Consumer Guide to Continuing Care

Retirement Communities in

Washington State?


The community living experience in a CCRC can offer you congenial new friends, rich social and cultural experiences, excellent health care, life-en­hancing fitness/wellness opportunities, genuine security and peace of mind. Your move will eliminate the stress of maintaining a home and relieve your children’s worries about their parents living alone. You will avoid becoming a burden to them or to others. 



Consumer Guid
Consumer Guid

The Age Well Study


The main purpose of the Age Well Study is to assess the impact of residing in a Life Plan Community (also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities - CCRC) on residents’ health and wellness over time. This report presents findings from Year 1 of the five-year longitudinal study. Study findings are based on responses from 5,148 residents from 80 Life Plan Communities across the nation. Life Plan Communities with at least 100 residents residing in independent living were eligible to enroll, and residents residing in independent living at participating organizations were invited to participate in the study.