Reviews of University House Wallingford
anonymous116983950 December 01, 2015
I visited this facility
University House is a very nice facility. It has an impressive range of activities for seniors. It seemed to excel at getting seniors interested in community and civic activities. They had a lot of lectures and classes, so it seemed like an especially good place for seniors who want to continue learning. They have quite a long waiting list by more than a year, but they have a preference for retired faculty members. The one-bedroom apartment was a bit smaller but still a very nice-sized apartment. They have a pretty large fitness room/small gym. There were group meetings on specific topics.
jsakaguchi December 10, 2014
I am a friend or relative of resident
Twelve years ago, while still very active, my parents chose to sell their home and move into the University House at Wallingford. At that time my Mom wasn't sure she wanted to make the switch. But within no time, she was sure they had made the right decision. They loved and took advantage of many of the activities. They became involved in a number of committees, which introduced them to other residents who became close and long term friends.
They loved the choice of their dining program. And the staff, especially the dining room staff. grew to be like part of the family. Calls to them usually involved them keeping us up to date with the lives of all their new "grandchildren". One concern they had when they moved in was that they would no longer be able to host the family holiday dinners. University House solved that family problem quickly by always being ready to cater dinners, buffets, events right at the facility. Not always easy as they have ranged in sixe from 15-150 people. But they have always provided beautiful meals and friendly, helpful service.
The apartments are very comfortable and well kept, as are the main areas of the building. When I come from out of state and stay in the apartment I always feel welcome and at home. It also gives us comfort to know that this facility is one of the "emergency/disaster" centers in the Seattle area. It is good to know that even for an unplanned event, they are the safest spot.
Last year we lost our mother. During the last of her life the University House offered us options for multiple levels of care when she needed it. In her last days of hospice she was visited by some of her "kids" that had either graduated from school and left University House employment or still worked there. They had truly become family. She loved them.
My father still lives at University House. He works out in the gym facilities 2-3 times a week. Helps on committees, and has enjoyed the comfort of friends as he has transitioned to being single again. He continues to think moving to the UH was one of the best decisions he ever made. Unfortunately I do not live in Seattle, but I hope that when it is finally to "retire" that I can find a place as enjoyable as the University House at Wallingford.
caring030312 March 27, 2014
I visited this facility
University House is a very nice and big place. The facility looked very good. It's also very innovative and social. They have everything you can think of. The apartments looked very adequate and well planned. The people we spoke to were very enthusiastic.
Cindy24 June 19, 2013
I visited this facility
We found University House Wallingford during our web search. The staff were extremely polite and lovely. The meal we had there was outstanding. The only reason my mother did not want to stay there was because of its location to us. The general facility itself is just lovely, beautiful. It's the place I want to live. Its only downfall is its location because it's next to the highway.
Caring7643 June 13, 2013
I visited this facility
The University House seemed a very nice place and they have activities there. The staff seemed very well. The food was very good.
Caring1394 June 07, 2013
I am a friend or relative of a resident
University House was in a great location because you could walk to a lot of things. They had weekly linen service and housekeeping. The dining room was beautiful and had different choices for food. The residents could choose from maybe five courses and everything came with a soup or salad, bread, dessert and drinks. The staff seemed happy. It was a quite expensive facility but it was a good fit to my parents.
From University House Wallingford
Welcome to University House Wallingford, an Era Living community. University House offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care.
University House is nestled in the heart of Wallingford, just steps from neighborhood shops, restaurants, cafes, a movie theater, and the library. There are 146 one and two-bedroom apartments.
Residents of University House experience a maintenance-free lifestyle, including a full service restaurant with chef-prepared selections, on-site Wellness Center staffed by a Registered Nurse, weekly housekeeping and linen services, scheduled transportation and professionally maintained common areas and gardens.
Residents enjoy choosing from nearly 200 Life Enrichment events each month, including regular outings to the symphony and other cultural events, a variety of fitness and health classes, lectures, garden parties, chef demos, wine and jazz concerts, professionally curated art galas, and much more. Residents find that there are endless opportunities to pursue their passions, mingle with good friends, or simply sit back and enjoy the ambiance.
Additionally, University House Wallingford is proudly affiliated with the University of Washington Retirement Association. This affiliation provides residents with many benefits including a vibrant culture of distinct academic flavor, special access to University programs, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
*Rates are subject to change; care fees are not included in the monthly rate.
What Makes Us Special
Era Living, a respected and recognized leader in retirement living throughout the Puget Sound, is a private, Seattle-based company founded by Eli and Rebecca Almo. Since 1987, Era Living has been dedicated to fostering a healthy and engaging environment of whole body wellness, culture, warmth and social fulfillment, providing exceptional healthcare services and enriching activities at all eight communities. Era Living's Wellness and Active Aging Programs are developed in collaboration with the University of Washington School of Nursing - one of the nation's top-rated nursing schools. It's this type of innovative and vibrant approach to senior living that makes Era Living communities so desirable.
Features of University House Wallingford
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Internet in residents' rooms
- Technology extra: Emergency call system
- Medication Management
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- 2-bedroom apartments
- Beauty/Barber shop
- Computer room
- TV room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
- Shared space where residents can host parties
- Features extra: Library, Fitness room/Gym
- Arts, woodworking, craft
- Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
- Religious services
- Lectures and discussions
- Book clubs
- Tai chi
- Guests can stay overnight
- Ample parking for guests
- Laundry service for clothes
- Laundry service for linens
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)
- Dining extra: Private dining room
- Minimum age: 62
- State License(s): 1170
- Minimum rate: $3,230/month
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