Issaquah is a thriving community surrounded on three sides by the magnificent Cougar, Squak and Tiger Mountains, collectively known as the “Issaquah Alps.” Just 17 miles from downtown Seattle, communities of assisted living in Issaquah are located in a small community with easy access to Seattle’s metropolitan amenities.
Seniors enjoying assisted living in Issaquah will find historic Downtown Issaquah the venue for many community events. Seniors are able to mingle with the artists and musicians at the monthly summer Art Walks and aspiring poets at the monthly Open Mic Poetry Readings. Enjoy summer with Music on the Streets and Concerts on the Green. There’s an event almost every night of the week in Downtown Issaquah.
Gilman Village is a unique shopping center created from unwanted farm and mining buildings from old Issaquah town. In a park-like setting, the Village houses 40 specialty shops and restaurants. It’s one of the Puget Sound’s best known shopping destinations.
Amateur astronomers will appreciate Tiger Mountain. The Mountain’s trailhead is the prime spot for star parties sponsored by the Seattle Astronomical Society.
The Issaquah Valley Senior Center is the gathering place for seniors. The Center offers fitness classes, wellness and senior services, regular group activities, and monthly trips and excursions.
The Village Theatre specializes in musical productions that include such Broadway classics as Show Boat, Meet Me in St. Louis and 42nd Street. The Theatre also stages original productions such as its Annual Festival of New Musicals. Seniors are offered discounted ticket prices and may find the Theatre’s Encore program a great bargain.
During the Fall, the annual Salmon Days festival celebrates the salmon’s return home to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Residents of assisted living in Issaquah will enjoy the weekend festivities filled with food, arts, crafts and entertainment.
Issaquah Medical Facilities
In nearby Renton, Valley Medical Center’s (VMC) hospital offers medical, surgical and emergency care. The Medical Center provides specialized treatment in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, cancer and neurology, and has been recognized for excellence in its Centers for Sleep, Joint and Stroke care. In addition, VMC operates 12 community clinics throughout King County.
Overlake Hospital Medical Center, in neighboring Bellevue, offers an innovative approach to healthcare for seniors at its Senior Health Centers. Staffed by geriatic professionals, seniors receive care that focuses on prevention and wellness. Should a resident of assisted living in Issaquah need emergency care, the Urgent Care Center at Overlake Medical Center Issaquah is readily available 24-hours, seven days a week, to treat non-life threatening illnesses or injuries.
King County Transit Metro buses provide neighborhood transportation in and around Issaquah. Also available are a variety of alternative transportation programs for seniors, such as the Regional Reduced Fare Permit, Metro Taxi Scrip, Senior Shuttles and Senior Services Volunteer Drivers.
Find Assisted Living in Issaquah
A community of assisted living in Issaquah offers comfortable living in a community that has maintained its old time charm. Find a senior living community for your loved one by browsing our directory of Issaquah Assisted Living communities.
Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.