Nancy Watkins
Assisted Living Olympia WA - Nancy works with AFH ownerNancy Watkins has spent ten years serving seniors and their families, representing assisted living and memory care communities and working with adult family homes and other long-term care providers in Washington. She helped to rewrite Washington’s regulations to better serve its seniors and developed the state’s first Aging and Disability Services Administration-approved training program for managers of memory care and assisted living communities. She knows what to look for and the questions to ask when touring a care setting. And she can tell you who is doing a good job. When developing a list of options for a senior’s care setting, she will include only those settings that have met her high standards for quality care. More...
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Senior Care in Tacoma, WA Means More On Mother’s Day

Tacoma, WA has so much to offer senior care residents and their families on Mother’s Day and beyond!

Sunday brunch with Mom, some flowers and a card are all nice ways to show your mom you care.  But what about inviting your mother to something different this year?  Assisted Living Options has some local events to share with you, to help you discover Tacoma (and the surrounding area) and make this Mother’s Day 2013 a special one for your senior mom.

Treat your mom to a concert at the Capitol today, as the Olympia Flute Choir puts on a Mother’s day performance at 1:30 on Sunday, May 12.

If theater is more her style, consider taking your mom to the final performance of “The Rainmaker”, about a presented by the Lakewood Playhouse: “When ‘The Rainmaker’ comes to a drought-ridden farm, will he bring hope or a pocket full of empty dreams?”                   Sunday, May 12 at 2pm.

The Tacoma Museum  District is celebrating Mom with free admission to the Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum.  Spend the day engaged in the local art and history of the region:  

And not to forget our other older family members, there is another event this week to remind us all that seniors have an important voice in the community:

On Thursday, celebrate “Older Americans Month 2013 – Unleash the Power of Age” with Governor Jay Inslee as he reads a proclamation recognizing the importance of older citizens in our society.  The audience can then walk with Gov. Inslee to the Tivoli fountain on the Capitol Campus as part of the event.  Posted by the WA State Senior Citizens’ Lobby.

Spending time with older loved ones is the best way to show you care.  By spending the day supporting the arts and other local groups, you help your older parent stay informed about current events and local culture.  Even if you don’t get a chance to attend these events today, you might find a place to take your parent on another special day – a day spent with you!


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Nancy was so compassionate

I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful it has been having Nancy help us find a place for my Mom who has dementia. Nancy was so incredible and helpful especially at a time when we were, as can be imagined, having one of the most difficult family events ever. Nancy was so compassionate more »

Rinee M.
Thank you so much

Hi Nancy, I want to thank you on behalf of my brothers and I for helping us find a place for our mother. I was at a loss as to how to go about things until I got hold of you. I’m sure we would still be looking had it not been for your help. more »

Chuck T.
My cousin is very happy now

Thank you for all that you did for my cousin… She may have been reluctant at first, but she is very happy now (and much safer). You played an important part in this transition.

Fr. Tim I
Great help finding a nice home for dad

Nancy, thanks for the great help in finding a nice home for my dad – things are so much better for him now

Bob P.
Positive spin on the transition.

Talked to mom today and heard no regrets (after her move to assisted living). I give you a lot of the credit… you really helped to put a positive spin on the whole transition.

Elizabeth A.
A mere thanks hardly covers it

Picking me up, handling the walker every time, generally bolstering me mentally; a mere thanks hardly covers it all!

Margaret I.
Good fit to Mothers needs

Thanks Nancy for responding so quickly to my plea for help. I couldn’t have done it without you. Finding a home for my mother so quickly and a good fit to her needs. I now know I would have made a critical mistake if I had done this on my own. Your guidance in knowing more »

Barb H.
Good care of my Dad

I can’t thank you enough for recommending the house my Dad is living in. Joyce and Sandy are great, along with the other gals. They take such good care of my Dad and I think he really is enjoying living there. It has been a great move for him.

Mary M.
Wonderful to work with

Hi Nancy! This is a hello and thank-you from Duane B’s family. You miraculously found him an assisted living place right after Christmas 2011. He was 96 at the time and in a “spend down” period. You found him a wonderful place in Kirkland. Anyway, I was trying to find something else in my e-mails more »

Cheri A.