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Tips to Prevent Seniors from Identity Theft by Tod Steward

Technology and other high-tech advances have improved our lives tremendously, but at the same time, it has left us in a position where our personal information can be compromised, especially for seniors. Identity thieves specifically target seniors because they consider them “to be vulnerable and easy targets to extract money from using their tax returns or even medical care.” According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the highest percentage of consumer complaints in 2012 were about identity theft. Consumers who are 60 or older accounted for 19 percent of all complaints the agency has received on the subject. Compare that to two years earlier when this age group accounted for 13 percent of all ID theft complaints – a six percent increase. Susceptibility There are several reasons why seniors are at higher-risk of ID theft than their younger counterparts. Two of the top reasons according to the FTC include: • Low-risk seniors – Seniors are more likely to have paid off all their loans, have good credit and or less debt than other age groups. With a low risk for creditors, criminals applying for credit using older victim’s information is more likely to be approved. • Credit report – Many seniors do not check their credit reports as younger groups do when applying for cars, homes, credit cards etc. Without frequently checking a credit report, criminals can easily charge credit cards, take out loans using a senior’s identity without he or she even knowing it until the situation becomes dire and complicated to reverse. Identity theft is clearly on the rise among seniors, and there are specific steps you can take for your loved one to ensure they are not taken for a ride with their identities. Identity theft tips*: If you are a senior or if you have a loved one that is, whether living independently or in senior care, these tips should minimize if not avoid altogether criminals that steal identities for a living: • Phone scams – Seniors are frequently targeted by phone scammers looking to extract their personal information. Don’t respond to calls asking for your social security, Medicare, credit card numbers, general information or any other type of personal questions that will compromise your identity. • If a creditor or organization seemingly needs your personal information, hang up and verify the phone number and legitimacy of the caller before returning the call. • Carrying a wallet – Make a copy of your Medicare card and block out the last four digits of your Social Security number. If your wallet is lost or stolen, no one can get your full Social Security number. • Shred it – If you don’t have a shredder, purchase one. Shred everything you don’t want to keep, such as documents that have account information, Social Security numbers, PINS, or sensitive information including credit card statements or receipts, unused checks, canceled checks, bills, and credit reports. Destroy expired driver’s licenses, credit cards and never leave receipts at gas pumps, bank machines, bank counters, or in trash cans. • Protect your computer – Protecting your computer and Internet activity is vital to avoid cyber thieves. Make sure you have a reliable and strong firewall and antivirus software to prevent cyber-programs from stealing your personal information. • Use unique passwords for your computer including any online accounts you may have and change them frequently. • A strong password includes a mix of numbers, symbols, and both upper and lower-case letters. Don’t use your birthday, pet’s name or anything else that can easily be guessed. • Be sure to never send personal information through email and don’t respond to emails that request your personal information. • Check credit – Check your credit score on a regular basis. You can request a free credit report by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com from each of the credit bureaus, or utilize a credit monitoring service that will do this for you to ensure no suspicious activity occurs. If your identity is stolen, I would recommend filling out FTC’s ID Theft Affidavit that most credit card companies and three credit bureaus accept to report the theft. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Tod Steward is the public relations director at Living Care Lifestyles who studies trends and other issues regarding identity theft. For more information, please email Tod at tods@livingcarelifestyles.com or call (206) 441-1770. *General guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission 2

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Why We Love Green Lake

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Madison House – The Story

The Very Long Good-Bye Becca Verda Welcoming the Unexpected in Every Season Lindsey Hanson

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Retirement Living by the Golden Rule Lark Church

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Ageless Retirement Means Engaging the Mind William Swearingen

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Drowsy Driving Can Be Fatal Natural Journey Amy Punke

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Europe in Bloom Rick Steves

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The Talk Jane Meyers-Bowen

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Finding the Right Fit Patrick Shepard

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Why We Love Green Lake “One of the top retirement destinations in the Pacific Northwest and the U.S.” – Huffington Post When retirees think about Seattle, the first things that might come to mind are the misty gray skies and endless showers. Rain or shine, it’s hard to find a more inspiring setting than Green Lake, with two glorious mountain ranges rising beyond – the Olympics to the west and the Cascades to the east. The Seattle area and Pacific Northwest is a dream destination for hikers, skiers, walkers, and people who love to be near water or just generally enjoy the outdoor life. The precipitation isn’t always so much rain as it is a refreshing “Puget Sound mist”, which never stops anyone from bicycling the Green Lake Park trail, or heading to one of their favorite cafes along the boulevard. Nestled just north of the downtown area, Green Lake is an urban oasis for retirement. With quick access to city life, this boutique neighborhood offers restaurants, lakeside walks, grocery store, library, theater and farmers market. Green Lake is your gateway to the best of greater Seattle. Green Lake provides a natural park along the shores for daily jogs or walks, bird watching, fishing, kayaking or just sitting on a bench and taking it all in. It is a sanctuary of culture without the hustle and bustle of the busy downtown area. For those who enjoy vibrant cultural activities like the opera, theater and the eclectic vibe of Pike Place Market, the waterfront and downtown Seattle is just a short drive away. Don’t want to drive? The public transportation available at Green Lake will take you wherever you need to go. Seattle has become a world-class walkable city, and Green Lake has one of the highest walkable scores in the Pacific Northwest. According to “Walk Score” (a private company that rates city neighborhoods on their walkability) Green Lake is a “walker’s paradise” where “daily errands don’t require a car and has a score of 92. Walking is a great physical activity and a perfect way to stay connected with the scenic community while remaining healthy throughout retirement. Retirement is the most important transition we make in the latter part of life. Seattle, rated third of the Top Best Places to Retire by money.cnn.com, offers more than the usual amenities that people are looking for during their sunset years. Whether you are an adventurist seeking outdoor activities such as walking and water sports, or an intellectual who wants to take advantage of the abundance of cultural gems, you can find all these options within a few blocks of your Green Lake home. Village Cove and the Hearthstone are located in the heart of Green Lake. With more than 49 years providing retirement housing and healthcare for seniors, you can trust that you can live a vibrant retirement. With this important transition, you can even be assured that you will have long-term retirement options and a full continuum of health care should you need it in the future. Our communities offer security for the remainder of life with Independent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing all available under one roof. Our residents never need to worry about the unexpected, knowing that everything is in place for the future. Visit Village Cove and the Hearthstone today to see for yourself the vast array of retirement amenities we offer and why we love Green Lake. Village Cove at Green Lake Opening April 1st Call 206-774-5153; email villagecove@hearthstone.org; web www.villagecove.org today for more information Web: www.villagecove.org today for more information 6

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Welcome to CarePartners Living

This Very Long Goodbye

We provide a unique combination of apartment living, personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate healthcare in professionally managed, carefully designed, senior living communities.

In 1978, a group of family caregivers inspired by a need for help and support for their loved ones with dementia, came together to form the Western & Central Washington Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Soon after, they joined seven other Chapters to create the national organization of the Alzheimer’s Association and began a national movement to address the impact of Alzheimer’s disease.

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10519 E Riverside Drive Bothell WA 98011 www.vineyardpark.net

by Becca Verda, Alzheimer’s Association Western & Central Washington Chapter

Ronald and Nancy Reagan helped by bringing the fight against Alzheimer’s out of the shadows and into the public’s eye. “We have learned as too many other families have learned of the terrible pain and loneliness that must be endured as each day brings another reminder of this very long good-bye,” stated Nancy at the 1996 Republican National Convention. In 1982, Ronald Reagan joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Association to launch a campaign against Alzheimer’s and designated a National Alzheimer’s Disease Week. He accelerated the spread of awareness in 1983 by signing a proclamation to dedicate November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. With the Alzheimer’s Association, Reagan recognized that as Americans lived longer, the impact of this disease would grow. “The emotional, financial and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease are so devastating that it deserves special attention,” he stated. At the time, 2 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s. Today, that number has risen to 5.2 million. Reagan’s partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association was pivotal in advancing their mission and brought the bipartisan fight to address Alzheimer’s to Washington. He did this even before its impact on the American people and his life was fully understood. In 1994 Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and with his wife Nancy, wrote to the nation about their hope to raise awareness: In the past, Nancy suffered from breast cancer and I had my cancer surgeries. We found through our open disclosures, we were able to raise public awareness…So now, we feel it is important to share it with you. In opening our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition. Perhaps it will encourage a clearer understanding of the individuals and families who are affected by it.

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Since he left office in 1989, historians, scholars and Americans have debated the legacy left behind by Ronald Reagan. But what can’t be denied is his legacy as an advocate for the millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, the Federal Government has become the world’s leading funder of Alzheimer’s research and in 2012 the Obama administration presented a National Plan to End Alzheimer’s by 2025.

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2204 12th St Everett WA 98201 www.everettplazaassistedliving.com

More people are speaking out about Alzheimer’s every day and joining the Alzheimer’s Association to make their voices heard in Washington. This year, Congress unanimously approved the bipartisan National Alzheimer’s Project Act and Alzheimer’s Accountability Act to increase research funding to $591 million annually. Public awareness has catalyzed progress to a find a cure, but there is still a long road ahead. Researchers report that to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025, federal funding much reach $2 billion annually. Today, the Alzheimer’s Association is the leading private funder of Alzheimer’s research in the nation and continues to provide local support and services to families in need across the nation. They will continue to lead the fight against Alzheimer’s until no one experiences the pain and loneliness endured during a very long goodbye.

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The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support and the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Please visit our website at www.alzwa.org. For more information you can email Kelley at carepartnersliving.com or call 425-931-2951.

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Madison House Independent and Assisted Living Community Managed and Owned by Koelsch Senior Communities

Our story began in 1958 in a modest Kelso, WA nursing home. It was here that Koelsch Senior Communities’ founders, Emmett and Alice Koelsch, established the family’s commitment to excellence in senior care. Over the years, the Koelsch family has maintained the highest standard of care. We have done this by developing an acute understanding of our residents’ needs. As our communities grow, it is clear that Emmett and Alice’s legacy of entrepreneurial ingenuity and commitment to compassionate senior care guide our business philosophy. Today, we are proud to remain family owned and operated. Aaron Koelsch, son of Emmett and Alice, has led the company for the past 25 years, and continues to lead the company under the family’s founding principles. Aaron says, “We are really proud of Madison House and feel that our family-run company, with its long legacy serving seniors, is the perfect fit for the Kirkland community. We have developed a plan with 3.5 million dollar enhancements to the Madison House exterior, interior common areas and residential apartments. We will be adding new programming, with 24/7 nursing services, a hallmark of Koelsch Senior Communities. Madison House is near Evergreen Hospital, has spacious apartments, full kitchens, elegant restaurant-style dining, a large swimming pool, and on-site therapy program. Residents will continue to find Madison House their perfect fit for senior living.” What sets us apart is the Koelsch family philosophy: “Treat each resident with the respect they deserve and the special attention they need.” Madison House Amenities & Services Madison House offers assistance as needed in an environment of personal independence. Each Aaron Koelsch, CEO & President person is unique and we understand those needs and preferences vary. These amenities and of Koelsch Senior Communities and services are available: his wife, Judy Koelsch, Principal Designer • NEW 24-hour on-site licensed nurses • Nursing services available in every apartment • Diabetic Management Program • Scheduled transportation to appointments and shopping • Entertainment and social activities including live music, theater, seminars, happy hour and scenic drives plus much more • Three meals daily featuring many choices and daily specials served in our restaurant-style dining room – special diets accommodated • Fitness programs including water aerobics in our indoor heated pool • Towel and linen service • Weekly housekeeping • Complimentary cable TV in all apartments • Newspapers and magazines available in the common areas • Respite care Madison House Community Features The Madison House lifestyle is enhanced with beautiful common areas available to everyone. These include: • Therapeutic swimming pool and hot tub • Large activity spaces for a variety of uses including; game rooms, sun room and billiards room • Courtyards and patio including resident garden • Walking paths for strolling through the gardens • Beauty and Barber shop • On-site Physical and Occupational Therapy Program • Accommodations for overnight guests • Pet friendly For More Information contact Madison House: (425) 821-8210 • 12215 NE 128th Street • Kirkland, WA • www.madisonhouseretirement.com 10

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Welcoming the Unexpected in Every Season by Lindsey Hanson

When thinking of retirement living options, so many people think, “I’m not ready.” Not ready to downsize, not ready to sell their house, not ready to make a change. There’s often a misperception that moving to a retirement community means slowing down and feeling isolated from the things you once enjoyed. But in holding on to the past and what used to be, many people miss out on the chance to fully enjoy the present. The thought “I’m not ready,” keeps you where things will seemingly be the same as they always have been. However, we all know life is never stagnant and people are always changing. Often the independence of living in one’s home turns to isolation over the years, or the generous square footage that was once enjoyed becomes overwhelming to maintain. Each day is new, and seasons of life are always changing. What does your life look like? Does the reality match what you really want? The question isn’t when to make a change – it’s what to do in the circumstances that are already continually changing within and around you. What does it take to be resilient and joyful in every season of life? To embrace the new possibilities of the present moment? While the retirement years can look vastly different from person to person, there are certain characteristics that many people have in common to experience life transitions to their fullest potential. Consider the Possibilities Retirement is typically defined as the end of one’s “working life,” but in order to achieve a healthy, balanced life during the retirement years, individuals must continue to invest in their abilities and interests in meaningful pursuits. Retirement is not only the perfect opportunity to spend more time on activities you already find fulfilling, but also to consider new pursuits. For instance, have you always wanted to take a painting class? Or maybe take the time to write down your life story for your grandkids? The Cristwood campus is abounding with opportunities for growth, as multiple CRISTA Ministries organizations are located in the same place. Cristwood residents have formed a team and participated in their first 5K with World Concern, have volunteered with students at King’s Schools, and even lent their voice and expertise to the CRISTA Senior Living Moments radio show on KCIS. They’ve embraced the opportunity to try new things. By viewing retirement as a wealth of new possibilities, residents experience more growth during this season than if they try to just maintain what already exists. Life transitions can be intimidating, but embracing new possibilities leads to continued growth and joy. Self Care Practicing good self care is a major component of facing transitions in life. Getting quality sleep and proper nutrition can make a world of difference in having enough energy to tackle the more difficult parts of life. Self care also includes spending quality time with relationships and purposeful interests. Yet taking the time to do these things can be challenging when your focus is on other important things – maintaining a home and yard or

caring for a spouse. It’s hard to look at the bigger picture of quality of life when daily stresses are wearing you down. Whether delegating tasks to others to help relieve your workload, or simply taking a walk around your neighborhood to recharge, making time for self care is an integral part of facing challenges with positivity. Moving to a retirement community can greatly improve one’s ability to practice good self care. Major responsibilities of home maintenance are taken care of, wholesome meals are prepared every day, opportunities for socializing abound, and resources are available for health needs as well. With decreased stressors and more opportunities for wellness, making the decision to move to a retirement community can be the best decision to improve personal wellness. Strong Social Connections Loneliness is a prevalent issue among seniors, not only affecting feelings of isolation but actually leading to marked declines in health and function. As various social connections slowly dwindle, loneliness can creep in somewhat unannounced, unaware to an individual until the feelings become more pronounced as it progresses. While the decision to move to a retirement community can be challenging, it’s helpful to weigh the benefits of connecting with an active and social community. Time and time again at Cristwood, we hear residents describe that they’re surprised to find they don’t miss their house at all after moving. They’ve embraced a new lifestyle, one filled with new friends and new neighbors. They enjoy meeting friends for dinner in the dining room, participating in various activities and committees, and taking part in social events. From art classes to fitness programs, residents find that they’re able to enjoy their favorite activities with a group of like-minded friends. Embracing new seasons of life becomes easier when you know you aren’t facing it alone. Every season of life comes with its own unique challenges, and facing the challenges with positivity and a sense of purpose is possible with the right mindset and support systems in place.

For more information on living a life connected at Cristwood, visit cristaseniorliving.org or call (206)546-7565. 12

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Imagine living in a place where you’re connected to all generations, where you can be a part of a vibrant community filled with people of all ages. Imagine knowing that you have all the extra help you need to stay independent and productive—and that more care is available if it is required. Imagine joining together with likeminded people to carry on a mission-driven life. That is what you’ll find at Cristwood.

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Retirement Living by the Golden Rule by Lark Church, Community Relations and Sales Leader, Capital Place Independent Retirement Community, Olympia, Washington

One of the things I learned many years ago was to live by the Golden Rule: treat others in the manner in which I hoped they would, in return, act towards me. Looking back on all of the many residents, family members, friends and colleagues I’ve worked beside daily for the past four years, that credo hits even closer to home (as I myself am quickly approaching retirement age). I have lost almost every member of my family at this point in my life. So, I can appreciate more than most the value of every single moment, and every single day I have to spend with those around me. If I am fortunate, I’ll live long enough to be in a retirement community myself one day. I can only hope that when my time comes, those in charge of my comfort and care will feel as passionately about serving me as I do them today. I hope they too will look at me and value my life experience, embrace my defects of character, and know each of us is a gift to one another. After working with seniors and their families, I feel that I’ve become a much better person in so many ways. All any of us can ever really ask for, is to have the opportunity of enriching and blessing a life on a daily basis. If we take the time, even a few minutes every day, there is more we can learn from our elders than can be written about in a lifetime. I’m quite fortunate that I can wake up every day and go to a job that provides new opportunities to learn from those I serve. I’m blessed to be living the Golden Rule as best as I can, and can only hope that it will all be “paid forward” when the time comes! For more information please visit holidaytouch.com or contact David Ensor at david.ensor@holidaytouch.com or 253-279-9289.

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Bridge Park West Seattle | 206-938-6394

Capital Place Olympia | 360-357-9922

Fun, stress-free, and all-inclusive. The way retirement living should be.

Cascadian Place Everett | 425-339-2225

Evergreen Place Renton | 425-226-3312

Holiday Retirement communities make retirement living simple and enjoyable by taking care of life’s daily details, allowing residents to focus on what’s most important to them. From three chef-prepared meals served daily to live-in managers available 24/7, we provide everything seniors need to live healthy, safe and stress-free lives.

Fernwood at the Park Normandy Park | 206-242-1455

The Garden Club Bellevue | 425-643-7111

Parkway Chateau Bellingham | 360-671-6060

And with all of the many benefits included in one monthly fee, retirement living at a Holiday Retirement community is an incredible value. Call today to schedule your complimentary meal and personal tour! Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home.

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Peninsula Gig Harbor | 253-858-4800

Point Defiance Village Tacoma | 253-759-8908

Willow Gardens Puyallup | 253-848-4430

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Caring for the Memory Impaired for Over 14 Years See our Freshly Renovated Apartments!

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He Loves To Go For A Ride

She Prefers A Long Walk. He loves finishing the crossword. She can’t sit still through breakfast. She calls out Bingo with gusto. He yawns through game night. They may be opposites, but they can agree on one thing: Frontier gives them enough options to make them both happy.

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HomePlace Special Care at Oak Harbor (Memory Care)

966 Oyster Bay Court (Bay) 948 Oyster Bay Court (Marine) Bremerton, WA 98312 baypointeretirement.com

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171 SW 6th Ave. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 homeplaceoakharbor.com

The Terrace at Beverly Lake A Memory Care Residence 524 75th Street SE Everett, WA 98203 theterraceatbeverlylake.com

Clearwater Springs Assisted Living

HomePlace Special Care at Burlington (Memory Care)

201 NW 78th St. Vancouver, WA 98665 clearwaterspringsseniorliving.com

210 N. Skagit St. Burlington, WA 98233 homeplaceburlington.com

The Bellingham at Orchard A Memory Care Residence 848 West Orchard Drive Bellingham, WA 98225 thebellinghamatorchard.com

Where The Heart Is Assisted Living & Memory Care 410 Norris St. Burlington, WA 98233 whereheartis.com

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Ageless Retirement Means Engaging the Mind by William Swearingen

Author Julia H. Gulliver once said, “Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.” These are profound words that have great meaning. In retirement, engaging our minds and challenging our intellect supports a more vital presence and…simply put…it’s just plain fun. Every day we learn new ways that we can enhance how we age, ways to minimize the impacts of aging on the body, and how we can decrease the risks of cognitive impairment by exercising our brains. When something as simple as this can contribute so much to a healthier retirement, the choice is simple. Seek out a community that provides you direct access to interesting takes on a variety of topics ranging from the serious to the laugh-out-loud stories of a humorist. By bringing a form of continuing education into the retirement setting, the goal is to redefine the “old school” identity of retirement living. Don’t be satisfied with a community that “thinks outside the box,” find that community that has thrown the “box” away! William Swearingen is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Frontier Management LLC. For more information you can contact William at williams@ frontiermgmt.com.

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Recover from Surgery at Mirabella Our beautiful Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has recently expanded so that we can offer our services to even more people—both Mirabella residents and members of the general public. Now that we’ve added 22 new private suites and 2 semi-private rooms, you can easily work with our friendly and knowledgeable staff to pre-schedule your post-surgical recovery stays. Do you have a knee replacement or hip replacement surgery coming up? Are you having another type of surgery that will require a short stay in a Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center? If so, you owe it to yourself to come see what Mirabella offers: • The finest skilled nursing accommodations in all of Seattle. • The best clinical care and rehab services to help you recover quickly.

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Drowsy Driving Can Be Fatal Drowsy driving has become a very serious safety issue, so much in fact that Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation (in November) urging Washington drivers to join him in observing National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Is it really necessary to have a week designated to drowsy driving? Recent statistics show that nearly 5% of traffic fatalities in our state are caused by drowsy drivers. A memo from WA State Patrol Chief John Batiste noted that these accidents, “are more common than one might think, and just as devastating and dangerous as speeding, drinking and driving, or not wearing seat belts.” The National Sleep Foundation’s 2005 Sleep in America poll found that 60% of adult drivers – more than 120 million people – said they have driven a vehicle while feeling drowsy in the past year, and 37%, said they have fallen asleep while driving. A scary 13% say they have fallen asleep at the wheel at least once a month, and 4% admit they have had an accident or near accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 100,000 police-reported accidents are the direct result of driver sleepiness each year. This results in 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in losses. These figures are believed to be lower than the actual figures, since it is difficult to attribute crashes to lack of sleep. The WA State Patrol offers simple tips to stay awake: • Get a good night’s sleep before hitting the road. • Don’t be too rushed to arrive at your destination. • Take a break every two hours or 100 miles to refresh. • Use the buddy system to keep you awake, and share driving chores. • Avoid alcohol and medications that cause drowsiness as a side effect. • Avoid driving when you would normally be sleeping. Drowsy driving risks increase with chronic sleepiness, and the greatest risk is when a sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea is present. Have you had an episode of drowsy driving, feel sleepy during the day, have been told you snore loudly, stop breathing at night, have experienced choking or gasping when sleeping, or just do not feel rested when you wake up? If you do, you may be at risk for drowsy driving and you may have a sleep disorder. The Island Hospital Sleep Wellness Center (SWC) sees patients at its specially designed facility in Anacortes. The facility is designed to offer maximum comfort and convenience for patients who are pleased with larger rooms, and private bathrooms that allow them to transition to or from work without disrupting their normal routines. Using the latest in sleep-study technology, board-certified sleep medicine physician Robert Reyna MD will monitor and evaluate your vital respiratory, circulatory and brain functions. For information about the SWC, call (360) 299-8676 or visit www.islandhospital.org/sleepwellnesscenter.

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Natural Journey by Amy Punke

Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank. Here are some ways to eat healthy food on a budget 1. When trying to decide whether you should pay more and buy organic or when to save, I recommend using the Environmental Working Group’s “dirty dozen” and the “clean fifteen” as a guideline. The “dirty dozen” are considered some of the most heavily sprayed crops in terms of herbicides and pesticides whereas the “clean fifteen” are the produce least likely to hold pesticide residues. Therefore, try to buy any of the dirty dozen from organic choices and opt out of organic if it falls under the clean fifteen. The dirty dozen includes: apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, nectarines, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas and potatoes. The clean fifteen includes: avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, frozen sweet peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, kiwis, eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower and sweet potatoes. For more info, go to: http://www.ewg.org/ 2. Danielle Prestejohn, a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, recommends doing a kitchen sweep. “Every once in a while, I hold a “kitchen sweep” week. I don’t buy groceries, instead using up what I have left in my kitchen. Typically, this means that I use any frozen meals or vegetables, cook bulk whole grains and beans, clean out the fridge, and raid the cupboards. This does take a little more creativity than usual, but it’s definitely worth it to save that grocery money for the week. It also ensures I’m using everything I buy in a timely manner so nothing goes to waste” (DaniellePrestejohn.com). 3. Buy in bulk. Make a wish list of all the bulk items you would like to stock in your kitchen, and add a few to your grocery list each week. Registered holistic nutritionist Annabelle Cameron states, “There is nothing that will go further, and is more filling, than whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, millet or buckwheat, for example) and legumes. They are nutrient dense, rich in fibre, and can be purchased in large amounts very economically” (http://www.mindfulnutrition.ca/). 4. Quality trumps quantity. Healthy foods are nutrient-dense, meaning a little goes a long way. It may seem like more money upfront, but whole foods leave you satisfied longer and stretch your budget further. When making any changes in your lifestyle, start with small, simple changes first. As I always say, “make a healthy lifestyle a hobby until it becomes a habit.” If you suddenly make large changes to your grocery list, it will be a shock to the wallet. Instead, pick one or two of the above tips and incorporate them into your budget. It will take some planning, but the pay back is huge. Dr. Amy Punké, ND, has a naturopathic practice at Whole Self Wellness Centre, 106 Stellarton Rd., New Glasgow (above Healthy Selection). Visit www.dramypunke.com or call 902-755-1210.

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Europe In Bloom by Rick Steves I head to Europe every spring, ready to start afresh on a new season of travel. It’s an exciting time, as I dive into exhausting days of nonstop guidebook research and travelshow filming. With age and wisdom, I’ve learned to take some of my own advice: on any trip, I slow down and smell the roses — or tulips. I may not have the greenest thumb (and I’ve got the weeds to prove it), but wandering through a European garden is one of the better ways I’ve found to unwind and enjoy the world. Whether tucked into a little corner of a big city or decorating the grounds of an old aristocratic home, gardens soften the edges of life. Wherever you travel in Europe, there’s bound to be a garden in bloom nearby when you need some (aroma)therapy. Here are a few of my favorites. In France’s Loire Valley, Villandry is an average château, but its Renaissance gardens make the estate a show stopper. The original builder, a wealthy 16th-century finance minister, installed the famously formal gardens as an interlocking series of flower and vegetable beds. The eye-popping, geometric plantings are as manicured as a putting green — just try and find a weed. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Queen of Hearts pop out from behind the topiary in this wonderland. On the other end of the valley is the Chenonceau château, France’s first great pleasure palace. King Henry II built it for his mistress, Diane de Poitiers. The girlfriend immediately got to work, planting extensive flower and vegetable gardens. But when Henry died unexpectedly in a jousting accident, his wife, Catherine de Médicis, kicked Diane out. The queen let Diane’s garden go to weeds and planted one of her own. Today, there’s a “Diane” garden and a “Catherine” garden on the estate — each lovingly maintained and safely separate. Sometimes a garden escape can be no more than a soothing glimpse. Some of London’s residential squares are behind locked gates, but your eye is free to wander over these pretty, well-maintained gardens. In the tangle of Seville’s Barrio Santa Cruz, flowers cascade along the wroughtiron latticework of whitewashed houses, providing a psychic refuge from the heat and bustle of the city. But for a full-fledged urban break, nothing beats Luxembourg Garden in the middle of Paris — it’s a color-filled Impressionist painting brought to life. After a day of pounding the cobblestones, I like to stop off here and slip into one of the green chairs that ring the central fountain. I can admire the first flowers of spring, all the while watching Parisians being French. When it comes to gardening, the British seem to forget all about their stiff upper lips. The best of their gardens are an unabashed assault on the senses. My nose always thanks me for detouring to the fragrant gardens www.seniorguidebook.com

Parisians practice artful relaxation in the oasis of Luxembourg Garden. (photo: Rick Steves)

at Hidcote Manor, in England’s Cotswolds area. Hidcote is where garden designers pioneered the idea of outdoor “rooms.” Close your eyes and sniff your way through a clever series of small, sweet-smelling gardens. In springtime, clouds of wisteria and magnolias drift overhead. For another take on traditional English gardening, seek out Sissinghurst Castle, near Dover. In the early 20th century, the writer Vita Sackville-West transformed the grounds into the quintessential English “cottage” garden. There is always something blooming here, but the best show is in June, when the famous White Garden bursts with scented roses. When the sun is shining, Sissinghurst is perfect. The granddaddy of the European bloom parade is Keukenhof. This 80acre park, situated between Amsterdam and The Hague, has the greatest bulb-flower garden on earth. (Those without a car can ride special buses right to the park from Amsterdam, Haarlem, or Leiden.) For two months in spring, Keukenhof’s 7 million tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils conspire to thrill even the most horticulturally challenged visitor. The place is packed with tour groups daily — go in the late afternoon for the fewest crowds and the best light on all those happy flowers. Dedicated tulip-gazers don’t have stop with Keukenhof. It’s possible to rent a bike (available at Keukenhof for a reasonable €10/day) and head out into the surrounding Dutch landscape, where signposted bulb routes range from three to fifteen miles. Tooling along on two wheels among tulip fields is a special kind of bliss. For me, a garden is a way of thinking about travel. If we are like seeds, the travel experience provides the dirt. The act of traveling plants us. And the people and experiences we encounter in our travels are like watering the garden. Combine the dirt, seeds, and water properly, and you get the blossom. Happy travels! 23


The Talk by Jane Meyers-Bowen

Starting the conversation with your adult children about moving to a senior living or retirement community doesn’t have to be difficult. None the less, it can be a conversation many seniors put off. It’s a strange turn of life events, and can feel like you are asking for permission to live your life. Although inclusion of your family in your journey is what most seniors want, it ultimately may not be a family decision. Leaving the family home is a halting experience not only for the parents, but for the adult children. That action certainly sends a message, that a certain chapter of life is over. This can leave adult children feeling hesitant and uncertain. Many times it requires a major change of how one views themselves. Facing the fact that your parents are aging, requires facing the fact they may not always be there. Healthy adults are able to separate from their parents and stand independently. However, separation is a much longer process than what was thought to happen at 18 years of age. Parents are not any longer a shelter from the harshness of adult life. Imagine if family members have counted on the “Mom and Dad Hotel” as a place to land while managing their own ups and downs of life. Other adult children may fear that their parents will spend all their assets, and there will be little inheritance left behind. Although it is human nature to experience a full range of fears, at the end of the day, most adult children just want their parents to be safe and happy. So, what are the steps to having “The Talk” with your family? The first step is to do your research: Tour communities, learn what amenities are available, and meet other residents and the staff. At Garden Court we provide a “Sleep Over,” in order to experience life in a community, and spend a week-end as our guest. This process will help you to understand what is really important to you at a community, the costs of living, and generally how things work. Seniors need to know if the communities they are considering are month to month, require a long lease or a buy-in, which are weightier financial decisions and represent more risk. What happens if you move in and

decide you don’t like it, and would like to go somewhere else? What about food? How many choices do you have? Are there menu items that correspond with your special dietary needs - low salt, diabetic options, gluten free? What kitchen amenities are in the apartment? Is there a microwave, refrigerator, and a stove in your apartment, or are you required to go to a dining room? Are there restricted dining room hours, or can you get something to eat anytime between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm? Are you able to have family and friends join you? What about the lifestyle? Are there enough options so there is something for everyone to enjoy? Are there additional costs for extracurricular activities? What about exercise programs? Are they appropriate for senior bodies? Is there a full range of exercise options depending on individual differences in strength, balance and flexibility? What about the care? If you move in do you have to have care? If you are independent and then need care do you have to move to another part of the building? If you go on care, can you ever get off of care? Is there Physical Therapy availability? It is important to ask for copies of their last state surveys. Seniors may want to include their families on these tours, or they may want to take their families to see just those communities on their short list after they’ve done the homework. If you are prepared, your family will more easily respect your wishes. Be ready to answer some financial questions up front. Many seniors are very private about their finances, but their children are going to want to know if their parents can afford this lifestyle. If not, are they expecting assistance from their family now, or down the road? To help facilitate these difficult discussions, Garden Court offers complimentary family meetings. At Garden Court everyone is educated about senior living options, costs, and how seniors pay for their living and care expenses.

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Finding the Right Fit by Patrick Shepard

Have you recently started looking for an assisted living facility for yourself or a loved one? If you have then you know how overwhelming the process is. This day in age there are so many options for Senior Living. With at least one new community going up almost every month in Washington, the options continue to grow. Often time’s families are left looking for a community in a hurry and last minute after a spouse has passed or a tragic event. This leaves the family with very little time to do the proper research and tour enough options to make an educated decision. Senior living is a growing industry, however along with growth there comes challenges as well. It is important that as a company grows that it does not lose track of why it is in business to begin with, the seniors we serve every day. As you look, I encourage you to seek information on the ownership and parent company. Look for things like staff turnover and how long the current Administrator has been there. This will tell you a lot about the community. Below is a check list to go through as you are touring an assisted living community. Assisted Living Environment • As you arrive at the community, do you like its location and outward appearance? • As you enter the lobby and tour the community, is the décor attractive and homelike? • Do you receive a warm greeting from staff welcoming you to the community? • Does the executive director call residents by name and interact warmly with them as you tour the community? • Do residents socialize with each other and appear happy and comfortable? • Are you able to talk with residents about how they like the community and staff? • Do the residents seem to be appropriate housemates for you or your loved one? • Are staff members appropriately dressed, personable, and outgoing? • Do the staff members treat each other in a professional manner? • Are the staff members that you pass during your tour friendly to you? • Are visits with the resident welcome at any time? Physical Features of the Assisted Living Community • Is the community well-designed for your needs? • Is the floor plan easy to follow? • Are doorways, hallways, and rooms accommodating to wheelchairs and walkers? • Are elevators available for those unable to use stairways? • Are handrails available to aid in walking? • Are cupboards and shelves easy to reach? • Are floors of a non-skid material and carpets firm to ease walking? • Does the community have good natural and artificial lighting? • Is the community clean, free of odors, and appropriately heated/cooled? • Does the community have sprinklers, smoke detectors, and clearly marked exits? • Does the community have a means of security if a resident wanders?

Needs Assessments, Residency Agreements, Assisted Living Costs & Finances • Is a residency agreement available that discloses personal care and supportive services, all fees, as well as move-in and move-out provisions? What are the policies for refunds and transfers? • Is there a written plan of care for each resident? How frequently is it reviewed and updated? • Does the community have a process for assessing a resident’s need for services, and are those needs addressed periodically? • Does this periodic assessment process include the resident, his or her family, and community staff, along with the resident’s physician? • Are there any government, private, or corporate programs available to help cover the cost of services to the resident? • Are additional services available if the resident’s needs change? • Are there different costs for various levels or categories of personal care? • Do billing, payment, and credit policies seem fair and reasonable? • Are residents required to purchase renters’ insurance for personal property in their units? • Is there an appeals process for dissatisfied residents? Assisted Living Community Services & Amenities • Can the community provide a list of personal care services available? • Is staff available to provide 24-hour assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) if needed? ADLs include dressing, eating, mobility, hygiene and grooming, bathing, and toileting. • Does the community provide housekeeping services in personal living spaces? • Can residents arrange for transportation on fairly short notice? • Are barber/beautician services offered on-site? • Does the community provide scheduled transportation to doctors’ offices, the hairdresser, shopping, and other activities desired by residents? Social & Recreational Activities • Is there evidence of organized activities, such as a posted daily schedule, events in progress, reading materials, visitors, etc.? • Do residents participate in activities outside of the community in the neighboring community? • Does the community have its own pets? • Are residents’ pets allowed in the community? Who is responsible for their care? • Do volunteers, including family members, come into the community to help with or to conduct programs? • Does the community create a sense of inclusion by encouraging residents to participate in activities? Additional Questions on Assisted Living • Does the community conduct criminal background checks on employees? • Does the community train staff on elder abuse and neglect? Is there a policy for reporting suspected abuse? • Does the community have a special wing or floor for residents with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease? If so, is it secured? • Does the community allow hospice to come in and care for residents? • Does the community accept long-term care insurance? • Does the community allow a loved one, such as a grandchild, to spend the night? Is there a charge? • Does the community participate in the Veterans’ Administration Aide and Attendance Program? Will the community help complete the paperwork? • Does the community accept Medicaid?

Patrick Shepard is the Executive Director at Rosewood Courte Memory Care in Edmonds Washington. To reach Patrick you can email him at patrick@rosewoodcourte.com or call at 425-673-2875. Source: Parts of this article provided by www.alfa.org

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Rosewood Courte Memory Care – Edmonds Sandi Rodenbough, Outreach Coordinator 425-275-3511

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Vineyard Park – Bothell Michelle McGlon, LPN Scottie Sindora, Healthcare Director 425-485-8900

Foundation House – Bothell Gail Waters, Activity Director 425-402-9606

Garden Court Retirement Community – Everett Mary Hackley Community Relations Director 425-438-9080

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DIRECTORY SNOHOMISH COUNTY ARLINGTON Olympic Place Retirement & Assisted Living 20909 Olympic Place NE Arlington WA 98223 360-207-6327 EDMONDS Aegis of Edmonds Assisted Living / Alzheimer’s Memory Care 21500 - 72nd Ave West Edmonds WA 98026 425-776-3600 Edmonds Landing Assisted Living 180 Second Ave South Edmonds WA 98020 425-744-1181 Rosewood Courte Assisted Living/Alzheimer’s Memory Impaired Only 728 Edmonds Way Edmonds WA 98020 425-673-2875 Sunrise of Edmonds Assisted Living/Alzheimer’s Care 750 Edmonds Way Edmonds WA 98020 425-673-9700 EVERETT Bethany at Silver Crest Assisted Living / Nursing Home Adjacent 2131 Lake Heights Drive Everett WA 98208 425-385-2335 Cascadian Place Retirement / Independent Living 3915 Colby Avenue North Everett WA 98201 425-339-2225 Clare Bridge Silver Lake Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 2015 Lake Heights Drive Everett WA 98208 425-337-6336 Everett Plaza Assisted Living 2204 12th Street Everett WA 98201 425-258-6408 Garden Court Retirement Community Independent and Assisted Living 520 - 112th Street SW Everett WA 98204 425-438-9080

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South Pointe Independent, Assisted Living 10330 4th Avenue West Everett WA 98204 425-513-5645 The Terrace at Beverly Lake Dementia Care Community 524 - 75th Street SE Everett WA 98203 425-348-8800 Washington Oakes Retirement and Assisted Living 1717 Rockefeller Ave Everett WA 98201 425-339-3300 GRANITE FALLS The Village Independent Living 302 North Alder Avenue Granite Falls WA 98252 360-691-1777 LAKE STEVENS Ashley Pointe Independent and Assisted Living 11117 - 20th Street NE Lake Stevens WA 98258 425-397-7500 LYNNWOOD Aegis of Lynnwood Assisted Living 18700 44th Avenue West Lynnwood WA 98037 425-712-9999 Chateau Pacific Indepedent / Assisted Living / Memory Care 3333 - 148th Street SW Lynnwood WA 98087 425-787-9693 Clare Bridge Lynnwood Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 18706 - 36th Ave W Lynnwood WA 98037 425-774-3300 Fairwinds – Brighton Court Retirement/Assisted Living 6520 - 196th Street SW Lynnwood WA 98036 425-775-4440 Quail Park of Lynnwood Independent & Assisted Living / Memory Care 4015 164th Street SW Lynnwood WA 98037 425-640-8529

Scriber Gardens Independent & Assisted Living / Wellness Services 6024 200th Street SW Lynnwood WA 98036 425-673-7111

SKILLED NURSING CARE Bethany at Pacific - Everett 425-259-5508

MARYSVILLE Grandview Village Retirement / Assisted Living 5800 - 64th Street NE Marysville WA 98270 360-653-2223

Delta Rehab Center - Snohomish 360-568-2168

The Cottages at Marysville Memory Care Community 1216 Grove Street Marysville WA 98270 360-322-7561 MILL CREEK The Cottages at Mill Creek Memory Care Community 13200 10th Drive SE Mill Creek WA 98012 425-379-8276 MOUNTLAKE TERRACE Mountlake Terrace Plaza A Merrill Gardens Community Independent and Assisted Living 23303 - 58th Ave W Mountlake Terrace WA 98043 425-672-4673 Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace Independent / Assisted Living / Dementia (NOW LEASING) 23008 56th Avenue West Mountlake Terrace WA 98043 425-678-6008 MUKILTEO Harbour Pointe Independent and Assisted Living 10200 Harbour Place Mukilteo WA 98275 425-493-8555 STANWOOD Josephine Assisted Living / Nursing Home Adjacent 9901 - 272nd Place NW Stanwood WA 98292 360-629-2126 Stanwood Community & Senior Center Independent Living 7430 - 276th Street NW Stanwood WA 98292 360-629-7403 Warm Beach Senior Community Independent & Assisted Living/ Skilled Nursing 20420 Marine Drive Stanwood WA 98292 360-652-7585

Bethany at Silver Lake - Everett 425-338-3000

Josephine Sunset Home - Stanwood 360-629-2126 Lynnwood Manor Health Center Lynnwood 425-776-5512 Madeleine Villa Health Care Marysville 360-659-1259 HCR Manor Care - Lynnwood 425-775-9222 Marysville Care Center - Marysville 360-659-3926 Merry Haven Health Care Center Snohomish 360-568-3161 Regency Care Center at Arlington Arlington 360-403-8247 Regency Care Center of Monroe Monroe 360-794-4011

SKAGIT COUNTY ANACORTES Cap Sante Court Retirement 1111 32nd Street Anacortes,WA 98221 360-293-8088

Chandler’s Square Retirement / Assisted Living 1300 “O” Avenue Anacortes WA 98221 360-293-1300 BURLINGTON Home Place Memory Care 210 N Skagit Street Burlington WA 98233 Skagit Valley Senior Village Retirement / Assisted Living / Memory Care 400 Gilkey Road Burlington WA 98233 360-755-5550 Where The Heart Is Assisted Living / Memory Care 410 Norris Street Burlington WA 98233 360-755-8007

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LA CONNER La Conner Retirement Inn Independent, Assisted Living 204 North First Street La Conner WA 98257 360-466-5700

Life Care Center of Skagit Valley Skilled Nursing 1462 West SR 20 Sedro-Woolley WA 98284 360-856-6867

MOUNT VERNON The Bridge Assisted Living/Respite 301 S LaVenture Mount Vernon WA 98274 360-416-0400

WHATCOM COUNTY

Highland Greens Senior Apartments Affordable Senior Apartments 3100 N 30th St Mount Vernon WA 98273 360-848-8422 Highland Greens Cottages Senior Residences Village Court @ 3200 N 30th St Mount Vernon WA 98273 360-540-1438 Salem Village II Senior Residences 2601-2617 N LaVenture Rd Mount Vernon WA 98273 360-540-1438 Salem Village Apartments Affordable Senior Apartments 2619 N LaVenture Rd Mount Vernon WA 98273 360-428-5662 Life Care Center of Mount Vernon Assisted Living / Skilled Nursing / Rehab / Alzheimer’s 2120 E Division Mount Vernon WA 98274 360-424-4258 Logan Creek Retirement / Independent Living 2311 E Division Mount Vernon WA 98274 360-428-0222 Mountain Glen Retirement / Assisted Living 1810 East Division Mount Vernon WA 98274 360-424-7900 SEDRO-WOOLLEY Birchview - A Memory Care Community Assisted Living / Enhanced Adult Residential Care 925 Dunlop Ave Sedro-Woolley WA 98284 360-856-1911 Country Meadow Village Retirement / Assisted Living 1501 Collins Rd Sedro-Woolley WA 98284 360-856-0404

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BELLINGHAM Alderwood Park Licensed Skilled Nursing 2726 Alderwood Bellingham WA 98225 360-733-2322

Bellingham Health Care & Rehab Licensed Skilled Nursing / Specialized Care 1200 Birchwood Bellingham WA 98225 360-734-9295 Cordata Health Care & Rehab Center Licensed Skilled Nursing 4680 Cordata Parkway Bellingham WA 98226 360-398-1966 Highgate House Assisted Living / Specialized Care 151 & 155 East Kellogg Bellingham WA 98226 360-671-1459 Highland Care Center Licensed Skilled Nursing 2400 Samish Way Bellingham WA 98226 360-734-4800 The Leopold Retirement & Assisted Living 1224 Cornwall Ave Bellingham WA 98225 360-733-3500 Mt. Baker Care Center Licensed Skilled Nursing 2905 Connelly Ave Bellingham WA 98225 360-734-4181 Parkway Chateau Retirement / Independent Living 2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway Bellingham WA 98225 360-671-6060 Rosewood Villa Retirement/Assisted Living 702 32nd Street Bellingham WA 98225 360-676-9193 Shuksan Health Care Center Licensed Skilled Nursing 1530 James Street Bellingham WA 98225 360-733-9161

The Bellingham at Orchard Memory Care Community 848 W Orchard Dr Bellingham WA 98225 360-715-1338

The Bellettini Independent & Assisted Living / 62+ 1115 108th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004 425-450-0800

Spring Creek Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care 223 E Bakerview Road Bellingham WA 98226 360-302-2275

The Garden Club Retirement / Independent Living 13350 SE 26th Street Bellevue WA 98005 425-643-7111

St. Francis Extended Health Care Licensed Skilled Nursing 3121 Squalicum Pkwy Bellingham WA 98225 360-734-6760

The Gardens at Town Square Independent, Assisted Living, Dementia Care 933 111th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004 425-688-1900

Summit Place at Mt. Baker Assisted Living 2901 Connelly Ave Bellingham WA 98225 360-738-8447

Sunrise of Bellevue Assisted Living & Alzheimer’s Care 15928 NE 8th Street Bellevue WA 98008 425-401-5152 Wynwood Bellevue Assisted Living Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 1640 148th Ave SE Bellevue WA 98007 425-373-1161

ISLAND COUNTY

FREELAND Maple Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living Community 1767 Alliance Avenue Freeland WA 98249 360-207-6322

BOTHELL Aegis of Bothell Assisted Living / Memory Care 10605 NE 185th Street Bothell WA 98011 425-487-3245

OAK HARBOR Harbor Tower Village Retirement / Assisted Living 100 E Whidbey Ave Oak Harbor WA 98277 360-675-2569

Chateau Bothell Landing Independent / Assisted Living / Memory Care 17543 102nd Ave NE Bothell WA 98011 425-485-1155

Home Place Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 171 SW 6th Ave Oak Harbor WA 98277 360-279-2555 Regency on Whidbey Assisted Living, Independent Cottages, Harbor Care 1040 & 1045 SW Kimball Dr Oak Harbor WA 98277 360-279-0933 & 360-279-2224 Summer Hill Retirement and Assisted Living 165 SW 6th Ave Oak Harbor WA 98277 360-679-1400

KING COUNTY

BELLEVUE Aegis of Bellevue Assisted Living / Memory Care 148 102nd Ave SE Bellevue WA 98004 425-453-8100

Foundation House at Bothell Retirement / Independent Living 17502 102nd Ave NE Bothell WA 98011 425-402-9606 Life Care Center of Bothell Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing 707 228th Street SW Bothell WA 98021 425-481-8500 North Creek Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care 1907 201st Place SE Bothell WA 98012 425-209-0605 Riverside East Retirement / Assisted Living 10315 East Riverside Drive Bothell WA 98011 425-481-1976

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Vineyard Park at Bothell Landing Independent & Assisted Living Community 10519 East Riverside Drive Bothell WA 98011 425-485-8900 BURIEN El Dorado West Retirement / Assisted Living 1010 SW 134th Street Burien WA 98146 206-248-1975 COVINGTON Covington Place Independent Senior Apartments 26906 169th Place SE Covington WA 98042 253-398-2700 ENUMCLAW High Point Village Retirement / Assisted Living 1777 High Point Street Enumclaw WA 98022 360-825-7780 FEDERAL WAY Foundation House Independent Living / Personalized Assisted Living 32290 1st Avenue S Federal Way WA 98003 253-838-8823 ISSAQUAH Aegis of Issaquah Assisted Living / Memory Care / Hospice 780 NW Juniper Street Issaquah WA 98027 425-526-6037 Spiritwood at Pine Lake Retirement / Assisted Living 3607 228th Avenue SE Issaquah WA 98029 425-313-9100 University House - Issaquah Independent &Assisted Living 22975 SE Black Nugget Road Issaquah WA 98029 425-557-4200 KENMORE Spring Estates - Kenmore Assisted Living / Memory Care 7221 NE 182nd Street Kenmore WA 98028 425-481-4200 KENT Aegis of Kent Alzheimer’s / Memory Care 10421 SE 248th Street Kent WA 98030 253-479-1768

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Farrington Court Retirement / Assisted Living 516 Kenosia Avenue Kent WA 98030 253-852-2737 Weatherly Inn Memory Care 15101 SE 272nd Street Kent WA 98042 253-630-7496 KIRKLAND Aegis of Kirkland Assisted Living / Memory Care 13000 Totem Lake Boulevard Kirkland WA 98034 425-823-7272 Aegis at Totem Lake Retirement / Assisted Living / Memory Care 12629 116th Avenue NE Kirkland WA 98034 425-814-2841

REDMOND Aegis of Redmond Assisted Living / Memory Care 7480 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond WA 98052 425-883-4000 Fairwinds – Redmond Retirement / Assisted Living 9988 Avondale Rd NE Redmond WA 98052 425-558-4700 Peters Creek Retirement & Assisted Living 14431 Redmond Way Redmond WA 98052 425-869-2273 The Marymoor Retirement & Assisted Living 4585 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond WA 98052 425-556-9398

Kirkland Lodge Assisted Living 6505 Lakeview Drive NE Kirkland WA 98033 425-803-6911

RENTON Chateau Valley Center Independent / Assisted / Memory 4450 Davis Avenue S Renton WA 98055 425-251-6677

Madison House / Totem Lake Retirement / Assisted Living 12215 NE 128th Street Kirkland WA 98034 425-821-8210

Evergreen Place Retirement / Independent Living 1414 Monroe Avenue NE Renton WA 98056 425-226-3312

Merrill Gardens at Kirkland Independent & Assisted Living 201 Kirkland Avenue Kirkland WA 98033 425-285-7743

The Lodge Retirement / Assisted Living 1600 South Eagle Ridge Drive Renton WA 98055 425-793-8080

MERCER ISLAND Aljoya Mercer Island Continuing Care Retirement Community 2430 76th Avenue SE Mercer Island WA 98040 206-230-0150

Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre Independent and Assisted Living 104 Burnett Ave S Renton WA 98057 425-243-2941

Merrill Gardens at Island House Independent & Assisted Living 7810 SE 30th St Mercer Island WA 98040 206-204-5421 Sunrise of Mercer Island Assisted Living & Alzheimer’s Care 2959 76th Avenue SE Mercer Island WA 98040 206-232-6565 NORMANDY PARK Fernwood at the Park Retirement / Independent Living 17623 First Avenue S Normandy Park WA 98148 206-242-1455

SEATTLE Aegis at Northgate Memory Care 11039 17th Avenue NE Seattle WA 98125 206-440-1700 Aljoya Thornton Place - N. Seattle Continuing Care Retirement Community 450 NE 100th Street Seattle WA 98125 206-306-7920 Ballard Landmark Retirement/Assisted Living 5433 Leary Ave NW Seattle WA 98107 206-782-4000

Bridge Park Retirement/Independent Living 3204 SW Morgan Street Seattle WA 98126 206-938-6394 Cristwood Retirement Community Independent / Assisted Living / Skilled Nursing / Rehabilitation / Memory Care 19303 Fremont Avenue North Shoreline WA 98133 1-877-639-3292 Faerland Terrace Assisted Living / Alzheimer’s Care 1421 Minor Avenue Seattle WA 98101 206-624-7637 Foundation House at Northgate Independent & Assisted Living 11301 3rd Ave NE Seattle WA 98125 206-361-2758 Hearthstone at Green Lake Independent & Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing / Memory Care Rehab 6720 East Green Lake Way N Seattle WA 98103 206-517-2213 Ida Culver House, Broadview Independent, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care 12505 Greenwood Avenue N Seattle WA 98133 206-361-1989 Ida Culver House, Ravenna Independent & Assisted Living 2315 NE 65th Street Seattle WA 98115 206-523-7315 The Lakeshore Independent & Assisted Living 11448 Rainier Avenue S Seattle WA 98178 206-772-1200 Mirabella Independent, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing & Memory Care 116 Fairview Ave N Seattle WA 98109 206-254-1441 Northgate Plaza A Merrill Gardens Community Independent & Assisted Living 11030 5th Ave NE Seattle WA 98125 206-388-5061

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Remington Place Retirement 3025 NE 137th Street Seattle WA 98125 206-367-0369 the Stratford at Maple Leaf Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care 9001 Lake City Way NE Seattle WA 98115 206-729-1200 University House, Wallingford Independent & Assisted Living 4400 Stone Way N Seattle WA 98103 206-545-8400 Village Cove at Green Lake (opening April 1, 2015) Independent Living 6860 Woodlawn Avenue NE Seattle WA 98115 office 6720 East Green Lake Way N Seattle WA 98103 206-774-5153 SHORELINE Aegis of Shoreline & Callahan House Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care 14900 & 15100 First Avenue NE Shoreline WA 98155 206-367-6700 and 206-417-9747 Anderson House Independent / Assisted Living / Nursing & 2 Adult Family Homes 17201 15th Ave NE Shoreline WA 98155 206-364-9336 WOODINVILLE Fairwinds – Brittany Park Retirement / Assisted Living 17143 - 133rd Ave NE Woodinville WA 98072 425-402-7100 The Creekside A Merrill Gardens Community Independent Retirement Community 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE Woodinville WA 98072 425-286-8974

KITSAP COUNTY

BREMERTON Bay Pointe Assisted Living 966 Oyster Bay Court Bremerton WA 98312 360-373-9904 Marine Courte Memory Care 966 Oyster Bay Court Bremerton WA 98312 360-373-9904

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PORT ORCHARD Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community 2944 SE Lund Avenure Port Orchard WA 98366 360-207-6324 SILVERDALE Crista Shores Independent, Assisted Living 1600 NW Crista Shores Lane Silverdale WA 98383 1-800-722-4135

PIERCE COUNTY

BONNEY LAKE Cedar Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living 9515 198th Avenue East Bonney Lake WA 98391 253-235-4121 GIG HARBOR Peninsula Retirement / Independent Living 3445 50th Street Court NW Gig Harbor WA 98335 253-858-4800 Sound Vista Village Retirement / Assisted Living 6633 McDonald Avenue Gig Harbor WA 98335 253-851-9929 LAKEWOOD Maple Creek Residential Care 10420 Gravelly Lake Drive SW Lakewood WA 98499 253-588-0227 MILTON Alder Ridge Independent Senior Apartments 2800 Alder Street Milton WA 98354 253-878-5665 Mill Ridge Village Retirement / Assisted Living 607 28th Avenue Milton WA 98354 253-925-9200 PUYALLUP Meridian Hills Assisted Living 1813 South Meridian Street Puyallup WA 98371 253-841-4909 Silver Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community 17607 91st Avenue East Puyallup WA 98375 253-236-0430

Willow Gardens Retirement / Independent Living 4502 6th Street SE Puyallup WA 98374 253-848-4430 TACOMA Charlton Place Assisted Living 9723 South Steel St Tacoma WA 98444 253-589-1834

CLALLAM

PORT ANGELES Park View Villas Retirement / Assisted Living 1430 Park View Lane Port Angeles WA 98363 360-452-7222

GRANT COUNTY

MOSES LAKE Pioneer Village Independent Senior Apartments 816 E Sharon Ave Moses Lake WA 98837 509-764-7600

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma Independent & Assisted Living 7290 Rosemount Circle Tacoma WA 98465 253-617-0100

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Point Defiance Village Retirement / Independent Living 6414 N Park Way Tacoma WA 98407 253-759-8908

THURSTON COUNTY

EAST WENATCHEE Bonaventure of East Wenatchee Assisted Living / Retirement / Memory Care 50 29th Street NW East Wenatchee WA 98802 509-255-8339

CHELAN COUNTY

LACEY Bonaventure of Lacey Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care 4528 Intelco Loop SE Lacey WA 98503 360-207-6320

WENATCHEE Columbia Heights Assisted Living / Retirement 1550 Cherry Street Wenatchee WA 98801 509-255-8338

Woodland Retirement & Assisted Living Community 4532 Intelco Loop SE Lacey WA 98503 360-207-6321

BENTON COUNTY

OLYMPIA Capital Place Retirement / Independent Living 700 Black Lake Boulevard Olympia WA 98502 360-357-9922

JEFFERSON COUNTY

PORT TOWNSEND Seaport Landing Retirement & Assisted Living Community 1201 Hancock Street Port Townsend WA 98368 360-207-6323

RICHLAND Riverton Retirement / Assisted Living 1800 Bellerive Drive Richland WA 99352 509-255-8340

CLARK COUNTY

VANCOUVER Bonaventure of Salmon Creek Retirement / Assisted Living / Memory Care 13700 NE Salmon Creek Avenue Vancouver WA 98686 360-209-1932 Clearwater Springs Assisted Living 201 NW 78th Street Vancouver WA 98665 360-546-3344

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY HOQUIAM Channel Point Village Retirement / Assisted Living 907 K Street Hoquiam WA 98550 360-532-9000

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Home is where the heart is... What’s important in life are the things we share. We make a difference because we share comfort, past experiences and new adventures. We share laughter and face challenges together. We are more than partners. We are a larger family, living together to provide the love and support to make a better life for the one you love.

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Why do residents love living at Mirabella? We’ll let them tell you in their own words: • Great location: close to downtown, but in its own friendly, walkable neighborhood. • O pportunities for social engagement: at Mirabella you can be as involved as you want to be. You can make friends by participating in activities and events, and engaging in clubs and resident committees. • The choice is yours: you choose your apartment, how you use your meal plan, and how involved you want to be in the community. • Deluxe apartments: all featuring large windows, full kitchens, granite and marble countertops, and view decks. Mirabella is a retirement community for healthy, active people. It also offers the security of continuing care if you ever need it in the future. Call to make an appointment for a tour, a presentation, or to attend an upcoming event!

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