About Our Community
Brookdale Gig Harbor, formerly Emeritus at Gig Harbor, is a Gig Harbor WA assisted living and independent living community. We’re located in picturesque Gig Harbor, Washington, the gateway to the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Brookdale Gig Harbor has gained a reputation as a relaxing, yet engaging place to retire. Its small-town values, abundance of beautiful neighborhoods, and plenty of recreational and cultural amenities support and encourage active lifestyles. While Brookdale Gig Harbor is an intimate community, it is conveniently located just a few miles from Interstate 5, putting all the big-city amenities of Seattle and Tacoma with easy reach. Gig Harbor offers The Cushman Trails, scenic views of Mt. Rainier, several small downtown parks throughout the downtown Historic waterfront area. During warm months, farmers’ markets, outdoor movies, and music can be discovered throughout Gig Harbor. Retire in style and make Gig Harbor, Washington your retirement destination today!
A Wonderful Environment
The community boasts 78 beautifully-appointed apartments professionally painted and carpeted in contemporary, soothing colors. In addition to our lovely, spacious dining room, our first floor common areas include our welcoming lobby, private living room and private dining room area, our community garden room, and our activity room. On the second floor, you will find our multi-use library. Our beautiful gardens hold special value for our residents. You will find flower baskets and well-manicured gardens and lawn as you approach our entry, and out back, you will find a tranquil patio and colorful raised garden area to enjoy during warm months. The community is fully walkable with sidewalks accessible around the perimeter and to neighboring businesses.
Our staff is an extension of your family. As a team, we strive to make our residents feel happy and comfortable here in their home. Many team members have been here for many years, adding consistency and comfort.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
We feel it is important to offer our residents medical and professional referrals and connections. That’s why we have established and maintained close relationships with many local healthcare providers, including St. Anthony Hospital, the Kimball Medical Pavilion, the 4700 Medical Building, Olympic Pharmacy, Manor Care, and several other physician’s offices and specialty services nearby. We are proud to be a part of the local Aging Smart Network and Fall Prevention Coalition. We also support and participate in the Gig Harbor Seniors Club and the Mustard Seed Project on the Key Peninsula. We strive to provide a complete community where our residents can easily access the businesses they need and foster positive and fulfilling relationships.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Activities and social programs abound at Brookdale Gig Harbor, formerly Emeritus at Gig Harbor, is a Gig Harbor WA assisted living and independent living community.. Our Life Enrichment Director works with our residents to provide a varied and interesting Activity Calendar each month. From coffee hours, Bible studies, Bingo, and cards, to day trips, Wii Bowling, SAIL Balance classes, theme parties and a variety of other events, we offer it all, making an active lifestyle easily available to our community. Residents may sign up for shopping excursions, trips to local casinos, scenic Gig Harbor site-seeing tours, and Sunday church trips. Our Resident Appreciation Events are very popular. We listen to our resident’s needs and wants so that we can provide the best quality of life for all in our community.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Community involvement is crucial to a fulfilling life. That’s why we host on-site community events and we participate in local off-site events and activities in the area. During Fall Prevention Month each year, we partner with the local YMCA and Gig Harbor Fire Department to offer SAIL balance classes and information on balance and home safety. We participate in local golf tournaments, Alzheimer’s Walks, and other annual events throughout the year. Our staff works with the local community to provide access and transportation to holiday events around town, and we host a potluck picnic annually, for a nearby senior living neighborhood. The Gig Harbor Library is just across the street, and offers additional access to many Gig Harbor calendar events and activities.
Quality retirement living at Brookdale Gig Harbor includes an exceptional dining experience. Our Executive Chef/Dining Services Director comes to us with many years of culinary expertise and experience in the local Gig Harbor area. He and his staff continually strive to improve our residents’ dining pleasure by providing a healthy, varied menu, a trained and competent staff, and excellent service and cleanliness. Our attention to detail in remembering what specific residents prefer sets us apart.