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Gig Harbor's most complete retirement community.

Imagine living in one of the region’s most desirable locations, with so much to do all around you, and zero worries for the future. That’s Heron’s Key. And it’s taking shape in gorgeous Gig Harbor, Washington.

This innovative retirement community will take senior living in the Puget Sound region to a whole new level. As Emerald Communities’ newest retirement option, we promise to provide a true Life Care community that offers opportunity, future security and an environment that allows the human spirit to flourish.

Start planning your future now.

Through our limited-time Charter Membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive members-only benefits.

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Charter Member Benefits include:

  • Pre-Opening Pricing
  • Early selection of residence styles and locations
  • Exclusive invitations to Charter Member-only events
  • A fun way to become part of a new community
  • Advance updates throughout Heron’s Key development
  • Opportunity to help create the culture and programming at Heron’s Key

 

Contact us to learn how to reserve the residence you want at pre-opening pricing!

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Expect more from Heron's Key.

Heron’s Key is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that lets you get maximum enjoyment from your independent lifestyle. With an array of top-notch services and amenities, our resident-first approach is designed so you can live each day how you want without daily stresses and burdens. Plus, in the heart of Gig Harbor you’ll be close to the best this area has to offer. And with Life Care, you’ll have the assurance of knowing you’re guaranteed access to a continuum of on-site health care, if ever needed.

Here’s a glimpse at what’s to come:

  • Maintenance-free apartment homes and cottages
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Housekeeping services
  • Washer and dryer in each home
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • Salon and barbershop
  • Multi-purpose space
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • 24-hour security
  • Scheduled entertainment and events
  • Wellness programs
  • Cultural, social and educational opportunities
  • Walking trails
  • Close proximity to nearby dining and shopping
  • Library
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Continuum of on-site health care, if ever needed

Contact us today to schedule a personal appointment and find out more.

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Retirement living in Gig Harbor.

Recently recognized by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the Top 5 Best Small Towns in America, Gig Harbor is a living portrait of the Pacific Northwest. Its unique, vibrant waterfront and downtown are peppered with quaint shops, art galleries and delicious dining options, giving you even more recreational opportunities just minutes from home. Gig Harbor is easily accessible from Tacoma, Sea-Tac International Airport and Seattle, and an ideal spot for worry-free retirement living.

Contact us today to schedule a personal appointment. Experience the charm of Gig Harbor.

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The advantage of true Life Care at Heron's Key.

A retirement community that offers true Life Care is considered the highest standard among retirement living options. It’s an innovative and independent lifestyle that is different from other senior housing and care options. At Heron’s Key, you pay a one-time 75% refundable entrance fee and a monthly service fee. The monthly service fee pays for your use of the amenities and enjoyment of the services the community offers. The entrance fee gives you lifetime use of your home and guarantees your unlimited access to the community’s continuum of on-site health care, including assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support. Life Care’s monthly service fee does not change based on the level of care you require. Because future long-term care is provided with no increase to your monthly service fee, the Life Care community assumes the risk of your future long-term care costs. Also, as a resident of Heron’s Key, you are assured that if, through no fault of your own, your financial resources are depleted, you won’t be asked to leave the community.

It’s true peace of mind — so you’re free to focus on the things you love to do, without worry for the future.

Contact us to learn more about the true Life Care advantage and how it can enhance your life.

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What's going on?

Learn more about Heron’s Key and get a glimpse of the lifestyle by attending one of our upcoming special events. Plus, you’ll find out why now is the best time to get involved through a Charter Membership. What you’ll learn:

  • Benefits — Learn what this new community offers and the benefits of becoming a Charter Member.
  • Peace of Mind — Discover how Heron’s Key can help put a plan in place to secure your future, and how it compares to other senior living options.
  • Lifestyle — Hear how Heron’s Key can complement your future plans and lifestyle.
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HERON’S KEY 101: LEARN THE UNIQUE BENEFITS OF LIFE CARE

Details:

Heron’s Key is the first and only senior living community in the area to offer Life Care, so you may not be familiar with all its benefits.

Join us for a special informational event and learn more.

Location:
The Resort at Port Ludlow
1 Heron Road
Port Ludlow, WA 98365
Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:30 am

HERON’S KEY 101: LEARN THE UNIQUE BENEFITS OF LIFE CARE

Details:

Heron’s Key is the first and only senior living community in the area to offer Life Care, so you may not be familiar with all its benefits.

Join us for a special informational event and learn more.

Location:
Manor House at Pleasant Beach
4611 Woodson Lane NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98810
Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:30 am

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Heron's Key:Born from a tradition
of innovation.

Heron’s Key is affiliated with Emerald Communities, a Redmond, Washington-based, nonprofit organization.

Emerald Communities’ story began in 1979, with the forward-thinking vision of one man, Whitney Corwin. Corwin had become familiar with the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) model, and was impressed with everything they had to offer. But the closest CCRCs he found were in Seattle, and all with long waiting lists.

So Corwin conceived and championed the idea of creating a senior living community with independent living and a continuum of on-site care, specifically to serve the Eastside’s older adults. Once he recruited fellow volunteer board members, the group worked tirelessly to find the ideal location and secure financing.

Corwin and the board faced an array of obstacles, but their commitment to creating a CCRC in Redmond never wavered. Many of them put down deposits as future residents and, in fact, when the community opened, several of the founding board members were among the first residents to move in. Five founding board members still call the community known as Emerald Heights home.

Today, our sister community, Emerald Heights, is home to more than 450 residents, and is expanding to meet the wants and needs of older adults for generations to come. It’s the people — residents, board and staff — who have made Emerald Communities what it is today. And with Heron’s Key, we’re thrilled to be a part of the future of senior living in Gig Harbor.

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Contact Us

Visit us at our Information Center while we’re in development.

Information Center

Heron’s Key
4021 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA

Monday – Friday: 8:30 – 5:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: By Appointment

Directions to Information Center

Heading north on Highway 16, take the Wollochet Dr. NW exit. (0.3 miles)
Continue straight through stoplight, onto Stinson Ave. (0.8 miles)
Turn left onto Harborview Dr. and 4021 Harborview Dr. will be on the right. (0.3 miles)

Heading south on Highway 16, take the Wollochet Dr. NW exit. (0.3 miles)
Turn left onto Pioneer Way. (0.1 miles)
Take the first left onto Stinson Ave. (0.8 miles)
Turn left onto Harborview Dr. and 4021 Harborview Dr. will be on the right. (0.3 miles)

Directions to Future Site

Heading south from Highway 16, take the Burnham Dr. NW exit and stay in the left lane. (0.3 miles)
Take the third exit in traffic circle onto Burnham Dr. overpass. (0.2 miles)
From the second traffic circle, take second right onto Borgen Blvd. (0.3 miles)
Stay on Borgen Blvd. through the next three traffic circles. (0.7 miles)
Look for the Heron’s Key construction sign.

Heading north from Highway 16, take the Burnham Dr. NW exit and stay in the left lane. (0.3 miles)
From the traffic circle, take second right onto Borgen Blvd. (0.1 miles)
Stay on Borgen Blvd. through the next three traffic circles. (0.7 miles)
Look for the Heron’s Key construction sign.

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