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Who We Are as a Community: Highlights From Our First Five Years

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 …

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Heron’s Key Welcomes New Executive Director Katie Houck

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. …

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The Best ‘Jobs’ for Senior Citizens Are Often Labors of Love

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 …

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Resident Finds Joy in Neighborhood Outreach

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 …

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Resident Rallies for a Community That Cares

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 …

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