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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

The Nature Trail

The Nature Trail Hugh Knapp, resident of Emerald Heights, runs the group that is responsible for maintaining the mile-long trail that wraps around the entire community. The resident-built “Nature Trail” came about as the residents wanted a chance to explore the surrounding natural beauty of Emerald Heights. Hugh loves the picturesque setting of the west … Continued

Revamping the Role of IT

Two and a half years ago, Emerald Heights’ Chief Information Officer (CIO) Chad Thornton joined the community when a friend in Facilities suggested the Director of IT opportunity. Thornton brought more than two decades of software and technology experience to his role as Director of IT and now CIO. “There is definitely no shortage of … Continued