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Come see us at Rockin’ on the River

A free summer concert series for all ages, Rockin’ on the River 2017 is sponsored by Emerald Heights for the city of Redmond Senior Center. Stop by our tent on any of the below concert dates and grab a complimentary bottle of water! For more event information, please visit the City of Redmond Summer Concerts page to learn more. We hope … Continued

Andy Kempler – Marketing and Sales Associate

Making the move to a retirement community is a big decision to make and it’s not always the easiest. There are many factors involved such as selling your home, calculating your finances and working with your family to plan the best option. Andy Kempler, Marketing and Sales Associate for Emerald Heights, makes these decisions easier … Continued

Planning For Your Future

When Emerald Heights opened nearly 25 years ago, Kay Wilson knew she would eventually live here. She was very attracted to the community and all that it had to offer. The question was never if she would move here, it was always when she would make the move.   Kay is a big advocate for … Continued

Director of Resident Services – Connie Schneider

The Director of Resident Services, Connie Schneider makes overseeing a number of tasks look easy. She took on the role about three years ago when the opportunity surfaced in an unexpected way. “A colleague found this opportunity and suggested I apply for it, as I’ve worked in the senior care industry for four years prior,” … Continued

EvergreenHealth and Emerald Heights Embark on Unique Partnership

REDMOND, Wash. (April 5, 2017) – Emerald Heights, a community with amenity-rich offerings, announces the addition of EvergreenHealth as a partner in their Health Service Clinic to offer consistent and comprehensive health care for all residents.   Bringing expert care directly to the Emerald Height’s community of over 550 residents, the organization’s Health Service Clinic’s … Continued

Senior Nutrition by Keely Helbock

Keely Helbock is the nutrition manager and dietitian of Emerald Heights’ on-site health care center, The Corwin Center, as well as the independent living sector of Emerald Heights. Nutrition for everyone is crucial for wellness and successful aging, but even more so with seniors. The framework we’re creating for our lives starts when we’re young, … Continued

Making the Move to Your Best Life

Just over two years ago, Ned and Joyce Turner made the move to Emerald Heights from their home in Bellevue. They had built a beautiful home “basically in the middle of the woods,” Joyce laughs. Ned explains, “It was great at the time, but you don’t want to live in a house you built when … Continued

Dean and Bev Nelson

Dean and Bev Nelson, high school sweethearts celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary this year, grew up in a very small Danish community in South Dakota, with a population of 500. They are blessed with three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. It’s been just over two years since they’ve moved to Redmond, and they could … Continued