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Finding Connection and Purpose During Retirement in Tukwila, WA

Retirement can offer countless opportunities to live your highest quality of life. After years of responsibilities – whether from home ownership, raising a family or commitment to a career – many retirees have looked forward to finally enjoying the type of lifestyle that fits their preferences and needs. 

Where you choose to retire can be a great influencer. For those of you who live or are considering retirement in Tukwila, WA, you’ll be surrounded and supported to achieve all your health and wellness goals. Along with its convenient location close to Seattle and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, you’ll discover the many benefits that the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer. 

Retirement in Tukwila, WA: Elements of a Meaningful Life 

When active adults choose their retirement location and lifestyle, they know there are many considerations. 

Financial planning usually ranks high on the priority list. There are many contributors, including savings, investments, and retirement plans. Understanding the impact of taxes, when to take Social Security and estimating the costs of future health care all play a significant role.  

But older adults also know there is much more to retirement than having available funds. These six components have been identified to help you successfully transition to your retirement life. You may want to prepare ahead of time and plan for how you will: 

  1. Replace your work abilities and talents 

  1. Fill your time meaningfully 

  1. Stay connected and relevant 

  1. Keep mentally and physically fit 

  1. Have a way to express your spiritual beliefs 

  1. Help feel financially secure 

Source: retirement-insight.com 

Retirement in Tukwila, WA: Volunteer Opportunities 

Along those lines of filling your time meaningfully, using your talents and staying connected, many retirees look forward to volunteering for those causes that are important to them. 

There are many benefits that extend beyond the act of helping others when you choose to volunteer. In fact, older adults who give of their time and talents may live longer and healthier lives. Senior volunteers might also function better while realizing lower mortality rates and decreased incidences of depression.  

If you choose retirement in Tukwila, consider these volunteering opportunities or look for other options on volunteermatch.org.  

Other organizations you may want to try include Habitat for Humanity, the local animal shelter or the Tukwila Pantry Food Bank.   

Retirement in Tukwila, WA: Faith and Religious Organizations   

However you define your spiritual life, you’ll discover many opportunities to join others locally, including:  

Retirement in Tukwila, WA: Senior Centers and Social Opportunities 

The advantages of building friendships and remaining socially active can be realized both physically and emotionally. One of the risks of growing older, whether it’s due to mobility issues, living with a chronic illness or lack of transportation, is becoming isolated. Having the occasions to connect and interact can become more difficult but living in a community that offers several options can support an engaged life. 

For those who choose retirement in Tukwila, WA, there are many opportunities to spend time with others when you consider all of the activities and social events available, including programs specially created for older adults: 

The Tukwila Community Center offers a range of senior services, classes and events 

The South Park Senior Center provides fitness and other programs including dancing, bingo, and dinners for seniors. Seniors can make new friends and participate in recreational, fitness, and educational programs.    

Life at a Milestone Community 

If you’re looking at options for retirement living, we invite your family to visit one of our Milestone communities – designed to support your loved ones to live their highest quality of life. 

We offer studio and one-bedroom private apartments for our assisted living residents as well as private or shared memory care suites for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. We also offer studio, one and two-bedroom apartments in our independent living communities. 

Our memory care residents are cared for by our compassionate and specially trained team who meet them wherever they are in their journey with patience and kindness. The residents also have access to customized activities, programs and secured outdoor courtyard spaces. 

Our amenities and services encourage our residents in assisted living to engage with others, remain as independent as possible and be reassured that help is available whenever needed. 

In addition to our personalized services, we offer: 

If your family is considering retirement living, we hope you will visit one of our communities. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to arrange a personal tour. 

We invite you to download our complimentary Senior Living Options Guide.  

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