History and Mission
Bayview is a 62+, Nonprofit Life Plan Community that was founded in 1961 to care for the seniors of Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood and beyond. Early Seattleite Charles A. Kinnear bequeathed his family’s historic property to the First United Methodist Church for the care of older adults or children. The Methodist Church worked with the community to create a ten-story residential community. Today, Bayview is an active Seattle retirement community that is proud to be an independent not-for-profit organization, managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. It maintains its affiliations with Methodist Church, while fully embracing residents from many different backgrounds and faiths.
Our mission: Transforming the experience of aging by creating opportunities for healthy, spiritual and purposeful living for our residents, children, staff, and the greater community.
Bayview offers the convenience, amenities and safety of a retirement community combined with the freedom of living in one’s own home. Its goal is to help residents remain independent and active as long as possible, and to ensure the experience of aging is a joyous and productive one.
Bayview entered its second 50 years of service in 2011 and looks forward to its ongoing expansion and connection between the community, within Bayview and with our neighbors in Seattle and beyond.