Aegis Living Opens UW-Inspired Senior Community | News

Aegis Living Opens UW-Inspired Senior Community |  News

Aegis Living Laurelhurst

Aegis Living Laurelhurstat 3200 NE 45th St., is near the University of Washington and offers 136 assisted living apartments in studio, one- and two-bedroom configurations. The photos below give a glimpse of the interior.

Bellevue-based senior living and memory care provider Aegis Living has opened its 38th community, a Seattle property inspired by the historic Laurelhurst neighborhood and nearby University of Washington.

Aegis Living Laurelhurst, at 3200 NE 45th St., is close to the UW, University Village and other area attractions. It has 136 serviced apartments in studio, one- and two-bedroom configurations. This is the second Aegis property to open in the region this year, following one in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in March and joining 37 others in Washington, California and Nevada.

Aegis Living Laurelhurst will host a grand opening Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., including food, music, entertainment and tours. New UW head football coach Jedd Fisch and former UW and NFL quarterback Damon Huard will cut the ribbon and sign autographs. Mascot Harry the Husky and UW cheer and alumni groups will also be in attendance.

Interior of the Aegis Laurelhurst

“The UW and Laurelhurst have a long history of academic, cultural and architectural excellence,” Aegis Living founder and CEO Dwayne Clark said in a press release today. “We are excited to join this vibrant neighborhood and allow our residents to enjoy all it has to offer and enjoy its youthful spirit and traditions.” Proximity to campus means our residents have lectures, concerts and their favorite Husky teams right on their doorstep.

Aegis Living Laurelhurst’s design combines UW-inspired “collegiate gothic” architecture with the historic Tudor and Craftsman style of the Laurelhurst neighborhood. Other exterior features include a restored Benton Jewelers sidewalk clock, an iconic symbol of the neighborhood’s early businesses.

Property features include The Alumni Club air lounge overlooking Laurelhurst and UW; an outdoor patio with a miniature soccer field and a custom camper for tailgating; purple and gold golf cart designed like a football helmet; The Arboretum Dining Room named after the Washington Park Arboretum and containing botanical wall covering; Sports-themed college pub with historic photos of campus life, former athletes, games and events; The Avenue Theater named after University Avenue; Clara’s Salon, named for one of the UW’s first female graduates, and Dub’s Barbershop, a tribute to the UW’s living mascot; and the University Club’s main dining room featuring whimsical artwork that represents the journey of self-discovery when embarking on new experiences.

Aegis Laurelhust Dinner

Additionally, Aegis Living Laurelhurst’s programs aim to extend residents’ “health span,” or the length of time they are healthy, by promoting a healthy lifestyle through sleep, diet, exercise, etc. Aegis develops personalized wellness and longevity plans for residents, which include access to on-site physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as trained care professionals and nursing staff available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

All meals are tailored to the dietary needs of residents, with advice from registered dietitians. Aegis Living Laurelhurst also features a massage room, fitness and balance studio, and memory care featuring Aegis’ nationally recognized dementia programs, indicates the press release.

The property’s developer, architect and general contractor are Aegis Development LLC, Ankrom Moisan Architects and Exxel Pacific.