At 87, Agnes “Aggie” Remsen leaves no blank space on her social calendar. She fills her days with everything from bingo to bridge to beanbag baseball and beyond.
For the past 1 ½ years she has resided at Solstice Senior Living in Bellingham, 2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway. The campus, which houses 111 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, is near St. Joseph’s hospital, Bellis Fair mall and local attractions, such as the Whatcom Museum, Mount Baker Theatre and the Bellingham Railway Museum. Shuttle service is available Monday through Friday.
Remsen said she enjoys the sociability of living in the senior community.
“I have the opportunity to meet with people throughout the day and do different things,” she said. “I am currently in a memoir-writing group. My life has never been boring or dull.”
The evening before Remsen spoke to The Bellingham Herald, she dined on a meal that featured food from 12 different countries, including Guam and Japan. It was part of a cultural event in the community.
“It was amazing,” she said. “It was just plain fun.”