RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN KING COUNTY, WA
Continually evolving to reflect
the desires of today’s seniors.
Emerald Heights, an affiliate of Emerald Communities, has been a not-for-profit, senior living community in Redmond, Washington since the early 1990s. Over the years, we’ve welcomed thousands of seniors in the Northwest to an independent lifestyle focused on active living, well-being, value, stability and health care. We’ve evolved and changed over time, just as our residents have. Today, we’re stronger than ever.
Throughout our history, we’ve evolved to suit the needs of today’s active seniors. However, some key aspects of Emerald Heights remain the same. Our diverse group of vibrant and outgoing residents shape the character and culture of Emerald Heights. Our Life Care concept continues to be a vital source of security for residents. Plus, our staff remains dedicated to providing the high-quality services and amenities residents expect. All of these aspects make Emerald Heights a sought-after choice for retirement living.
Our story began in 1979, with the forward-thinking vision of Whitney Corwin. Corwin had become familiar with the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) model and was impressed with everything it had to offer. But the closest CCRC’s he found were in Seattle, and all with long waiting lists. Corwin conceived and championed the idea of creating a CCRC specifically to serve seniors on the Eastside of Seattle.
Following our expansion in 2014, Emerald Heights is now home to more than 550 residents. Our sister community, Heron’s Key, is now open in Gig Harbor, Washington.
NOT-FOR-PROFIT LIFE CARE COMMUNITY
As the only not-for-profit Life Care community in the Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland, WA area, Emerald Heights offers you an active, maintenance-free lifestyle today. Plus, you’re assured lifetime access to on-site long-term health care if ever needed. This includes assisted living, skilled nursing care and memory support.
Life Care at Emerald Heights also protects you from the ever-rising cost of long-term health care, regardless of care level or duration. By choosing Emerald Heights now, you’re essentially giving a gift to your children because it frees them from future worries about where and how you will receive care. There’s also the distinct advantage of receiving care on-site at Emerald Heights, close to friends and neighbors. This is particularly valuable for couples if one spouse requires a higher level of care.
Staying true to the principles that guide us.
As a not-for-profit community, we are steadfast in our commitment to our overall purpose. The following elements collectively ensure an optimal quality of life for residents and a rewarding work environment for employees.
COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM
The annual grant program sponsored by Emerald Heights’s Board of Directors provides funding to local non-profit organizations that support seniors and invest in the future of aging. Organizations most recently receiving donations from Emerald Heights include University of Washington’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Eastside Men’s Homeless Shelter (Congregations for the Homeless), Food Bank Farm, Operation Nightwatch, Medic One, Evergreen Hospice Care, Hearts and Hammers, EastWest Food Rescue and Samaritan Counseling Center of Puget Sound.
Our community Benevolence Fund provides confidential financial assistance to residents in need. Resident-managed programs, including the Coffee Shop and Emerald Market, have helped to support this fund in addition to generous donations from residents, staff and board members throughout the years.
Emerald Heights residents and staff are passionate about volunteerism. In fact, in a typical year, residents log approximately 17,000 volunteer hours in support of programs on our campus and organizations across the greater community.
LOCAL LEADERSHIP GUIDES OUR COMMUNITY
Passionate, local and responsive, the local Board of Directors and Leadership Team at Emerald Heights bring a true not-for-profit vision to our community. They are committed to maintaining a financially sound community focused on the well-being and satisfaction of residents and staff.