Communities that provide assisted living in Lynnwood are great options for seniors looking for life in a small city with big city excitement close by.
Alderwood Mall is Lynnwood’s destination shopping center with major department stores such Nordstrom, Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Sears, and over 175 other shops and stores. The Village at Alderwood, an outdoor shopping center, offers specialty stores such as Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, REI, Borders, Eddie Bauer, Chico’s, Apple and Ann Taylor Loft. Shoppers can find whatever they desire with over 300 retailers in the area.
Movie buffs will find newly released movies at any one of the 16 theaters at the Loews Alderwood Mall 16. Seniors enjoy a special admission rate any time of the day.
The residents of assisted living in Lynnwood communities keep active with the classes, recreation and special events at the Lynnwood Senior Center. The Center offers ongoing activities such as bingo, bridge and dance; trips to various venues in the area such as the casino, museums and cultural events; senior services and an outdoor program during the summer.
The Arts in Lynnwood is easily available to seniors. Public artworks are displayed throughout the city’s buildings and parks. Free community performances by “Shakespeare In The Park” and “WonderStage” are held during the summer.
In neighboring Everett or Seattle, seniors may attend performances of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Edmonds Center for the Arts, the Driftwood Players or the Seattle Symphony.
Sports fans are also just a short drive away from great professional sporting events such as the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Storm, University of Washington Huskies, Sounders FC and Everett Silvertips.
Lynnwood Medical Facilities
Whenever additional medical services are needed, seniors enjoying assisted living in Lynnwood have Stevens Hospital just a quick drive away in Edmonds. Providing a range of inpatient and outpatient services, seniors have access to services that include cancer, cardiac, cardiopulmonary, diabetes, rehabilitation, surgery and neurology services.
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett just north of Lynnwood, has received national recognitions that include being one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation for the five years running, the 2009 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the third year, and Excellence Awards for Critical Care, Cardiac Care, Stroke Care and General Surgery.
The Community Transit bus system is friendly, reliable transportation for seniors at assisted living in Lynnwood communities. Most buses have low floors for easy boarding. All buses have wheelchair lifts or ramps to accommodate wheelchairs or scooters. Special personal assistance is available for seniors who need help in using the bus system. The Dial-A-Ride program provides curb-to-curb service for qualified disabled individuals who are unable to use the regular Transit buses.
Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.