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Emerald Court, a premier independent and assisted living community in Anaheim, recently commemorated the completion of its $22.5 million expansion and renovation project with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. The ribbon cutting brought together residents, elected officials and other invited guests, followed by an open house for everyone to see the expansion and renovation first hand. Additionally, Emerald Court encouraged attendees to bring a new, unwrapped toy, as the event also kicked off the community’s annual Toys for Tots drive.


The expansion includes a new two-story building with 58 assisted living residences, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen and dining venue, as well as a cutting-edge wellness center lined with windows to overlook the courtyard. The expansion physically connects with the existing building and adds additional space to the courtyard. As part of the project, renovations were made to the main dining room, as well as corridors, lighting, the activity room and the salon of the existing building. A total of 58,000 square feet was added to the community overall.


“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome our new residents into the community,” said Carole Bush, executive director of Emerald Court. “We knew that this project would help us meet the ever-changing needs of today’s seniors. The support we received from our current residents along the way was incredibly valuable. We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming environment, and it’s wonderful to walk through the new spaces and experience the same warm and friendly feeling.”


Seniors today want a vibrant environment, and the renovations and expansion provide an experience that exceeds the expectations of current and future retirees. Now complete, the community boasts common areas and amenities one would expect in a high-end, newly built community. This includes the new state-of-the-art wellness center, which adds 2,000 square feet of space for new wellness programs and activities.


“We’re very proud of the results and the finished product that we can now offer to current and future residents,” said Marco Vakili, executive vice president of Kisco Senior Living. “Our team did a spectacular job, and it’s evident that each detail was executed with the residents in mind. When walking through the new assisted living residences you can see that everything is innovative. As we worked to tie both buildings together our goal was to establish a cohesive community, and we feel we accomplished that vision. There is a level of excitement in the air as we prepare to welcome new residents and team members. We are all very happy with what we accomplished together.”


The expansion provides various living options including one- and two-bedroom apartments, along with studios and alcoves. Emerald Court is dedicated to offering all of the comforts of home along with the comradery that a neighborhood provides. With a number of courtyards and garden spaces, residents have plenty of opportunities to gather together and enjoy the California sun. Additionally, the community is conveniently located on Medical Center Drive, with access to a number of nearby doctors and specialists.


“At Emerald Court, we are like a cruise ship that never leaves port,” said Bush. “We work each day to provide residents with the highest quality of service and a plethora of amenities and opportunities to live life as they see fit. Whether it’s a quiet dinner with friends in the new fine-dining bistro or time spent with family making Christmas cookies in the family room, there’s something for everyone. With the completion of this project we have the ability to expand our services and continue to offer residents opportunities to live purpose-filled lives.”

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