Are you mystified by all the confusing labels, terms and abbreviations used by healthcare professionals, government agencies and senior housing professionals? There are so many that we could fill a book. In fact, we did. We at Watermark Retirement Communities® created the Senior Reference Guide 10 years ago to help dispel myths and clarify facts. […]
Category: Life at Pacific Regent Bellevue
A few weeks ago, we welcomed back the Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County to our community. But both times, it was not just kids and chaperones who came for the afternoon – they had guests with them. These guests were not like normal guests… These guests are very obedient, very clean, and very, very robotic! The children of BGCSC […]
Each year in August, the community here at Pacific Regent Bellevue comes together to celebrate the community’s opening back in 1986. The celebration, held on campus, is the largest party of the year and with over 100 residents, is always fun! This year, we decided to go formal. The evening was called “An Evening in […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Strength Training to Meditation 101 to Beers of California to Travel Around Scotland and even Book Club, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]
Attending the monthly Disaster Response Group Meeting is never a dull hour out of my day said Erin Sattler, Community Life Director. I’ve rattled spoons in a metal bowl to help simulate the sound of an Earthquake, I’ve laid on a table pretending I am a disaster victim, I have been used as a dummy […]
We have a lot of fun at Pacific Regent – I mean a lot of fun. As I speak, our residents are having a Garden Party-themed social in the Living Room, dancing, singing, and wearing lovely summer colors! But not all of what we do is focused on having fun. Many of our residents are […]
Did you know July 7th was World Chocolate Day?! Clearly we did NOT miss the memo here at Pacific Regent. To celebrate (what we all think should be a recognized holiday), we brought in a real chocolate maker!! Residents had a blast cooking up their own milk and dark chocolate. They got to learn about […]
Sometimes we go on local outings… sometimes we venture out a little farther! Sometimes our outings have so many people signing up that we need to start a waitlist, and sometimes it’s not about quantity of residents signed up, but quality of the trip. Last week, three of us woke up very early to catch […]
At the beginning of every month, we put out a new batch of sign-up sheets for that month. While some offerings are less popular, many others are spilling over with residents clambering for a spot. The Woodland Park Zoo is a Seattle favorite for many people – it’s a well-done, well-kept, large, happy zoo just on the outskirts […]
Here at Pacific Regent, we get to do some very special things quite often. One of our most cherished outings is our annual trip to a Mariner’s Game! With beautiful views, wonderful food, and the Moose visiting us, it was a perfect day for a ballgame! Plus it didn’t hurt that the Mariner’s WON!!
May 23rd brought us a GORGEOUS warm day here in rainy Seattle, so the best way we thought to celebrate was to have a pre-dinner social and themed dinner! These bandits, cowboys and cowgirls, and prospectors enjoyed playing dress-up for the evening together in our living room-turned-saloon. Even our wait staff got in on the fun […]
On May 6th, we had an impromptu wine tasting here at Pacific Regent Bellevue! One of our residents has a son-in-law who works directly with the respected DuMOL Winery in the Russian River part in Sonoma Valley. Tom offered to bring in a few bottles of their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah for our residents to […]
May 5th brought a Mexican Fiesta to Pacific Regent Bellevue! Our residents had fun putting on hats, drinking delicious margaritas, listening to traditional Mexican music, and eating a yummy authentic Mexican lunch. They even partook in a raffle for a large bin filled with all the fixings for a taco night. (One of our newest resident couples won. […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from WaterMotion to Social Media 101 to Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring to Book Club and even Coffee Tasting Around the Globe, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]
Some of the proven benefits of engaging in creative activities with older adults is that it helps to reduce stress, fear, and anxiety, restores and motivates muscle memory and it also enriches relationships and encourages socialization. These are the many reasons why we here at The Springs at Pacific Regent encourage our residents to come on in […]
Wednesday, April 12th proved to be quite a day for Pacific Regent Bellevue! We kicked off the Spring season with a very successful 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair. More than a dozen outside vendors from various locations with 17 representatives set up camp in the Living Room and the Atrium to talk to the residents about the unique services they offer. The vendors […]
On Tuesday, March 21st our new Community Life Director, Erin Sattler, took 11 of our residents to the Starbucks Roastery & Tasting Room located in Capitol Hill in Seattle! The residents took a short self-guided tour around the facility, getting to learn about the process it takes for Starbucks’ reserve coffee beans to be roasted and distributed to […]
Scientists have long known that owning a pet can offer a variety of health benefits, from lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure to helping with feelings of loneliness. Researchers discovered that a robot companion can offer benefits to senior adults similar to that of a living animal. That’s one of the many reasons why we launched our first Robotic Pet […]
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest football sporting events in America. It’s where we all gather together and root for our home team! This year our Community Life staff put together a little tailgate party for our residents. Even though the Seahawks (our home team) wasn’t in the Super Bowl this year, we still celebrated, ate good food and had a great […]
Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to view the Pacific Regent Bellevue March 2017 Activities Calendar
One of our new Watermark University classes this week was Coffee, Coffee & More Coffee! Nicole, our awesome lead café & coffee expert (she is Starbucks trained!), showed us different ways to brew coffee such as using the french press, a pour over method using a single serve cone shaped filter as well as good […]
Resident Bob Thomas was selected to have his needlepoint Railroading featured in the 2017 Expressions Calendar, a full-color wall calendar that celebrates active aging and the arts. News of the feature was also covered by local publication the Bellevue Reporter. You may read that article here (pg. 8-9/16): ‘Railroading’ Cross Stitch by Bellevue Man Featured […]
On Friday, we attended the Seattle Art Museum’s presentation of Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style, showcasing highlights from the legendary designer’s 44-year career. Drawn from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, the exhibition featured new acquisitions by the Foundation that have never been shown publicly before. The exhibit was a sight to […]
Our January Independent Living calendar is available and lists the many outings, activities, classes, and social events for those living here at Pacific Regent Bellevue. There are many things to choose from, so come and spend some time with your friends and neighbors. » Click to see the Pacific Regent January 2017 Calendar
The residents here at Pacific Regent Bellevue have spent the last month collecting toys and food to help some wonderful organizations. We collected toys to support the Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation, who has sponsored the Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Crossroads Community Center for the past several years. We were able to deliver our load of toys, […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 25 different classes with everything from Water Aerobics to Wine Cork Art to Spanish 101 to Coffee & Food Pairings and even Cell Phone & Tablet Tutoring, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these […]
As we close out another year, we at Pacific Regent Bellevue are so thankful for the many people that make this such a great community to live in and be a part of. We value the friendships and relationships that we have and will continue to build. 2016 was our 30th Anniversary and we had quite […]
Thursday evening, the residents at Pacific Regent Bellevue welcomed back the Boeing Employees Choir for a wonderful performance for our Annual Tree Lighting festivities. The Boeing Employees Choir is a concert choral group serving as the Boeing Company’s ambassador in song, sharing the gift of music with audiences in the Puget Sound Region of Washington […]
Today, we enjoyed an afternoon with Treasure Time. Treasure Time is an opportunity for us to bring in a treasured item that is special to us. We enjoyed seeing the different treasures that were brought in and shared today. Everything from photographs, a collection of clowns, childhood toys, a milk glass, and even items that were used […]
We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]
We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]
Blue Friday is contagious here as the Seahawks gear up for the Sunday NFL game at 10:00am in New Orleans. Rosa, our Dining Services Lead, will bring them luck and hopefully help Russell Wilson to play with his 3 injuries!
Susanne’s popular watercolor painting class was in session this week!
Please join us in welcoming Bob Wright, our new Executive Director at Pacific Regent Bellevue. Bob has extensive experience in skilled nursing and rehabilitation and is our new skilled nursing Administrator in The Springs as well. Much to our delight, Bob happens to be a serious Sea Hawks fan! His Hawks allegiance was not a pre-requisite for […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 30 different classes with everything from Seated Yoga to Watercolor 101 to Scrapbooking to Book Club and even Holiday Cookie Decorating, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, and […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Jewelry Making to Water Aerobics to Cell Phone & Tablet Tutoring to Book Club and even How to Make Cake Pops, we are sure you will find something to pique your […]
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 20 different classes with everything from Chocolate Truffle Making to Water Aerobics to Strength Training to Social Networking and even Jewelry Making, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes […]
In honor of the legendary Frank and his music, residents glammed up for an evening of celebration and martinis!
We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]
We’re very happy to know we’ve been Nice and not Naughty this year at Pacific Regent! It seems that Santa and Chief Elf couldn’t stay away from the food and fun as associates and family enjoyed yummy dishes, games, prizes and presents for all!
Hello Friends of Pacific Regent Bellevue! Some of you are aware that we were approached by a local film Producer to host the filming of an commercial entry that has been submitted to Doritos to be aired during the Super Bowl called “Afternoon Tea”. The commercial is set in a thriving senior living community and […]
Willie Wonka and Lucy, aka…Executive Director Rick Guthrie and HR Director Denise Hance, showed up to join our festivities today. An Associate chili feed and frighteningly fun resident in costumes, Happy Hour.
Continuing our quarterly, invitational Artist Exhibit, Curator and Resident Susanne Werner Ross brings us 15 fresh selections by Women Painters of Seattle. The new creations will be available for viewing and purchase November 1st through the end of January 2016.
The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 50 different classes with everything from Chocolate Truffle Making to Water Aerobics to Fall Harvest Floral Arrangements and even Armchair Travelogue, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]
At our All Associate Barbecue today, Rick grilled and enjoyed the spread. Such a multi-talented leader! Fortunately for Rick, in addition to hot dogs, hamburgers, and the works, there were chocolate cupcakes.
A wedding reception and a new Resident on the same day! We’re delighted to have Gwynne join us. And, she has talent too! Sign her up for the Resident Chorus and Entertainment!
Kassandra, Office Manager and Boris, Maintenance Associate married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on July 5th, 2015 in Preston. To make it even more of a family affair, Resident and Deacon Jack Warfield conducted the ceremony. Our Residents wanted to join in the celebration and hosted a Wedding Reception for Kassandra and Boris at Pacific […]
A regular lively happening is our Monday, Wednesday and Friday pre-dinner Happy Hours featuring “Piano by Michael” in the Living Room. Michael plays resident favorites, show tunes, classics, jazz, boogie woogie, or “what’s your request!” Not-shy and many talented residents and their families spontaneously join in for fun and entertainment.
Today at our well attended, monthly Resident Roundtable Meeting, Dr. Paul Ross was awarded Watermark University Faculty of the Year for 2014 by Executive Director Rick Guthrie. Watermark University offers residents and associates opportunities to be educated, entertained and engaged with a scheduled, variety of “instructors” of broad topics presented by residents, resident families and […]
When Pacific Regent was built in the mid to late 80’s, our community was one of the first high-rise buildings in Bellevue, WA. Since then, we’ve thrived as a community, located centrally in the heart of vibrant, downtown Bellevue. Helping us thrive are residents like Lois Kester. A long-time Pacific Regent resident of 15 years, Lois symbolizes […]