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Making a Difference at Emerald Heights

Danna VanHorn loves the water, so it’s no surprise her favorite place to be is near the ocean nor why she calls Washington her home. What has drawn Danna to Emerald Heights, however, is her love for the residents. As Chair of the Board of Directors at Emerald Heights, Danna endeavors to maintain the high … Continued

Getting a Head Start

For Michael and Hilda Cahn, getting a head start on finding a new home was very important. The Cahns have enjoyed life at Emerald Heights for just under two years. They were looking at different communities for more than three years before making their final decision. Like most couples in their later years, they wanted … Continued

Enjoying The Outdoors

Jack and Kathy Manning love to hike, so it’s no surprise that they met while doing just that… hiking. The Mannings have been married for 26 years. After mutual friends invited them on a hike, the two met and have been inseparable ever since. Jack and Kathy love being outdoors as often as possible, so … Continued

You’re Always Welcome!

    If you think Emerald Heights may be right for you, we invite you to join our Future Residents priority list today, so you can be notified about apartments and cottage residences as they become available. Click HERE for more information and to start the application process. Membership in the Emerald Heights Future Residents program carries definite benefits. You have the … Continued

Emerald Heights Announces Executive Director

Media Contact: Keller Perry, LAVIDGE 480-998-2600 Ext. 521 kperry@lavidge.com     Emerald Heights Announces Executive Director   REDMOND, Wash. (March 14, 2016) – Emerald Heights, a continuing care retirement community with amenity-rich offerings and on-site health care services, has named Grant Linacre as its executive director. He has been serving as interim executive director since … Continued

Emerald Heights Nature Trail

  John and Donna Bailey researched their retirement home in January 2009 by visiting from their former home in Southern Maryland. Of eleven facilities in the Pacific Northwest, Emerald Heights in Redmond was selected. They moved to Emerald Heights in December 2009.   A significant factor in the Bailey’s selection of Emerald Heights was the … Continued

The Chips Stacked Up for Emerald Heights

      Choosing a retirement plan using poker chips may not be the go-to strategy for most people. However, for Larry and Joyce Pinnt that is exactly how it happened. Larry decided to use poker chips to stack up the cost of living in their home versus living at Emerald Heights. Larry is no … Continued

Can You Afford These Luxuries of Senior Living?

  By Maryalene LaPonsie Feb. 12, 2016 – US news and World Report  When today’s seniors decide to sell the house and move into a community catering to the older adult crowd, they may have high expectations. “They’re dreaming of living life like they’re on a cruise ship every day,” says Robert Kanjian, sales manager … Continued


Beating the Winter Blues By: Kim Palka For many, the cold grey days of winter can make it harder to get out of bed in the morning. Feeling lethargic and lacking motivation or enthusiasm often times accompany the “winter blues.” Humans are physically and emotionally affected by the sunlight, or the lack thereof. For a … Continued