Recent Media

January 3, 2019 Aegis Living Hires Starbucks Exec Engskov as President

December 16, 2018 Acts of kindness can have a multiplying effect

Aegis project borrows neo-Gothic style from its neighbor: UW Campus

November 19, 2018 Aegis Living and Ankrom Moisan are ready to show their finished design for a senior community in the Laurelhurst neighborhood near University Village and the UW Campus.

3 Ways to Build Intergenerational Senior Living through Affinity Groups

November 15, 2018 Six trends are rocking intergenerational senior living, changing how operators deliver a lifestyle that is growing each day in popularity and product type.

Alternative opportunities to enter the healthcare field

November 9, 2018 With only a career background in hospitality, Meng Lo has found a spot in one of the fastest growing and highest demanding industries under the healthcare umbrella — senior living.

The shape of water: New Aegis of West Seattle

October 31, 2018 It’s probably not a big stretch to presume that there aren’t many assisted living communities with their own tugboat. There is at least one that does, however — the recently opened Aegis Living of West Seattle.

Aegis Living to Open Queen Bee Café in Clyde Hill

September 19, 2018 The old Tully’s Clyde Hill location in the affluent neighborhood near Hunts Point, Medina and Yarrow Point will be opened as a Queen Bee Cafe. The cafes are owned by Dwayne Clark, the CEO of the assisted living centers group Aegis Living.

West Seattle Has a New Neighbor

August 23, 2018 Nestled along the west facing hilltop of Admiral Way, Aegis Living of West Seattle assisted living and memory care community is now open.

Aegis Living Opens Intergenerational Preschool

July 20, 2018 The Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) will open the first bilingual and intergenerational preschool in the Puget Sound region this autumn, at Aegis Living’s Asian inspired Aegis Gardens assisted living and memory care community in Newcastle, WA—bringing together seniors and children for intergenerational education and social connections.

Seattle-area leaders offer up 2018 summer reading lists

June 28, 2018 Aegis Living CEO Dwayne J. Clark is one several area business leaders offering up recommended summer reading. His thought-provoking picks include “Originals” by Adam Grant, “Siddartha” by Hermann Hesse and “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl.

Bilingual Preschool at Aegis Gardens exemplifies benefits of intergenerational interactions

June 8, 2018 A new report titled ‘All in Together: Creating Places where Young and Old Thrive’ by advocacy group Generations United and the Eisner Foundation explores the benefit of bringing seniors and children together for long lasting positive impact. This article identifies numerous favorable examples of intergenerational living, programs and activities. Aegis Living founder Dwayne Clark references the new bilingual Chinese preschool located at Asian-inspired Aegis Gardens Newcastle which bridges both ‘book-end’ generations and culture through intergenerational programs.

Senior Living Communities That Have Raised the Bar on Design Senior Housing News

June 7, 2018 As recipient of a 2017 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Award for ‘Best Assisted Living’—for Asian inspired Aegis Gardens, Newcastle, WA—Aegis Living is referenced as a company paving the way for the future of senior housing design.

Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney Passes

  April 8, 2018 KIRO7 (CBS)  Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney, an Aegis Living resident and well known civil rights leader in Seattle passed away. But his daughter’s comments about our care and staff reflect the love, compassion and respect that is our standard. We’re honored to serve this man who will be greatly missed.

Aegis Gardens Opens in Newcastle, WA

February 12, 2018 First Look: Aegis Living opens Aegis Gardens in Newcastle .

February 11, 2018 Chinese media shares stories of new residents moving in to Aegis Gardens in Newcastle, the VIP celebration event and the Grand Opening of Aegis Living newest Chinese culture community, for all seniors.

Aegis Gardens in Newcastle Wins Award

December 21, 2017 Aegis Gardens in Newcastle wins the prestigious Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Award for best Assisted Living 2017.

Random Acts of Kindness goes viral

December 17, 2017 Surprise Christmas tip at a Bellevue diner spread joy around the world, from Seattle to New York, Norway, Germany, Cuba and beyond. The anonymous tip story and inspiring message appeared nearly 400 times on media outlets around the world.  The Today Show & NBC Nightly News    King 5 TV

Aegis Living Offers Vegas Style Show for Residents

November 10, 2017 Aegis Living seniors and their family members gather in Bellevue for Las Vegas style show.

Wine of Aegis

October 3, 2017 crushes it with grape stomping good fun as residents join in making wine.

Aegis Living’s Development Director receives Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

September 29, 2017Brian Palmore’s outstanding leadership among and cultural awareness among qualities that earn top honor..

Aegis Living rewards employee loyalty

September 29, 2017 Aegis Living gives away $65,000 to employees who’ve worked the longest, one winner gets $50,000.

Dementia Whisperer offers training for Aegis Living caregivers

September 25, 2017 Dementia expert offers a loving approach to dementia care.

Unusual Employee Benefits Work.

August 2017 Aegis Living’s generous and unusual employee benefitsattracts national industry attention as a proven method in retaining staff.

Use it or Lose it.

August 2017 Aegis Living Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shirley Newell Contributes to a Reader’s Digest article titled, 30 Amazing Facts About Your Brain.

Aegis Living opens innovative new home office.

August 13, 2017 Aegis Living’s new home office attracts and retains the best talent.

Aegis Living’s West Seattle community, has “topped” off.

August 2, 2017 The largest construction project on Admiral in West Seattle has reached a milestone.

Aegis Living CEO, Dwayne Clark Interviewed on KVI Radio

August 1, 2017 Talk Radio Host John Carlson of Seattle’s KVI AM570 talks to Aegis Living’s Dwayne Clark about being a disrupter in an industry not know for innovation.

Happy Birthday Aegis Living!

July 31, 2017 Aegis Living celebrates 20 year as a leader in Assisted Living, recognized as one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

Aegis Living among best for work life balance

July 26, 2017 Glassdoor ranked Aegis Living in the top 15 places in the country to work for best work life balance.

Seattle Mariner’s celebrate Aegis Living resident.

July 21, 2017 Seattle Mariners Skipper Scott Servais invites 104-year-oldMargaret Hardin to give him a few pointers on the team!

Aegis Living provides assisted living for Chinese-Americans

July 20, 2017 As the Eastside’s Chinese-American population grows, Aegis Living has tapped into a market that is in high demand and highly profitable.

Aegis Living residents celebrates 104 years, still gives back.

July 14, 2017 Aegis Living resident Margaret Hardin celebrates her 104th birthday. She still makes blankets for children at Childhaven and LOVES the Seattle Mariners.

California’s outstanding Executive Director from Aegis Living of Fremont

June 5, 2017 Emily Poon the Executive Director at Aegis of Fremont received the prestigious Outstanding Executive Director award for California.

Staff Retention number one goal at Aegis Living

June 5, 2017 Retention of staff improves care, reduces cost. Aegis Living’s ’employee-first’ culture reduces turnover.

Aegis Living Nurse named Washington Health Care Association Nurse of the Year

May 8, 2017 Aegis Living is proud to have WHCA’s Nurse of the year as one of our own outstanding nurses.

Seniors at Aegis Living Fashion Show Take on the Runway

May 6, 2017 Aegis of Pleasant Hill puts on a fashion show to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Aegis Living: How mission based careers win in a selfie society

April 17, 2017 Employee first culture, meaningful employment and high job satisfaction are offered at Aegis Living.

Aegis Living Honors Seattle Baseball Great

April 6, 2017 Seattle baseball mural at Aegis of Queen Anne at Rodgers Park.

Aegis Living Offers Uncommon Perk

April 3, 2017 Aegis Living thinks outside the box in offering unique benefits for their employees.

Mural Honors Queen Anne History

March 27, 2017 Seattle baseball history honored on mural at Aegis of Queen Anne at Rodgers Park.

Season of Love

February 28, 2017 The Dana Point couple still inseparable after all these years.

The Secret to a Long Marriage

February 14, 2017 Video features couple living at Aegis Living and their secret to 55 years of marriage.

Aegis Protecting Seniors from Hypothermia KING 5

January 5, 2017 Video features Aegis Living’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shirley Newell discusses with KING 5’s Mark Wright and Amanda Grace how a cold snap in the weather can pose a significant risk of hypothermia to seniors.

Best Place to Work

December 28, 2016 The Sacramento TV live shot highlights the news that Aegis Living made the Glassdoor Best Places to Work list from earlier this month. Of the hundreds of thousands of American companies, Aegis Living placed 46.

WWII Japanese American war hero shares pride in serving

December 10, 2016 Resident talks about his memories during WWII and what it meant when the 442nd Regiment became known as the “Purple Heart Battalion” because of the casualties it suffered.

50 best places to work in 2017 according to Glassdoor

December 7, 2016 This week, Glassdoor released its ninth annual Employees’ Choice Awards that recognizes the Best Places to Work in 2017.

Glassdoor annual rankings list five area companies among best places to work

December 7, 2016 Five Seattle-area companies have been rated among the best places to work in the U.S. by Silicon Valley employee-review website Glassdoor

Local Resident Celebrated on this Veterans’ Day

November 11, 2016 Highly-decorated local veteran reunited with special part of his military past.

Vietnam vets honored at Aegis of Shoreline dinner

November 7, 2016 80 veterans attended a special Veteran’s Day Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Aegis of Shoreline.

Music Therapy for Residents with Alzheimer’s

October 6, 2016 Aegis Living takes a creative approach to care with musictherapy.

Forget Powerball: This Group of Workers Has Hit the Jackpot 4 Times in One Year

October 1, 2016 Many entrepreneurs want to make the world a better place. This founder is starting with his staff.

Aegis Living CEO will theorize you can live to be 120.

September 26, 2016 What do you name a book about the aging process?

Aegis Living’s Growth leads from Victorian style on Queen Anne to Chinese Culture in Newcastle

September 23, 2016 The Honorable Gary Locke and Downton Abbey stars were hosted by Aegis Living at their newest community on Queen Anne, to celebrate it’s grand opening and the future Aegis Gardens community in Newcastle.

Aegis Living Christens New Retirement Community

September 20, 2016 Downton Abbey stars cut ribbon to open newest Aegis Living community Aegis of Queen Anne at Rodgers Park at grand opening celebration.

Exclusive Interview: Anne Royse, VP of Talent Acquisition

September 12, 2016 Are you the right fit for a company and culturelike Aegis Living?

Study gives Alzheimer’s patients hope for treatment.

September 6, 2016 Dr. Alvin Lin, medical director at Aegis Living in Las Vegas, says a clinical trial gives hope to Alzheimer’s sufferers that supports a theory that the buildup of protein is the cause of Alzheimer’s.

Aegis of Napa Resident Soon to Turn 100!

September 4, 2016 Dolli Marie Francis is all ready to celebrate her 100 Birthday next month.

Music Therapist Brings Joy to Aegis Residents

September 1, 2016 Aegis at Marymoor music therapist uses music to bring joy and a special proposal to those he cares about.

Aging in Place

August 31, 2016 Get a sneak peek at the newest Aegis Livingassisted living and memory care community.

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday

August 30, 2016 Learn the key to living to 104!

Aegis Residents Light the Torch

August 17, 2016 Aegis on Madison residents have the Olympicspirit, with a torch lighting and competitions.

Residents at Aegis Living Share Their Happiness

August 8, 2016 KCBS Radio in Northern California learns more about what makes seniors #livehappy at Aegis Living.

Happiness Happens Day is Celebrated

August 8, 2016 Join Aegis Living to #livehappy on Happiness Happens Day August 8th.

The Blue Angels Mean Something Special at Aegis Living

August 4, 2016 The view of the Blue Angels from Aegis Living is Spectacular.

Happy 19th Anniversary Aegis Living

July 28, 2016 It’s not a party without Cake. Communities participate in cake decorating contest.

Aegis Living Celebrates 19 Years

July 25, 2016 Redmond headquartered, Aegis Living, celebrates it’s 19th Anniversary, caring for seniors in assisted living and memory care communities in Washington, California and Nevada.

Aegis of Bellevue Seniors Show Thanks For Police Officers

July 18, 2016 Aegis residents deliver homemade cards, treats to show their appreciation in light of recent events.

Aegis Living’s Resident Margaret Hardin Turns 103

July 15, 2016 Oldest Mariners/Seahawks Die Hard Fan Turns 103 on Friday. for her birthday, her granddaughters are taking her to the Mariners – Houston game where her name will appear on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning.

Aegis Living on Madison’s Brain Games part of NYT feature

July 8, 2016 The New York Times recently cited Aegis Living on Madison and the brain games the community offers in its brain fitness center. The NYT report says brain-stimulating games are seen as helpful by many experts in improving the overall health and quality of life for participants.

Grammy-winner plays for Aegis of Moraga residents

June 28, 2016 Aegis of Moraga residents were treated to a concert by Grammy Award-winning musician Carlos Reyes on June 2. Reyes, a renowned harpist who has played all over the world with the likes of Wynonna Judd, Chuck Mangione and the Doobie Brothers, is a friend of the community’s marketing director Molly Gleason-Kodama. His first concert there last fall left residents “transfixed, stimulated and thrilled,” according to Molly and this East Bay Times report.

Flag Day at Aegis of Fremont

June 21, 2016 Flag Day was celebrated on June 14 at Aegis of Fremont. Some of the residents, who are veterans, volunteered to hold the flag to kick off the celebration. At an average age of 94, these men continue to show their immense pride for our flag on this day!

What Does Father’s Day Mean to Me? 95-Year-Old Todd Fast of Shoreline has an answer.

June 20, 2016 Shoreline Area News published an article by our very own Nina Alden, who works in the Life Enrichment Department at Aegis of Shoreline. She wrote about what Father’s Day means to a 95-year-old Aegis Living resident who is the father of 10.

Aegis Nurses Shortage KOMO

KOMO 4 (Seattle ABC) news feature about National Nurses Day and the looming shortage of qualified nurses in Washington state’s assisted living industry. Emmy-award winning reporter Lindsay Cohen from KOMO reporting. Featured: Dr. Shirley Newell, Aegis Living’s Chief Medical Office, and Kathy Stewart, Vice President Nursing and Care.

Spencer Haywood new emotional documentary

May 23, 2016 Puget Sound Business Journal‘s Patti Payne reports on CEO Dwayne Clark’s new documentary, Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story, and how it commanded a standing ovation at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Aegis sees what $500 and a video camera can do

May 20, 2016 Puget Sound Business Journal‘s Adam Worcester reports when CEO Dwayne Clark challenged his employees by giving them $500, a video camera, and an ultimatum: go transform someone’s life.

My Mother, My Son

KOMO News Radio – Brian Calvert. KOMO News Radio’s Brian Calvert reports on how CEO Dwayne Clark’s book My Mother, My Son is about to become a major motion picture. Calvert focused on the heartbreaking effect that Alzheimer’s disease had on Dwayne’s Clark’s family.

My Mother, My Son

April 27, 2016 Lewiston Morning Tribune (Jennifer Bauer)reporter Jennifer Bauer wrote this piece about My Mother, My Son story with a special focus on the fact that much of the story (soon to be a major motion picture) took place in Lewiston where Dwayne Clark grew up.

My Mother, My Son

April 21, 2016 Deadline Hollywood broke the news that CEO Dwayne Clark’s new book, My Mother, My Son would soon become a major motion picture. A special focus was put on Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

My Mother, My Son

April 21, 2016 Puget Sound Business Journal‘s Patti Payne interviewed CEO Dwayne Clark about the news that his compelling 2012 book My Mother, My Son would soon become a major motion picture.

Alzheimer’s is no barrier for inseparable couple.

October February 19, 2016 Devoted husband moves to Aegis Living community to stay near his wife of 64 years.

Aegis Living Highest Ranked Employer in Senior Living (Senior Housing Forum)

February 19th, 2016 Senior Housing Forum story about Aegis Living ranking higher on Glassdoor online employee review site than many other large American companies including Google, Facebook and Apple.

Dana Point Couples Renew Vows (San Clemente Times)

February 19th, 2016 (Dana Point, CA) Front page story about four Aegis of Dana point couples and why they renewed their vows on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Farewell “Suzee” Clawson Simpson (Napa Valley Register)

February 17th, 2016 (Napa) Short obituary of a dear resident of Aegis of Napa, Susan “Suzee” Clawson Simpson who passed away recently

Corte Madera Couple Married 68 Years (Marin Co. Independent)

February 15th, 2016 (Corte Madera, CA) Joe and Glenna Violette at Aegis of Corte Madera talk about their long-lasting love.

A Dance That Lasted a Lifetime (Carmichael Times)

February 12th, 2016 (Carmichael, CA) Feature story about long-lasting love that Aegis of Carmichael (Sacramento area) residents Richard and Gloria Whitney shared.

Married for 68 Years (KOMO 4 Seattle)

February 14th, 2016 (Seattle) Feature story on KOMO TV (Seattle ABC) about Aegis on Madison residents Al and Connie Breault, married 68 years,

Living Black History (KING 5)

January 29th, 2016 (Seattle) Feature story by KING 5’s Chris Daniels focuses on two residents of Aegis on Madison and how their memories of growing up African American in Seattle are an important part of living black history in the Pacific Northwest.

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit left lasting legacy (KIRO FM)

January 18th, 2016 (Seattle) Feature story by KIRO FM storyteller Josh Kerns focuses on the lasting legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the memories shred by one of the people who heard King speak, 102-year-old Aegis on Madison resident, Margaret Hardin.