Building Bridges

Through a growing network of community partnerships, including CIRC, we offer innovative programs that help residents navigate the next chapter of life, and expand their everyday enjoyment.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two communities are alike either. That's why we take an individualized approach to creating programs that address hard-hitting needs. Working closely with residents in each community, the SHAG team gets to know what support is needed. (In fact, resident-driven ideas often become reality!) Then we work with our community partners to bring meaningful programs to life.

Addressing Important Needs

We want to help older adults not only to live independently but to live well. With the help of dedicated community partners, SHAG provides programs that make that possible. From fitness classes and tech classes to health workshops and food pantries, we are engaging residents in innovative ways, and meeting vital needs that may have otherwise gone unmet.

Pacific Lutheran University (PLU)

School of Nursing

Every week, residents at our Sunset, Conservatory and Lakewood communities have access to onsite preventive healthcare through our collaboration with Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) School of Nursing and Pierce County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). In addition to providing blood pressure checks, doctor referrals, and medication reviews, nursing students educate residents on the importance of healthy nutrition and exercise. The program has resulted in a decrease in residents' non-emergency 911 calls, and a healthy increase in education and support.