Tracey Harvey from Cadence Living joins Suzanne Newman to talk about a dynamic, new senior living community soon to open in Kent, Washington. Tracey is Regional Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Planning, Northwest for Cadence at Kent-Meridian.
Cadence is geared for Kent, a middle class area. Cadence offers a great value in communities along with offering the services you’re looking for: 128 apartments, three levels, offering both independent living and assisted living, that allows people to age in place in the apartment they choose. Cadence has studios, one bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, all with high ceilings (12 feet on the first level, 10 feet on the second), full kitchens, a balcony with a view, and washer/dryer. Anytime-dining at a bistro offers a variety of foods. Senior wellness programs will be designed based on the interests of the residents, like in-tune fitness.
A move-in special, a founder’s club membership, gives residents their birthday month free for two years. Studio pricing starts at $3,150/month. Cadence at Kent-Meridian is located at 25035 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030. Learn more at (253) 549-9300 or at their website.
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The following is a podcast from a qualified senior care provider, hurt, on the answers for elders radio show. And welcome everyone back to answers for elders radio network. Heard on also Google, apple, spotify, all kinds of portals that you can find us. Just go to answers for elders radio show. And we are here with Tracy Harvey from cadence living and Kate. Tracy and I are talking about the brand new company or community. Here we go in, going in, and Kent the first one in twenty years that is geared for specifically the Kent Area Community, Tuck Willa des Moines area. There’s all kinds of wonderful opportunities there for you to experience this amazing community that’s coming in. So, Tracy, tell us a little bit about cadence in Kent. What’s your community like? Well, you just have to come see it to believe it. But we’re a hundred twenty eight apartments, so we’re three levels. We Nice size, yeah, and independent living and assistant living. And which what? Which is wonderful. We have what we they call a floating license. When we get our license up fish nice, which would be they can aid in place in the apartment they choose. We have everything from studios up to three are up to two bedrooms. Nice. The one thing about our community that’s truly unique is that the modern piece of it is you’re walking into high ceilings, full kitchens of every apartment has a balcony. Every apartment has lots or dryer. Nice. Someone told me look like a designer kitchen, you know, and they didn’t even cook, but they love the kitchen. So so, yeah, we are serving the greater southern tip here. You know, we go, we have to bout King County area. Yeah, and I think that’s really was needed as something central and Kent like this, because you’re living, you’re near one mile from Kent Station, near all the sound transent. We have just all the wonderful amenities from within and I think that that’s been the biggest secret that people are coming in, walking in and not realizing all that we have to offer. Yeah, and you know, I’ve noticed in your industry. I love that you feature independent living because what you talked about a little bit at which I really want to emphasize, there’s a lot of change in the baby boomers is their aging. Number one like you said, they don’t want to put their kids through what they went through with their parents when they took care of their loved one, senior loved ones, and they realized all the things that they had to do and all they things that they had to, you know, give up, quote unquote, to do the noble thing. And so now what we’re seeing, which is really interesting and I will see. You know, I do talk to families all across the UST we get calls all the time and when I think, really curring theme is how do I prepare? I think a lot of times, you know, there’s emptiness syndromes. Families are sitting there, you know, married couple is sitting there, the kids are all grown up and they’re sitting in a big house. They don’t even know where to begin to downsize or what to do and they are they want to maybe travel or they want to take, you know, a trip somewhere, or they just want to place where they don’t have to do maintenance anymore and they just want to have an enjoyable life and, I think independent living to go be able to come into a community like yours that can be with you throughout your learn you know, the rest of your life, or the other side of it is maybe husband needs assisted living but wife is still independent. You have the financial ability to be able to be together and to stay together in that function and still both of you have the proper, you know, amenities that you need. Like maybe wife is much more sociable and wants to be involved in a lot more activities, where maybe husband is like going, you know, I just want to have my TV set and I’m have you know, maybe I’ll come down and do the happy hour, you know, once once a week or whatever. But you have your choice. You’re not forced to do anything thing and that’s the beauty of a community like yours. Is that? Yes, you’re exactly right. You just described my two tours yesterday. Well, there you go. I think they families. It’s a little choice. And you know, a real live example is when when you start weighing in the when the husband can do all the yard work anymore, if you’re having someone come in and help you with laundry and doing cleaning once a week and you know, Getting Uber eats every day, that adds up. And so one of the Famos was said they added it all up and realize they’d be saving money if they came to our community, because obviously all those things are included, you know, the housekeeping, three meals a day, you know, if you come to a community like a cadence living community. So I think everyone should just take it upon themselves to you at least take the look, you know, to have some attendant event or see what it’s all about. Because when they actually did the math, they’re like, I would be saving money and it’s a perfect time to sell my house. Why wouldn’t I do this? Exactly. And and you know, as we’re coming up this is really we’re getting into what we call high season in the industry of people getting ready to sell their house. They’re putting their house on the market and of course we’re doing a lot of different types of situations in that area. And, by the way, we just did an interview, I think last week, with sash who’s also based in Kent, and Rebecca Bowman, and she talks a lot about now, you know, there’s so many phone calls coming in to them right now of how do I begin this process, and so, you know, that’s what we’re really thrilled about working with communities like yours, is the fact that you know, our experts, number one or the cream of the crop, just like you, and number two is they help each other. So certainly you know. A side note, I want to connect you with Rebecca. I’m sure you have, and downrising is critical because you have. It is your mind and I think that’s honestly the theme. I’ve been seen, though. The down sign he’s seen has been harder on the adult children it is on the parents, and it’s very interesting because that sentimental you hold onto the sentimental value of things, and so there’s tips and tricks that you know, Rebecca, and you know we have that. We can provide them because it helps. You have to take it in small bites exactly. Says you can’t do it all in a day, right, but yeah, you definitely have tips and tricks that are from the idea. And I think the other thing is is that when you’re talking about families, it’s harder on them because, number one, they don’t they it’s their past and it’s hard to let go of that house they grow up in. But it’s the other side of it is you want to honor your loved one. So there’s a time when, if mom or dad are needing to downsize, it’s like having those conversations, learning to kind of say what’s most important to you and learning to have those difficult conversations that somebody like you know, you guys can help facilitate with working with organizations like saphs or other types of placement advisors or things like that, and I think that’s one of the key things that I’m thrilled about in what we do with answer for elders is helping families get to that point and helping, you know, the educational side of the process of making sure that as you’re making those choices, it’s like you know what you’re dealing with. I think one of the things, it’s really the scariest part is the fear of the unknown. People don’t necessarily one know what they’re going into. So to go in and just now is a time for families to say, you know, let’s just go take a look. Mom and dad aren’t ready yet, but let’s walk into cadence living and Kent, if you’re in the a Kent area, and just see what’s available to you, because that helps you understand how you can help most you know, easily your loved one when the time comes. And of course, the independent living side is so great because you can have your own apartment, you don’t have to pay for assisted living. You can still go down and have meals that are prepared for you, which is great, and you have your option offs also to cook in your apartment as well. So that’s really nice. Absolutely, you are a right on there. Ha. Yeah, so tracy. As far as your process, you’ve got, like you said, hundred twenty eight apartments. Is that correct? Yes, we do, okay, and three. What kind of a are you’re doing meal service? Tell us a little bit about your dining opportunity. So we called encore dining, but it really is a chef prepared me all, we are very proud of our chef here at all of our cadence communities, but here I specially chef ray. We’re going to be having our founders, club and student they’ll be able to experience some of the food that she’s prepared for them. But we have everything on the anytime dining and when we say anytime dining, that you’re coming in at any hour if you want something. But we also have a B strow. You could order off the menu or you don’t have to order on the menu. You can go to the B Stro and get a sandwich, a pizza, a piece of pizza, a drink, any beverage. He’s like. So that’s what we kind of this is going to be their home and so we want things to be available to their you know, at all hours that they need it. So you don’t have to come down at a specified time for breakfast and if you don’t make it in time then you you’re out of luck. That it doesn’t happen there. If you wanted to order a poached egg at three o’clock in the afternoon, you could order it right, you could order it. Yes, that’s potent. Absolutely, that’s awesome. That do you and obviously, for those that have special dietary requirements, how do you work with that? Well, we do a complete you know. That’s part of the cadence way to we have a complete you know, when they come into any community right, we really want to get to know our resident and so those will be specified at the time that they move in with us and it’ll be something that we go through with the dietary you know, the chef herself and her team, so she’s well videolergies if they need blute and free and all those kind of special diets. That’s awesome. And and so you know in this far is the senior wellness programs. You have a lot of fitness programs, different types of activities that you do. I’m sure you do give me the you’re involved in this. Well, we’re very proud of our signature programs. Are called on their proprietary to Kate, and so we call them into fitness. We have our arts cadence choir, just to name us. You so awesome. And they’re always, you know, again, getting to know what the interests of the residents are and they’re very going to be driven towards their interests, not by what our team identifies what the interest should be. So often times you go into a location and that’s what happens. But we’re going to be really doing these needs analysis quite regularly and corrally. Hope to be able to provide insights. We have tools that we use to and technology we use to help track the progress and participation of the residents as well. So, Tracy, how do we reach you? Well, you reach me by contacting our phone number and I will will put it up at this at the show. After the show, can we do that. Yep, we can do that, but you are located where we’re K Oh and Kn’t all the right off of but folks used to be called it’s one of Fourth Avenue, but I guess in the old days, or I’m told that it was Vincent road. So yeah, knows it by Vinson road. Yeah, yeah, and that’s an awesome and you have a move in special, do you not? We do what? We have a founder’s day club membership, and so really you’re paying eleven months. You get two months, two years of your birthday month for free. Nice, and our studio pricing starts at three thousand one hundred and fifty. So that’s very nice. Nice. Well, we’re going to talk a little bit more about Caden’s living the rest of this hour and all of our listeners, tracy and I will be right back right after this. Answers for elders radio show with Suzanne Newman. Hopes you found this podcast useful in your journey of navigating senior care. 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Originally published March 13, 2022