Emerald Heights Opens the Doors to New Apartment Building
Trailside Apartments Give Seniors New Living Options
REDMOND, Wash. (Sept. 24, 2014) Emerald Heights, a Type A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) with amenity-rich offerings, officially opened the doors to its newest apartment complex, Trailside, a 43-unit independent living apartment building. During a ribbon ceremony on Tuesday, more than 250 community members celebrated the last piece of the $60 million campus expansion and one of the final phases of the Emerald Heights master-plan. The community broke ground on the apartment building in June of last year.
During the ceremony, current residents welcomed Trailside residents as they entered the finished building for the first time. Ted Bell, vice chair of the Resident Council Association encouraged new residents to take advantage of everything Emerald Heights has to offer. “Trailside is your new home and we welcome you to experience all we enjoy as residents of Emerald Heights.”
Current, new and potential residents attended the ceremony, in addition to the construction project team and representatives from the Redmond City Council including Byron Shutz and Hank Meyers, along with representatives from the office of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D).
Lisa Hardy, president and CEO of Emerald Communities which sponsors Emerald Heights, thanked current residents for their patience during the construction process. “We sincerely appreciate your graciousness throughout this project. Today, we celebrate a return to life without major construction as we open Trailside.”
Emerald Heights provides millions of dollars in economic impact to Redmond annually in employee salaries including taxes and benefits, vendor services, healthcare supplies and the construction of new amenities including the completion of Trailside project.
Residents will begin moving into their new homes immediately.
About Emerald Heights
Emerald Heights, sponsored by Emerald Communities, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) senior housing and service organization that provides innovative programs which foster culture, vitality and independence. The community is a Type A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that accommodates residents’ changing needs throughout the aging process. Situated on 38 acres in the Education Hill area of Redmond, Wash., just 17 miles northeast of Seattle, Emerald Heights is an amenity-rich senior living community, including assisted living and a Medicare-certified skilled nursing health center. The campus opened in 1992 and provides housing and service to more than 450 residents ages 55 and older in the aspects of independent, assisted living and skilled nursing.