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Brookdale Mill Creek: a resort-like lifestyle


Last updated 4/20/2017 at Noon

Residents at Brookdale Mill Creek prepare to board their bus for a field trip. Brookdale is “like a resort” to many residents who take advantage of the numerous field trips and other recreational choices offered there.

Russ Hupe doesn’t miss the yard work, maintenance and other chores that come with home ownership. The former biologist with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife and his wife lived in Olympia for 64 years.

Like other homeowners, he worked all week, then spent many of his weekends working around their three-bedroom house. Retirement spared him from the weekly career grind, but the housework continued.

So when their daughter urged them to move closer to her in Brier, they were ready. “She really wanted us closer,” Hupe said. “And I realized it was time. There was a lot to...

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