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There is nothing as comforting as being in your own home.

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HOUSING GUIDE Retirement Communities Retirement Communities with Assisted Living Retirement Communities are designed for those who are able to live relatively independently, but can benefit from the wide range of services offered, such as meals, transportation, housekeeping and social opportunities.

Bellewood Retirement Living

3710 Providence Point Drive SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 Located in a beautiful landscaped setting on the Sammamish Plateau. Active independent community residents enjoy an array of services including chef prepared meals, transportation, weekly housekeeping, salon services, outstanding programs and an on-site wellness clinic.

Foundation House at Bothell

17502 102nd Avenue NE, Bothell, WA 98011 425-402-9606 Looking for active retirement living? We’re a not-for-profit independent living community for seniors founded by the Seattle Education Foundation. For more information, find us on the web at, or stop by anytime!

The Garden Club


13350 SE 26th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005 425-643-7111 www.the-gardenclub,com Garden Club Retirement Community in Bellevue is dedicated to the lifestyle you deserve. Three chef prepared meals, daily activities, housekeeping & laundry service, weekly bus outings and scheduled transportation plus live-in managers.

Retirement Communities with Assisted Living add a variety of additional support services to what is already offered by retirement communities.

Aegis of Bellevue

148 102nd Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98004 425-453-8100 At Aegis of Bellevue, stay in one of our lovely studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments for a trial stay and see what you have been missing. Offering Assisted Living and Memory Care programs.

The Bellettini

Chateau at Bothell Landing

17543 102nd Avenue NE, Bothell, WA 98011 Elegant new construction, multiple flexible financial options, spacious apartment homes (studio, 1&2+ bedrooms), sweeping Sammamish River Trail views, Bistro, dining room, theatre, lap pool, therapy pool, health clubs, fitness classes, library, concierge, transportation, downtown Bothell.

The Creekside, A Merrill Gardens Community

1115 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 425-450-0800 Make your retirement more like a vacation and less like chores. We offer luxury apartment homes in the heart of Bellevue, complete with two restaurants, fitness center, private transportation, concierge services, underground parking and valets.

18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Road NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 425-354-3784 Making the move to Merrill Gardens enhances your quality of life by letting you focus on the things you love and providing options for new experiences. Check our website for a location in your neighborhood.

Brighton Gardens of Bellevue

Crossroads Retirement Center

15241 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, WA 98007 425-401-0300 Brighton Gardens believes that more and better choices are the foundation of a richer, fulfilling life. We offer a variety of lifestyle, service and care options taking care to consider your needs and wishes.

15750 NE 15th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008 425-641-4900 Locally owned and operated – independent and assisted living. Conveniently located next to shopping, park, cinema and restaurants. Full range of personal care services provided by well-trained, long-term staff. Two RN’s to oversee residents’ needs. [ more HOUSING GUIDE page 5 ]


2011 SENIOR HOUSING GUIDE | Sound Publishing [ housing guide from page 4] Emeritus at Kirkland 6505 Lakeview Drive, Kirkland, WA 98033 425-803-6911 The moment you enter the front doors, you will feel the warmth of our community. From our friendly residents to our dedicated staff, you won’t find a better place for your loved one to call home!

Fairwinds – Brittany Park 17143 133rd Avenue NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 425-402-7100 A vibrant and active Retirement Community located in the heart of downtown Woodinville. Activities and programs creatively designed to nurture a happy and healthy lifestyle! Assisted Living services available. Moderate Income Program. A must see!

Fairwinds – Redmond 9988 Avondale Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052 425-558-4700 Fairwinds Redmond feels more like a resort than a retirement community for independent & assisted living residents. Monthly rentals of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Affordable rates available if qualified.

Gardens at Juanita Bay 11853 97th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 425-823-0410

We pride ourselves on providing quality senior services in a lovely, natural setting conveniently located near trendy neighboring shopping village and park. Private, affordable studios offered with on-site personal care services. Call us today!

Island House, A Merrill Gardens Community 7810 SE 30th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040 206-926-9732 Making the move to Merrill Gardens enhances your quality of life by letting you focus on the things you love and providing options for new experiences. Check our website for a location in your neighborhood.

Madison House Retirement & Assisted Living 12215 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034 425-821-8210 Madison House offers retirement & assisted living apartment next to Evergreen Hospital, medical clinics, shopping and I-405. Full-time RN & LPN with 24-hour staff on premises. Great amenities. Three gourmet meals and specials daily.

Merrill Gardens at Kirkland 201 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033 425-296-4588 Making the move to Merrill Gardens enhances your quality of life by letting you focus on the things you love and providing options for new experiences. Check our website for a location in your neighborhood.

Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre 104 Burnett Avenue S, Renton, WA 98057 425-272-1193 Making the move to Merrill Gardens enhances your quality of life by letting you focus on the things you love and providing options for new experiences. Check our website for a location in your neighborhood.

Overlake Terrace Assisted Independent, Assisted Living & Memory Care 2956 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052 425-883-0495 Overlake Terrace, an upscale, vibrant community, conveniently located in Redmond, close to Bellevue. Personal Preference Services, Luxury Apts. With private baths, restaurant style dining, quality life enhancing daily activities. Think cruise ship . . . call today!

Patriots Glen 1640 148th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98007 425-373-1161 Located in the lovely Lake Hills neighborhood of southeast Bellevue, Patriots Glen is a community dedicated to promoting maximum independence for our residents while providing compassionate and supportive care in a warm and homelike setting. Senior Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care are all offered in one gracious location.

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Alternative to CPAP Therapy

“The most common treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) involves the use of a medical breathing device called a CPAP, “ said Doneskey. CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure, delivers air through a mask worn over the nose during sleep in order to help maintain an open airway. While CPAP can provide an effective solution, Doneskey reports that there are significant reasons why some people are unwilling or unable to use CPAP. “For example, restless sleepers often report having difficulty with getting comfortable and keeping

the mask on during the night. Others may have trouble keeping a seal around the mask and must use head straps to keep their mouth closed while asleep,” said Doneskey. According to Doneskey, patients also express lifestyle concerns such as the inconvenience of taking CPAP along when they travel or go on vacation. At The Sleep Apnea & Facial Pain Center, Doneskey reports high levels of patient satisfaction, compliance and success with a new oral appliance called “The SilentPartner™, a jaw-friendly FDA approved oral airway dilator that Doneskey himself helped develop. According to Doneskey, The SilentPartner is a comfortable, fully adjustable mouth appliance that allows the jaw to be safely placed in the optimum position to keep the airway open. In addition to keeping the airway open, The SilentPartner eliminates snoring in most patients while protecting the teeth of patients who clench during


their sleep. This appliance is so well received that according to Doneskey, more than 90 percent of his patients over the last 5 years are able to use The Silent-Partner on a full time basis.

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Today approximately 18 million, or 1 in 15 Americans experience Sleep Apnea, a sleep disorder involving the airway that disrupts a person’s sleep often leading to excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, overall poor health, and in some cases, even death. According to Dr. Jeffery Doneskey, Oral Medicine Specialist and founder of The Sleep Apnea & Facial Pain Center in Bellevue, therapy for the disorder can be difficult.

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Adult Family Homes

Adult Family Homes are private homes, which offer assisted living services for up to six residents.

Ideal Care Homes Inc. 4205 164th Avenue SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 425-562-2998 Residential Care Homes offering nursing care in a family environment since 1998. Owners and operators are professional and licensed nurses. Located in Bellevue, Issaquah and Sammamish. Call today for information and a tour.

Shumway Mansion Adult Family Home 11410 99th Place NE, Kirkland, WA 98033 425-605-0920 Shumway Mansion Adult Family Home. We care. Love, patience, understanding, a great sense of humor, along with the highest quality of care and the very best care givers describe our home.

Tranquility Home Care 11206 East Riverside Drive, Bothell, WA 98011 425-205-0286 Come visit our home where we improve the quality of life for our residents, while making many of their remaining dreams come true! You will proud to visit loved ones at this beautiful waterfront location.

Twilight Adult Family Homes Regency Newcastle Full Service Retirement & Assisted Living 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, Newcastle, WA 98059 425-453-1508 Regency Newcastle – has everything you expect: Independent Living, Care at all Levels, fitness programs, activities & something very special called “FUN”! Come join our Margarita Mondays, Cocktail Wednesdays, and Happy Hour Fridays with Live Entertainment.

Vineyard Park at Bothell Landing 10519 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell, WA 98011 425-485-8900 Combined Independent & Assisted Living Community. 87 beautiful apartments, including 3 meals daily, featuring a variety of menu choices; weekly housekeeping, linen and personal laundry services; transportation; daily activities; In-House Rehabilitation Services.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities Continuing Care Retirement Communities or Life Care Communities combine the independence of retirement living with the security of assisted living and nursing home care.

Timber Ridge at Talus 100 Timber Ridge Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027 Timber Ridge is a CCRC offering Life Care, with spectacular views across Issaquah, the beautiful architecture of a mountain lodge and services and amenities that make living here a joy.

7430 92nd Place SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040 206-236-5166 / 1-800-322-4244 /206-972-2487 (cell) We offer highly personal care for seniors in intimate family like environment. We have three beautiful homes on Mercer Island with awesome views. Over seventeen years of experience providing 24 hour care of our seniors!

Twilight Adult Family Homes 9747 SE 40th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040 206-236-5166 / 1-800-322-4244 /206-972-2487 (cell) We offer highly personal care for seniors in intimate family like environment. We have three beautiful homes on Mercer Island with awesome views. Over seventeen years of experience providing 24 hour care of our seniors!

Twilight Adult Family Homes 3321 72nd Avenue, Mercer Island, WA 98040 206-236-5166 / 1-800-322-4244 / 206-972-2487 (cell) We offer highly personal care for seniors in intimate family like environment. We have three beautiful homes on Mercer Island with awesome views. Over seventeen years of experience providing 24 hour care of our seniors!

Skilled Nursing / Rehabilitation / Long Term Care

Skilled Nursing Facilities provide a high level of medical care to both short-term and long-term residents.

Bothell Health Care 707 228th Street SW, Bothell, WA 98021 425-481-8500 August 1, 2010, Bothell Health Care became a locally owned and managed skilled nursing facility. We are committed to providing quality health care services to our community. Please come in and visit us.

Life Care Center of Kirkland 10101 NE 120th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034 425-823-2323 Expert nurses, wound, cardiac, orthopedic care specialists and outstanding 28 member therapy team focus on recovery from surgery, injury or illness in a vibrant modern environment. 140 bed rehab center with extensive activities and lovely gardens.

Mercer Island Care and Rehabilitation Center 7445 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040 206-232-6600 Compassionate Service to Seniors is what we are All about. A Smile, a Chuckle, a warm Hand to Hold just when we need it most in Life. Our Family . . . Caring for Yours.

Mission Healthcare at Bellevue 2424 156th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98007 425-641-1166 Mission Healthcare at Bellevue believes it’s our Calling, Honor and Privilege to service our Residents. We pride ourselves in providing Quality in care as evidenced by Washington’s only Deficiency-free survey 2003 to 2009. 425-641-1166.

North Creek Health and Rehabilitation 10909 NE 185th Street, Bothell, WA 98011 425-486-7174 We believe our residents can make their own choices. That everyone has the right to fullness of life. Families deserve our concern and support. We work together to achieve optimum independence for our residents.

Snoqualmie Hospital 9575 Ethan Wade Way SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-831-2300 Snoqualmie Valley Hospital is a 25 bed critical access hospital offering sub-acute services under a physician’s care overseeing each patient’s individualized care plan. The rehabilitation services include physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapies.

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EmErald HEigHts is a thriving, established community of more than 400 adults—age 62 and over—enjoying active lives and each other. This nationally recognized life Care community on a 38-acre wooded campus in Redmond offers comprehensive services and amenities, allowing you to spend your time and energy on what really matters. And with our selection of studio, one- and twobedroom homes, you’re sure to find the right fit for your budget. WHy Wait? make yourself at home right here.

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Your BRAIN: For the HEALTH of it


elebrate with me because moment by moment you create your brain! How fun and delicious C can that be?

Remember this: You do NOT want your brain volume to be “normal for your age.”

People lose 1-2% of their brain volume each year in the “normal course of aging.” With this loss they get more “Senior Moments.” What did I ask you to remember?

Do brain volume and smarts have to be all downhill from somewhere? It’s only human. Chimpanzees don’t. Some human elders increased their brain volume by 2% in one year.

Make a contract to do what they did because it can be free, easy, portable and fun. They reversed agerelated loss by 1 to 2 years while improving their memory. Can YOU give yourself this gift?

All these wise elders did was aerobics 40 minutes four times a week. To increase the fun, they picked which machine they used.

Do you have to use a machine? I do because I reward myself. As long as I stay aerobic, I am free to read, write, meditate, socialize, or whatever makes

my heart sing. I get so engrossed in reading that time evaporates.

Busy brains burn more calories. Give yours carbs in fruits, veggies and whole grains. Protein and omega-3s are required to build, repair and enhance memory. So listen to your grandma. Eat nuts and fatty fish.

That’s an important point. With your healthcare provider’s counsel, do aerobic activities that bring you joy. Your brain thrives on happy. Videos guide wheelchair aerobics. If walking is your deal, early morning sunshine can add to your brain gains.

Drink cocoa to increase circulation so more essential foods feed your brain to improve memory, concentration and accuracy. Antioxidant benefits of cocoa are three times better than teas and twice as good as red wine.

Your brain cells crave workouts that strengthen your memory. Change which hand you use to brush your teeth. Learn a new language.

What do cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and black pepper have in common? They might improve your immune response. When cinnamon extract was given to flies and mice with Alzheimer’s disease, it reversed their plaques and helped them live longer plus act smarter.

Better yet, use a computer program that trains your brain while rewarding speed, memory and accuracy. Elders who used a science-based program increased their speed up to 300%, improved accuracy to match that of 24 year olds, and kept some gains five years. Surf the net an hour a week. The future of mental health will include research-based video and computer games.

Does that justify eating cinnamon rolls? Sorry. Not even laced with cocoa. Try chai. What did I ask you to remember? Dr. Joyce is a psychologist, nurse, speaker, global bicyclist and author of Ideal Aging: 5 Steps to Keep Your Brain Fit. Questions can be sent to

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Navigating Change Successfully BY MIKE AND MINDY GARNER

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of exciting times ahead. But sudden change – such as dealing with a significant change in health or wellness of a spouse or parent – can add large amounts of unwelcome stress and confusion. Fortunately, senior service coordinators can help ease the confusion and pave an easier road for making major life changes. A senior-focused service coordinator will

also be able to provide you with information about available services, whether the goal is staying in one’s home or moving to an assisted living facility. A reputable senior service coordinator will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation in your own home to assist you in compiling and

processing all the available information. As you talk with different service coordinators, make sure that there are: 1. No fees for in-home consultations; 2. No referral fees for the referred; 3. No conflicts of interest; 4. All senior service providers are licensed, bonded, and insured. Among the services a senior service coordinator will be able to help you with are issues

related with housing, health and mobility, and finances. He or she will be able to put you in touch with reputable and compassionate senior-focused professionals who specialize in areas such as senior housing, elder law, home health care services, bill-paying services,

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Dr. Kevin Polzin

Bellevue Pain Institute

Bellevue, WA (425) 999-9633

Allen and his family’s life centered around dealing with Allen’s Neuropathy everyday. On his first day with us, 63 year old Allen told me about his 3 year history dealing with his neuropathy. It started with some numbness and tingling in his toes. His family physician said it was from wearing his shoes too tight. Numbness continued increasing slowly over months until his feet felt like they were filled with Novocain or like wrapped in bubble wrap. Suddenly, Allen had excruciating PAIN. During the day he could hardly walk because every step was sending shooting pain from his toes, up his legs. It felt like he was walking with rocks in his shoe. Sometimes it felt like tacks were pointed straight up into his arch. At night, just the weight of his bed sheet felt too heavy, too hot, a burning he couldn’t get away from. Restless jumping of his legs forced his wife to seek sleep in the guest bedroom. This forced Allen to the Neurologist, who drugged him up with max doses of Gabapentin, Lyrica and Valium. These drugs made him feel like he was “out of his mind.” He was told that there was no cure for neuropathy and that pain management by drugs is his only option. His pain and numbness continued to increase while taking the drugs and it was getting so bad that he was increasingly unsure about his footing and balance. His podiatrist made him $300 custom orthotics which hurt so much he tossed them in the garbage after just one week. Neuropathy had taken over his life. With tears in his eyes, he told me that he was beginning to really wonder how long he could go on living this way. Today after just one month under our care, Allen is happy to report that he is well on his way to recovery and has a light at the end of this very long tunnel. In my 20+ years in the health care profession, I have never been so satisfied with what I do on a daily basis. Our team has the unique opportunity to share with people a real answer to a very serious and life altering, life steeling disorder.

“Doctor, I Can’t Go On Living With Neuropathy And All This Excruciating Foot And Leg Pain.” Dear Neuropathy Victim, I hear this from my new patients every day. You see, I get the worst cases of neuropathy pain just like yours coming to my office on a regular basis looking for help. If I can’t help them, they will have no where left to turn. They, like you, have been told, “there’s nothing that can be done for your neuropathy in your legs and feet” except to prescribe orthotics and block off the ability to feel the pain with seizure medications like Neurontin and Lyrica. Many have already suffered some of the awful side effects of these medications that are mistakenly called ‘nerve drugs’. Many patients come in with Neuropathy caused by Diabetes. Some have had back pain, Stenosis, and/or leg pain caused by herniated, bulging, or degenerated spinal discs which compress the delicate nerves in your back that travel down to your legs. The chemotherapy that saved their life damaged these very long nerves. Now, they can barely walk a single block because of the neuropathy their cancer treatment left them with. Your life, as so often I hear from patients, can only be described as a “living hell,” and you may be coming to the end of your rope due to CONSTANT EXCRUCIATING PAIN. We have successfully helped thousands of Neuropathy sufferers, just like you, all over the country. It seems that no two neuropathy sufferers have the exact same experience but many share similar symptoms and we have seen them all.

“But, I’m not that bad.” Proper diagnoses is essential in peripheral neuropathy. RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) and RLS (restless leg syndrome) are just two of the most common misdiagnoses. The sooner we get to work on your nerve damage, the more likely you will qualify for care and the better the result we will likely have. There is a point in neuropathy where the damage is so extensive that our NO DRUG, NO SURGURY approach can no longer be effective.

New Non Surgical Painless Laser Treatment Works Fast... About 2 years ago I learned about a new type of non surgical and painless laser treatment from Italy that was working wonders with severe, constant chronic pain. It had the ability to quickly increase circulation to an area and could reduce and/or eliminate pain in as little as 10 minutes. It was changing the lives of patients with severe debilitating pain in offices across the nation. A recent survey taken from clinics Nationwide that utilize the treatment therapy we use, revealed that there is a 90.1% satisfaction rate from the patients receiving the care.

Our Proprietary Protocol We are also very concerned about your cardiovascular function, heart attack risk and the free radical concentration and damage in your cells. Our office performs cardiac risk assessments and free radical concentration assessments before and after our treatment protocols to comprehensively evaluate and treat your whole body. I make sure that by the end of the exam you really understand what neuropathy is and the severity of your nerve damage. You will know if I can help and to what extent we can expect your nerves to regain their function. Often, after just a few treatments even patients with extreme and chronic pain of the worst kind are telling us AND SHOWING US, how their pain levels, their swelling, the discoloration in the feet has decreased, while their balance has increased. They are shocked, AND THRILLED.

Call our office right away for a Free Exam and First Treatment!

Sincerely, Dr. Kevin Polzin DC

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Throbbing. Burning. Numbness. Tingling. If you have painful peripheral neuropathy, call us now at 425.999.9633

We can reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of neuropathy because what we do really works. We offer, NON-INVASIVE, NO-DRUG, NON SURGICAL, and painless neuropathic pain treatment. We are often the last resort as we are 1 of only about 150 clinics nationwide that have been trained on very specific protocols that regenerate damaged nerves. We can help nerves to function better and decrease and even completely remove all symptoms associated with the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy because of our very specific, state of the art, breakthrough treatment protocol. Bellevue Pain Institute’s uses the latest in technology, offering neuropathy laser treatment and very specific non surgical, non-invasive, relaxing reintegration and stimulation protocols of peripheral nerves to increase their function quickly. Once you have been evaluated fully and completely, you will know, if you are a candidate for this new painless, safe and very effective Neuropathy Pain Relief Program.

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Do your feet feel like they are filled with Novocain or like they are too heavy to carry? Are your feet so swollen that the skin is shinning or discolored red and purple or your toe nails thick, white and crumpling with nail fungus? “I can hardly walk on my feet because every step sends shooting, lightening like pain from my toes, up my legs almost to my knees. “Every step feels like walking with a rock in my shoe or like a tack pointed straight in my arch.” “At night, even just the weight of my bed sheet is too heavy, too hot and I have a burning I can’t get away from.”

At 96, Gene is my oldest patient. He is a WWII Veteran and now after just 2 months of care, he no longer needs his walker, he sleeps through the night pain free and his balance has improved so much that he has less fear of taking a life threatening fall. He and his lovely wife of 70 years, are really enjoying their final years without being bothered every minute, day and night, by foot pain, numbness, burning, and pins and needles.

Dr. Kevin Polzin, D.C. 10620 NE 8th Street, Suite 201 Bellevue, WA 98004

Call our office now to get your Neuropathy Evaluation Appointment.


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A Helping Hand, Inc. – Home Care, Nursing & Consulting Services

9224 Slater Ave NE #215, Kirkland, WA 98033 425-301-6222 How do you know where the best living options are for Mom or Dad? Our skilled medical staff and consultants can help you find the best alternatives and personally take you through the move process.

5600 20th Avenue NW, Seattle WA 98107 206-686-7440 A Helping Hand is locally owned and operated, serving the Puget Sound Region. We provide care to individuals living in their homes, hospitals, or facilities. Services provided include hourly, 24 Hour, Live-In, Nurse Delegated care.

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2020 Maltby Road, Ste 7, #136, Bothell, WA 98021 425-678-8400 All About Care provides the expertise and peace of mind you seek when a loved one needs care, nursing or consulting services. You deserve an experienced professional who can help you make the best choices.

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Barbara Boren – Retirement Financial Services

33801 1st Way South, Suite 255, Federal Way, WA 98003 253-874-1435 Advanced Health Care has been serving Puget Sound residents for over 26 years. Our licensed staff of nursing assistants and nurses provide assistance and companionship to people who need care in their homes.

1100 Dexter Ave N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-6884 Outliving one’s assets in retirement is often a concern. I assist my clients in creating an income for life by reviewing all available options: investments, Veteran’s Benefits and Medicaid so they may live in dignity.

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BrightStar Healthcare – Medical & Non-Medical Home Care 12501 Bel-Red Road, Suite 208, Bellevue, WA 98005 425-679-0310 BrightStar offers more dependability and more peace of mind to make your life easier. We provide the full continuum of in-home health care—companionship to Skilled Nursing care with flexible scheduling available 24/7.

Careage Home Health – Home Care, Nursing & Therapy 2020 124th Avenue NE Ste. C-206, Bellevue, WA 98005 425-519-1265 There is nothing as comforting as being in your own home. Careage Home Health provides nursing care and therapy to successfully remain at home or return home following hospitalization fully covered by Medicare. 425-519-1265.

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910 N. 137th Street, Seattle, WA 98133 1-888-236-3842 Benevia (bene•via - meaning good path) is a professional transition service that simplifies the process of moving to a retirement community, downsizing belongings, making home modifications/repairs, selling a home, or planning to age in place.

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life decisions and maximize their independence. Custom individualized case managed support at no charge. Experience for today – answers for tomorrow.

CayCare Placement – Placement Agency P.O. Box 1477, Orting, WA 98360 1-866-337-1176 FREE nurse based, hands on guidance helping families place their loved ones in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Adult Family Homes & In Home Care. We also provide resources in legal, financial and medical manners.

City of Bellevue Aging Service/Bellevue Network on Aging – City Services for Older Adults P.O. Box 90012, Bellevue, WA 98009 425-452-7681 City services for older adults include recreation, information & assistance, nutrition, wellness, home repair, mediation & more. Bellevue Network On Aging is an advisory board to the City on everything related to aging in Bellevue.

Edward Jones – Financial Planning

Evergreen Home Care Services – Hospice, Pallative Care, Behavioral Health 12040 NE 128th Street, Mailstop 103, Kirkland, WA 98034 425-899-3300 or 1-866-969-3427 Evergreen Home Care Services provides a comprehensive range of services for our community beyond our medical center and our physician clinics. Home Care Services is another example of Evergreen’s commitment to providing exceptional care.

Family Resource Home Care – In Home Care 10700 Meridian Avenue N. #215, Seattle, WA 98199 206-545-1092 Family Resource helps our clients and their families respond to the challenges of aging, illness or disability by providing home care services that meet their physical and emotional needs. A personal approach.

Fedelta Care Solutions – Home Care/Senior Housing Placements

Suzy Burke-Myers, CFP®, CRPC®, AAMS® 8103 164th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052 425-867-5187 www.edwardjones,com

ElderMove Alliance – Complete Senior Transition Services P.O. Box 40191, Bellevue, WA 98015-4191 425-466-5345 or 1-888-466-5345 ElderMove Alliance is compassionate professionals providing seniors with the services they need to make important

155 NE 100th Street #209, Seattle, WA 98125 206-362-2366 Fedelta is the only local company to offer a complete range of care solutions to families living in the greater Puget Sound area. Care services include home care, nursing care, care management & senior housing placements.

Financial Detailers – Financial Chore Services PO Box 99616, Seattle WA 98139-0616


Day 1: Overview of Services: What services are available to help Seniors? Want to age in place? How to straighten out your affairs so you will be ready? We can help! Day 2: The Move Itself: What types of Senior housing are available? Clearing out all the excess possessions, prepping the house, timing the sale, moving into the new, easier life, and hanging on to all that money your house just made you! FREE LUNCH & DOOR PRIZES BOTH DAYS!

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206-686-2794 Financial Detailers takes care of financial chores, so you spend time with family and friends instead of paperwork. Our affordable services: Bill Paying, Bank Reconciling, Medical Insurance Tracking, Tax Organizing, and more. Competent, confidential, caring.

Health People Inc. – In-Home Health Care 12501 Bel-Red Road, Suite 214, Bellevue, WA 98005 425-454-1947 Health People has been providing in-home personal care services to families since 1997. Our aides are experienced in working with clients with memory loss, M.S., Parkinson’s, Diabetes, etc.  All care is supervised by RNs.

Hearing Specialty Center – Audiology Services 12911 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 425-821-6600 Hearing Specialty Center is a full service, diagnostic audiology practice serving the Eastside. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and personal attention to improve your quality of life through improved hearing.

Home Instead Senior Care – Home Care Services 375 118th Ave SE, Suite 102, Bellevue, WA 98005 425-454-9744 Home Instead Senior Care improves the quality of life of older adults and their loved ones by designing solutions to overcome the challenges many seniors face as they age in place. To us, it’s personal. [ more AGING IN PLACE page 14 ]

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Homewatch CareGivers – In-Home Care Services

3805 108th Avenue NE, Suite 120, Bellevue, WA 98004 425-889-2627 Homewatch CareGivers is dedicated to providing the highest quality in-home care. We are proud to offer services that allow Seniors to remain safe and independent at home, while providing peace of mind for their families.

Humana – Health Insurance & Financial Products

1498 SE Tech Center Place, Suite 300, Vancouver, WA 98683 360-253-7523 or Toll Free 1-800-781-4203 Humana offers coordinated health benefits and related services to individuals, groups, and government-sponsored plans. In addition, we educate members about their choices and guide them to make informed decisions about their health coverage and care.

Integrated Health Center – Medical/Rehab NonSurgical Treatment for knee pain / osteoarthritis

15655 NE 85th Street. Redmond WA, 98052 425-881-3100 KNEE PAIN? Our safe, effective, non-surgical knee pain treatment can put an end to your discomfort and dependence on oral medication. CALL 425-881-3100 for a FREE CONSULTATION

John L. Scott/Senior Real Estate Services Sandy Flynn or Barb Simonson 11040 Main Street, Suite 200, Bellevue, WA 98004 425-698-3387 /

Affordable Units Available

Senior Real Estate Specialists - experience counts when it comes to knowing options available in 55+ communities and expert assistance in downsizing and selling your home. We have over 25+ years experience. Call us today!

Loan Services, Inc. – Specializing in Reverse Mortgages

451 SW 10th Street, #201, Renton, WA 98057-2981 425-793-8880 At Loan Services, Inc., we specialize in improving lives. Many seniors have questions regarding Reverse Mortgages. With a free in-home consultation, we can help you decide if this option is right for you.

Maxim Healthcare Services – In-Home Health Care Services 12501 Bel-Red Road, Ste 100, Bellevue, WA 98005 425-643-0200 Maxim Healthcare Services delivers the highest level of clinical standards to the needs of adult and pediatric patients who require care in the comfort of their home. The National Aging in Place Council of Seattle brings together a diverse group of product, service and information providers that serve the needs of our aging demographic and their families.

NextStep Transitions – Move Management, Downsizing, Unpacking, Liquidation P.O. Box 15420, Seattle, WA 98115 206-276-7271 NextStepTransitions – assisting people with all phases of moving; preparation; move management; sorting; packing; unpacking and liquidation of excess. We take care of the details and reduce the stress of moving.

Options for Seniors – Senior Housing Placement

Mobile Senior Eyecare – In Home Eyecare

9805 NE 1216th Street #7492, Kirkland, WA 98033 425-827-0894 With over 20 years experience, Options for Seniors can easily help you with the complex task of assessing, searching and selecting the best possible choice of living alternatives available.

National Aging In Place Council (NAIPC) – Product/ Service/Information Providers

912 Industry Blvd, Bldg 22, Tukwila, WA 98188 425-577-0996 Orbit Medical has helped thousands improve their mobility and transform their lives by providing them with electric wheelchairs. If you are suffering from decreased mobility, an electric wheelchair might be the solution for you.

11410 NE 124th #255, Kirkland, WA 98034 206-369-9941 The Mobile Optician visits home-bound residents to repair, replace and re-adjust eye glasses on site. Eye exams available.

Orbit Medical – Durable Medical Equipement

1130 140th Avenue NE, #100A, Bellevue, WA 98005 425-289-0080

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Pacific Capital Resource Group, Inc. – Retirement Planning Kyle Fukuchi/Gregory Hudgins

10900 N.E. 8th Street. Suite 1250, Bellevue, WA 98004 425-641-8788 Helping you identify your current financial situation, determine future objectives, and implement a program to achieve those objectives. Our portfolio of products and services include IRAs, ANNUITIES, LONG-TERM CARE, MUTUAL FUNDS, STOCKS & BONDS

Providence Senior and Community Services – Hospice, Home Care, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Pharmacy Services 2001 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057 425-254-5479 Providence Senior and Community Services is committed to providing access and choice by offering a full range of community services including hospice, home care, assisted living, nursing homes, pharmacy services, and innovative elder care options.

Puget Sound SR Alliance – Network of Senior Focused Services

12020 113th Avenue NE, C-180, Kirkland, WA 98034 1-877- 307-6454 Network of highly competent and trustworthy individuals specializing in providing a wide ranging variety of professional services to seniors and their families. We listen, we search for solutions, and we solve virtually any problem.

ResCare HomeCare – In-Home Care

4714 Rainier Ave S, Ste 102, Seattle, WA 98118 206-329-4695 ResCare HomeCare provides quality in-home care services for the elderly and disabled, helping them remain in their own homes. Services include personal care, bathing, housekeeping, RN/LPN care, nurse delegation and transportation. Private pay and Medicaid.

Right At Home – NW Homecare & Staffing Services

2018 – 156th Avenue E – Building F – Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98007 425-818-7744 / 1-888-361-3731 At Right At Home we promote independence, security, and joy through the provision personal, custodial, and skilled nursing care to seniors and adults with disabilities throughout King and South Snohomish Counties. We will respond 24/7/365.

Safely Senior – Residential Rehabilitation/ Construction

P.O. Box 1342, Vashon, WA 1-888-625-1801 Safely Senior is a specialty service provider capable of making any home modifications to meet the needs of seniors and those with mobility/accessibility challenges, ensuring their living environments are the highest level of safety.

Salvation Army Eastside Corp

911 164 Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98008 425-452-7300 The Salvation Army brings necessary financial relief to families in need.

Providing personalized service through the housing selection process.

Heidi Sheldon Owner & Founder

P.O. Box 75496, Seattle, WA 98175-0496 206-368-9821 The Senior Care Coalition is a networking organization for businesses that provide services to seniors. We are in our 11th year of existence and currently have over 250 members in the Seattle area and on the Eastside.

Senior Helpers E. King & Snohomish Counties – In-Home Non-Medical

10604 NE 38th Place, Suite 228, Kirkland, WA 98033 425-454-2094 Companionship: Meal planning & preparation, errands, transportation, light housekeeping, laundry, linen changing. Personal Care: Bathing, dressing and grooming monitoring and assistance, personal hygiene care, walking assistance, medication reminders, toileting, transfers. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.

SeniorNet of Puget Sound – Computer Learning for Seniors

PMB 705 15600 NE 8th Street, Ste B-1, Bellevue, WA 98008-3958 206-232-5892 [ more AGING IN PLACE page 16 ]

Our caregivers provide the following services:

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 Light housekeeping

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Options For Seniors LLC

Connecting seniors and their families to the RIGHT choices for housing and services.

Senior Care Coalition – Networking Professionals Providing Elderly Care

Maxim Companion Services is your solution for personalized companion care and non-medical assistance in the comfort of your home.

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18005 NE 68th Street, Suite A-115, Redmond, WA 98052 425-867-1516 Savory Moment specializes in gourmet frozen foods. Our chefs prepare delicious, healthy meals for you to reheat at home. Order online or shop the retail store in Redmond.

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Synergy HomeCare provides in home non-medical care to those requiring daily-living assistance. Personal care, companionship, medication, reminders, transportation, nurse delegation, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and a web-based care plan enables family to review daily care updates.

Synergy HomeCare – Non-Medical In-Home Care

1605 N.W. Sammamish Road, Suite 250, Issaquah, WA 98027 425-988-3759 Synergy HomeCare provides in home non-medical care to those requiring daily-living assistance. Personal care, companionship, medication, reminders, transportation, nurse delegation, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and a web-based care plan enables family to review daily care updates.

Two Men and A Truck – Moving & Packing Services SeniorNet operates a computer learning center in a Bellevue school for seniors (over 50). Daytime classes on a wide range of topics are taught by senior volunteers at a senior pace and fees are reasonable.

Stay In Home Reverse Mortgage, Inc. – Reverse Mortgage

11109 Slater Avenue NE, Ste 201, Kirkland, WA 98033 1-800-963-8011 ext. 5264 or 5246 If you are a homeowner 62 or older, did you know that you can purchase a new home or refinance your existing one with no more monthly payments? Want to know more?

Synergy HomeCare – Non-Medical In-Home Care 1603 116th Avenue NE, Suite 116, Bellevue, WA 98004 425-462-5300

1119 Central Avenue S. #203, Kent, WA 98032 253-656-4322 We’re your local home, condominium and apartment moving company. We offer a full line of moving and packing services, customized to fit your moving needs. We’re the professional company you can trust.

Visiting Angels – Private Duty Senior Home Care

12020 113th Ave NE, C-180, Kirkland, WA 98034 425-828-4500 Up to 24 hour care; select your own caregiver; live afterhours phone response; hygiene assistance; meal preparation; light housekeeping; “…no place like your own home and no better caregiver than a Visiting Angel”.

In-home care for a better quality of life. Right at Home offers caregiving services for almost any family and practically any situation. Our in-home care lets loved ones enjoy life in the comfort of a familiar environment. And we tailor all of our services to your unique situation through a Custom Care Plan. Call today and let us make life less complicated for you.

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Scams using the name of well-known companies, like Microsoft These emails claim to represent a well-known company and may even look very much like the company by using company identifiers such as logos. These emails will make some sort of claim as a precursor to asking for personal information, such as your logon password.


ctober is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, making it an excellent time to talk with your aging loved one about staying safe while online. According to the FBI’s Scams & Safety Web page, seniors are highly targeted by scammers of all kinds because they are widely expected to have a nest egg saved up, own their own house and have excellent credit. Because children in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s were taught to be polite and trusting, scammers also expect older generations to be easier targets. Many scammers think seniors are even easier targets online because they did not grow up with today’s technology like younger generations did, and therefore scammers don’t think they will be as savvy about Internet safety and risks. Seniors are also less likely to report scams. They either do not know who to report a scam to, or they are simply embarrassed. Whatever the reason, this tendency also puts seniors at higher risk. The best way to protect your loved one from scammers is to educate him or her about what to look for. Here are three of the most common phishing scams targeting seniors, as listed by AARP:

Scams that say you have won a lottery These emails will tell you that you have won a lottery, even though you did not enter one. They may try to align with a well-known company to try to look credible. Again, these emails will make a claim to try to get personal information from you—such as that they need your bank account number to deposit your winnings.

October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month firewall, and never opening emails from unknown addresses or following links to unknown sites. The Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month website offers even more information about computer safety basics. “Make sure your loved one knows that if they are scammed, they can come to you for help without fear of being judged,” said Ben Solomon, Owner of Right At Home Bellevue. “Many seniors do not report fraud because they worry that their friends and family may think they are no longer able to look after themselves.” To report a scam, contact the FBI or submit a report online through the Internet Crime Complaint Center. The Internet has predators, but it doesn’t mean seniors shouldn’t use it. “There is risk in everything we do. If we travel by airplane, we know that there is a small chance that the plane can experience engine trouble or worse,” as explained by Norton in its “Cyber Safe Seniors” guidebook. “If you follow some general rules and guidelines … you will find the Internet a non-scary, fun, and enchanting place to visit.”

Scams that pretend to be security software Also known as “scareware,” rogue security software claims to be effective security software, but does not actually protect the computer. Often, the software actually causes false security alerts—or worse, will lead you to make fraudulent trans1 HOUR MASSAGE actions to gain personal for NEW Chiropractic Patients information or take your money. CALL or go online to Seniors, like all Internet for additional services like our users, will also benefit Physician Supervised from general comWeight Loss Program. puter security practices such as using antivirus 1140 140th Ave NE Ste. A • Bellevue software, setting up a


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Life in a Retirement Home for the Elderly BY LOU GUZZO

Back in the late 1970’s, while serving as chief policy adviser to my old friend Governor Dixie Lee Ray, one of the many tasks she assigned me was a visit to all the rest homes and retirement homes for the elderly. It had been reported that the old folks were not being treated properly at the time. My visits took me several weeks. I was in my late 50’s at the time and was deeply impressed --- and somewhat depressed --- by what I saw. Women and men in their late 80’s and 90’s were bent over and forced to maneuver in carriages and walkers, and at best, leaning on canes. But they were remarkably happy with their lot and smiled constantly in the many interviews I arranged. They may have been examples of the lame and the halt in our society, but they didn’t utter a single complaint to me. Nevertheless, I said to myself that I must never grow old like these forlorn people. Little did I realize that when I turned 90, my wife, Madeleine, and I would be forced to give up our home in Issaquah and find a suitable retirement home to live out the rest of our lives. Alas! I was myself to join the lame and the halt.


My wife and I searched the field, visiting several retirement homes in the Seattle, Bellevue and Renton area. The one we finally chose was Regency Newcastle. And the reason that we selected it was the congenial staffers, beginning with the pleasant marketing director, Kathy Kappler, the similarly pleasant manager, John Kotalik, and above all, the incomparable activities director, Shawna McGovern. I suppose other retirement homes have equally fine staffs, but we believe those at the Regency must top them all. In no time, my wife and I found that we had certainly made the right choice. And what of the “lame and the halt” that I had encountered more than four decades earlier? Well, we soon discovered that these oldsters may have some physical disabilities, but they were

friendly, still bright despite their years, and the epitome of great conversationalists. In other words, we found these residents at the Regency to be of the highest caliber of friends we had known. Now, I have wondered at the age of 92, that if we had not chosen to live at a home like the Regency, we would never have had the chance to meet these bright, interesting, and immensely likeable old folks if we had, instead, chosen to move in with one of our daughters. Suddenly, we were in the midst of more than a hundred superb friends who never complained about their physical problems and who were a delight to be with. In addition the activities are endless --- with something for everyone, as the old saying goes. In fact, the Regency just recently won a national award for being the most enterprising activities homes for the elderly. Credit for that award should go Shawna for her incredibly frequent and interesting daily activities for the residents. Once each month, the residents meet to discuss the activities, the excellent dining facilities, and all other issues. At these meetings, they are invited to voice their gripes, their wishes, and their likes --- whatever occurs to them. In addition the executives who run the home provide a monthly meeting at which the residents are free to offer their problems, their wishes, and anything else. In our comfortable two-bedroom apartment, my wife and I have resumed life as if nothing had changed. I have continued my writing, turning out daily commentaries for my website,, and adding to the number of books I have written. In addition, I am pleased to deliver talks twice a week to the residents. Some of the talks are on the news of the day. And others are from my vast collection of jokes --- most of them jokes I had collected in my days as a speaker on the national circuit and as a speech writer. The Regency has its own doctor in residence, as well as a well-staffed nursing crew. It also has daily exercise sessions, a swimming pool, a movie room, and other advantages. As one might say, it has all the pleasures of home.

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East King County Senior Housing Options Website ARCH, in collaboration with local senior commissions and a student team from the Continuing Education Project Management Program at the University of Washington, announce the availability of Senior Housing Options, a new tool to inform seniors, caregivers, and their families of housing choices for seniors in East King County. When asked why the group chose this project, Mitra Mohandessi, a member of the student team stated, “Our team chose Senior Housing Project for its far reaching benefits, serving seniors, their families and caregivers of East King County; and for providing safe and desirable living options for elderly who have played a role in shaping the lives of so many others.” Senior Housing Options helps guide users through issues related to aging in place or transitioning out of their current home to a new home. It allows seniors to evaluate their values and needs, and discover the many housing and service options in East King County. It provides an overview of the full range of housing choices for seniors and helps them find their way through a maze of information by focusing on issues related to housing needs and resources and housing specifically in East King

County. Lynne Robinson, a member of the Bellevue Network on Aging stated that, “ARCH and the student team have done a wonderful job of creating a website that provides information for both market rate and affordable senior housing. The Bellevue Network on Aging, a citizen advisory board to the city of Bellevue, received many requests for this information from older adults in Bellevue who were planning to downsize. This is the only comprehensive, non-commercial website to provide Eastside housing options for older adults.”

King County. ARCH Program Manager Arthur Sullivan commented, “While ARCH is more know for working on affordable housing issues, our overall work with member cities has shown the growing needs and complexities of housing for our seniors. We welcomed the opportunity to use our partnership with the invaluable assistance of the student team to create this resource to help benefit residents throughout East King County.” More information on ARCH is available on its website:

The best way to access this tool is through the ARCH website: senior-housing.html Printed copies are also available at local senior centers in East King County. ARCH is a public partnership of cities in East King County and King County who have created this unique partnership to assist members to address local housing needs, with its primary emphasis to preserve and increase the supply of housing for low– and moderate income households in East

Contact: Arthur Sullivan ARCH Program Manager (425) 861-3677

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