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Murano residents enjoy weekly virtual happy hours in their own apartments. The staff delivers handcrafted cocktails to each resident’s doorstep, and the community socializes online via video chat.

Murano Senior Living: Putting the social in social distancing

Residents at Murano Senior Living in downtown Seattle are putting the “social” in social distancing. While senior living communities across the country are responding to rapidly changing social distancing guidelines, the team at Murano is doing everything possible to keep residents connected while they stay apart.

Murano Senior Living offers independent living, assisted living, enhanced assisted living, and memory care services in the heart of Seattle. Featuring a range of accommodations and even flexible monthly rentals, Murano brings the best of senior living to the First Hill neighborhood. Residents at Murano are accustomed to being out and about, taking advantage of their prime location near the city’s premier restaurants and coffee shops. In recent weeks, Murano residents have been abiding by the state and national guidelines and choosing to stay at home.

Like most things at Murano, staying at home looks a little different. Murano Senior Living takes an elevated approach to care, and it shows in everything they do. More than just senior living, Murano is a true community where residents feel a strong sense of belonging. This approach brings peace of mind to residents and their families, knowing their needs are met around the clock, even as those needs change.

Keeping residents together while staying apart

So, how do you continue to build a community where residents are active and engaged while also keeping everyone physically apart? It seems impossible, but meeting challenges is what the team at Murano does best.

“Both prior to and during a difficult time in Seattle, services at Murano have been beyond excellent. The staff has created a very rich and vibrant community. When challenges were presented, the staff used technology to continue engaging and enriching our lives while supporting our efforts to stay healthy,” says Michael R., a Murano Senior Living resident.

At Murano, the staff knows that residents can still have social interaction while physically distancing.

Every week, residents at Murano enjoy virtual happy hours in their own apartments. The staff delivers handcrafted cocktails to each resident’s doorstep. Then the community uses online video chat to share favorite jokes, memories, and life stories. Residents also tune in to Murano’s state-of-the-art kitchen to watch the chef prepare delicious meals before sampling the meals as they are delivered to their doors.

To keep residents engaged physically, Murano offers PrimeFit, a nationally branded program and leader in the senior fitness and wellness industry. Exclusive to Leisure Care communities, PrimeFit usually consists of both group fitness and personal training. PrimeFit is now online, allowing residents to stay active in their apartments by tuning in at their convenience.

Additionally, residents can access book clubs, online lectures, and cooking classes, which they can use to interact with each other. Residents are also able to tend to Murano’s rooftop garden while following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks to stay healthy.

The Murano team is working hard to find creative ways for residents to continue cultivating meaningful connections while also engaging the mind, body, and spirit. Murano has put together several virtual events to answer your questions and get you started on your journey to live better than ever.

You can learn more about Murano’s innovative approach to care by visiting their website at, or you can contact Murano for a virtual tour. Murano is also using heightened screening protocols to allow incoming residents to move in during this time.