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Guide to move to a retirement community

These are some important resources that you may find useful.

Resource Videos

Daystar Overview Video


Guides and eBooks

Senior Travel Guide

A Cost Comparison - Staying Home vs Moving into a Community

Caregiver's Guide and Checklist to Take Care of You

How to Choose the Perfect Retirement Community


Daystar Assistance Programs

Property Management Program - You can move into Daystar without having to sell your home.

Using a partnership program with Powell Property Management, a resident living at Daystar can use their house to receive a monthly income.

In addition, Daystar pays the first 12 months of property management fees.

Deferred Payment Program - Receive a 35% reduction in your monthly rental fee  at Daystar while your home is actively listed on the Northwest Multiple Listing with a licensed Real Estate Agent.


Elderlife Financial Services

Elderlife Financial's Line of Credit for Senior Living - Helping You Access the Lifestyle You Want and the Care You Need . . . In as Little as 72 Hours!

If you or a loved one are seeking the services of a senior living provider, but are faced with:

• Worrying about finances
• Having a home that needs to be sold
• Waiting for VA benefits or long-term care insurance to be funded
• Delays in liquidating assets

For more information or to apply, contact an Elderlife Family Advisor today and see for yourself why Elderlife is the national leader in helping families access quality senior living for 10 years and counting.


Books We Recommend

The Savvy Senior: The Ultimate Guide to Health, Family, and Finances for Senior Citizens by Jim Miller - First sentence: Did you know that in the United States today someone turns 50 every seven seconds, and over the next 25 years, the senior population in America (age 65 and older) will double from 35 million to over 70 million?

How To Say It To Seniors by David Solie - First Sentence: This book explores the reasons why communicating with the elderly is sometimes so frustrating and offers strategies and skills for overcoming these difficulties.


Helpful Senior Services

Senior Services - Senior Services is a volunteer-supported non-profit resource providing services to support the emotional, social, and physical well being of older adults living in Washington State.

AARP - AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.

Aging and Disability Services Administration - Division of Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) dedicated to providing information to seniors and their families.


Senior Centers

Vashon - Maury Senior Center - Vashon-Maury Senior Services staff, volunteers and the board strive to improve the social, intellectual, physical, and mental health and well being of seniors by providing programs and services.

Burien/Highline Senior Center - Also known as the Burien Senior Program, the Burien Older Adult Program provides social, health, educational and recreational services for older adults in the greater Burien/Highline area.

West Seattle Senior Center - The Senior Center of West Seattle is a multi-purpose facility in which older people may come together to fulfill many of their social, physical, and intellectual needs. It can help expand their interests, tap their potential, and develop their talents.


Discover Burien

Discover Burien - What Does Discover Burien Do? The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community.

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"I hope you know how
much Dad appreciates
the excellent care
he receives from you!"

—Peggy Jamerson, Resident Family Member

"Hey, this is a nice place! It's so
clean! My dad is starting to get
forgetful. It would be great if he
could live here."

—Visiting EMT

"Please express to the staff
how appreciative my mother is
of all the staff, and the help
they provide to her. She wouldn't
get along nearly as well
without the caring
and concern of the Daystar
employees!"

Jason Hart, Resident's Son

I'm so grateful to be at
Daystar, it gets me out
with other people that think
like I do, instead of
sitting in my room.

- Betty, Daystar Resident

"Wow! What a lovely place!
It's so homey and you can
tell people are loved and
cared for here."

—Brenda Oliver, Visiting RN

"She has received such kindness
and so much attention from
everyone that we know without a
doubt that she is safe and well
cared for. We have great trust in
everyone at Daystar and could not
wish for a better place for our
mother. Thank you and thank you
to all concerned."

— Chad Baker, Resident's Son

"Mom is very happy with her
new apartment and the services
she is receiving. Thank you
all for helping us in
this transition."

— Peter Miller, Resident's Son

The thing I like most about
living here is the many
pleasant and smiling faces
that I love!

- Barbara, Daystar Resident

I like the daily Bible Lesson
readings and also the
Mother Church live
web chats and Wednesday
Testimony Meetings

- Pat, Daystar Resident

What could be better?
Daystar is friendly and
homelike, we can do laundry
in our own apartment,
there is shopping across
the street, and there are
good neighbors!

- Helen, Daystar Resident

The staff is very caring
and responds quickly
and efficiently.

- Sharon, Daystar Resident

I want to let you know
about an exceptional employee
here - Vanessa. She is always so
helpful, friendly, concerned,
compentent and a wonderful
caregiver! I always feel reassured
that whatever comes up, she'll
be able to handle everything.

—Audrey -Daystar Resident

It is always a pleasure to send
families your way!

- Colleen Hughes-Craft
A Place For Mom