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Finding Purpose and Passion at Senior Living

Life Enrichment Director Julia Goldie talks about crafting events at Era Living retirement communities to help new residents find purpose and passions.
Judy Mayotte

Life Care Through the Eyes of a Resident

Suzanne is joined by Judy Mayotte, an 87-year-old resident of Skyline Retirement in downtown Seattle who lives independently. This is a Life Care Community, in which they take care of seniors from independent through memory care, should they need 24-hour care later in life. You pay an upfront fee, but the quality of care can be much higher.
Era Living resident Connie Olstad

A Day in the Life at Era Living: Resident Connie Olstad

Era Living resident Connie Olstad advises her friends to move to senior living while you can make your own choices and are young enough to enjoy being there.

Spotlight on CarePartners Senior Living, Part 1

Suzanne Newman joins Kelley Smith at CarePartners Senior Living to talk about to talk about CarePartners' history and core values.
Catherine Arendt Era Living

Downsizing Help to Move into Senior Living

Era Living's At Your Service Manager Catherine Arendt hosts downsizing workshops and helps incoming residents figure out what they can bring to their new senior living home.
Encore Communities at Laurel Cove

Introducing Encore Communities at Laurel Cove

Pauline Smith, executive director of Encore Communities at Laurel Cove in Shoreline, Washington joins Suzanne to talk about Laurel Cove, an independent assisted living and memory care residence in one community.
Tracey Harvey at Cadence Kent-Meridian in Kent, Washington

Senior Living in Your 60s: Cadence Kent-Meridian

From studios, to one bedrooms and two bedroom apartments, Cadence Kent-Meridian in Kent, Washington is now open for residents. Suzanne talks with Tracey Harvey, Regional Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Planning, Northwest, about this shift in senior living. People want to have control, pursue their passions, and if they can, downsizing and making retirement plans.
Tina Hall, Business Development Manager at Era Living

Era Living: Changing Expectations for Senior Living

Tina Hall joins Suzanne from Aljoya Mercer Island to introduce Era Living, a senior living community in the Seattle area whose founders respect and honor older adults by enriching the quality of their lives.

The Bill of Rights for Senior Residents, Items 12-16

Suzanne talks more about the 20 Bill of Rights for senior living residents with Kelley Smith at CarePartners Senior Living, a code of conduct that all senior living communities have to follow by law. Residents have a right to their money, to be involved and have access to what's theirs. If they think their care plan isn't being followed, or a caregiver is being rude, they have a right to speak their mind without fearing repercussions.
Advocating for your parents

Is it Safe Yet? Post-Pandemic Updates Before Moving to Senior Living

Retirement is a milestone that people often look forward to. After all, your golden years are a time to finally reap the fruits of...