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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 stranger to using … Continued

Staying Fit at Any Age

Beginning or maintaining an exercise routine can be a real challenge as you age. You may feel discouraged by aches and pains, ongoing health problems, or concerns about injuries or falls. However, staying active is highly important to living a longer, happier and healthier life. Not to mention staying active helps seniors to heal faster, … Continued

Happy National Dog Day!

  In honor of all of our four-legged friends at Emerald Heights, take a look at this Q&A with Carrie Chavez, our Programs Manager, to learn more about our amazing Pet Therapy Program. Why is pet therapy important to our residents? Our residents are actively engaged, even those who may be passive most of the … Continued

Connecting Residents for Hope

When it comes to lending a helping hand, Carolyn Hathaway is the person you want by your side. Carolyn and her husband, Jim, moved to Emerald Heights in early 2012 after learning about the community from their good friends and Emerald Heights’ residents, Peter and Helen Ernst. Choosing a retirement residence was a tough decision … Continued

It’s Never Too Late

Pursuing a PH.D. after age 50 can be intimidating to most; however, that isn’t the case for Dottie Billington.   Dottie Billington and her spouse, George, have called Emerald Heights home for nearly two years. What appealed most about Emerald Heights to these avid walkers, was the beautiful trails and exercise groups. Dottie enjoys living … Continued

Come see us at Rockin’ on the River!

Rockin’ on the River 2016 is sponsored by Emerald Heights for the city of Redmond Senior Center. Stop by our tent on any of the above concert dates and grab a complimentary bottle of water! For more event information, please visit the Experience Redmond Events page. We hope to see you there!  

An Emerald Heights Musical

  David and Marilyn Pratt have lived at Emerald Heights for the past two and a half years and are loving the community and lifestyle offered. “We were looking at a number of different communities,” said David. “We picked Emerald Heights because we liked the people. The costs are reasonable, it’s located in a suburban … Continued

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