About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Garrison Creek Lodge – and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities has shared since 1996, when our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our retirees who have chosen our community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
Built on a park-like setting with 10 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, lovely gardens and meandering trails, Emeritus at Garrison Creek Lodge is one of Eastern Washington’s premier assisted living communities. Nestled in the Blue Mountains and bordering Fort Walla Walla Park wildlife refuge, our senior living community is in Walla Walla, which recently received the “America’s Friendliest City” award by Rand McNally and was voted the number one place to retire by Money Magazine.
Walla Walla has become known for attracting fine wine enthusiasts and roving retirees. Its newly renovated downtown features 19th Century Italianate-style commercial buildings that are being revamped into art galleries, bookstores and restaurants.
Emeritus at Garrison Creek Lodge is surrounded by rural countryside, yet we are close to Highway 125 and West Highway 12 which gives us easy access to all that the area has to offer. The community is less than a mile from the Safeway Plaza featuring a Postal annex, a dry cleaner, the Dollar Store, Walgreen’s and several restaurants. Wal-Mart is just two miles away. In addition, Walla Walla General Hospital, the VA Medical Center and a nursing home rehabilitation center are also nearby if ever needed.
A Wonderful Selection
Emeritus at Garrison Creek Lodge offers 80 apartments on two floors, with a variety of sizes and floor plans to choose from. Each apartment comes with a kitchenette and a full bathroom. Our common areas — including our lovely dining room, TV room and library — give residents and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know one another. We also offer a wide range of activities every month, including off-site excursions to many wonderful attractions in Historic Walla Walla.
Living at Emeritus at Garrison Creek Lodge is just like living in your own home with some very beneficial differences. Your home at the community comes with 24-hour on-site staff, weekly housekeeping and linen service, three meals served daily, scheduled transportation and a concierge service. Our community is designed to promote an independent lifestyle, yet a helping hand from our warm, caring staff is always close by.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
To help enhance our residents’ health and well-being, the staff at Emeritus at Garrison Creek Lodge has developed strong relationships with trusted health-care providers and organizations in the community. Some of these include Providence St. Mary’s, Walla Walla General Hospital, Regency at the Park, and Park Manor.
Depending upon what the resident needs for rehabilitation services, we will bring in outside physical, occupational and speech therapists to work with residents here on site. We can also bring in outside hospice services as necessary. Through the communications and relationships that we share with key staff at these organizations, we can provide a seamless continuum of care for our residents.
Emeritus at Garrison Creek Lodge is its own unique, locally run business, as well as being part of the national Emeritus family. At Brookdale communities, our pledge is, “Our family is committed to yours.” With this promise comes the responsibility to guarantee we have the most compassionate, educated and nurturing staff to fulfill our commitment to our seniors. Each staff member is an understanding listener who is responsive to the needs of our residents and who takes pride in the community. Most importantly, all of our staff members are compassionate individuals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of seniors.
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Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
At Emeritus at Garrison Creek Lodge, we have designed an outstanding life enrichment program that helps our residents remain active and engaged. Our rich and varied activities program is tailored to our residents’ interests, skills and abilities – not a one-size-fits-all program. We offer a monthly calendar filled with a variety of entertainers, activities, classes and craft programs – as well as many offsite excursions and outings.
As we age, we don’t lose our taste for good food! And, retirement dining has never been so good. Our Dining Services staff prepares three home-cooked meals per day, served restaurant style in our elegant Dining Room. Residents have a number of entree choices to choose from and a salad bar is available at both lunch and dinner. Snacks are always available throughout the day, and a snack cart is delivered directly to residents’ rooms in the evenings.