SEATTLE — Murano Senior Living, the colorful new high-rise in the heart of First Hill, has officially opened and is welcoming new residents this month.

Murano is also welcoming the public to take a tour of the retirement community, enjoy a meal or attend one of its many upcoming onsite events.

“In many senior communities, it is sort of quiet and slow. That’s not what we’re about at all,” says Bruce McCurdy, Murano’s general manager. “Murano focuses on retirement being life’s next adventure and provides a variety of amenities to keep seniors active, healthy and having fun.”

Murano Senior Living

Tours available by appointment at 620 Terry Ave., Seattle. Information: 206-202-4620 or muranoseniorliving.com

Located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, Murano Senior Living is minutes from downtown Seattle’s many attractions.
Located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, Murano Senior Living is minutes from downtown Seattle’s many attractions.

He says residents moving in this month can expect a revolutionary approach to senior living, with care options ranging from independent living to assisted living and the Opal memory care program.

Many retirement communities cannot accommodate all of the changing needs of seniors in one location, McCurdy says, but Murano makes it easy.

“Services can be added at any time,” he says, “so if you move in independently and then five to 10 years down the road you need more care, you can stay in the same apartment without having to move again (with the exception of memory care services).”

Upon move-in, residents receive a detailed health and wellness assessment, provided by POTENTRx, a wellness program developed by a leading exercise scientist and a practicing cardiologist that is exclusive to Murano.

To engage with the neighborhood, Murano has partnered with local nonprofits to hold a series of six public events.

“The Murano Live Event Series is a way for us to get involved with the community. We want to build a good relationship with our neighbors by holding these fun, out-of-the-box events in unique locations,” says McCurdy.

The Murano Live Events Series kicked off earlier this month with events at The Ruins in Queen Anne and Flatstick Pub in South Lake Union. There are four more events in the series running through January; the next is an evening of magic and storytelling at Smith Tower the night before Halloween.

To learn more about the event series, which raises money for local nonprofits, visit muranoseniorliving.com/eventseries.