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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

Led to Care for Others

  When John Waltner was looking for chaplain jobs in the Redmond area years ago, Emerald Heights caught his eye. He admired the neighborhood and the sense of intimacy that the community offered and he knew that he wanted to serve as chaplain. His previous 17 years as a Pastor gave him the edge and … Continued

The Best Adventure Yet

Tom Stoebe grew up on an orange grove in Southern California, considers one of his greatest passions being on the water, and has looked for adventure as far back as he can remember. His impressive professional track record began when Tom took on a tremendous task of earning a bachelor, masters, and doctoral degree in … Continued