Aegis Living Ballard: Where heritage, heart, and happiness meet

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Aegis Living is making waves with the much-anticipated opening of its brand-new assisted living and memory care community in the heart of Ballard on Market Street. Offering assisted living, memory care, and transitional care options, Aegis Living Ballard provides a supportive environment for seniors with specialized care so they can continue living in the neighborhood they know and love. The grand opening is set for Early 2024.

Drawing from over 25 years of experience, Aegis Living has earned a reputation as a best-in-class senior housing provider most known for its robust and research-based daily programming, upscale designs, and big-hearted company culture. The company’s commitment to making a difference in seniors’ lives has led to the development of 36 assisted living and memory care communities along the West Coast. 

The moment visitors set foot into Aegis Living Ballard, it becomes apparent that every detail has been carefully curated to pay homage to the neighborhood’s maritime past. At the front reception, a water feature symbolizes the area’s rich fishing industry. Looking up, you’ll find a visual tribute to spawning salmon and Ballard Locks fish ladder. The exterior of the building showcases a cannery-style design reminiscent of the canning industry that once thrived along the shores of Puget Sound. 

Step further inside, and the Scandinavian concept of hygge takes center stage, emphasizing warmth and comfort. Natural and organic materials, woven fabrics, leather, and wood finishes evoke a sense of tranquility and craftsmanship. The community’s stylish yet inviting design is bound to set a new standard in senior living. 

“Aegis Living Ballard draws its color inspiration from the vibrant costumes of the Syttende Mai parade, intricate Nordic handicrafts, and natural surroundings. Everything— from the furnishings, art, and naming convention for the common areas— is a nod to Ballard’s heritage,” said Jeanna Korbas, Aegis Living Vice President of Interior Design. 

The impeccably designed living spaces are matched with expert care to deliver a complete experience for each resident. The nursing team oversees and personalizes each resident’s care plans to address their specific needs. Added attention and support are provided by the around-the-clock care staff, who quickly get to know each resident, their stories and preferences, like a long-time best friend. Aegis Living’s continuum of care ensures that residents can seamlessly transition as their needs evolve, receiving flexible levels of service while remaining in the community they’ve come to call home. From light assistance to supporting the progression of dementia to assisting with end-of-life care, Aegis Living Ballard accommodates a wide range of care needs. 

When it opens, the community’s array of activities, curated by the talented Life Enrichment team, offers something for everyone. Residents can participate in daily movement and fitness programs, art classes, music therapy, engaging discussions, and more while pursuing their favorite hobbies and long-standing interests. This holistic approach to care includes activities that encourage a mind-body connection, like meditation, brain games, and skill building.

To strengthen ties with the local community, Aegis Living Ballard has formed a partnership with the National Nordic Museum. This collaboration aims to enrich the lives of residents by delving into Nordic heritage, engaging in learning experiences, exploring exhibits, and creating an even deeper connection to the neighborhood. 

Thoughtfully designed amenities create a sense of community and social engagement for the residents. The sports lounge, with a pub-like feel, is a gathering place for residents, while the fitness center and balance studio cater to keeping residents active and strong. Residents can enjoy an on-site massage, an afternoon in the salon for hair and nail services, or book a shave in the barbershop. The movie theater within the community offers a rotation of cinematic favorites. 

Shared meals offer much more than nourishment. They are a time for residents to connect with one another and build new relationships and connections. That’s why culinary excellence is the cornerstone of every Aegis Living community. Our menus are developed by Registered Dietitians, which means each dish is both delectable and nutritious. The restaurant-style dining room features a two-story ceiling with a breathtaking lighting installation that looks like sails billowing in the wind, creating an elegant dining experience where residents wish to linger. Three meals are served daily in the main dining room, along with snacks and beverages throughout the day in the bistro. 

To learn more about Aegis Living Ballard’s exceptional services and amenities, visit the community’s website at To schedule a private tour, call 425-861-9993 or email