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There’s lots going on at Heron’s Key. Keep up with all the latest news and notes right here.


Thriving Through Retirement

                  While many senior living communities would like their residents to remain active, Heron’s Key has a unique approach to wellness and takes it one step further with its Thrive program. The mission of Thrive is a holistic approach to wellness, promoting Heron’s Key’s excellence in senior …

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Assisted Living at New Penrose Harbor Health Center

Sometimes, all we need to lead a more fulfilling life is an occasional helping hand. Moving to an assisted living community is an opportunity for comfort and enrichment in one’s life with an added level of assistance. Penrose Harbor, Heron’s Key’s on-site health center located in Gig Harbor, is open to those living outside of …

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From Restaurants to Retirement Communities, Chef Lacours Has Done it All

Just over four years ago, Matthew Lecours was working as a district chef for Microsoft and then previously as an executive sous chef for the Seattle Mariners, traveling around the country for events such as the All-Star Game, World Series and Super Bowl. Matthew was then steered in the direction of retirement communities by his …

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Finding the Perfect Match

George Baker and Arliss Siebert lived in the same country club neighborhood in Olympia, Wash. They met unexpectedly when George was planning on attending a special event on a neighbor’s yacht, and his friend suggested he take his neighbor along. George gladly agreed to bring Arliss to the event and once onboard, the ship’s owner took …

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A New Life at Heron’s Key

     A letter arrived in the mail a little more than four years ago at the home of Ron and Lee Magid and, little did they know, they were about to consider a new home in Gig Harbor. The letter informed them of a new Life Plan Community coming to the maritime city of …

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The Woodshop Club

While Heron’s Key officially opened just several days ago, there were quite a few friendships that were formed long before this Life Plan Community opened. More than a dozen men formed a group called the Woodshop Club, a group in which attendees regularly meet to create various pieces of wood. The Woodshop Club, formed by …

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Emily Bonwich

Retired University of Missouri medical sociologist, Emily Bonwich is excited to be moving to Heron’s Key this summer. She’s wanted to move near Seattle to be closer to her family for some time now. After visiting a few communities with her son Steve, they quickly knew that Heron’s Key would be the perfect fit for …

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Heron’s Key is Officially Open!

The $145 million Heron’s Key, an amenity-rich Life Plan Community located in Washington’s historic maritime city of Gig Harbor, has officially opened its doors for residents. The stunning 18-acre community offers 184 beautiful independent living apartment homes and 10 charming cottage homes that range up to 1,800 square feet. Penrose Harbor, Heron’s Key’s on-site healthcare …

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