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Active Life at Normandy Park

Add “Active Life” to your path for better health and a longer life.  Our residents are engaged in an amazing array of activities that keep them moving, thinking, learning, laughing and giving.  Here’s a sample:

Food and Fun

  • “Monthly Early Breakfast” to two local favorites, Pancake Chef and Huckleberry Square
  • Black Diamond Bakery, mouth-watering food accompanied by the trip along the beautiful Maple Valley Highway
  • Spaghetti Factory, King Wha & Olive Garden among our favorites
  • “Third Wednesday” Seatac Senior Center wonderful lunch, great friendships and lively music

Music, Music, Music

  • Ray Cole, one of the finest old-school classical country artists shares all-time favorites and his original songs of life in the 40s and 50s
  • Hanky Panky Band, a great local jazz band entertains with tunes from the 30s, 40s and other eras
  • The amazing Emmy Purainer combines her keyboard talent and great voice to share music from Mozart to Rock and everything in between
  • Quarterly Evening Concerts from the likes of Boeing Orchestra of Flight, Washington State Letter Carriers Band and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Band
  • Special at Christmas time: sing-a-longs and caroling with local Scout Troups, Church groups and Red Hat Society members from Burien, Seatac and Des Moines

Out & About

  • Tour and visit the adoptable animals at the Burien C.A.R.E.S. Animal Shelter. We’ve been happy to provide “homemade” dog biscuits & kitty treats to our furry friends
  • Museum of Flight, annual tour to celebrate Aviation History Month every November. Students from Aviation High School join us.  We learn about new innovations in aviation and residents share their experiences and memories.  What Fun!
  • White River Museum, this small museum tells the unique history of the area and is the perfect size for seniors to walk and enjoy
  • Local Fire & Police Stations where we are fascinated by their headquarters and always learn something new and appreciate our first-responders
  • “Leave The Driving To Us” scenic tours – residents sit back, relax and take in the scenery along Alki Beach, around Seward Park and the banks of Lake Washington, local neighborhoods, Safeco and Century Link Fields plus Husky Stadium and the ever-popular Kent fishing hole to feed the ducks


  • Second Tuesday “Doc Talks” local health care experts share the latest information always time for Q & A
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Timely Topics of Interest – educational presentations on a host of subjects

Book Club

  • Novel of Month
  • Short stories
  • The King County Traveling Library monthly visit (large print books, CDs and movies on DVDs available for check out)
  • Books we’ve enjoyed: Boys in the Boat, More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women – come read with us


  • Movie Nights (including popcorn of course) every Tuesday and Thursday
  • We’ve enjoyed The Old Man and The Sea, My Fair Lady, Hot Pursuit, and RoboRex. Our resident movie committee does a great job selecting our movies

Special Events

  • Our dining room is transformed every August for the Annual Luau featuring authentic Hawaiian Dancers, traditional cuisine and roasted pig – experience Hawaii without getting on a plane
  • Halloween Safe House for local children, we don costumes and welcome all the neighborhood ghosts and goblins, pirates and princesses
  • Annual Sponsor of the Burien Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society demonstrates our commitment to life without cancer
  • Sponsor and provide food for the Annual Des Moines Senior Center Spaghetti Fundraising Dinner the first Friday in October

The Gift of Giving

Our resident service organization, The Art of Life Club, provides the following support to local organizations and charities.

  • Seahawks Fleece Scarves are made in the fall and fund our service projects throughout the year!
  • Homemade dog biscuits and cat blankets for our furry friends at the local animal shelter
  • Chemo Hats and mastectomy pillows handmade and donated to Highline Cancer Center
  • The Highline Cancer Center knitting and crocheting lap blankets for patients awaiting treatment while at the cancer center – we are honored to have been asked by center to help with this new project
  • Homemade travel pillows for service personnel and their families through the Seatac Airport USO
  • Two annual food drives to support the Tukwila Pantry and Highline Food Bank
  • Mother’s Day and Christmas gifts to residents of Hospitality House Women’s Shelter in Burien

Contact Info:

Normandy Park Senior Living

16625 1st Ave. South
Normandy Park, WA
Phone: (206) 241-0821