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Era Living partners with the University of Washington to give residents access to amazing learning opportunities, the latest health information, and the encouragement of meaningful social interaction.

Era Living Communities Encourage Social Interaction with Lifelong Learning

Bright minds, thought-provoking art, and stimulating conversation are cornerstones of the Era Living  lifestyle.  Era Living communities host lectures with leading scholars and health experts.  Additionally, our communities host professionally curated art exhibits that rotate quarterly.


Era Living communities offer exceptional programming in partnership with institutes of higher learning.  Most noteworthy for 2018 is the long-standing partnership between Era Living and the University of Washington (UW).


 Expansive Access to Higher Learning, without the Mid Terms


This year, Era Living and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW are expanding their partnership.  Osher teaches college-level courses to folks over 50.  There are no tests.  And, curious minds are encouraged to attend.


Osher welcomes Era Living residents, Osher members, and guests to its monthly lecture series at three Era Living communities: The Lakeshore, University House Wallingford, and University House Issaquah.  Topics range from world religion to courses in history, science, art and more.


Vibrant Connections through Health-Focused Programming

Era Living communities also partner with the UW School of Nursing, the UW School of Pharmacy and UW Medicine. Through these partnerships residents have access to the latest, evidence-based information for healthy living.


In 2018, Era Living communities will host talks about healthy brain aging with researchers from UW Medicine.  Professors from the UW School of Nursing and the UW School of Pharmacy will provide practical how to’s for healthier living during community talks throughout the year.


And, Era Living’s Thrive Program is now available in all eight Seattle-area communities. Most Era Living residents are enrolled in the Thrive program.  Thrive encourages social integration through participation in fitness classes, nutrition and menu planning, community service, and spiritual development.


Artistic Inspiration

Arts exploration is accessible to every Era Living resident.  Each Era Living community hosts a quarterly art exhibit that are curated by a group of nationally-recognized, Seattle-based professional artists.


The 2018 art curatorial team has accounted for our gray winters, wet springs, brilliant summers, and invigorating autumns with arts programming.  Some highlights include:


Winter Art Exhibits & Opening Galas


February 9 – The Lakeshore hosts an opening gala from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for Organic Forms, an exhibit by artist Eva Isaksen.


February 28 – The Gardens at Town Square hosts an opening gala from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. for a showing of large-scale nature photography by Dick Busher.



Spring Art Exhibits & Opening Galas

May 9 – Aljoya Thornton Place hosts an opening gala from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m of an exhibit of works from Aljoya resident couples.


June 21 – University House Wallingford hosts a Solstice gala from 5:50 p.m.-7:.30 p.m for an exhibit entitled Cultural Connections which features multiple works designed to encourage the exploration of what cultural unity could look like.


Summer Art Exhibits & Opening Galas


July 25 – Ida Culver House Ravenna hosts an opening gala and live outdoor music from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Sundance Exhibit.


September 20 – Ida Culver House Broadview hosts a gala from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m at to open an exhibit entitled Climate Change.



Autumn Art Programming

October 18 – University House Wallingford explores The Greater Good. Opening gala details will be available later this year.