Life at Bellewood means having everything within reach—both the essentials and the extras. It all adds up to a life well-lived.
YOUR LIFE. YOUR WAY.
Living Engaged At Our Issaquah, WA Retirement Community
PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Bellewood is different because our people are different. We think differently, we approach senior living differently, and you’ll see the results the moment you walk in the door. Here, you can have independence without loneliness. We invite you to come visit and meet some of the people who make this such a unique place to live. Until then, click the link below for a virtual introduction.
ACTIVITIES THAT ENGAGE
We believe life is better when you connect to things that feed your mind, heart, and spirit— and we provide activities that make it easy. For an introduction to some of our more popular activities, click the link below.
Bellewood is an independent-living community for LifeMinded seniors. And our goal is to help you maintain your independence for life. Should you need assisted living services as part of your daily routine, accessing it is easy through our partners. Get support for grooming, laundry, medication reminders, and other assisted living services. Learn more here.
Living here is easy. Moving in can be, too. Our relocation coordinator will help make the process as pain-free as possible by coordinating everything from the mover to the cable technician. Many of our residents also benefit from working with our friends at Moving Forward. Learn more about them on our Partners page.
Service all day, every day.
Your life doesn’t stop on the weekends, and neither do we. A manager is always available. So if you have an important question or issue on a weekend, you won’t get a “we’ll get back to you.” Someone with authority will handle it immediately.
There’s always a familiar face at the front desk, ready with a warm welcome, a dinner reservation, and connection to any personal assistance you might need.
Catch a free ride on one of our two air-conditioned motor coaches to shopping, special events, banking, postal facilities, medical appointments and more.
Your table is ready. Connect with friends in our Cascade dining room over an ever-changing menu from Chef Frank Blanchard and his team. Our flexible dining plan lets you enjoy lunch or dinner every day at the time of our choosing, so you can tailor meals to fit your life. Read more about our dining plan on our FAQ page.
Rain or shine, we provide this no-charge service for our residents and their guests. (We also have plenty of free parking for those who prefer to park their car themselves.)
GUEST APARTMENTS AND EVENT ROOMS
Host a friend or family member overnight. Or hold a special, invitation-only dinner in a private room. Our on-site accommodations enable you to extend a welcome well beyond the walls of your apartment. Catering is also available—in your home or in our event rooms—for your on-site meetings, gathering and events.
SAFETY & SECURITY
We designed Bellewood with your safety in mind. That’s why our building is staffed round the clock and includes a 24-hour security and emergency response system.
Staffed and managed by residents, the boutique is a convenient place to purchase essential items as well as arts and craft created by residents and staff.
Nurture your body and spirit with massage.
Looking good feels good. Manicures, pedicures and hair styling, all just steps from home.
THE GREAT COURSES
Expert instruction in a variety of pursuits, including wine tasting, music appreciation and much more.
At once spiritual and physical, this centuries-old practice improves balance and flexibility as it teaches mindful breathing.
VISUAL ARTS CLASSES
Watercolor painting. Driftwood sculpture. Beadwork. And much more. Master or novice, there’s a class here for you.
Log serious miles afoot, spend time with your neighbors, and have a great time doing it.
BOOK CLUBS & AUTHOR READINGS
Book-lovers unite! Join other avid readers in spirited literary conversation and see some of your favorite writers read their work in person.
MEN’S BREAKFAST OUT
Sometimes a man just needs to get away to a good diner with some buddies.
ARTISTS IN ACTION
Unlock your creativity with this 13-week course based on Julia Cameron’s bestselling book, The Artist’s Way. Start that painting, finish that book, and claim your place as the artist you’ve always known you are.
In addition to our weekly shuttle to religious services, we offer on-site Bible study, Communion, and more—including a group for people who check “none” when asked about their religious preference.
HAND BELL PERFORMERS
Join your neighbors in making beautiful music and reinforcing essential hand-brain connections.
This choir made up of Bellewood residents and our neighbors at Providence Point give several public performances throughout the year.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
Several times a year, residents and staff put on a show that is both hilarious and suspenseful. The best part? The audience is part of the show, too.
Daily exercise doesn't have to be a stretch. We make working out easy and convenient.
DISCOVERIES. SERVED FRESH DAILY.
Experience life well beyond the ordinary. Guided by residents’ suggestions and our LifeMinded approach, we assemble a full and varied monthly calendar of events, classes, groups, and outings. If it’s fun, engaging and creates connection—and if it’s more interesting than typical “senior programming”— chances are it’s on our to-do list.
The programs described above are just a selection of the activities our residents have recently enjoyed. For a comprehensive listing, please download our newsletter.