Holiday Retirement - Washington
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Since opening the doors of our first community in Washington in 1971, Holiday Retirement has been providing seniors in the Evergreen State with a unique and affordable independent retirement experience. Our dedicated staff of live-in community managers strives to make each and every resident of a Holiday Retirement Washington community feel right at home from the minute they step through our doors. This is what we call The Holiday Touch, and it is what makes life at our communities so special.
We like the area, the settings, the landscaping, the people, and the cleanliness of Point Defiance Village. It is a very nice community. The sizes of the rooms are nice, and they have a nice balcony. It has easy access to the cafeteria, and the food is good.
Charbonneau was good. The personnel and everything about it was nice. They showed us two-bedrooms and a couple different one-bedrooms at different prices. They offered us a one-bedroom at a very reasonable rate. The staff was wonderful, very nice, well-informed, and spent all the time with us that we wanted. The food was excellent. I don't like broccoli but broccoli was on the plate at lunchtime, and I asked for seconds and thirds. It was THAT good. The whole experience was great. They had their own chef, and the gentleman knows how to cook food! They had lots of different activities.
My mother is very happy at Charbonneau. The facility is amazing, clean and bright, and they have a lot of activities for their residents. I would definitely recommend this facility. The managers are wonderful people. A personal chef cooks all of the meals and puts out menus one week in advance. For the people who don’t like the items on the menu, they provide alternative choices.
Mom is waiting for an opening at The Bedford. The place is beautiful, very warm, and feels like home. The bedrooms are nice with high ceilings, fireplaces, a nice-sized kitchen, and crown mouldings. It doesn't feel like you're going into a box. The whole building is done beautifully and doesn't feel like a place for older people. It's lovely, and the grounds are gorgeous. The staff are all very nice. We ate there, and it was all very nice.
The Bedford was our first choice, but they did not have assisted care. It was located close to shopping and everything. They seemed to have more interest in one-on-one attention. They had a buffet, and the food was excellent. They did not have much of a view from their rooms. The atmosphere was very nice, and the staff was very friendly. The dining was smaller than the one my mom was in, and it's a smaller community with less units, which I liked.
Point Defiance Village is a nice facility housed on several acres and the grounds are beautiful.The interior is clean and furnishings on the newer side. Everything was bright and well lite very cheery you would say. They offer I believe five styles of apartments they are nice but are on the small side, they don’t have full kitchens instead kitchenettes, for those wanting to cook their own meals this is a downside.
I like the dining set-up meals are served restaurant style with a full menu to choose from, you are served your meals by a waiter. The menu has a good selection of food and it does change often. They offer special menu for those on a restricted diet. I was invited to come eat and I had meatloaf with mashed potatoes and salad it was very good. The dessert was chocolate cream pie and ice-cream made in house.
There have a fitness center and a big TV room It looked more like a place to gather and chat when I was there very nice to see. They have a full suite of activities and bring in outside entertainment.
Here is where I felt they really truly care and have the thought of their residents in mind at all times they have some rooms there available too, so if you want to go and visit your loved one, you can get a roll away bed in the apartment or they rent out a full apartment at a very affordable rate.
They provide transportation to local stores, banks and appointments via their own transportation system. I was very impressed with the cost that they had at Point Defiance Village it is very reasonable for what you are getting. The staff was great they really are attentive to the needs of their residents and I heard each of them call the residents by name.
I have visited many senior facilities and there are pros and cons to each, this facility has top-notch staff who genuinely care for their residents the level of care you receive is comforting. The activities are abundant the grounds are beautiful. Food is great, but what I really liked was the real sense that this was a community and for that I recommend this place.
I am quite impressed with this independent community. Seniors can choose from apartments in the main building, or stand-alone cottages.
Seniors who grew up in the Pacific Northwest will appreciate the beauty of the 20+ acres they have access to—meaning that nature is always just a few steps away. There are even 3 miles of paved walkways throughout the grounds to make for safer outdoor activity.
When residents don’t feel like cooking, the dining options are restaurant-worthy.Active seniors can continue to head out-and-about solo, or they can participate in the many daily group activities. The amenities are also quite good, and include pool tables and a swimming pool.
As health declines a new home will be required as assistance is minimal.
As an independent living facility, it is an excellent option. There are plenty of activities that encourage socialization, the apartments have a nice sized kitchen, and it is in a great location.
As an assisted living facility, I would give this facility an average rating. As long as the senior only requires minimal assistance with ADLs or medication management it is good. As health declines, there is much room for improvement.
As a memory care facility there is much room for improvement, particularly the staff to patient ratio.
The community is rated as independent living however, the residents that I met were very sedate. I would say that the average age is 75 although the minimum age to move in is 55. The community dining area is themed after a cruise ship and has a very tall ceiling that reaches up 3 stories. I was invited by staff to have lunch and it smelled delicious but I did not have the time. The community is private pay only. They do work with the VA benefit aid and attendance for assistance with ADL's. They don't take medicaid. On site there are a few "cottages" that there is a waitlist for. The beautiful walking "trail" is completely paved and is gated to keep out critters. The community has laundry rooms on every floor so no trips to the basement to do laundry. The units them selves come with balcony's or patios. Cable TV is included in the rent along with utilities and transportation. I drove past the community a couple of times. The entrance is very small and not well marked and is on the side of a hill. There are small shops across the street from the community but its rather steep, so I would not recommend the neighborhood for those that like walking for exercise.
A great senior community in Bellevue, the Garden Club feature a beautiful garden and ideally situated away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.
I love visiting the Garden Club and spending some time with my ladies. I really like their take on activities for the residents they call it “Layers of the Holiday Lifestyle”, a program of activities and special events to stimulate the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social and vocational, I will say this is a very well thought out program.
Residents are spoiled with elegant and comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes to meet the need of each resident. I liked the rooms they were very spacious and tastefully done.
The Garden Clubs managers are always on site; this is great and gives me peace of mind knowing there is always someone readily available. The professional staff always eager to help and so happy to be working.
Now to the food oh my, let me say that the chef was awesome he let me back into the kitchen where we prepared a special treat for one my ladies for her birthday. Oh and the food yummy, I have eaten on many occasions while visiting and each and every time was excellent.
Residents are at the center of great shopping, attractions and not having to worry about transportation makes me rest easy.
Okay for me pets are great for those living along and provide a sense of comfort and the Garden Club believes in the power of pets, and are delighted to have dogs and cats as part of our communities.
Some retirement facilities have the typical games and puzzles, cards, chess, etc. But again the activities and holistic wellness approach at the Gardens Club is fulfilling and well just awesome.
The ladies I visit love the fact that they don’t have to do housework, The Garden Club takes care of all the cleaning.
I enjoy each and every visit to the Garden Club. It is nice and refreshing knowing the ladies cared for, and the staff genuinely cares for their residents with the utmost respect.
Fernwood at the Park is a senior community for residents 55 and older. The location of Fernwood at the Park offers views of the beautiful Puget Sound. Residents are close to all the area has to offer including malls and the casino, the ladies I regularly visit love to visit the local casino and take walks at Saltwater state park only a hop skip and jump away; residents can get around via the shuttle.
I visit very frequently, so I know residents are treated and cared for each day. I love that the managers live on site providing a sense of comfort. The staff is always attentive, and the guests are always busy and happy and attention paid to what the residents needed.
The apartments are spacious, my gals had their rooms decorated so nice, and the kitchens were quaint and perfect. They welcome animals this is great for the residents; many communities don’t offer pets, so this is great for the residents.I must note the fact that laundry is part of the all-inclusive experience is great it gives a feel of being on vacation and my gals love it.
The residents are always busy when I visit they have asked me to come back because they were busy with some activity from playing pool or the many scheduled activities depending on the day. The ladies enjoy the arts and crafts and of course they love playing bingo, I stayed and played myself and it was a hit.
I can say the food at Fernwood at the Park is delicious I ate lunch many times and never disappointed.
I must say I have visited a lot of senior communities' in the area and Fernwood at the Park is one of my favorites, from the grounds and the exceptional staff and of course the beautiful views of the Puget Sound, this is a top-notch senior community offering residents at great place to relax and enjoys life.
I love visiting Fernwood at the Park I am always greeted with a smile, the residents are always happy, the grounds always well-kept.
Are you really ready to "let go" of the responsibility and expense of owning a house/condo and really retire but still have an independent lifestyle complete with opportunities to travel? Come to Cascadian Place, one of the Holiday Retirement Communities! For the past 5 or 6 years, I had been visiting retirement communities in Western Washington and last June, 2014, chose Cascadian Place. A few of the reasons include: Attractive apartments (studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms-some with Mountain Views. Less expensive than most similar communities. Great Management personnel. Three meals per day (most communities only serve two). A friendly and caring community. Security. Light housekeeping weekly, along with maintenance. Many types of activities from which to choose. Bus transportation to Dr. appointments, shopping, etc. Bus trip outings to funs places. A Travel Program within the Holiday Retirement Communities. I've been here seven months now and am happy to say "It's a great place to live and would choose Cascadian Place again - it's become part of my family!
I wrote a previous review based on information that turned out not to be accurate. I would like to apologize for this and submit a new review. There had been a lot of turnover in managers which led to some confusion about how existing rules were being enforced. There was a specific incident involving one of the older residents and a friend of ours. The incident that prompted that review did not happen as it was originally described to me; so again I apologize. I understand the corporate office has promised no more changes in managers for awhile which would be helpful. My mom is still a resident here and is very satisfied. The exchange travel plan they offer is wonderful!
I noticed that there were people everywhere, walking, reading, visiting, waxing their car. For retired people, they were very very busy and active. The smell of the previous meal was everywhere in the entry area and it smelled wonderful. I wish I would have come to tour earlier. There was a high vaulted ceiling in the dining room area and it was a huge area. They had a real library and their own fenced outside walking path in a garden setting. The exercise room was small with only three machines but Janet the manager told me that the one piece of machinery that was perfect for seniors was their version of a sit down eliptical. I had never seen anything like it before. I would love to try it since it would take pressure off my knees. Since they don't provide assisted living I did not rate it. I did not take a meal so I really don't know how good their food is, so again I did not rate that.