A closer look at Aegis Living Greenwood

A new chapter will begin for many seniors in our neighborhood with the brand-new Aegis Living Greenwood opening in spring 2022. Located on Holman Road, this stunning community offers 97 senior living apartments to choose from—72 in assisted living and 25 apartments dedicated to memory care. Residents will enjoy chef-prepared meals, innovative programming, around-the-clock assistance, and a wealth of on-site health and wellness amenities. 

With a track record of almost 25 years of experience, Aegis Living is a best-in-class senior housing operator bringing ingenuity and imagination to the communities it builds. With 34 assisted living and memory care communities on the West Coast, the company is known for offering innovative daily programming to engage residents, upscale design where style meets function, and a very special company culture fueled by the team’s shared passion for making a difference in seniors’ lives. 

Aegis Living has communities in Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, Ravenna, and West Seattle, as well as on the Eastside, but this will be the first in Northwest Seattle, and it has been a longstanding dream for the Aegis team to serve families in this area. “This tight-knit Northwest neighborhood is both rich in history and filled with families who have called this part of Seattle home for decades,” said Dwayne Clark, CEO and founder of Aegis Living. “Because the Pacific Northwest is our home too, we are honored to be able to help seniors stay in the neighborhood that they know and love, where their roots go deep.”

Each Aegis Living community reflects the local neighborhood to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. Aegis Living Greenwood is no different. Designed in true Northwest style, with a gorgeous Tudor façade, the community centers around the warmth of a stone fireplace at the heart of the home. The décor includes stunning chandeliers, fine millwork, and cozy fabrics, and lovely outdoor spaces. Unique to this property, residents will enjoy evening sunsets from a rooftop terrace inspired by an English garden.

When it opens, Aegis Living Greenwood will offer not only a beautifully appointed home, but expert care. The nursing staff oversees and personalizes each resident’s healthcare plan to meet their unique needs. And the around-the-clock care teams are always available to assist with personal care or support.

Aegis’s continuum of care means that if residents’ needs change, they can be cared for with as little disruption as possible, remaining in the community, surrounded by the Aegis team and nearby friends and family, while receiving flexible levels of service. The community can accommodate a wide range of care needs, from very light assistance for independent residents through hospice care. 

A key example of Aegis Living’s novel approach to senior living can be found in the dedicated Memory Care floors, called Life’s Neighborhoods™. Memory care focuses on finding joy in the present and igniting fond memories from the past. Residents will be transported to another time and place in the expansive outdoor courtyard with the detailed façade of a picturesque village. The unique use of experiential design is a tool to encourage engagement among residents and spark the youthful memories of yesteryear. 

“We believe the foundation to a quality of life and good health is built on meaningful relationships and connection,” said Clark. “Experiential design and interactive vignettes have the unique ability to help those with memory loss engage with others by sharing memories and pieces of their life.” 

Aegis Living Greenwood will offer a wide array of activities—the Life Enrichment team creates daily calendars filled with favorite interests and new pursuits like fitness classes, art classes, music therapy, current events, lectures, game nights, happy hour, special interest groups, live entertainment, and more. The holistic approach to care includes activities that encourage a mind-body connection, like meditation, brain games, and learning new skills.

The on-site amenities are purpose-built to encourage socializing and connection. Residents live in beautifully appointed apartments, but the entire community is available for their use with many opportunities to gather and socialize to build new friendships, including a sports pub, game room, movie theater, and fitness center. Residents can also indulge in massage services, pamper themselves in the salon, or book a trim in the barbershop. And family and friends are always welcome to visit and spend the day enjoying the amenities with their loved one.  

Aegis Living Greenwood will feel in many ways like a high-end hotel with an emphasis on hospitality. The front desk concierge services are available to assist residents and their families. Residents don’t need to lift a finger with services like housekeeping, laundry, and chauffeured transportation to appointments. And four-legged family members are welcome too.

The culinary team serves three meals per day in the main restaurant-style dining room, along with snacks and beverages throughout the day in the bistro. For seniors who want more flexibility, all-day dining allows each resident to decide when and where they would like to eat on their schedule. The menus are developed by registered dietitians and chefs, so dishes are as delectable as they are nutritious.

Because of our neighborhood’s high demand for senior housing, a second Aegis Living community is under construction in the heart of Ballard, on Market Street, and projected to open in spring 2024. Aegis Living Ballard, with 92 assisted living and memory care apartments, will draw design inspiration from Ballard’s Scandinavian roots, Northwest natural beauty, and the concept of hygge. Seniors will have two potential communities with unique features in convenient locations to choose to call home in Northwest Seattle.

If you or your loved one are interested in learning more, contact Aegis Living Greenwood to schedule a private tour at 206-278-2158 or email greenwood@aegisliving.com. For more information, visit www.aegisliving.com.

Aegis Living is a sponsor of My Ballard