Peace of mind in "Nature’s Neighborhood."
As the only nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in the heart of Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood, we measure success differently than for-profit organizations. We put quality of life, care and peace of mind first and foremost. As one of the most well-respected CCRCs in Seattle, we make a solemn promise to everyone who calls The Hearthstone their home: If you are unable to pay your monthly fees through no fault of your own, The Hearthstone covers those expenses. This promise has made a difference for nearly three generations of residents.
We’re here to answer questions. Call (206) 517-2216 or fill out the web inquiry form to learn more.
Greater choices and more living options
People love The Hearthstone’s down-to-earth community, focus on healthy living and easy access to natural splendor. While that will always be true, The Hearthstone continues to innovate progressive lifestyle choices with a variety of residential options to suit individual needs. Whether you want a more private, upscale, condominium-style apartment offered by Cove East or West, or an engaged, active, community-focused experience provided by The Lakeside, the choice is yours.
We also provide options for the future with vital health services such as assisted living, short-term rehab, physical therapy, memory support or skilled nursing when residents require them.
A proud past, a bright future
More than half a century ago, the Lutheran Council of Seattle-King County, a Washington State nonprofit organization, designed and built a retirement community on the shores of Green Lake, which today is The Hearthstone campus. As one of the most highly regarded and respected CCRCs in Seattle, we embody the values of caring, nurturing and safeguarding all people as essential to our mission.
We look forward to telling you more about The Hearthstone. Contact us today to hear all that we offer. Life in Nature’s Neighborhood can’t be beat.
I say, “The Hearthstone is a Special Place to live.” Yes! I moved to Hearthstone about a year ago. Before ‘life’s restrictions’ and masks I enjoyed new friends in the dining room, common area presentations and activities, walks around Green Lake. During the COVID period of seclusion the staff has been most caring of us; ‘Heroes’ we call them. I felt safe from the beginning. I can still walk Green Lake or visit the Wellness Center five days a week to exercise on high-tech equipment (with masks and a limited number of exercisers). And, massages are again offered. I’m happy I made the decision to move to Hearthstone when I did!
A Disneyland for Seniors” was my initial description for family and friends of my transition to the Hearthstone. I so enjoyed the dining, activities (especially ping-pong), exercise and access to Green Lake Nature walks. That all came to a halt in March ‘20 with the arrival of Covid-19. Now I am grateful to be cocooned as a “bird in a gilded cage” to wait out this pandemic. A monthly newsletter “the Spark” with educational articles and enriching life stories leaves me humbled to be neighbors with such special folks. Hearthstone even has two centurion residents as role models!
My move into the Hearthstone’s Cove West, just over a year ago, was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. My criteria for the decision included; a facility with a continuum of care, flat terrain for walking, located in or near a vibrant community, and, of course, value. All my criteria was met at the Hearthstone in the Green Lake Neighborhood, with the added plus pleasant, welcoming neighbors and a staff ready to assist me in any way. I definitely made the right decision.
Selecting a place to spend your final years is a difficult, and very private, decision. My wife and I moved into The Hearthstone about a month before the pandemic shutdown. And after several months of living here under shutdown conditions we are so pleased with our choice. We have felt very safe, comfortable, and well looked after. Though we've not been able to establish new social relationships the way we would ordinarily do, we have enjoyed sharing the experience with our new acquaintances.
The transition to my new home has been seamless. The residents and staff have been welcoming and helpful all along the way and I have appreciated how light and open it feels here at Hearthstone.
Since moving into Cove East, over 7 months ago, we can now say that we love our new home. That being said, we can’t say that it has been easy. The corona virus has presented us all with challenges. BUT, we are so glad to be living in this community of like-minded neighbors. Even though we only know each other with masks, we have found everyone at Cove East to be friendly and caring. We are all anxious for the day when we will be able to socialize in person. I know we are all looking forward to a more normal life.