: Gibson Gardens is a charming community in the hills of Tacoma featuring 122 large apartments with full amenities. All apartment homes include full sized washers & dryers, microwave, oven and full sized dishwashers for your...

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  • Bay Pointe Retirement and Marine Courte

    Bay Pointe Retirement and Marine Courte

    966 Oyster Bay Ct, Bremerton, WA 98312
    (19)
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    Located on picturesque Oyster Bay in Bremerton, WA, Bay Pointe Retirement Community has offered a gracious and ideal location for seniors for 10 years. The community is nestled in a waterfront neighborhood 2 miles from Harrison Hospital-Bremerton, 1/2-mile Hwy 3 and about 2 miles from the Naval...

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  • Claremont East

    Claremont East

    2707 Clare Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310
    (16)
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    Claremont East is an assisted living community in beautiful Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington. Bremerton is a small city on the Kitsap Peninsula that juts out into Puget Sound, just a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle. Claremont East is conveniently located near numerous parks, waterfront...

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  • Cascades of Bremerton

    3201 Pine Rd NE, Bremerton, WA 98310
    (27)
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    Perched on the hillside, The Willows features magnificent Sound and mountain views, walking paths, gazebo, raised garden beds, trees, courtyard, and beautiful landscaping. All this and ample parking makes The Willows an ideal place to call home.

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  • Brookdale Foundation House

    Brookdale Foundation House

    32290 1st Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (36)
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    Exploring a Redefined Independence It’s time to declare independence from chores, household maintenance and the stress that often comes from living at home. Instead, our independent living and assisted living seniors live a life full of interesting things to do and interesting people to do them with...

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  • The Meridian at Stone Creek

    The Meridian at Stone Creek

    1111 S 376th St., Milton, WA 98354
    (55)
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    Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Escape to The Meridian at Stone Creek and discover luxurious senior living in Milton, Washington. Journey beyond the predictable and uninspiring. Visit The Meridian at Stone Creek and truly appreciate all the possibilities that await right...

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  • Julian Estates

    Julian Estates

    13305 94th Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98373
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    At Julian Estates we have an abundance of heart, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our caring management team is here for you any time, day or night, because we live here too. We participate in activities and pour coffee at mealtime and take time to get to know each of our residents. Plus,...

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  • Silver Creek Retirement and Assisted Living

    Silver Creek Retirement and Assisted Living

    17607 91st Avenue East, Puyallup, WA 98375
    (24)
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    Silver Creek Retirement and Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in the city of Puyallup, Washington in the county of Pierce. Seniors in this community enjoy a huge wooded backyard where they can relax under the trees, greet the wildlife, or walk the trails for daily exercise. And...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Burien

    Merrill Gardens at Burien

    15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166
    (5)
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    Merrill Gardens is located in downtown Burien and offers a blend of traditional architecture and modern elements. The community has a courtyard and amphitheater, open to the public, right next door to the existing town center park. Merrill Gardens at Burien offers a well-appointed library, theater,...

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  • Judson Park Retirement Community

    Judson Park Retirement Community

    23600 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198
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    It’s not just the million-dollar views of Puget Sound that have set us apart from other area senior living communities. Since the early 1960s, Judson Park has earned a reputation for quality, stability and leadership in Des Moines and the greater Seattle area. We meet the highest standards in senior...

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  • Willow Gardens

    Willow Gardens

    4502 6th Street Southeast, Puyallup, WA 98374
    (20)
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    Willow Gardens provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built atop 24 acres of beautifully landscaped woods with winding paths and a pond, Willow Gardens provides you with a comfortable setting you'll be delighted to call home. And we're just minutes from the South...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park

    Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park

    17623 1st Avenue South, Normandy Park, WA 98148
    (14)
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    Live. Life. Vibrantly. Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled close to Puget Sound, you'll feel right at home with the casual elegance of Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park. We're conveniently located in the heart...

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  • Affinity at Puyallup (Opening Late 2019)

    Affinity at Puyallup (Opening Late 2019)

    4211 5th Street SE, Puyallup, WA 98374
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    At Affinity at Puyallup we’ve created a new kind of 62+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom. Rents start at $x,xxx, which includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub,...

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  • Daystar Retirement Village

    Daystar Retirement Village

    2615 Southwest Barton Street, Seattle, WA 98126
    (8)
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    There is nothing so dear as family. The Daystar family tree started with the owners and has branched out through the years. Celebrating over 25 Years in West Seattle, we've shared and helped improve the lives of more than 2,500 families! That's a lot of folks that have called Daystar home! At...

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  • Bridge Park

    Bridge Park

    3204 SW Morgan St, Seattle, WA 98126
    (27)
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    Bridge Park provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on charmingly landscaped grounds in a peaceful corner of southwestern Seattle, you'll love the coziness of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of the nearby city. We're just minutes from...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Auburn

    Merrill Gardens at Auburn

    18 1st St SE, Auburn, WA 98002
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    We offer senior living in the heart of charming downtown Auburn, near the transit center and city hall. Enjoy living in the middle of downtown Auburn, close to a variety of stores, multiple restaurants, entertainment options and the Sounder train station. The community offers spacious private...

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  • Brookdale West Seattle

    Brookdale West Seattle

    4611 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98126
    (14)
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    At our retirement community offering independent and assisted living options for seniors, we’re here to help you seize your new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and yard maintenance for time to pursue a...

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  • Brookdale Admiral Heights

    Brookdale Admiral Heights

    2326 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98116
    (11)
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    Premium Senior Living in the Vibrant Heart of Seattle There are a lot of senior living options in the Seattle area. But not many of them look like this. Not many of them feel like this either, as our residents enjoy a resort-style life, exploring creative pursuits, enjoying entertainment options and...

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  • Marvelle at Southcenter (Opening Late 2019)

    Marvelle at Southcenter (Opening Late 2019)

    406 Baker Blvd, #160, Tukwilla, WA 98188
    (1)
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    Marvelle Southcenter is raising the bar on the active adult experience so you can focus on living your best life. Our diverse assortment of special events and social activities are guaranteed to inspire and create a sense of belonging. Maximize your free time and let us take card of the details...

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  • Farrington Court

    Farrington Court

    516 Kenosia Ave, Kent, WA 98030
    (52)
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    Farrington Court is a 62+ Senior Community that offers comfortable, spacious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Stellar Senior Living, who has set high standards for the retirement industry. Farrington Court offers a wide variety of choices...

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  • The Reserve at Auburn

    The Reserve at Auburn

    1107 A Street NE, Auburn, WA 98002
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    The Reserve at Auburn is bringing affordable, state-of-the-art housing to families in Puget Sound who meet LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit) criteria. Choose from well-appointed one- and two-bedroom apartments and find the perfect home to meet your needs. Located in downtown Auburn, your home at...

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  • Cedar Ridge by Bonaventure

    Cedar Ridge by Bonaventure

    9515 198th Avenue East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
    (21)
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    Cedar Ridge is a 123 unit community located in beautiful Bonney Lake, WA. Our property consists of 54 retirement and 69 assisted living units. Our lifestyle philosophy is simple, but profound: Choice: It is your life; keep charting your own course. Variety: A little is good, a lot is better. What...

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  • Arbor Village

    Arbor Village

    24121 116th Avenue Southeast, Kent, WA 98030
    (24)
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    Arbor Village offers both assisted living and independent retirement.  We specialize in Diabetes, Parkinsons, and hospice care.  We have a masseuse, physical therapist, foot care, beauty salon, theatre, coffee/juice bar, computer room, libraries, a pool table, views of Mt. Rainier, nearby city park,...

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  • Bayview Retirement Community

    11 W Aloha St, Seattle, WA 98119
    (2)
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    Our continuing care retirement community is home to nearly 250 residents who value independence and friendship, healthy living and quality care. The convenience, amenities and safety of a retirement community combine with the freedom of residing in your own home. With a prime location on Queen Anne...

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  • Murano Senior Living

    Murano Senior Living

    620 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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    Imagine for a moment, a cross between your all-time favorite home and your all-time favorite resort. The result, you may believe, would be an over-the-top hybrid of cozy and lavish. Of fun and stately. Of ahhhhh and wow. And, yes indeed, that belief would be spot-on, my friend. Murano Senior Living...

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  • Queen Anne Retirement Community Happy Living by Cogir

    Queen Anne Retirement Community Happy Living by Cogir

    805 4th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    (11)
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    At Queen Anne Retirement Community, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home. Queen Anne Retirement Community offers luxurious independent living and assisted living, with stunning surroundings, amazing amenities, and...

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  • Merrill Gardens at First Hill

    Merrill Gardens at First Hill

    1421 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
    (21)
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    Merrill Gardens at First Hill is perfect for those who like being near boutique shopping, theaters, concert and lecture halls and much more. This friendly retirement community is in the First Hill neighborhood, where many of Seattle's best known and highest quality medical practices are located. ...

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  • Queen Anne Manor

    Queen Anne Manor

    100 Crockett St, Seattle, WA 98109
    (24)
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    Welcome to Queen Anne Manor Senior Living, one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the Queen Anne neighborhood. You’ll find Queen Anne Manor located in the upscale upper Queen Anne neighborhood 1 block from Queen Anne Drive with convenient shopping and dining. VIBRANT LIFE Queen Anne...

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  • The Lakeshore

    The Lakeshore

    11448 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98178
    (25)
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    Welcome to The Lakeshore, an Era Living community. The Lakeshore offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. The Lakeshore is located on the southern shore of Lake Washington with beautiful panoramic...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    104 Burnett Avenue South, Renton, WA 98057
    (16)
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    Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre offers a newer retirement community in downtown Renton across from the transit center, near shopping, restaurants and medical practices. Enjoy all this thriving community has to offer in its charming historic downtown district, just outside of Seattle. Explore nearby...

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Shelton, Washington

Independent Living

An Independent Living Community allows residents the ability to continue to live an active life while making sure their care requirements are being met. Food preparation, recreational activities and housekeeping duties are handled for you while you are able to use your time as you choose. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Residents' quarters consist of a private living space with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering an opportunity to entertain guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies differ between locations, numerous residences allow cats and dogs as well. If residents decide they would like to utilize the services of independent medical providers, they always have the option. There are an assortment of advantages and costs to balance while selecting an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are covered in your service plan: meals, initial assessment fee, parking, cable TV, transportation, utilities, laundry, and Waiting list deposit. The benefits and amenities associated with independent living include transportation, golf course, concierge services, security guards, restaurant-style dining hall, private rental hall, fitness center & swimming pool, and beauty salon & barber shop.

Demographics and Values

In terms of education, 3.4% have a graduate degree, 12.5% have a college degree, and 27.6% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 52.2% are male and 47.8% are female. The median age of Shelton is 37 years old. Out of the total population of Shelton, 53.3% participate in the labor force, 22.0% have some form of disability, 11.4% do not have health insurance, and 9.9% are widows. Shelton has a population density of 675 people per square mile. In Shelton, 11.8% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Demographically, Shelton is 80.1% white, 1.9% Native American, 0.4% black, 5.7% mixed race, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 19.1% Hispanic, and 10.6% other or not specified.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a motivating factor in determining which care option is best for your family. The rent burden for Shelton is around 24.3% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Shelton is $150,572 and the median rent is about $1,062 a month.

State Information

An overview of Washington

Residents of Washington enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 14th in the United States. In terms of resources, Washington has a cost of living index of 109.5, a grocery index rating of 107.8, and a housing index rating of 117.8. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. Washington is ranked 1st in quality of life and 4th in healthcare. There are 104 general hospitals and 216 health centers that provide care for 7,647,384 Washington residents. Providence St Mary Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Multicare Valley Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, Washington ranks 19th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 53% of Washington residents voted Democrat and 37% voted Republican. In terms of religious values, 30% of Washington's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 6,114 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Washington there are 291 masonic lodges. In Washington, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38.

State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65°F. The average high summer temperature is around 92°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 40°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Washington drops to around 35°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 53°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 14°F during the month of December. On average, the humidity rating for Washington is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 88% in the month of December. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 18.94 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Washington is around 3.15 inches. On average, Washington has an air quality index rating of around 32.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 77.2 AQI. While residents of Washington mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Washington can include earthquakes (moderate), earthquakes (high), and floods.

Wildlife to be found in Washington

The state of Washington has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of quaking aspen, buckthorn, douglas maple, and pacific yew. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the pink (humpback) salmon, the coho (silver) salmon, the chinook (king) salmon, or the chestnut-backed chickadee. The state animal of Washington is the olympic marmot.