Apr 28
UWRA and Era Living commemorate 20 years of partnership at University House Wallingford.

UWRA and Era Living Celebrate 20 Years of Dynamic Partnership

Twenty years of partnership has redefined what retirement living is like for hundreds, possibly thousands, of Seattle-area seniors. Through collaboration, the University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA) and Era Living designed, and then built University House Wallingford.

When the UWRA and Era Living began, they set out to create a remarkable senior living experience. They envisioned an environment in which older adults could continue to learn from leading minds, while also having lifestyle needs met. Today, the partners continue on their path of innovation with vibrant programs for lifelong learning and active aging. Benefits of this collaboration for UWRA members and University House residents include:


  • Onsite lectures from UW professors, visits from New York Times Best Selling authors, and discussions with civic leaders.


  • Curated arts and cultural programming hosted by University House and open to UWRA members and others from the community.


  • Access to active aging programs developed in partnership with the University of Washington School of Nursing, one of the top nursing schools  in the nation.


We recently commemorated the 20 years of partnership between UWRA and Era Living with a celebration at University House Wallingford. Guests included UWRA leadership and members, along with residents of University House and Era Living leadership. Together, they heard UWRA Executive Director, Pat Dougherty, and Era Living CEO, Eli Almo, speak about the partnership’s infancy and growth.