Independent Living » Washington » Oak Harbor

Regency on Whidbey

  1040 SW Kimball Dr
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

La Conner Retirement Inn

  204 North First Street
La Conner, WA 98257

Brookdale Stanwood

  7212 265th Street NW
Stanwood, WA 98292

Avamere at Port Townsend

  1201 Hancock St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Olympic Place by Bonaventure

  20909 Olympic Place
Arlington, WA 98223

Solstice Senior Living at Bellingham

  2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225

Washington Oakes

  1717 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

7 Independent Living Communities in the Oak Harbor Area

Regency on Whidbey

Bringing Independence to Living and Quality to Life

  •  1040 SW Kimball Dr, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
  • A choice of attractive apartments or cottages with water views
  • A variety of comfortable community areas including a main living room for socializing, private dining room for personal entertaining, a library and activity rooms
  • Massage and spa services available
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Full-service beauty salon/barber shop

La Conner Retirement Inn

Live Radiantly

  •  204 North First Street, La Conner, WA 98257
  • Regularly scheduled social, cultural and educational events that stimulate the mind, body and spirit
  • Weekly housekeeping, routine apartment maintenance and 24-hour onsite staff
  • Large, elegant common living spaces
  • Twenty-four hour juice bar and nourishing snacks
  • Central location near shops and other activities

Brookdale Stanwood

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  7212 265th Street NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
  • Studio, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes
  • Library, comfortable living rooms and social meeting areas
  • Full and ever-changing activities calendar
  • Restaurant-style dining in our elegant, well-appointed dining room with refined, chef-prepared meals that change each day
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Avamere at Port Townsend

More Than Just a Home

  •  1201 Hancock St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
  • We offer both retirement living and assisted living.
  • We offer both retirement living and assisted living. Enjoy retirement living in your choice of comfortable and convenient studios or one-or two-bedroom apartments. Enjoy assisted living in spacious studio or one-bedroom homes
  • Full kitchen (retirement only) or kitchenette
  • Up to three meals daily, plus snacks
  • On site beauty / barber shop

Olympic Place by Bonaventure

Welcome to Retirement Perfected™

  •  20909 Olympic Place, Arlington, WA 98223
  • 24-hour staff
  • Delicious meals every day, plus snacks
  • Rooms filled with natural light
  • Complimentary laundry facilities
  • Accessible transportation

Solstice Senior Living at Bellingham

Live. Life. Vibrantly.

  •  2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Spacious Apartments with Kitchenettes, Utilities Included
  • Game and Activity Rooms, Library, Fitness Center, Salon, Walking Paths and Outdoor Courtyard
  • Restaurant-Style Dining with Dietitian-Approved Menus
  • Scheduled Local Transportation
  • On-Site Complimentary Laundry Facilities

Washington Oakes

THE LIFE YOU WANT. THE CARE YOU NEED IN EVERETT, WA

  •  1717 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
  • Three-story historic building
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Built-in emergency communication systems
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Restaurant dining open to the public, featuring fresh, seasonal menus

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.

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