Just as a child’s personality emerges within the first several years, so has the personality of our community in the five years since we welcomed the earliest residents. To give you some insight into who we are, we’ll share with you some favorite memories from our “formative” years. We know that you have choices when …Read More
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There’s always something going on at Heron’s Key. Keep up with all the latest news and notes right here.
In August there was a changing of the guard at Heron’s Key as Katie Houck stepped into the role of executive director of the community. Houck arrives with an extensive background in senior living and nursing, as well as a passion that translates into her continuing growth within the industry and developing relationships with residents. …Read More
Heron’s Key has an inclusive and exciting fitness program that is set to be enhanced with more offerings from new fitness specialist Heidi Morales who joined the team in July 2022. Morales comes to the community with more than 12 years of experience in the fitness industry including time teaching at a senior living facility …Read More
It’s a common scenario: After retiring, people discover they miss the workplace more than they expected. It’s not so much the work itself they miss. It’s the opportunity to connect with others and the sense of purpose. Seeking out a part-time job is one solution. Volunteering is another. Many older adults find it especially rewarding …Read More
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Marilyn Colyar has been a resident of Heron’s Key since May 2020, but her time in the picturesque town of Gig Harbor, Washington, began almost two decades ago. In 2004 she retired from her assistant principal position at San Marino High School in California and moved north. She became an active member in the Gig …Read More
“What are you going to do when you retire?” This is usually one of the first questions people hear when they’re getting ready to leave the workforce. And one of the most common replies is: “Travel!” For some, retirement represents an opportunity to finally take those adventures they’ve dreamed of for years. Maybe they’ve always …Read More
Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, along with whole grains. Choose healthy sources of protein and foods that are minimally processed. Limit your intake of salt, added sugars and alcohol. These are among the American Heart Association’s guidelines for an overall healthy diet. If they sound familiar, it’s because they’re similar to the …Read More
Heron’s Key resident Anne Delaney has a giving heart. Through continued volunteerism and service, she has made an impact on many individuals, organizations and communities. Anne has shared this philanthropic nature with Heron’s Key since 2017 when she became a chairperson of the Volunteer Group. In this role—along with the chair from Penrose Harbor and …Read More
This isn’t really a secret at all to residents of Gig Harbor. A growing body of research shows that being in or around water — whether it’s the ocean, a lake, a pond or even a fountain — has physical and psychological benefits that enhance our overall well-being. Urban planners refer to these watery areas as “blue …Read More