2020 Choice Community Holleran Award Logo
Heron’s Key and Penrose Harbor recently earned Holleran Choice Community Awards for an exemplary culture of Resident Engagement and Resident Satisfaction. The honor recognizes the most engaging senior living organizations in the nation with staff and residents who care passionately about their community and the people who live and work in it.

Discover for yourself why Heron’s Key and Penrose Harbor residents are so happy.




At Heron’s Key, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded neighbors who share your enthusiasm for an active, social retirement. Plus, our excellent location puts you in the perfect position to enjoy the many activities and opportunities on the Key Peninsula.

View our floor plans and pricing to find a layout that fits your lifestyle.


Located on the Heron’s Key campus, Penrose Harbor offers the area’s most progressive concept in personalized care. The innovative home-like design features all-private suites with private baths. Penrose Harbor provides the full continuum of care, from Assisted Living to Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation.


I am so thankful that I found Penrose Harbor. During my search for an assisted living community, I wrote a list of what I knew was important to my dad on a day-to-day basis; as well as what I knew would be important in the future. Penrose Harbor’s staff, their philosophy of care, the extremely well thought out apartments and beautiful grounds, as well as the up-front presentation costs, were a perfect fit. I’m impressed with the helpfulness and responsiveness of the Penrose Harbor staff and it has been a huge relief to know that my dad is well cared for.

– Sheril W., Family Member of Penrose Harbor Resident

While we have lived at Heron’s Key for only a short time, we could not be happier with our decision. It is a welcoming and vibrant senior community with something to offer to everyone. The staff is professional, friendly and dedicated to the wellbeing of all residents. Heron’s Key is a great place to live.

– Linda K., Heron's Key Resident

Penrose Harbor has been a godsend for our family. My grandmother is 98 years old and until a year ago lived independently. I’m a 35-year-old mother of two young children and the only relative that has been able to help with my grandmother's care. I was lost. I toured several facilities before we chose Penrose Harbor and I cannot tell you how happy I am we did. They have gone above and beyond our expectations. They communicate with us on a regular basis, they listen and you can tell every single staff member truly cares about their residents and their families. I am so incredibly thankful for every single staff member. They’ll never truly understand how much their help has meant to me and my family.

– Birana L., Family Member of Penrose Harbor Resident

We've just passed our second-year anniversary of being here at Heron's Key. We are so pleased we made this move when we did as we were in control of the downsizing decisions and now we are thoroughly enjoying the gracious lifestyle, wonderful food, and fulfilling activities Heron's Key offers. Our home is lovely, our neighbors are kind-hearted and everyone has interesting life stories! Living at Heron's Key gives us peace of mind.

– Lois & Dan W., Heron's Key Residents

We moved into Heron's Key in the fall of 2017 and are glad we made the decision to join this engaged Senior Community. From inspiring Lifelong Learning courses, daily exercise opportunities from Tai Chi to weight lifting (organized through Zoom despite Covid), and a wide variety of internal and external voluntary outreach activities, we've found ourselves busier than we ever expected. Becoming part of a senior living community a bit earlier in life (late 60's) we highly recommend making this difficult decision and move sooner rather than later as we've found it easy to make friends and become part of the community that will be part of the rest of our lives.

– Beverly R., Heron's Key Resident

We have lived in Heron's Key from its inception. We are thankful every day that we made that choice. The best thing about living here is the sense of community. Interesting people live here and it is fun to learn about their lives. Our neighbors are supportive and encouraging people. The apartments are beautiful and well planned. Another huge plus, being a foodie, is that the food in the 2 dining rooms is wonderful. They are constantly trying new dishes. The HK staff is likewise exceptional. They are engaged and engaging people who work hard at making this the place we love to call home.

– Marilyn B., Heron's Key Resident

Everyone on our staff is and has been doing a GREAT job. It gives me such a warm feeling when I see a staff member and get such cheery greetings. Getting updated on COVID information has been wonderful, so we know what's going on around us. I am so impressed by how well we are all being taken care of. Each resident I have spoken with feels well taken care of also. This is a difficult time for everyone, but our staff has certainly risen to the highest level. Thank you for all you do.

– Velma V., Heron's Key Resident

Heron’s Key became my home in early October 2017. Each expectation has been fulfilled. I love my home, am grateful for the many “family-friends” living here, and have only praise for the entire staff. It’s my home for life.


Career Opportunities Gig Harbor WA Heron s Key

Heron’s Key takes pride in providing the highest level of service through our dedication to excellence. Our employees are committed to caring for, serving and exceeding residents’ expectations through grounds, maintenance, housekeeping, nursing, resident services, activities, marketing and administrative/clerical positions. These commitments have helped us earn Medicare’s 5-star staffing rating.

Our success depends on a team that demonstrates respect, pride, understanding and dedication. We’re looking for people who want to perform to the best of their ability to provide exceptional service that exceeds the expectations of residents and their families.





Why work at a LeadingAge Washington partnered senior living community?

As a LeadingAge Washington partner, work opportunities and growth are an initiative in our communities. Take a glimpse into the day-to-day and the culture a community like ours provides.

Open Positions

Heron’s Key is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

An Employer of Choice

To ensure we attract and retain superior employees, Heron’s Key is committed to offering competitive salaries, attractive benefits, and a safe and supportive workplace.

Our benefits go beyond the basics.

We offer a work atmosphere that is friendly yet challenging, we provide opportunities for employees to learn and grow in an environment where they’re recognized for their contributions and years of service.

– Marty B., Heron's Key Resident