Through a growing network of community partners, the Community Life Foundation offers innovative programs that help residents navigate the next chapter of life – programs that will help them sustain their housing and remain independent, healthy and engaged.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
At the Community Life Foundation, we take an individualized approach for each individual community to creating programs that address hard-hitting needs. Working closely with residents, we get to know what support is needed (in fact, resident-driven ideas often become reality). Then we work with our community partners to bring these meaningful programs to life.
Addressing Important Needs
The Community Life Foundation wants to help older adults not only to live independently but to live well. With the help of dedicated community partners, the Resident Programs team provides programs that make that possible. From health workshops and fitness classes to nutrition education, we are engaging residents in innovative ways and meeting vital needs that may otherwise go unmet.
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU)
Nursing Students Offer Education and Support
Every week, residents at our Sunset, Lakewood, and Conservatory communities have access to preventive healthcare through our collaboration with Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) School of Nursing and Pierce County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). In addition to providing blood pressure checks, doctor referrals, and medication reviews, nursing students educate residents on the importance of healthy nutrition and exercise. The program has resulted in a decrease in residents' non-emergency 911 calls, and a healthy increase in education and support.
During the pandemic, the nursing students offered virtual health and wellness education, and assistance by establishing Phone Pals – a wellness check program to ensure residents are getting their basic needs met.