Senior housing available on BI

Senior housing is a need on Bainbridge Island and the City Council is trying to address them to downsize or need special services.

Fieldstone Rolling Bay will help some who can afford upscale housing as it adds 65 independent and assisted living apartments to the BI housing market.

It took more than three years to finish the development at 10861 Manitou Park Boulevard NE for various reasons.

Several hundred people toured the facility at a July 12 open house by following a scavenger hunt to check out the amenities and view the one and two-bedroom suites.

There are two public eateries. Executive director Alena Gimlin said Fieldstone hopes BI residents will visit the dining venues. Gerald’s Restaurant is on the first floor, featuring a Pacific Northwest-influenced menu. The Sky Louge is on the third floor and offers small bites, sandwiches, and cocktails where guests may linger on the deck and enjoy views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline or sit by the fireplace inside.

Common areas and amenities include a movie theater, an art studio for painting and crafting, a spa and salon, a game room, a reading library, a fitness and yoga center, and a music room with a grand piano tucked into a corner of two-story windows overlooking a large outdoor courtyard with several mature trees overlooking the water.

The interiors have a blue-gray color scheme with wood and stone finishes. Large wall photos of BI locales and Northwest scenes fill the hallways.

The Fieldstone Memory Care community provides 24-hour secure care for 39 residents with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. The facility also offers Respite Care for $275 a day. “Respite Care has been super popular for Memory Care,” said Wayne Purdom, vice president of Brand and Experience. “Being a caregiver is a full-time gig at home and respite care is a big deal.”

The community was created by combining two buildings: the former Messenger House, which underwent a major renovation, and the recently completed three-floor apartment building known as Fieldstone Rolling Bay.

Visitor Deborah Morris toured the new apartments for a friend. “I like it, and there’s a lot of stuff to do here. This is a big difference from the previous facility.”

The Sky Lounge located on the third floor offers views of Puget Sound and serves small bites, sandwiches and cocktails. It is open to the public.
A one-bedroom model on display during the open house.