Independent Living Communities provide individuals with a balance between an independent lifestyle and not having to concern themselves with the maintenance of basic tasks and responsibilities. Daily needs such as the scheduling of social activities and housekeeping are taken care of, allowing occupants more opportunities to live their lives as they desire. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar ages and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they prefer. While policies vary between locations, numerous residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services may always be arranged for with independent care providers if desired. There are an assortment of expenditures and advantages to keep in mind when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are covered in your plan: housekeeping, cable TV, internet access, meals, wellness program, field trips, laundry, and utilities. The amenities associated with independent living include beauty salon & barber shop, healthcare center, community activities, transportation, private rental hall, game/TV room, laundry service, and concierge services.
Demographics and Values
In Woodland, 5.3% are widowed, 12.7% have some form of disability, 14.5% live in poverty, and 61.5% participate in the labor force. Woodland has a population density of 575 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 47.2% are male and 52.8% are female. The median age of Woodland is 31 years old. In terms of education, 4.3% have a graduate degree, 28.5% have a high-school diploma, and 14.4% have a college degree. In Woodland, 11.1% of the population are veterans. Demographically, Woodland is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% black, 95.8% white, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 18.5% Hispanic, 0.5% mixed race, and 3.4% other or not specified.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is affected by the community in which it is located. Per month, the median rent in Woodland is about $1,388 per month and the median price of a home in Woodland costs around $200,778. The rent burden for Woodland is around 21.6% of the average person’s monthly income.
An overview of Washington
In terms of personal well-being, Washington ranks 4th in healthcare and 1st in quality of life compared to other states. Based on natural beauty, Washington ranks 14th in the nation. 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. There are 104 hospitals and 216 health centers that service a population of 7,647,384. The three highest ranked hospitals in Washington are Providence St Mary Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Multicare Valley Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 38 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 30% of Washington residents attend religious services among the 6,114 different congregations that are available in the state. 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. The state of Washington ranks 19th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 53% of Washington residents voted Democrat and 37% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 35F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 53F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 14F during the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Washington is around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 40F during the month of June. On average, Washington has an air quality index rating of around 32.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 77.2 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 88% in the month of December. The most precipitation occurs in November with an average of 18.94 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Washington is around 3.15 inches. 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 douglas maple, vine maple, nootka rose, and pacific yew. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the chestnut-backed chickadee, the chinook (king) salmon, the olympic marmot, or the pink (humpback) salmon. The state animal of Washington is the olympic marmot.