900 University Street , Seattle, WA 98101

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Let me start by saying Horizon House is a big place. There are two buildings 19 stories high and a smaller one. The location is great and the view from the Sky lounge is stunning. There are art pieces throughout the facility. It is definitely a vibrant community. With an endless amount of things to do, the saline pool is a great. There is a woodworking shop and the day I was there many were busy building something. The fitness room was rather large, nobody was using it but the equipment was nice. The dining room was very nice; it was more like a restaurant. We chose to sit on the patio and ate a light lunch, the salad was great and the fruit was fresh. There is also a Bistro onsite for you to purchase food it was good sized with a good selection of food and such. The facilities for assisted living and the skilled nursing facilities are close by. The rooms were very nice. The resident I visited had a full kitchen in her apartment and it was quite spacious. She also gets credit in the dining room if she doesn’t want to cook. She also is part of the sew club they have, she spends a lot of time sewing so this is great to have for her. It is assuring knowing she is happy and taking care of. Being in Seattle there is so much to do and see, she frequents the many musical events and there were two nice shuttles at the front taking residents out shopping to the grocery stores. The staff was very nice when I got there and helped me find my resident; they answered all my questions and were very pleasant and helpful. Horizon House is a great place to retire and still live near Seattle's vibrant downtown and Capitol Hill neighborhoods, it is on the pricey side and there are no subsidies offered at the facility. As I was leaving there were musicians coming in as I was leaving, I was told they have live performances on-site!

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I have been visiting parishioners at Horizon House for the past four years, and find it to be a warm, engaging and caring community. I share duties with another neighborhood Episcopal priest leading worship services there every other month. The Pastoral Care team at Horizon House is excellent. They have a great sense of where people are on their spiritual journey, and have good relationships with residents home parishes. The Assisted Care facility at Horizon House is quite good. It is easy to access, and the environment is caring and highly competent. I recommend Horizon House for consideration when looking for long term living environment in downtown Seattle.

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Amenities at Elderwise

Property Info

Minimum Age: 62

Resident Capacity: 474

Managed By: Horizon House Board of Trustees

State License #: 212

Enforcement Letters: Check

Semi-Private Units

Private Units

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Washer/Dryer in Apt


Full Kitchen

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Employee Background Checks

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop


Chapel Services

Saline Pool and Jacuzzi


Full-Time Activity Director

Social Events

Trips & Outings

Spiritual Activities

Exercise Classes

Live, On-site Entertainment

Educational Opportunities

60+ resident committee and special interest groups


Outside Patio/Gardens

Computer/Internet Access

Cable/Satellite TV

Dedicated Concierge

Special Meals: Diabetic,Low-salt,Gluten-free,Low-fat,Pureed,Vegetarian,Options Available

Cats and Service Dogs Allowed

Wi-Fi throughout community

Valet Parking


Nurse Availability: On Site 24/7

On-Site Medical Visits: Dentist,Podiatrist,Speech Therapist,Occupational Therapist,Physical Therapist

Medication Management

Diabetes Care

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Guest Apartment

Guest Meals

Private Laundry

Room Service


Description of Elderwise

Founded in 1961, Horizon House is a dynamic nonprofit retirement community dedicated to dignified aging, life fulfillment, and service to the broader community. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, our campus consists of 467 apartments housing close to 600 residents. Horizon House is a resident-centered community, offering an active, vibrant lifestyle, with an emphasis on wellness and levels of care, from independent to supported living to memory care. Our vision is to be the model urban community of choice, recognized as the leader in creative aging.