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.

Willows Farm Stand


Wednesdays, beginning May 17th, from 12:00-2:00 pm
The growing season is upon us and the Willows Farm Stand is back! We are happy to welcome back owner of Cascade Blueberry Farm, Kevin Maddux, to sell freshly picked produce and gorgeous flowers grown on his farm in Custer. Kevin will be joined by various local vendors on a rotating schedule. Expect to find fresh-baked goodies, beautiful hand-made gifts, organic lotions and soaps and more! Kevin Stand Photo



Saturday, June 10th from 8:30 to 2:00
Our semi-annual rummage sale is here again! This event has been a wonderful way to support the American Cancer Society while also allowing a convenient way to “spring clean.” Swing by the Dining Room in your best bargain-hunting shoes and get ready to sort through some treasures. You’ll be scoring items new-to-you while supporting a wonderful cause.



Fathers Day Concert and Dinner with Mark Schlichting & Lou Lippman 


This Father’s Day, we are excited to welcome singer/violin-player Mark Schlichting to the stage along with piano player Lou Lippman! This long-standing duo has prepared a special Father’s Day themed show for our Willows’ fathers and their guests. The show will include songs, stories and jokes to celebrate Fatherhood. Following this entertaining concert, we will have a delicious meal with family and friends! Our chefs are preparing a menu with all the “father favorites” in mind! It will be a day filled with fun and love for all the great dads out there!



Meet the candidates:


This month, we’ve invited local candidates running for the Bellingham City Council and Bellingham Public School Board to give you a chance to learn more about the folks on the upcoming ballots. We will be welcoming City Council at large candidate, Dr. Jean Layton, on Tuesday, June 6th at 3:00 to discuss her platform and how she plans to work between the constituents and the council. On June 20th at 3:00 we will welcome School Board Candidate, Jenn Mason. Jenn will be here to discuss her perspective and how her unique point of view can help benefit our School Board. Come hear what the candidates have to say and to have all of your questions answered. If you are interested in attending please call 671-7077.



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

Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Space Center: NWIC Presentation & Visit to the Space Center


What began as a casual group of students using some hands-on science to send water bottles rocketing into the air, has become a recognized “space center” for Northwest Indian College (NWIC) students to shoot for the stars. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from and interact with the NWIC Space Center students this month. First, Space Center organizer and NWIC Computer Science teacher, Gary Brandt, brought a handful of students to The Willows to tell us about the beginnings of their program and to share video footage from some of their competitive rocket launches. Later, we loaded up the bus and headed out to the Lummi Reservation to visit the Space Center workshop and to see some of their machines at work. We were in awe as we toured their workshop buildings and saw the ingenuity behind some of their rockets that have taken first place prizes at nation-wide competitions. All were impressed by the creativity of the students and their passion for engineering such incredible machines. After we took turns flying drones and launching smaller rockets in the NWIC yard, we boarded the bus and headed for home. That was a day we won’t soon forget!



Mother/Daughter High Tea


The best way to celebrate motherhood is by making wonderful memories, and at the Mother/Daughter High Tea, we did just that. Mothers and daughters (biological or otherwise) sipped from teacups and saucers while sitting at beautifully set tables with china teapots and three-tier towers of goodies. On the list of decadent foods adorning the towers were scones, cookies, tea sandwiches, and much more. The ladies also received fresh flower boutonnieres and champagne to enjoy with their tea and sweets. Everyone had a smile on their face that day as they made pleasant memories in honor of Mother’s Day.



Game Night with FBLA Students


Laughter and joyful voices filled the dining room when students from Future Business Leaders of America joined our residents for a night of trivia and poker. Some of the students joined forces with our trivia players to tackle questions about everything from the Lummi tribe’s language to lyrics of Beatles songs. Meanwhile, poker-playing residents engaged in an exciting game of cards with the high school students. No matter which activity they chose to participate in, one thing is for sure: everyone, student or resident, had a wonderful time on that delightfully playful evening.






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



Concierge/Front Desk
We are looking for a person who loves to make a difference in people’s live’s every day. You will be greeting the public, answering phones, problem solving for residents and families, supporting the marketing efforts, lending some administrative support and coordinating communication with all other staff members. You will be using Microsft office products. This position is part time to begin. 20-35 hours per week. Feel free to apply in person. Opportunities for advancement.
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.


Our wait staff makes all the difference in the lives of our residents and visitors. This is an excellent position to begin learning wait service standards or to use your established skills for supplemental income. Our dinner shifts begin at 3:30pm or 4:30pm and usually end by 7:30pm. Our commitment to our community goes beyond Monday-Friday, so being available on weekends and holidays is important. We enjoy meeting all of our applicants, so please apply in person at The Willows Retirement Community, 3115 Squalicum Pkwy in Bellingham any day between 9am and 5pm.