As we age, the question of senior care and living accommodations eventually becomes a topic of conversation. Many seniors choose to move to senior living communities as they age, not because they need daily assistance – although that is available – but because they are looking for a place where they can be active, meet new people and enjoy their senior years.
For those considering senior living accommodations, Timber Ridge, a senior independent living community in Issaquah, Washington, is a place where seniors can have freedom, independence and the ability to choose the lifestyle that’s right for them. Here are some top reasons why seniors prefer community living, especially at Timber Ridge:
Senior living for now and the future
Whether you’re seeking a quiet retreat surrounded by the natural beauty of Washington’s snow-capped mountains or easy access to the wealth of activities, sophistication and culture of a vibrant city, you’ll find it at Timber Ridge at Talus, a resort-style retirement community nestled in Issaquah, Washington, just 15 miles from downtown Seattle.
Designed to evoke the natural elegance of a mountain lodge, Timber Ridge at Talus features an abundance of natural timber beams and stone that blend harmoniously with the area’s scenic landscape. Seniors can choose from a variety of one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, many with dens and all with balconies or patios.
The “lodge within a suburban neighborhood” feel of Timber Ridge includes large, magnificent windows, along with a plethora of dramatic outdoor living spaces that showcase the views of our famous Cascade Mountain range and our world-renowned foothills, like Tiger and Squak Mountain.
For seniors with health care needs, assistance-in-living can be provided in your own apartment by skilled, caring, trustworthy professionals. Should you need more personalized and structured services on a daily basis, our Briarwood Health Center offers private-suite assisted living apartments. The restorative therapists at Briarwood also can help you recover and return home quickly after a surgery or illness.
Timber Ridge is committed to your whole health, and our dedicated memory unit within Briarwood features memory care suites and expert staff dedicated to providing the best care for those with Alzheimer’s disease or age-related dementia.
Making friends and keeping active
Senior living communities are about more than health care, though. Making new friends and becoming involved in social groups and activities go hand-in-hand with an active senior community lifestyle.
At the heart of Timber Ridge is our commitment to helping you live an active lifestyle. Our HealthyLife™ Services program takes a whole-person approach to health by focusing on an abundance of life-enriching activities where personal choice is paramount. And decisions about your daily agenda are always yours.
Our Community Life Services Director plans a complete calendar of cultural, recreational and social opportunities each week. Below are just some of the activities and amenities you’ll find at Timber Ridge:
- Putting Green
- Weight Training
- Bocce Ball
- Cocktail Parties
- Cards & Games
- Arts & Crafts
- Continuing Education
- And much more
Day trips are another great social benefit of independent senior living at Timber Ridge. Downtown Issaquah evokes the feeling of a mountain village with quaint shops, favorite retailers and great restaurants. Local fun also includes entertainment such as concerts on the green, the Issaquah Music Festival, Art in the Park, the Salmon Days Festival. You will also enjoy the Talus Trail Center, Lake Sammamish, Washington State Salmon Hatchery, and a weekly farmers market at Pickering Barn and the Historic Train Depot.
If it’s natural beauty you are seeking, Timber Ridge at Talus is your destination for wildlife, native flora and fauna, and nearly 400 acres of protected or enhanced natural space that protects the Gateway to the Issaquah Alps.
Each Timber Ridge resident has access to a Health Care Navigator who will connect you with the right staff, services, and amenities to help you reach your health and wellness goals. Whether you want to create a fitness plan, consult with a nutritionist, or need help scheduling health and medical-related appointments, our Health Care Navigator will act as your liaison so you can maintain optimum health for years to come.
Should your health care needs change, the Navigator will help you secure the appropriate level of health services, either in-residence by qualified and approved home-health caregivers, in the Briarwood Health Center.
Flexible and healthy dining
Whether your dining choice is formal or casual, our culinary team at Timber Ridge prepares a wide selection of healthy and delicious options daily. On-site chefs provide a wide array of food choices to meet the health and wellness needs of aging adults, and nutritionists work with residents to identify any special needs and setup nutrition goals.
The innovative dining program at Timber Ridge is called Preferred Choice Dining™. We provide flexible dining times and menu selections, as well as multiple dining venues and even take-out. Soak in the natural beauty of Washington while enjoying healthy chef-prepared meals al fresco or dining inside by a cozy fire. Your freedom and ability to choose are important to us, and at Timber Ridge, you decide where and when you want to enjoy your meals.
Seniors who were not eating well before moving into a senior living community find they have more energy and their health often improves after a short period of regularly eating nutritious meals at Timber Ridge.
Forget home repairs and yard work
At Timber Ridge you can forget about yard and home maintenance, cleaning, and handling unexpected home repairs and emergencies. Enjoy weekly housekeeping services and top quality maintenance in your home and throughout the campus as well as help with bill paying and paperwork if you need it. Less “to-dos” means more time to enjoy life.
Feel safe and secure
Timber Ridge’s inspiration is you. We designed our community after listening to what today’s seniors and their loved ones told us they wanted in their senior living homes: security, independence, and the ability to choose what’s right for them.
Twenty-four hour security ensures you’ll no longer have to worry about trying to reach a family member or neighbor should the need arise. You and your loved ones will feel confident knowing you are happy, healthy and well cared for. In addition, seniors who make the move to senior living communities like Timber Ridge often find their relationships with loved ones improve greatly. Time spent together can now be centered around doing things you both enjoy.
Timber Ridge is a place for seniors to explore their passions. But don’t just take our word for it. See what our residents have to say about living at Timber Ridge. To find out how you can become a part of Timber Ridge’s senior living community, get in touch with us at 425-427-2929.