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Residents of Emerald Heights Unite to Fight the Pandemic

Facing Challenges Head-on through Volunteerism and the Power of Community As the year draws to a close, one thing that essentially everyone can agree on is that 2020 has been anything but normal. Yet, even though many of the events and social activities that typically make Emerald Heights such an engaging place to live have … Continued

Residents Handcraft Beautiful Wooden Toys for Local Charities

A Tradition of Creativity and Charity Since 2014, Emerald Heights residents have been joining together during the holiday season to create and donate wooden toys to charities throughout western Washington. This year, the 13-member Wooden Toys for Charity of Emerald Heights used saws, sanders, and other tools to create over 350 wonderful wooden toys. The … Continued

Mindfulness Philosophy Webinar Reveals Valuable Insights

Lessons Learned On Wednesday, October 14, forty seniors, their family members, and senior living professionals—all invited guests of Emerald Heights and sister community Heron’s Key—participated in a webinar on mindfulness philosophy1. Presented by intuitive life coach Marla Williams2, the webinar revealed how people can navigate in The BEING Zone™ in order to better face the … Continued

Spreading the Love at Emerald Heights

Senior living communities all over the U.S. have found creative ways to stay connected and entertained while social distancing, but the staff and residents at Emerald Heights have been especially focused on spreading the love. The Wedding Wall One of many ideas the Emerald Heights Gallery Wall Committee developed during this time was to create … Continued

Is Now a Good Time to Sell Your House?

The pandemic has put a lot of plans on hold, but your move doesn’t have to be one of them. Timing is everything. That can be especially true when it comes to selling your home. Naturally, all homeowners want to get the best possible price when you sell your house. But for older adults who … Continued

Healthy Aging Month: Re-Invent Yourself This September

A friend once shared that the busiest day of the year for her small business was always the Tuesday after Labor Day. Interesting! She saw it as a time to evaluate goals achieved and shortfalls missed during the year’s first three quarters. Then, she’d reformulate objectives for the last quarter and devise a solid plan … Continued

COVID-19 Impact: Digital Survey Yields Insight

How does COVID-19 impact the lifestyle of Redmond/Kirkland area seniors? What Emerald Heights learned through a carefully planned and executed online series of questions has been enlightening. We want to share a few results with you. But first, thank you to the 169 local participants who volunteered their thoughts, perceptions, ideas and opinions. Their feedback … Continued

Planning Your Future During a Time of Uncertainty

Industry expert Brad Breeding offers his views on retirement planning and choosing a senior living community, even during the pandemic. If you hoped to attend the webinar with guest speaker Brad Breeding that Emerald Heights hosted on June 2 but were unable to — or if you did join us and would like a recap … Continued