<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1932029783677933&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Text Size:
Decrease font size Increase font size
(253) 838-3700
Pay Rent
See Availability

Senior Living Blog

Jason Kitchel

Recent Posts

Practical Ways to Combat Loneliness in Seniors

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Jun 23, 2020 3:48:00 PM
Occasional loneliness is a natural part of the human condition and a common challenge of aging. You can expect it to hit you every now and then before fading away without leaving any sort of mark. Pervasive and chronic loneliness, however, can take a significant toll on your mental, emotional, and physical health and diminish your quality of life over time.
Read More

Tags: Senior Health

Cottage or Apartment? Comparing Independent Living Floor Plans near Des Moines, WA

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Apr 9, 2020 2:53:00 PM
Picking the right independent living community is just the first step in planning your retirement. Once you’ve selected the facility that will support the lifestyle you desire, you get to choose your specific accommodations.
Read More

Tags: Senior Living 101

Aging with Grace: How to Age Well Mentally, Physically, & Emotionally

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Mar 24, 2020 2:31:00 PM
Aging can be a difficult topic to address, not least because it is rife with personal fears and uncertainties about losing independence and loved ones while growing more isolated or lonely. As with most challenging topics, however, the best solution is to confront it head-on with openness and optimism.
Read More

Tags: Senior Health

8 Reasons to Move to an Active Adult Community in Washington

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Feb 18, 2020 3:10:29 PM
Although retirement communities have existed for nearly a century, the concept has continually changed and expanded in recent years. Retirement communities are no longer associated primarily with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or spaces to move when you require dedicated support and assistance.
Read More

Tags: Senior Living 101

Memory Notebooks: How to 'Remember to Remember'

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Jan 16, 2020 7:11:00 AM
Memory loss can be frustrating and disheartening, not only for the person experiencing it firsthand, but also for their loved ones and caregivers. While the cure for dementia and other memory problems remains elusive, research has demonstrated how education, support, and simple tools, like memory notebooks, can help those on the memory-loss continuum maintain a sense of control and prolong their independence.
Read More

Tags: Senior Health

5 Gratitude Tips to Brighten the Holidays

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Nov 13, 2019 2:52:00 PM
As the days shorten and temperatures drop, what better way to spread warmth and cheer than to acknowledge those who make your life a little brighter, a little less lonely, and a lot more pleasant?
Read More

Tags: Senior Health

10 Things to Do in Federal Way this Winter

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Nov 6, 2019 2:06:00 PM
Winter is notorious for its dreary, wet weather in Federal Way, but you don’t have to let that stop you from getting out and enjoying the season to the fullest.
Read More

Tags: Things To Do

Elderly Friendly Home Design: Senior Living vs. Aging in Place

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 23, 2019 3:35:26 PM
Making suitable living arrangements is a decision all people have to address at some point as they age. Loss of mobility, safety and security, and comfort level can all come into play as you consider the housing options available to you or your loved one.
Read More

Tags: Senior Living 101

How Do You Pay for Independent Living During Retirement?

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 10, 2019 8:18:33 AM
Retirement is built up to be a wonderful time of life when you can relax after spending decades on a career and enjoy the fruits of your labor. In order for retirement to be the idyllic period it should be, however, you must be diligent in planning and saving to ensure you have established the sustainable income to move into a quality independent living community while still being able to comfortably afford other items and experiences.
Read More

Tags: Financial Planning

The Inquiry and Move-in Process for Village Green

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 30, 2019 10:29:00 AM
Once you have made the decision to move yourself or a loved one into a retirement community, you likely want to conduct the move as promptly and efficiently as possible while still handling the process in a thoughtful and deliberate way.
Read More

Tags: Making the Move