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Moving into Retirement Community

Senior Resources

These are some important resources that you may find useful.

Guides and eBooks

Guide to Choosing the Right Community

Senior Travel Guide

How to Sell Your Home

Caregivers' Guide - How to Take Care of You

Books we recommend

I Was Thinking... - I WAS THINKING is a workbook that helps people better communicate with their loved ones suffering with cognitive loss. It is a guide that can lead to happy, calm conversations. The information discussed in this book may be new and different from what you have heard before. However, it truly has the potential of reconnecting you with a loved one you may have felt was lost to you because of cognitive loss.

How To Say It To Seniors by David Solie - First Sentence: This book explores the reasons why communicating with the elderly is sometimes so frustrating and offers strategies and skills for overcoming these difficulties.

The Savvy Senior: The Ultimate Guide to Health, Family, and Finances for Senior Citizens by Jim Miller - First sentence: Did you know that in the United States today someone turns 50 every seven seconds, and over the next 25 years, the senior population in America (age 65 and older) will double from 35 million to over 70 million?

Elderlife Financial Services

Elderlife Financial Services- If you or a loved one are seeking the services of a senior living provider, but are faced with:

  1. Worrying about finances
  2. Having a home that needs to be sold
  3. Waiting for VA benefits or long-term care insurance to be funded
  4. Delays in liquidating assets

Elderlife Financial Services may have the solution you are seeking with our Line of Credit for Senior Living, an unsecured line of credit designed specifically to help seniors finance the cost of living in an assisted or independent living community. Best of all, accessing our Line of Credit is simple and easy.

Helpful Senior Services

Senior Services - Senior Services is a volunteer-supported non-profit resource providing services to support the emotional, social, and physical well being of older adults living in Washington State.

AARP - AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.

Aging and Disability Services Administration - Division of Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) dedicated to providing information to seniors and their families.

Adult Rehabilitation Therapies (ART) - Adult Rehabilitation Therapies (ART) is a unique, owner operated private practice. We are focused on positive outcomes for our clients that will give them the ability to return to those activities that are important to them. We have a clinic located at Village Green.

Veteran's Aid and Attendance - A lot of veteran's are not aware of thier benefits for retirement. Not only for the veteran but also thier spouse. 

A Legal Guide to Planning for Dementia  - It's important for all of us to think about legal matters. However it's even more important once diagnosed with this progressive diease. 

Senior Centers

Federal Way Senior Center - 4016 S 352nd • Auburn, WA 98001 • 253-838-3604 The Federal Way Senior Center is located in unincorporated King County and supports activities for senior citizens in the King and Pierce County areas including Auburn, Edgewood, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Milton, North Tacoma, Pacific and nearby unincorporated areas.

Klahanee Lake Community & Senior Center - 33901 9th Avenue South • Federal Way, WA 98033 • 253-661-4151 This is the only south county senior center with its own band, performing twice a week. There are daily computer classes, and seniors can attend community classes--such as photography, modern dance, and Japanese calligraphy.

Milton Senior Center - 1000 Laurel • Milton, WA 98354 • 253-922-6586 Activity Center is open Monday-Friday with many classes to choose from.

Fife Senior Center - 5411 23rd St E • Fife, WA 98424 • 253-922-0900 There are numerous activities and social events offered for active senior adults through the City of Fife's senior adult program.

Centre at Norpoint - 4818 Nassau Ave NE • Tacoma, WA 98422 The Centre at Norpoint is a multi-purpose community center located in Northeast Tacoma. It features a fully-appointed fitness center and indoor swimming pool with something for all ages. Other amenities include spas, saunas, racquetball/handball courts and dressing rooms.

"I just wanted to thank you for
all you have done. From my
first tour to now I have
smiled when you come by.
I love your friendliness
and enthusiasm.
You are part of
the reason I am here. Thank you
from the bottom of my heart."

— Aileen to Lisa.

"I hope you know how
much Dad appreciates
the excellent care
he receives from you!"

— Peggy Jamerson, Resident Family Member

"I feel so safe and comfortable in
my quiet apartment with lovely
views of trees, shrubs, lawns,
and flowers."

— Janice T.

"Village Green is a beautiful,
welcoming home for me. It was
the perfect place for my husband
and I to meet new friends, the
same friends who helped me later
survive his loss. I will stay for the
food, flowers and friendship that
surround me every day."

— Shirley M.

"Residents are treated with respect
and the help is great!"

— Diane W.