The Garden Club

Offers Independent Living

20 Reviews
13350 SE 26th St, Bellevue, WA 98005
Call (425) 643-7111
The Garden Club (425) 643-7111

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Independent Living Reviews for The Garden Club

September 25, 2018

By Noel

I visited this facility

I visited the Garden Club, but it doesn’t come close to the quality of our house. The facilities are low quality, with low cost construction, but the amenities looked pretty decent. They would be adequate for an older person who is not able to get around much.

Provider Response

Hi Noel, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit to The Garden Club. Your valuable feedback helps us improve for residents and guests. Thanks again.

February 10, 2018

By Pam (eldest daughter)

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My sisters and I are deeply grateful to the Garden Club because my father often tells us that he "really enjoys" living there. Several years ago, Dad sold our 50+ year family home in Bellevue so we were understandably concerned about this major life transition. However, we were quite surprised when Dad quickly settled in and was "very happy" with his beautiful new one bedroom apartment. He seemed relieved and unburdened too. It helped that one sister gave Dad an adorable live kitten for a housewarming gift, which he still loves. I highly recommend the Garden Club in Bellevue. The people who work there are wonderful and we enjoy meeting the residents too. Dad has his own kitchen and we often bring food, so I can't comment on the dining room. It was going through changes when he first arrived. Finally, our 25 year old son looked around & said he would like an apartment like his Grandfather's. It's quiet with a private entrance, garden view, kitchen, living room, office area, large bedroom, bathroom, lots of big closets, plus a friendly neighbor who shares her newspaper with Dad. The bottom line is that our Father is genuinely happy and independent with the perfect level of support.. Thank you Garden Club for helping our family during our hour of need.

Provider Response

Hi Pam, thank you so much for sharing these kind words on your father's experience at The Garden Club. We are glad to hear your father is doing so well, it's our goal to help older independent people live better. Please let us know if there is anything we can assist your or your father with. Hope to see you back soon! Have a wonderful day!

November 27, 2017

By Shirley

I visited this facility

I toured The Garden Club, and it wasn't right for me. I liked the units a lot, but I didn't care for the location. The environment was very nice, the residents I met were very nice, but I think they have a lot of organizing to do. They have Wii bowling competitions, and they go to the movies, but their transportation doesn't have a wheelchair ramp. The restaurant needs a revamp. It's very disorganized, and you're sitting there a long time before you get served. The director of the facility was actually helping clearing the tables. They also have mandatory seating, which I don't like.

Provider Response

Hi Shirley, thank you for taking the time to rate and review our community. While we may have not been the right fit for you at this time, please keep us in mind if circumstances change and all-inclusive senior living is right for you. Thank you

June 07, 2017

By mn724835

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have moved into The Garden Club. They have been very nice and very friendly. They do have gluten-sensitive menus. I eat gluten-free, but a lot of times, there's nothing on the menu I can eat. Like yesterday, it was a mushroom burger on a bun, and I can't eat buns. They had stir-fry, and I asked them if the sauce was thickened with flour or with cornstarch, and they didn't know, so I couldn't eat that either. But they're all very friendly and very nice.

November 29, 2016

By Friend561678

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have been here at The Garden Club for several months now. I find the food to be a bit too salty. They have a menu with a healthy choice every day but still has up to 700 mg of sodium in it. That is too much for me, and I cannot eat it. Other than that, there is a very good breakfast every day included in the monthly fee. Some people have one-bedroom apartments and a few people have two-bedroom apartments. The studio apartments are smaller than other apartments with bedroom. The Garden Club is a very nice place and retirement center.

March 18, 2016

By Brian39

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My dad has been in Garden Club for a month now. It's a nice, roomy, airy, and well-lit place but expensive for what they offer. The dining room is very nice, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. They could improve on the menu because the food is bland and ordinary and also improve on the overall maintenance of the building. They could use some capital to put into the building itself considering the amount the residents pay.

February 10, 2016

By Kye

I visited this facility

The Garden Club is great. You can bring in help if you need it. Everything is safe, clean, and upbeat. It’s just a really good place. My impression was this is just the best place. It was just a little too upscale for my mom because she is a very down-to-earth person. She likes something that’s more casual, and not too fancy so she won’t be comfortable in this kind of place. The dining area is clean. The rooms are nice too, and does not have that distinct smell. They have bingo. They have Bellevue Club basketball teams, and they travel to different places to play basketball against other teams. The staff who assisted me was great, and very accommodating.

November 30, 2015

By Caring Daughter48

I visited this facility

We saw The Garden Club for my mother. I liked the place fine. It was probably my least favorite of the three I visited, though. The community was fine. The thing that impressed me the most was the Veterans Wall. We appreciated that. It looked like there were some good activities, like a karaoke thing that was going on; people seemed to be enjoying themselves. We only saw one room, and it was actually too small for my mom.

October 11, 2015

By Phillip6

I visited this facility

The staff was very good, and everybody seemed kind and friendly at The Garden Club. The rooms looked good, and the facilities were good. It was a good location. They seemed to offer many of the things that many of the other places offer. The only drawback that I would see is that my brother is a vegan, and there isn't a lot of flexibility on their menu. You can't order the food that you like, and there wasn't much of a selection, just a little bit of alternative. The rooms were nice, and they promoted a little bit of independence. They had a refrigerator and a microwave. They had a lot of good activities to draw you out of your room. They offered good cable TV, movie nights, various entertainment, and puzzles. They had an exercise room and a common social area in several places throughout the community, particularly on the main floor. It was a bit of an older crowd. My brother is 65, and he would be one of the younger people there. They also run shuttles to different activities as well as to the grocery store.

January 04, 2015

By Caring103814850

I am/was a resident of this facility

The Garden Club has quite a few couples, and that’s one thing we like better. The price is less, and we liked the dining room arrangement better in others because they had a two hour span that you could come in and eat. The meal is served at one time, and there’s 75 people in the in the dining room at one time so it gets noisy, but the food is good. There are tables, you order from the menu, and you have choices. Everybody was very courteous, and it has better access to outside areas for me to walk my dog.

August 31, 2014

By Caring77907550

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am happy with The Garden Club. It is not perfect, but nothing really is. They have a nice bunch of residents here. Holiday Retirement is a very big corporation. The locals have little authority, and I think that is where the problem starts. The criticism I have about the place is the orderliness. They are tight with money, and that is why it is difficult to get maintenance done. This particular facility has a parking space that is inadequate. I don't really have a problem with the food, but a lot of the residents complain about the high salt content. Other than that, I think this place is pretty well run. The three activities that get most of the people are bowling, bingo, and sing alongs. They also have bus rides. They do a mystery tour once a week. They also have a large group of health care providers who come in here for those residents who need it. I could say that the staff here is terrific. They are very pleasant and confident. I think very highly of all of them.

June 27, 2014

By Jo Ann3

I visited this facility

We were able to eat at The Garden Club (13350 SE 26th St). The food was OK, but it wasn't the greatest in the world. Their places were small, and that is one of the things that somewhat concerns me, but I loved the staff there. The staff is just fantastic. I liked the location there, too. I think it is a good location. It seems to be pretty convenient to everything. But I have to say that the staff was what really got me there. They were the ones that I was really excited about. I was also excited about some of the programs they had. They'd go for a Sunday afternoon drive sometimes, to get out and go somewhere or do something. They genuinely care about the people who live there. It's not just a job.
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Questions about The Garden Club

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at The Garden Club. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents range from 55 to early 100s and everything in between! Their favorite activities are as different as their personalities! By using our Holiday 365 app each resident is able to view the daily calendar and sign up for events that interest them. If they are unable to find something that peaks their interest on the calendar they can simply message a friend to join them for a game of cards or to enjoy a walk around the community.  

What transportation services does The Garden Club offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to help them get around town. The scheduled shuttle can take residents to stores, doctor appointments, dining, or group outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Garden Club exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our community has an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who care about providing residents not only delicious but also nutritious meals, 3 times a day. Our menus are changed seasonally to ensure the freshest products and flavors and we offer over 150 different entrees with each season. Residents can select a la carte items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrees at each service include specials like our Holiday Fresh option or Resident’s Choice. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms with friends and neighbors, allowing everyone to enjoy good food and good conversation.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents are able to socialize in our game room or activity room, sit back with a good book at our library, get physical at our fitness room or just catch up with some friends in the atrium.

What safety features or security measures does The Garden Club offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can feel safe 24/7 knowing that they can access help with just a push of a button. Each resident receives their own Lively Mobile Plus emergency device that goes anywhere they do. The device, which is included in monthly rent, can be activated for a variety of reasons, including emergencies, directions, health concerns, or to just speak to a friendly voice. The community is also only accessible to residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. so you can rest easy knowing that there will not be unwanted late-night visitors.

If The Garden Club accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We love our residents and we love their pets! Our community is pet friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you to your new home. There are green spaces and courtyards as well as walking paths where you can enjoy nice long walks.

Does The Garden Club work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our community provides the option to each resident to choose their own third party care provider. This allows the freedom of choice and flexibility for each resident to determine how much, or how little, support they need.

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Services and Amenities of The Garden Club

Costs

  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2115/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Handicap Barrier Free Units Available, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup, Walk In Tub

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Covered

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Business Center, Wi Fi In Common Areas

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Activity Room

Financial guidance

  • Va Benefits Consultation

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

General

  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About The Garden Club

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The Garden Club is located in Bellevue, WA, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to The Garden Club for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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