Our Latest Advertiser: Normandy Park Senior Living!
The B-Town Blog welcomes its latest Advertiser: Normandy Park Senior Living (NPSL)!
This fine Senior Living facility is located at 16625 First Ave. South (map below), right across the Burien City limits in Normandy Park. Itâ€™s one of the newer senior living communities in South King County. At almost five years old, this community boasts an elevator, wide hallways, a state of the art fire system, a beautiful and spacious lobby, library and game room.
There are 85 residential living spaces including studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. All apartments have bathrooms with walk-in showers, a small fridge and a microwave.
But thereâ€™s no need to cook here. Normandy Park Senior Living’s award winning chef, Chef Phil Roche, has been serving meals to seniors for over 20 years. Seven days per week, he and his staff serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in the beautifully appointed dining room that overlooks the back yard and fountain. Diners eat â€œrestaurant styleâ€–all being served at their tables.
At NPSL, their assisted living philosophy is to know individuals, understand what they need and help them in ways that allow them to be engaged in life with family and friends. Their residents are from all walks of life, with shared experiences and memories, but unique needs.
At NPSL their attitude towards a healthy lifestyle is â€œif they donâ€™t use it, theyâ€™ll lose it!â€ They have a daily senior exercise program in the activity room (where seniors move at their own pace), walking groups, (including a group that will be a part of the King County Parks groups). They schedule scenic drives in their 14 passenger bus (itâ€™s wheel chair equipped) which also chauffer a â€œlunch bunchâ€ that enjoys lunch outings to restaurants from Tacoma-Everett and points in-between. Tuesday is â€œDoctor Dayâ€ when residents are driven to their doctors within the Highline and Des Moines area. Thursday is Banking and Shopping Day.
If residents canâ€™t make it to church, Christian and Catholic Church services are given every Sunday (on a rotating basis). Plus they plan plenty of inter-generational activities, pairing seniors and their youthful counterparts with entertainment like the Boulevard Park Presbyterian Churchâ€™s Violin recitals, the Scouts and Choral groups concerts to name a few.
NPSL has put the â€œCâ€ back into â€œcommunityâ€. Every month theyâ€™re up to something to enhance life in Highline. They just finished a very successful community bazaar, currently thereâ€™s a food and toy drive, a Spring art show from the students at Highline area High Schools is planned, Americaâ€™s Night Out against Crime in September is always a favorite (covered by the B-Town Blog here). Soon theyâ€™ll be traveling around Highline and Federal Way for their annual Christmas Light Tour, where two lucky homeowners will win awards for best holiday lights.
But none of this can happen without the gentle, caring, knowing, experienced staff at NPSL. With 100+ years’ combined experience in eldercare, the directors at the facility know what seniors need, want and enjoy in senior living. They provide 24/7 Care Staff to not only dispense medication, but also assist in bathing, dressing and other needs.
And coming soon, the Normandy Park Senior Living and MEMORY CARE UNIT! Responding to growing community needs, planning has begun to EXPAND their in-house memory care unit to a new state-of-the-art facility, which will be attached to the current facility. This 24 resident facility is expected to open in late summer/early fall 2009 .
If you, your family or your loved ones are interested in touring Normandy Park Senior Living, call Kim Parks at 206-241-0821 for a tour, and a free lunch!