Category: Life at Pacific Regent Bellevue

May 17, 2018

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

As you may know, we at Pacific Regent take holidays and celebrations "mucho" seriously! We celebrated Cinco de Mayo in true Mexican style with plenty of big sombreros, piñatas, Jarritos (Mexican soda), Mariachi music, and a massive taco bar for lunch. This is one of the holidays where we invite our entire staff to come join the fiesta […]

April 26, 2018

Summer 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 Cultural Showcase to Jason’s Vietnam Trip to Wine and Design to Online Gaming and even Aromatherapy, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

March 14, 2018

Four Star Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Bellevue

Nobody can predict when they might require Medicare-certified rehabilitation from a hospitalization due to accident, injury or planned surgery. According to at least one licensed nursing home administrator, Robert Wright, consumers 65 and over would be well advised to get to know their options before a health crisis. Wright oversees The Springs at Pacific Regent, […]

February 20, 2018

Emergency Preparedness Backpacks at Pacific Regent

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are always hearing about "The Great Big One". Seismic studies have shown an increase in tectonic activity near our neck of the woods and experts have been warning us for years about a big earthquake that could bring widespread devastation. So in order to properly prepare for the possibility of this natural disaster, we […]

December 28, 2017

Spring 2018 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 40 different classes with everything from SnackCrate: Snacks from Around the Globe to Balance Blast to Irish Dance: A Seminar on the History and Modern Competitive Sport of Irish Dance to Theater and even Laughter Therapy, we are sure you […]

December 5, 2017

Welcoming the Holiday Season

Pacific Regent Bellevue absolutely transforms during the holiday season. We have a Christmas tree in the living room that is so tall we have to get a 12 foot ladder to reach the top, one classic gold Christmas tree that is in the front foyer of the building, and one classically-decorated Christmas tree in the Atrium […]

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

November 16, 2017

Halloween Bash 2017

Any time costumes are involved in an event, the residents at Pacific Regent get into it. And I mean really into it... Not only did we have fabulous costumes, as always, but this year we had an associate pumpkin carving contest! The residents were given a little paper pumpkin on their way into the Living Room. […]

October 31, 2017

“Method or Madness?” A Politically-Charged Lecture by a Pepperdine Professor

Two of our residents have a son who is a professor at Pepperdine University in California. Every year, we host him for a wonderful political lecture at the community. The only time I have seen more residents at an event was our 31st Anniversary Party back in August... We could not hold this lecture in […]

October 31, 2017

Halloween Train Ride

Woah! Is it Halloween time already? Where did October go?! No matter how fast life is flying by for us all, we try to stop and smell the roses occasionally here at Pacific Regent. Or in this case, speed by pretty leaves while it's cold and rainy. Last week, we took a Halloween-themed train ride […]

September 7, 2017

Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County Visit: Lego Robotics Program

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 […]

September 1, 2017

“An Evening in Paris”: Pacific Regent’s 31st Anniversary Party

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 […]

August 23, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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, […]

July 11, 2017

Happy World Chocolate Day!

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 […]

June 16, 2017

Woodland Park Zoo

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 […]

June 15, 2017

Annual Mariner’s Game

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 19, 2017

DuMOL Surprise Wine Tasting

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 16, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

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. […]

May 9, 2017

Summer 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

April 26, 2017

Color Art Class

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 […]

April 18, 2017

2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair

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 […]

March 7, 2017

Robotic Pets at The Springs at Pacific Regent

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 […]

February 27, 2017

Super Bowl LI!!!

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 […]

January 16, 2017

Coffee, Coffee & More Coffee

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 […]

January 13, 2017

Bellevue Resident Featured in Annual Watermark Calendar

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 […]

January 10, 2017

An Afternoon of Fashion

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 […]

December 19, 2016

Spreading Holiday Cheer!

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, […]

December 16, 2016

Spring 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

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 […]

December 6, 2016

The holidays have begun!

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 […]

November 29, 2016

Treasured Times with Friends

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 […]

November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

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 […]

November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

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 […]

September 12, 2016

Welcome to new Executive Director, Robert Wright!

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 […]