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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

Life Care: What It Is. What It Could Mean to You.

Times have changed. This phrase seems trite, but when it comes to capturing how people today live after age 65, it works. Senior lifestyles have changed—drastically! Today, the golden years, as they once were called, are not as much about winding down and taking it easy as they are about exploring opportunity. For example, having … Continued

Offering Care & Peace Of Mind During Crisis

Even during a time of such uncertainty, residents at Emerald Heights feel secure and connected. Management, staff, residents, and the greater community come together to flatten the COVID-19 curve. The concept of the proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” has been applied to myriad situations over the years. In general, the idea … Continued

Meet Dian Williamson—Concierge Supervisor at Emerald Heights

Concierge Supervisor, Dian Williamson is an integral part of the team at Emerald Heights, bringing a unique history full of innovation and family ties. Dian started her tenure at the community as the Activities Director of the Corwin Center in May of 1996 and implemented a variety of programs for skilled nursing and assisted living. … Continued

Technology Trends for Seniors

Extra time on your hands? Brush up on your technology skills. We’re all faced with a significant challenge to “Stay Connected” in our current state of “Stay-at-Home.” And for many, this lifestyle change means increased use of modern technology in order to stay in touch with family and friends. Technology trends may be disconcerting to seniors—but it doesn’t … Continued