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Danielle Parkins, Executive Director of Aljoya Thornton Place

Era Living: What’s Included

Executive Director Danielle Parkins talks about what's included when new residents move into an Era Living senior living community.
Era Living Resident Diane Miller

A Day in the Life at Era Living: Resident Diane Miller

Resident Diane Miller at Era Living's Gardens at Town Square retirement community joins Suzanne to talk about her story, why she moved into senior living, what surprised her most about moving in, the encouraging support she got from residents, and important things she was looking for in senior living.

The Bill of Rights for Senior Residents, Items 17-20

Kelley Smith at CarePartners Senior Living joins Suzanne to talk more about the Bill of Rights of senior living. After reviewing the first 16 rights, they talk about the final four of the 20 rights.
Era Living Jeanne Luchtel-S15

A Day in the Life at Era Living: Resident Jeanne Luchtel

Era Living resident Jeanne Luchtel talks about her life with her dog at Aljoya Mercer Island's retirement community.
Stefanie Starkovich, Executive Director of the UW Retirement Association

Advocating for Retirees in Senior Living

Courtesy of Era Living, Suzanne is joined by Stefanie Starkovich, Executive Director of the UW Retirement Association. The association is an independent 501(c)(3) organization, powered by dues-paying members and member-volunteers, and supported by the University of Washington. Stefanie talks about what's available in this organization to enrich retired seniors.
Era Living Resident Caroline Conklin

A Day in the Life at Era Living: Resident Caroline Conklin

Era Living resident Caroline Conklin describes how important friendships are at her retirement community, and gives advice for those considering senior living.
Judy Mayotte

Reasons for Choosing a Life Care Community

Judy Mayotte has been living independently at Skyline Retirement in downtown Seattle for six years. Judy joins Suzanne to talk about how she decided to move into a Life Care Community.
Vineyard Park of Covington in Covington, WA

Vineyard Park Grand Opening Weekend, with Chelsea Hansen

Suzanne joins activities director Chelsea Hansen for the grand opening weekend at Vineyard Park of Covington in Covington, WA. All sorts of things are happening this weekend, with various stations set up throughout the building showcasing events, activities, food, and live music with a Hawaiian theme. Vineyard Park has a host of clubs, plus Bingo, karaoke, a weekly social event, movie night, a monthly birthday dinner, men's poker night, and ladies night, with family as well as residents welcome.
Kendall Clark Baker, Skyline

A Resident’s View of Skyline’s Life Care Community, Part 3

Skyline resident Kendall Clark Baker continues his conversation with Suzanne about living in Skyline's life care senior living community. In this segment, he talks about what happens on an average day, the variety of restaurants in the community, friendships, a chapel, programs, and support groups.
Era Living Susan Vahlkamp-S31

Era Living’s Executive Director in Training Program

Susan Vahlkamp, Executive Director of Era Living's University House Issaquah, joins Suzanne to talk about the company's executive director in training program, which offers employees an opportunity for advancement to become strong, knowledgeable leaders.