Some of our latest events and excursions are listed below. Many are open to the public. We invite you to join us for a taste of LifeMinded living.

THIS SUMMER: Bringing the Farm-to-Table concept to life.


We see nutrition and locally sourced foods as one of the key components to aging well. That's why The Willows is thrilled to partner with Kevin Maddux at Cascade Blueberry Farm to host a farm stand full of local produce, flowers, and berries. Guest vendors also showcase honey, lotions, fresh baked goods, and handmade items. Join us every Wednesday from noon-2pm, May 17th through September. News Small Photo Template farmstand Willows

Lunch & Lecture: Prevent Falls to Live Longer with John Barnett


Wednesday, April 26th at 12:15. Please call 617-7077 to make a reservation.
Fall prevention expert, John Barnett, will talk about not only how to prevent falls but also how to live with quality for the rest of your life. Barnett has an extensive 28-year volunteer career at the city, county, state and national levels. His experience includes attending the White House Conference on Aging, belonging to the Washington State Commission for National and Community Service and AARP of Washington State, and serving on the DSHS Boarding Home Advisory Council as well as the King County Aging & Disability Services Advisory Council and the Kirkland Senior Council. In addition to these recognized achievements, Barnett is also the author of How to Feel Good; a Voice of Experience. We will begin serving lunch at 12:15 and the lecture will begin at 1:00. Space is limited, so please call 671-7077 to make a reservation for this informative event.



Magic Show with Brian Ledbetter


Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00
Behold the nationally recognized illusionist, Brian Ledbetter, and his ability to execute spellbinding illusions, hilarious comedy and baffling close-up magic! This will be Brian’s second appearance at The Willows, so we know he is a proven crowd-pleaser! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enjoy his professional magic show brought to The Willows just for you! Please call 671-7077 if you would like to attend.



Whatcom County Council Candidate Presentation: Amy Glasser


Tuesday, April 4th at 3:00
The Whatcom County Council faces an election to appoint representatives to the different districts that make up the county. To learn more about the upcoming election and what the future might hold for our district, we’ve invited Council candidate Amy Glasser to share her proposal with you and also consider your concerns for our community. Please call 671-7077 if you would like to attend. Watercolor Play with Christian Anne Smith Teaching artist, Christian Anne Smith returns this month for another fun and colorful afternoon of watercolor play! In this workshop, Christian will walk you through creating your very own “Enchanting Garden.” Your garden can be simplistic or lush, in a rainforest or the desert - whatever you want it to be! You are also welcome to work on your own water color project and skip the enchanting garden. Either way, you are in for a fun and creative afternoon!



Here's just a sampling of recent events we've filed under 'fun.'

Pop-Up Jazz Club featuring music by Mark Kelly’s Small Jazz Ensemble-


We brought back the nostalgic sound of the good ole days when Bellingham’s best of the best high school musicians performed jazz favorites in a saxophone quartet led by Mark Kelly. The Dining Room transformed into a snazzy nightclub, where the audience sat around tables, enjoying freshly mixed cocktails and snacks while they tapped their feet along to the swinging music. The sound of the saxes filled the room, as well as the hearts of the listeners as they reminisced on the fond memories brought back by each tune. Such a swell night left us all in the mood for more, and we are eagerly awaiting the next Pop-Up Jazz night!



Documentary & A Donut: Plastic Planet-


Alliteration is the inspiration for eating a certain type of fare while watching and discussing a documentary here at The Willows. We have previously hosted several Soup & Cinema events and this year decided to give a new food a try, and it had to start with the letter “D”. That’s how Documentary & A Donut was born! This month, we picked up the fresh-baked delectables from our neighborhood donut shop, poured ourselves a cup of coffee and settled in to watch the 2009 documentary Plastic Planet. This film gave a shocking reminder of how our society has become plastic-dependent and that plastic is not healthy for our planet. We left the film feeling a new inspiration to be more mindful of reducing, reusing and recycling. The Willows Recycle Committee met soon after this film and came up with new ideas to inspire folks to use less plastic!



Author’s Book Reading: Strong Heart with Charlie Sheldon-


Nothing quite compares to sitting around and listening to a wonderful story. Charlie Sheldon, a fisherman turned author, delighted The Willows with his brand new novel Strong Heart - a tale about Tom Olsen meeting his teenaged granddaughter Sarah for the first time and backpacking across the Pacific Northwest to the site of their ancestor’s grave. After the reading, Charlie Sheldon shared his inspiration behind the enchanting story and relatable characters, and answered questions from the audience members. The event left the listeners wanting to hear more about Tom and Sarah’s adventure, and many of them purchased their own copy of the story. Strong Heart can be found in The Willows Library, as well, meaning that the adventure didn’t have to end when Charlie Sheldon took a bow!






Call (360) 671-7077, email us at info@thewillowsbellingham.com,



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Consider joining our LifeMinded™ team.

Having fun, being creative, building relationships with ease, thriving in a collaborative team environment, a sense of humor, lots of common sense , a willingness to think out of the box and multi –tasking with ease are but a few of the qualities and characteristics of those who thrive in our culture.

Most of our positions require a willingness to work one weekend day. We are a non smoking campus.

Send resume to JobOpportunities@TheWillowsBellingham.com



Current Job Opportunities



Maintenance Assistant

We seek an energetic person who loves to support others with great customer service skills. Do you have skills in carpentry, electrical or plumbing? Are you a handi-person? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you enjoy managing multiple priorities? Are you a self- starter? If this sounds like you, consider joining our seasoned team of professionals on our team caring for our building, common areas, turning apartments and providing great customer service to our residents. We are a non- smoking campus. This is a full time position providing benefits and 401-K employer matching. Please apply in person or submit resume.