This is a favorite among retirement communities. This beautiful Merrill Gardens community is in the heart of Kirkland. This community is a block from the farmers Market and also from the waterfront. Close by they offer great dining and shopping experiences all within a very short walk from the apartments. A very vibrant and active community to live in.
Nice, friendly, warm and welcoming assisted living community, providing higher levels of care as needed. Some apartments and common spaces have views of Lake Washington! Plenty of activities. Wonderful, caring, committed executive director and staff and friendly residents.
Kirkland is a bustling suburb of Seattle that is ideal for individuals looking to surround themselves with nature. Offering beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains to the west and Cascade Mountains to the west, this suburb offers residents access to an abundance of community activities, parks and trails. A beautiful waterfront that overlooks Lake Washington is perfect for relaxing and watching the sun rise or set over the mountains. Seniors residing in a Kirkland will enjoy a close-knit, quaint community that has all the amenities and resources of a bustling metropolitan city.
This mass transit agency provides residents of Kirkland with bus and train service. Service areas include the city of Kirkland and commuter routes to downtown Seattle and Tacoma.
King County Metro
Metro is a government agency that provides public transportation to the city of Kirkland. Regularly scheduled routes are available within the city’s limits and include buses, rideshare services, trains and water taxis.
DART provides public transportation for seniors and those with disabilities. Using vans, this agency is able to travel beyond regularly scheduled routes to provide clients with easy access to medical centers, shopping centers, and other popular places.
Discounts for Seniors in Kirkland
Metro Reduced Fare Permit
Individuals 65 and over qualify for reduced fares on King County Metro buses, trains, and water taxis. A small fee must be paid to receive the reduced fare permit that is loaded onto an ORCA card.
Gold or Flash Card for Healthy Aging
This discount card is available to qualifying individuals who live in or around Seattle. This card provides various discounts to a number of merchants or vendors in Kirkland, including restaurants, banks and salons.
Seattle Lakes Dining Cruises
Receive anywhere from $3-10 off the price of a regular priced ticket for a number of cruises on Lake Washington. Cruises can include sunset dinner cruises, Sunday brunch cruises, or special event/holiday cruises.
National Park Services
This government agency provides senior passes that will waiver most entry fees into national parks.
Senior Rights Assistance
This volunteer-based community program provides seniors with easy access to valuable community resources and information. Resources available include help with insurance services, legal advice and a number of consumer issues.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
Basic, affordable legal advice on living wills and estate planning is provided by this nonprofit legal program. Appointments are required and there are eligibility requirements to receive these services.
Washington Adult Protective Services
A government agency that investigates and protects elderly individuals against abuse from caretakers, doctors and other individuals. The agency runs investigative services and has a 24-hour hotline for abuse reports.