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Heron’s Key, an amenity-rich Life Plan senior living community by Emerald Communities, is underway with wood framing for its independent apartment homes and steel construction for the community’s clubhouse which will include restaurant-style dining venues, fitness center, salon and spa, creative arts studio and library.

Being built on 18 acres of woodlands in the Harbor Hill neighborhood of waterfront community Gig Harbor, Heron’s Key is more than 70 percent reserved.

The first phase will include 194 apartment and cottage homes, 36 assisted living suites and 45 skilled nursing private rooms. In addition, multiple dining venues, a salon and barber shop, massage and day spa, nature walking trails and pond, fitness center and onsite health center will be developed.

A true Life Care Community, the health center will provide residents unlimited access to a continuum of health care, offering the assurance of assisted living, memory care, rehabilitative services or skilled nursing for as long as needed and at a predictable cost well below market rate, providing residents and their families a peace of mind.

The first Life Care community in Pierce County, Heron’s Key is expected to open in Gig Harbor, Wash. In early 2017.

Heron’s Key is the largest project ever to be built in Gig Harbor.

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About Heron’s Key:

Heron’s Key is sponsored by Emerald Communities, a not-for-profit senior housing and service organization. Scheduled to open in 2017, Heron’s Key is situated on nearly 18 acres on woodlands in the Harbor Hill neighborhood of picturesque Gig Harbor, Wash. The community will provide top-notch services and amenities to people ages 55 and older in the aspects of independent, assisted living and skilled nursing. The community will accommodate residents’ changing needs throughout the aging process. For more information about Heron’s Key’s community and services, please visit the website at