SHAG Opens Lynnwood City Center Senior Living
An Affordable Senior Living Community for Residents of All Incomes
Posted on Nov. 13, 2017 by Stacia Kirby
SEATTLE (November 10, 2017) Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations (SHAG) announces the opening of its newest community, Lynnwood City Center Senior Living. Located at 19501 40th Avenue West in the City Center of Downtown Lynnwood, the community offers residents an active lifestyle within a comfortable and convenient independent living setting. With the opening of Lynnwood City Center, SHAG now operates 26 senior living communities in the Puget Sound region.
“We are delighted to celebrate the opening of our newest SHAG community in downtown Lynnwood,” said Jay Woolford, SHAG Executive Director. “We feel privileged to be a part of this area’s dramatic growth and development by offering quality, sustainable and affordable apartment living that promotes the well-being and quality of life of the residents. Lynnwood City Center Senior Living will provide its residents with a welcoming new home where they can enjoy their lives, together with new friends and neighbors.”
Key Features of Lynnwood City Center Senior Living
*Available in select units
Lynnwood City Center Senior Living is intended to serve older adults of all incomes. A selection of apartment homes are reserved for individuals and households with fixed incomes. Each member of the resident’s household must be at least 55 years old, and at least one member of the household must be at least 61 years old or disabled.
The Senior Housing Assistance Group ("SHAG") is a private Washington nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing quality, affordable independent living opportunities for older adults. In addition to promoting sustainable apartment lifestyles for older adults, SHAG's mission is to enhance and enrich residents’ lives and support their ability to live and remain independent as they age. Formed in 1988, SHAG has become the largest operator of affordable senior living communities in the State of Washington, with over 250 employees supporting twenty-six (26) communities serving more than 5,500 residents throughout the Puget Sound region. SHAG is opening a new, centrally-located headquarters in the First Quarter, 2018 in Tukwila, WA as part of a two-phase affordable senior living community development known as Tukwila Village. For more information visit https://www.housing4seniors.com.
Stacia Kirby, 206-363-1492
Youth, Seniors Together Plant Gardens & New Friendships
Local high school students and a group of residents of Lakewood Meadows, a SHAG senior living community, worked together to fill and plant 10 new raised garden beds at the community on Friday, June 23, at 5228 112th St. SW, Lakewood. The elevated gardens are designed to make it easy for the seniors to cultivate vegetables, herbs and blossoms, and also reap broader benefits.
SHAG is providing the garden beds and the soil; other materials have been donated by The Home Depot, Tacoma Mall Blvd. location. Manager Brianna Madison was able to approve the request to help out, and Home Depot provided lumber, nails and other materials to construct the raised beds. Home Depot has a generous donation program in place, with some stipulations to help sort the requests, such as raffles not being eligible.
“Many of our residents are longtime gardeners accustomed to growing produce and flowers and sharing them with their neighbors,” said Jay Woolford, executive director of SHAG. “These new beds will enable them to continue this meaningful tradition. They will also be able to provide their gardening wisdom with the students, which we hope will plant the seeds for friendships between the generations.”
About seven students and fifteen residents from SHAG Lake Meadows senior living community assisted at the intergenerational planting/gardening event. There was a lot of fun and smiles as they shared and learned and grew new friendships as well vegetables, herbs and blossoms. Students and volunteers came from several groups, including Charles Wright Academy, Lakewood Boys & Girls Club, Tacoma Community College, and Clover Park High’s Key Club.