SOURCE: Timber Ridge at Talus

March 12, 2008 12:02 ET

Timber Ridge Welcomes First Wave of 20 Residents to Its Resort-Like 'Green' Senior Living Community

Community First in Seattle Being Developed to Meet LEED Certification

ISSAQUAH, WA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - Timber Ridge at Talus welcomes its first 20 residents this month, the senior living community announced today. The resort-like development is one of only a handful of communities in the nation adhering to nationally-established "green" building standards and is the only senior living community in the Seattle area in the process of becoming LEED certified.

Phase 1 of the Timber Ridge development includes 184 residences and will create about 60 new jobs in Issaquah. The second and last phase of the project will add an additional 107 apartment homes.

"Timber Ridge offers a progressive lifestyle of flexibility and choice," said Scott Doherty, executive director of the community. "The first residents will enjoy a full-service clubhouse which includes a library, fireside reading room, creative arts center, fitness center and wellness center. We're excited to welcome home these first 20 residents."

Dining options include a formal dining room, private dining room and café. There is also a cocktail lounge, convenience store, beauty salon/barber shop, business center and underground parking, all completed as residents move in this month.

"This is the only senior living community in the area for those who want the security of LifeCare™ and expert management in a natural, vibrant setting," said Bob Blackburn, voice of the Seattle Supersonics. Blackburn and his wife are the first of the 20 residents to move into Timber Ridge. "It has been an experience to watch the community take shape and grow, and we are thrilled to move into our new home."

LifeCare ensures any future health care needs are met with quality and comfort. This innovative program also provides a significant savings because a substantial portion of the costs associated with long-term health care is included as part of the financial package.

About Timber Ridge

Timber Ridge at Talus caters to a full spectrum of resident lifestyle preferences. The community offers programs and services which support choice, flexibility and control. The Select Services™ program includes LifeSTYLE Promise™, HealthyLife™ Services, LifeCare™ and Preferred Choice Dining™. Spacious residences are offered in a variety of sizes, styles and floor plans with spectacular views overlooking vistas and the Talus community, which has won accolades for its dedication to environmental stewardship. Situated at the base of Cougar Mountain and minutes away from popular retail stores, Timber Ridge offers easy access to I-90 and points of interest such as the Village Theatre and Issaquah Salmon Hatchery -- not to mention the walking trails, parks and discovery stations within Talus. For more information, visit www.TimberRidgeLCS.com.

About Life Care Services LLC (LCS)

For nearly four decades, Life Care Services LLC has been a leader in the senior living industry. A fully integrated developer, marketer and manager of senior living communities, LCS serves more than 23,000 residents daily at more than 80 communities nationwide. The company operates five businesses focusing on Development, Operational Management, Home Health Care, Group Purchasing, and Ancillary Services. LCS is a privately held, employee-owned corporation based in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.LCSnet.com.

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