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Coronavirus Update

For Emerald Heights, providing the best possible care, and protecting the health and wellness of residents and employees is of highest priority.  We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely to ensure we are taking all appropriate measures to protect our community and are working closely with the Washington Department of Health and … 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

Emerald Communities Names Hollis New Chief Human Resources & 
Compliance Officer

Emerald Communities, sponsor of two innovative Washington senior living communities — Heron’s Key of Gig Harbor, Wash. and Emerald Heights of Redmond, Wash. — has appointed Jo Hollis as Chief Human Resources & Compliance Officer. A 16-year professional of human resources in senior living communities, Hollis previously served as Human Resources Generalist at Emerald Heights … Continued

Emerald Communities Names Hollis New Chief Human Resources & 
Compliance Officer

REDMOND, Wash. – Emerald Communities, sponsor of two innovative Washington senior living communities — Heron’s Key of Gig Harbor, Wash. and Emerald Heights of Redmond, Wash. — has appointed Jo Hollis as Chief Human Resources & Compliance Officer. A 16-year professional of human resources in senior living communities, Hollis previously served as Human Resources Generalist … Continued

Emerald Heights Grants $160,000 to Six Local Charities

EMERALD HEIGHTS GRANTS $160,000 TO SIX LOCAL CHARITIES — Emerald Heights, a resort style non-profit senior living community based in Redmond has donated $160,000 to six organizations including University of Washington’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Eastside Men’s Homeless Shelter (Congregations for the Homeless), Food Bank Farm, Operation Nightwatch, Medic One and Evergreen Hospice Care. Checks … Continued

5 Reasons to Make Your CCRC Move Sooner Than Later By Brad Breeding

Our 2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey uncovered a lot of interesting information about prospective residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities). One of the questions that I thought was particularly revealing was about people’s reasons for delaying a move to a CCRC. Respondents were provided a list of eight possible reasons for putting off … Continued