Care Services

Independent Living

Era Living operates eight retirement communities in Seattle, Renton, Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Issaquah. Each community has its own personality and features that make it unique. No matter which of our communities you visit, one thing you will notice right away is that it will not feel like a “facility”.  We value arts, culture, and beauty, and each of our properties is a place you can be proud to call your home. You’ll find a number of common qualities across any senior living community in the Era Living family, all of which are designed to help older adults maintain independence and thrive.

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Our Approach to Healthy, Independent Aging

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Extensive, Enriching Activity Calendars

Our life enrichment calendars are brimming with activities to nourish your mind, body, and spirit. Attend a lecture, discuss current events, take an art class, or enjoy an on-site concert. Choose from a variety of exercise classes for all abilities, including Enhance®Fitness, tai chi, yoga, or Stretch & Flex. Play bridge or poker, take up creative writing, or engage in a local volunteer opportunity. Partake in our regular outings to museums, symphonies, operas, sporting events, parks, and shopping destinations. If you have an interest that you don’t see on the calendar, each community also welcomes ideas and feedback from residents.

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Connection to the Arts and Beautiful Outdoor Space

At each Era Living community, you will find a signature piece of Chihuly glass on display in one of the elegant common areas. The common areas also feature rotating original, professionally curated art. In normal times, we host social events to celebrate each new art show with live music, food, and wine. This brings together residents, nearby neighbors, and the artists themselves to connect over art.

Many of our residents are artists, and you can sometimes find their art on display in our communities. We also offer art classes for those looking to hone their skills or pick up painting or drawing for the first time.

No matter what time of year you visit, you will notice the vibrant, well-kept landscaping throughout each Era Living retirement property. We have walking paths and plenty of outdoor seating onsite. Our gardens and patios are beautiful, full of color year-round, and perfect places for relaxing, exercising, or socializing.

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In-house Chefs and Elegant Dining Rooms

Each of our communities has its own in-house chef who designs delicious menus to please our residents’ palettes and meet varying dietary needs. We always have healthy options designated on our menus, making it easy to live a healthier lifestyle. The elegant dining rooms are social hubs, where you can choose to be seated with a new group, sit with your friends, or eat on your own. You’ll also discover a private dining space reserved exclusively for you, your family, and your dearest friends, allowing you to celebrate life’s special occasions. Each community has its own meal plan included in the monthly rent.

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Feel free to bring your furry friends along! We have a love for pets and embrace them in all our retirement communities. Simply introduce us to your pet, and please note that there is a one-time pet fee.

Collaboration with University of Washington

Era Living retirement communities partner and collaborate with UW School of Nursing, UW School of Social Work, and UW School of Pharmacy to bring education, support, and evidence-informed programming to our residents.

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Resident and Family Supportive Services

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Resident and Family Supportive Services

Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond mere residence, which is why we’ve crafted two distinctive programs to enhance the support for you and your loved ones.

Almost Like Family Program

For those without immediate family nearby or when loved ones are away, our "Almost Like Family" program steps in. This fee-based initiative ensures 24-hour on-call support, covering everything from advocacy in emergency rooms to escorting and support during medical and routine appointments.

On-site Counselors

Get to know our on-site counselors, a dedicated team available at each retirement community. Offering a spectrum of supportive services, our counselors provide individual and family counseling for a fee. Our counselors also facilitate a number of rotating discussion groups, such as: Life Transitions, Life Reflections, Men’s Group, Women’s Group, Newcomer Group, Family Caregiver Support, Low Vision Support, and Grief and Loss Support.

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Assisted Living

Our levels of care are designed to meet your changing needs. Assisted living services are offered on an à la carte basis at each Era Living retirement community. Our in-home assisted living services provide the peace of mind that you can get help with activities of daily living when you need it– in your original apartment home. And because of our unique partnership with the University of Washington School of Nursing, residents benefit from innovative wellness and active aging programs.

Enjoy the convenience of our on-site Wellness Center where you have access to consultations with licensed nurses and caregivers on a variety of topics, such as your medication regimen, dietary needs, vital signs, and education about assisted living services. The Wellness Center also coordinates visiting healthcare providers so that you may have easy access to a podiatrist, audiologist, massage therapist, and others. As your care needs change, our team will work with you to develop a holistic, individualized care and wellness plan. Our RN-licensed Community Health Director and supporting team will provide professional and compassionate assisted living services in the privacy and comfort of your apartment home.

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Health and Wellness Team

Our Community Health Director and supporting team provide professional and compassionate assisted living services in the privacy and comfort of your own apartment home. In addition to ongoing case management, our team will work with you to develop a holistic, individualized care and wellness plan. We offer an extensive range of services*, including: bathing, dressing, grooming, and continence support; mobility, transfer, and escort assistance; medication management and assistance; dietary and nutritional support; and social support for life enrichment programs and events.
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Compassionate Staff that Feel Like Family

We have a compassionate team across all eight Era Living retirement communities who are dedicated to our mission of honoring older adults by enhancing the quality of their lives. We are proud of the long tenures of many of our team members and also of the fact that many of the people on our leadership teams were promoted from within the company. When you call an Era Living community home, you will be greeted by name and may start to view our team as an extension of your own family.
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Elevate Your Well-Being with Our Registered Dietician

We prioritize the health of older adults through the expertise of our dedicated Registered Dietitian. Our skilled dietitian is committed to enhancing the lives of seniors by providing a range of services that go beyond just dietary guidance. Join a group educational session to learn about various nutritional interventions for health, request an individual consultation tailored to your unique needs or sit back and enjoy our appetizing and nutritious menu options. Join us in the journey towards better health, where our Registered Dietitian is here to guide, educate, and support successful aging.

Family Owned and Locally Operated

Era Living was founded more than 30 years ago by Eli and Rebecca Almo, with a mission to respect and honor older adults by enhancing the quality of their lives. That mission still guides us today. As a family owned company, the resident is at the center of every decision we make. And with the Almos and other senior leadership based locally in the Seattle area, each of our communities has the support it needs to navigate through an ever-changing environment.
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Era Living Memory Care

Era Living Memory Care is provided in a secure, home-like environment, called The Terrace, at Ida Culver House Broadview and at The Gardens at Town Square. The Terrace offers private apartments, allowing residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia to maintain their dignity and independence.

Residents of The Terrace can participate in rich and engaging life enrichment activities every day. Our compassionate team uses the Best Friends ™ approach to build meaningful relationships that help residents feel valued, connected, and at ease. Each resident will receive personalized care and help as needed with daily activities, such as dressing and bathing, medication monitoring, calming and cueing, and more. They will also receive nourishing and delicious meals and snacks each day.

For couples, The Terrace makes Ida Culver House Broadview and The Gardens at Town Square an ideal home for those who want to remain active in retirement while making sure their loved one is close by in a safe, supportive environment that’s just an elevator ride away. This can ease the journey for couples with differing needs.

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The Terrace

As a Terrace resident, your loved one will benefit from:

  • Compassionate staff that embody the Best Friends™ approach and build meaningful relationships that can help residents feel valued, connected, and at ease.
  • An enriching environment, with purposeful activities, excursions, and daily exercise.
  • Supportive and engaging life enrichment programming that promotes cognitive functioning, while also sparking meaningful moments of joy and contentment.
  • Techniques that incorporate the latest research and information, including input from experts at the University of Washington.
  • Open communication with family members and empathetic support for your journeys.
  • Private apartments in an upscale environment.
  • Access to beautifully landscaped, secure outdoor space.
  • Access to the amenities of the broader campus for family visits, including formal dining rooms.

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Understanding Dementia

We at Era Living Memory Care have created a dedicated resource center designed for individuals seeking comprehensive insights into memory loss and proactive lifestyle measures that may prevent it. Explore valuable resources tailored for those navigating the challenges of memory loss, as well as for individuals supporting a family member or friend experiencing cognitive decline.
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The Best Friends Approach

Era Living Memory Care is proud to have adopted the Best Friends™ approach to dementia care, a life-affirming, activity-rich model of care designed by world-renowned expert in dementia care, David Troxel and Virginia Bell. Visit our resource page to learn more on how to support and nurture close friends or family members living with dementia.
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Memory and Brain Health

Explore a wealth of articles on our blog, including Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Communication Do's and Don'ts, as we delve into the intricacies of preserving and enhancing cognitive function as we age.
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Era Living Memory Care is offered in a secure, home-like environment, called The Terrace, at two Era Living communities:

The Gardens at Town Square

933 111th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Ida Culver House Broadview

12505 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
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