Stillwaters Estates Retirement Community is celebrating 35 years serving Centralia and the completion of its last planned home on June 30, 2021.
Local physician David Williams and his wife, Diana, began Stillwaters with a vision of building homes to allow for aging safely in place. Ground was broken for the first home in July 1986 on 120 acres off Cooks Hill Road. Stillwaters remains a family-owned residential community for nearly 400 residents aged 50+ in 209 individually owned homes plus 83 duplexes and apartments. Colonial Residence Assisted Living was added to Stillwaters in 1996, then doubled in size to accommodate up to 68 residents in 1998.
Williams said he is thankful for the 63 office staff, caregivers, cooks, servers, housekeepers, grounds crew, and maintenance staff who keep Stillwaters and Colonial Residence running. Throughout its history Stillwaters has supported more than 40 local businesses and government agencies in the process of building homes, apartments, and Colonial Residence. “It has always been important as a Centralia business to support other local businesses as much as possible,” Williams said. “We have been fortunate to have many long-term, positive experiences with high-quality local companies. We want to thank everyone who has contributed to our success.”