Welcome to

Independent Living Apartments in Centralia, WA

Welcome to Colonial Residence, a retirement community nestled within Stillwaters Estates. Step into a world of southern hospitality and charm, where timeless architecture and stunning interiors transport you to a bygone era of Carolinas plantation homes. Despite its classic allure, Colonial Residence seamlessly blends the comforts and conveniences of the modern world.

Experience the beauty and lasting value of aging gracefully, as we wholeheartedly believe that each person contributes a priceless legacy to future generations. From the inviting lobby fireplace to the melodic sounds emanating from the nearby music room, every aspect of Colonial Residence is designed to pamper you in the nostalgic traditions of yesteryear.

Discover the perfect blend of elegance and affordability at Colonial Residence, where exceptional care and a welcoming ambiance await you.

Meals and Activities

Experience a stress-free, social lifestyle at Colonial Residence. Our all-inclusive apartment rent not only covers your living space but also includes three delicious, healthy meals every day. Mealtimes become the highlight as neighbors gather to share the latest news and enjoy each other’s company. With no worries about cooking, cleaning, or household chores, you can truly live life on your own terms.

At Colonial Residence, we believe in enriching the lives of our residents. That’s why our dedicated staff organizes a variety of group activities every day, including games, music, movies, and more. Plus, our complimentary Colonial bus provides convenient transportation for shopping, banking, doctors’ appointments, and other errands in and around Centralia. Join our vibrant community today and embrace the freedom to do what you love.


We understand the importance of our residents’ safety and well-being. That’s why our care staff are available 24/7 to meet their needs. Our building is fully secured during the night, providing extra peace of mind. Plus, our location within the private, gated Stillwaters Estates retirement community adds an additional layer of after-hours security.

Colonial Residence is situated in Centralia, Washington, a friendly and peaceful city with approximately 19,300 residents. Its name originated from being centrally located between the bustling cities of Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, during the early railroad days. Today, the train tracks and Interstate 5 still connect all three cities, making it convenient for travel.

In Centralia, you’ll find everything you need, from local grocery stores and pharmacies to popular factory outlet stores. If you’re looking to dine out, there are plenty of options to suit every taste, both local and chain eateries. For healthcare, Providence Centralia Hospital and a wide range of clinics and physicians are just a half-mile away.

About Colonial Residence

“In the 20 years I’ve been at Colonial Residence, the most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with the residents and helping to make their day a little nicer. Of course, in my role as administrator, I also perform a variety of duties. But from offering a smile to helping solve a problem, at the end of my day, making a difference in the life of a resident is the reason I love what I do.”
– Ellen Meets

Since 1995 Colonial Residence has maintained a clear and simple mission: to support those who are facing the challenges of growing frailty in the context of an increasing life expectancy.

As a non-profit foundation, Colonial Residence is owned and operated by the Stillwaters Foundation Board of Directors. We have deliberately chosen this model to prioritize our commitment to helping others and ensuring long-term affordability for our residents.

At Colonial Residence, we believe in providing innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of our residents. Our dedicated team is passionate about offering not only exceptional housing and healthcare services, but also the possibility of financial assistance to aging individuals.

Join us at Colonial Residence and experience a community that truly values dignity, respect, and a fulfilling life for all.