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Bellingham, Washington Senior Living Community

About Our Community

This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Fairhaven - and throughout Emeritus Senior Living communities - has shared since 1988, when our senior living retirement community first opened its doors. It's a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful - a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our retirees who have chosen our senior living community for its active lifestyle.

The Perfect Location

Fairhaven district has a history worth knowing. Old Towne clings to the seaside with a working shipyard and boardwalk. Cars rumble by slowly on cobble stone streets, old brick buildings house unique shops and memorable restaurants. Those blessed with time can spend plenty of it here within its few but intricate streets and lanes. Just minutes around Bellingham Bay lay the City of Bellingham where everything you could want can be found and more, easily accessed by the Interstate 5 just two blocks east. Fairhaven's Alaska State Ferry Terminal and Amtrack Station provide a diverse travel system in all directions.

Northwest Washington is home to the giant Cedars and Douglas Firs of logging legend. Most say it is not too hot and not too cold, just like Goldilocks’ porridge. Within our sunny south side neighborhood of Fairhaven, we enjoy the quiet of the parks and trails that surround us while being just minutes to the Interstate, the beaches or the famous outlet malls. Desolation Sound is the pacific northwest’s secret ocean jewel. Our residents ride the ships and picnic on its beaches every summer. Lake Whatcom gives the opportunity to choose between salt or fresh water to recreate 12 months of the year. Mt. Baker looms spectacularly from almost every location. Just twenty-five minutes to the north, the Peace Arch US/Canada border gives passage to the International and now Olympic city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Hop on one of the many ferries and experience high tea in true British fashion at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in B.C's captivating capital of Victoria, or just walk outside our front door and know you live exactly where you want to be.

A Wonderful Environment

"We knew we were in the right place when we walked through the front door. It just feels like home and everyone seems so friendly and happy." That is what we hear from all our visitors. Our 49 studio apartments of different sizes and shapes will surprise and delight even the highest of expectations. All senior apartments are on one level. Having no elevators and no stairs is a plus all around. Learn more about Emeritus’ senior apartment communities.

We are nestled within the highly desired south side, surrounded by the Inter Urban path system that winds for miles in all directions. This homey, welcoming senior community of 49 studio apartments is just the right size for socializing and strolling about. Every senior apartment has a huge window with a bright and sunny view of gardens and wildlife. We are all on one level, with no elevators and no stairs, so indoor and outdoor strolls are safe and easily accessible. Here, you can kick back and enjoy life while someone else worries about laundry, cooking and housekeeping. Taking time for yourself and your family can finally be realized.

Strong, Caring Professional Relationships

Building meaningful relationships with our local hospital, rehab centers, skilled nursing facilities, senior centers and elder care associations is a daily and ongoing mission to ensure we are all working together toward a common goal. To serve our seniors with the most current and respectful care possible.

Our Staff

Not only do residents express their happiness to live here, the staff also feel it is not just a job but a second home where work is lovingly woven together in providing individual care for each and every resident. Our executive director has manned this ship with attentive love and affection for 13 years now, and has worked with seniors in the health care industry in Bellingham for 30 years and counting. Many other employees are working towards an equally impressive tenure.


Emeritus Senior Living has other Washington assisted living and retirement communities in addition to Emeritus at Fairhaven. Read more about all of Emeritus Senior Living senior care services.