This holiday season, consider what brings you joy in retirement – or what could in 2023

The new year is a valuable opportunity to take stock, and to think about what brings us joy in our lives, and what we could do to make that happen more. Quail Park of Lynnwood photo

The new year is a valuable opportunity to take stock, and to think about what brings us joy in our lives, and what we could do to make that happen more. Quail Park of Lynnwood photo

As we celebrate the holiday season and look forward to the new year, it provides a welcome opportunity to pause and think about what brings us joy.

This time of year, time spent with loved ones, new and old, is of course a highlight. Some will look forward to dinners with children and grandchildren, savoring favorite family dishes and traditions.

Others find family in friendships – in seasonal adventures with new friends, sharing cherished memories over a chef-prepared meal against a backdrop of twinkling lights and holiday decorations, and making new memories to take forward into the new year.

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For some, the holiday season is a time to embrace the coziness of a comfy chair, away from the chilly Pacific Northwest air, to reflect on the year that was, and what the new year might look like.

Did you have time, opportunity and freedom to do the things you wanted to, whether that was indulging a favorite passion or embarking on a new hobby? Were you engaged mentally, physically and spiritually, in ways that resonate with you?

“The new year really is a valuable opportunity to take stock, and to think about what brings us joy in our lives, and what we could do to make that happen more,” says Sue Rowell, Community Relations Director at Quail Park of Lynnwood.

For some, it’s making a daily swim part of their routine, or improving their wellness with regular fitness. Others dream of enjoying nutritious – but oh-so delicious – meals, with someone else doing the cooking and clean-up! Or maybe it’s the simple joy of sharing the company and conversation of others, while still enjoying our own private, well-appointed space.

“For many of our residents, a highlight of retirement living really is the freedom it provides – to embrace the things you want to do, enjoyed with friends you want to share them with, without having to worry about the ‘chores’ we’d rather not do.

“It’s also about the opportunity to enjoy life safely and comfortably, to feel valued and cared for, however that looks for you today, and tomorrow,” Rowell adds.


With financial possession of a unit by Dec. 31, Quail Park is offering 50 percent off the base rent the first full three months of occupancy.

To learn more about the possibilities awaiting at Quail Park of Lynnwood, or to arrange your virtual or in-person tour, call 425-329-3621 or click here to visit online.

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