LifeMinded is an approach we’ve practiced since we opened in 1986. It is also what distinguishes us from other senior living communities in the area. LifeMinded promotes the benefits of “engaged living,” using special, proven techniques and practices designed for seniors based on the “Seven Dimensions of Wellness” model created by the International Council on Active Aging®. Our LifeMinded approach helps every Bellewood resident create their own personalized program for living a full, satisfying and active life—often a more active life—regardless of their age. Retirement living as it was meant to be lived, full of life.


Read more about LifeMinded here.


Our residents have access to personal care and assisted living services in the comfort of their apartments. Even though we are an independent senior housing community, there is no need to leave Bellewood if you need assistance with grooming, laundry, medication reminders or other personal matters. Access to assisted living services can be provided on your terms by our partners or anyone of your choosing.


Read more about our partners and the services they provide here.


Our services and amenities include:

  • lunch or dinner daily in our restaurant-style Gardenside dining room through our flexible meal plan.
  • Scheduled transportation for shopping, medical and dental appointments, banking, church, etc.
  • Access to a wide variety of classes, trips, cultural events and fitness opportunities.
  • 24-hour staffing and a security and emergency response system. 
  • concierge who can provide information on a wide variety of services including assistance with personal care, shopping services, and other support for you and your family.
  • Weekly housekeeping.
  • Utilities, including cable, included in your rent.

Read more about our services and amenities here.


Yes, small pets are welcome with payment of a one-time fee. Residents provide for their own pet needs in designated areas of our grounds. (If you need dog-walking, we’ll be glad to connect you with that service.)


Transportation services are available regularly to many local shopping, banking, mailing and entertainment venues. In addition, transportation is available for personal medical and dental appointments. Your concierge will gladly help you with scheduling.


No—our residents do not sign leases. We rent our apartments on a month-to-month basis. Typically, we require 30-day notice if you choose to leave. A $1500.00 community fee will secure an apartment of your choice for up to 30 days. 


Yes, we maintain two guest apartments for friends and family. There is a reasonable charge for these accommodations.


Yes. You will be asked to work with our manager if you are interested in painting your apartment or otherwise personalizing it. Let’s talk about your ideas.


How does your flexible meal plan work?


Executive Chef Frank Blanchard and his staff prepare lunch and dinner daily in our garden-side dining room. Your monthly service fee includes the equivalent of one meal per day, per month. You can use your meals however you like, whenever you like, in any combination. If you miss meals, you’re free to “make them up” at any time during the same month. Our dining plan lets you tailor your dining service to fit your life.


Yes. We don’t have “assigned seating.” When you arrive for dinner, our maître d' will greet and seat you. You can also make a reservation for a specific time if you like. Room service and take-out service are always available as well.


We do not have assigned parking. Our parking is free and plentiful. We also offer valet parking to you and your guests at no charge.


Computers are provided for resident use throughout our community. In addition there is wireless access in most of our common areas. Residents may contract for access in their apartments through local Internet providers.   


Yes. We think you’ll be delighted by how easy it is. Each time you visit, we’ll introduce you to many of the people who live and work here. We hope that by the time you join us, you will already know several people by name. When you move in, our relocation coordinator will be available to answer all the questions you or your family may have. We also have a group of residents who serve as “ambassadors” and welcome new residents. At meals, our maître d’ will seat you for dinner, introducing you to your tablemates. In no time at all, you’ll feel like one of the family.


Bellewood is family-owned. It has been operated by Cascade Group since its opening in 1987.


For residents not yet eligible for LifeMinded rewards, we increase rent on the anniversary of your move-in date. In recent years, increases have ranged from 1-4 percent. Of course the sooner you move in, the sooner you’ll benefit from the savings offered by our LifeMinded Rewards.


Residents who have lived at Bellewood for more than 3 years qualify for LifeMinded Rewards which offers one-of-a-kind peace of mind by limiting or eliminating rent increases while you live with us. Learn More.


Absolutely. Using paid models or stock photography just isn’t our style. Everyone pictured on this site is a member of the Bellewood community or a member of one of our two other LifeMinded communities in Bellingham, Washington and Eugene, Oregon. The people who live and work here love to rave about Bellewood—just ask them.




Call (425) 391-2880, email us at info@bellewood.com,



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Consider joining our LifeMinded™ team.

Having fun, being creative, building relationships with ease, thriving in a collaborative team environment, a sense of humor, lots of common sense , a willingness to think out of the box and multi –tasking with ease are but a few of the qualities and characteristics of those who thrive in our culture.

Most of our positions require a willingness to work one weekend day. We are a non smoking campus.

Send resume to JobOpportunities@Bellewood.com



Current Job Opportunities



Dining Room/ Catering Manager

Working at Bellewood – A LifeMinded* Senior Living Community is more than a job-it is an opportunity to enrich the lives of seniors and their families, plus be a part of a seasoned great team who take pleasure in making a difference EVERYDAY in the lives of our residents. Having a sense of humor, a “glass is always half full” attitude and a love for working with compassionate team members permeates the culture of Bellewood. You will be responsible for providing a quality dining experience, ensuring residents receive the highest quality of customer service, exceeding expectations. * Supervise the day to day operations of the dining room * Schedule, manage, and train dining room associates * Oversee the billing of resident food charges. In addition, you will be supporting catering functions. Please submit your resume or apply in person. 

Dinner Chef

We seek a talented ,professional, creative Dinner Chef! Are you looking for an opportunity to share your love for cooking and other creative ideas? Are you looking to be home in the evenings earlier rather than later? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you like to work with a team? Do you have experience cooking for large groups and or line cooking? If so, consider joining our seasoned team of professionals, providing great dining service and experiences for our independent residents. 30 plus hours per week. Opportunities for advancement.
Non-smoking campus, flexible scheduling necessary 
Apply in person at Bellewood - a LifeMinded(TM) Residence,
3710 Providence Point Dr SE,
Issaquah, WA 98029, 

Maintenance Assistant 
We seek an energetic person who loves to support others with great customer service skills. Do you have skills in carpentry, electrical or plumbing? Are you a handi-person? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you enjoy managing multiple priorities? Are you a self- starter? If this sounds like you, consider joining our seasoned team of professionals on our team caring for our building, common areas, turning apartments and providing great customer service to our residents. We are a non- smoking campus. This is a full time position providing benefits and 401-K employer matching. Please apply in person or submit resume.
Concierge/Front Desk
We are looking for a person who loves to make a difference in people’s live’s every day. You will be greeting the public, answering phones, problem solving for residents and families, supporting the marketing efforts, lending some administrative support and coordinating communication with all other staff members. You will be using Microsft office products. This position is part time to begin. 20-35 hours per week. Feel free to apply in person. Opportunities for advancement.
Our wait staff makes all the difference in the lives of our residents and visitors. This is an excellent position to begin learning wait service standards or to use your established skills for supplemental income. Our dinner shifts begin at 3:30pm or 4:30pm and usually end by 7:30pm. Our commitment to our community goes beyond Monday-Friday, so being available on weekends and holidays is important. We enjoy meeting all of our applicants, so please apply in person at Bellewood Retirement Community, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E. in Issaquah any day between 9am and 5pm.