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
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
Have you ever had the experience of hearing an old song and suddenly being transported mentally and emotionally to a specific time in your past? It’s a common experience for many people. Music is used to celebrate special occasions. To boost morale in difficult times. To soothe babies, teach young children and motivate us during …Read More
The decisions surrounding assisted living or memory care aren’t ones that are made lightly, whether you’re making them for yourself or a family member. Once you’ve decided to look for a senior living community that offers these services, you then shift your focus to deciding which one is best for your circumstances. And then, you …Read More
These days, most people know that living in a retirement community like Heron’s Key offers plenty of opportunities to stay active — physically, mentally and socially. Along with the promise of future access to advanced care and relief from having to maintain a home, the active lifestyle is a key reason many older adults consider …Read More