The Orange County Register Features Emerald Court


Our Emerald Court project for Kisco Senior Living was recently featured in The Orange County Register. Here is the full article:

Emerald Court, an Anaheim senior living community, is undergoing a $22.5 million renovation and expansion that will add assisted-living residences, a new bistro, café and a wellness center. Started several months ago, the 58,000-square-foot expansion is expected to finish in the fall.

In addition to the new features, the project will also overhaul the center’s main dining room, corridors, lighting, activity room and salon.

Emerald Court, part of the Kisco Senior Living group, offers both independent and assisted living for seniors. Until now, the community skewed more toward independent living, and had built up a waiting list for its comparatively limited assisting-living residences.

Brian Grandbouche, senior vice president of operations with Kisco Senior Living, said this expansion’s 58 new assisted-living residences will provide a smooth transition for residents who start to need more help. One especially difficult part of moving to a different facility is having to part with friends and familiar faces that residents have come to know over time – this way, they can stay with those friends.

Overhauling the community’s corridors can interrupt daily life to a degree, but Grandbouche said the construction has also spiced things up for residents, giving them a constant conversation point.

“We find that construction watching is a very popular sport with our residents,” he said.

The new assisted-living residences are expected to be completed and filled by December.