Aegis Living of West Seattle, with a public grand-opening celebration this Saturday, is one of the newest WSB sponsors. Here’s what they’d like you to know:
West Seattle has a new neighbor! Nestled along the west-facing hilltop of Admiral Way, Aegis Living of West Seattle assisted living and memory care community is now open, providing aging area residents a beautiful new home. Fresh colors, imaginative touches, and beachy design elements relate to the water-oriented West Seattle lifestyle and the restorative serenity that comes from living near the sea.
Aegis Living is a nationally recognized company known for its innovative offerings in assisted living. CEO Dwayne J. Clark (right) founded the company 21 years ago with a disruptive mindset to redefine the living experience for seniors needing care. This grew out of frustration with senior living options and poor service standards encountered when caring for his own mother. Aegis Living offers well-appointed assisted living with the amenities of a five-star hotel, combined with outstanding care from highly trained and valued staff. Aegis Living at West Seattle offers 82 apartment-style units for those who can no longer live independently and for people with advanced memory loss. Innovative Life Enrichment™ activities address mind, body, spirit to keep seniors healthy physically and mentally. “Premium surroundings make every day a celebration and provide a wonderful backdrop for the excellent care and sense of belonging provided by our warm and loving staff,” says Clark.
An “employee first” company recognizing that employees are at the heart of its success, Aegis Living treats employees like family, justas they regard the residents as family. Aegis Living rewards employees with outstanding perks and benefits, including the annual “Dream Big” giveaway with a range of cash prizes. In 2017, Aegis Living was named one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work — the first assisted-living company to place on the national workplace review list. Aegis Living currently operates 31 communities in Washington, California, and Nevada, with six in development.
Stepping through the front door of Aegis in West Seattle, visitors are greeted by the fresh blue and white color palette of a relaxed, chic vacation villa. The dramatic two-story entrance hall features blown glass chandeliers and decor inspired by the sparkling blue water of the ocean. Whimsical features throughout include a submarine aquarium with portholes for viewing tropical fish and a real tugboat in the large outdoor courtyard — named for Dwayne Clark’s mother-in-law and longtime West Seattle resident Norene Ott. A theater and sports den enable residents to enjoy both cultural activities and cheer their favorite team in style. A spa, hair salon and barber shop keep residents looking good. Several elevated decks — including one on the roof — and a large outdoor courtyard provide numerous spaces to enjoy fresh air and views.
For more information or to schedule a tour, visit aegisliving.com/aegis-of-west-seattle.
GRAND OPENING: Area residents are invited to take a tour and enjoy grand opening festivities on Saturday, August 25th, 1:00-4:00 pm, at 4700 SW Admiral Way. Valet parking provided. Guests will enjoy fruit drinks, fresh Northwest seafood, and desserts. Music includes tropical style rock and a Caribbean steel band. Raffle prizes include original artwork ‘painted on site’ by local artist Beth Goodman. Actress Loni Anderson of “WKRP in Cincinnati” fame will sign autographs and help cut the ribbon marking the official opening.
We thank Aegis Living of West Seattle for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.