We are so glad to have you here. Built in 1974, the Ponderosa is one of the most established assisted living and retirement centers in Yakima, Washington. As such, we feel that we have much to offer you! Our community is situated in a very quiet neighborhood setting yet is close to shopping, parks, and restaurants. We have lovely grounds on which to stroll, sit and visit with a friend, or have a barbecue. Our rooms are spacious and all have a lovely deck or patio, many with beautiful views of the city of Yakima.
The Ponderosa Assisted Living's personal care department is second to none with personal care being our personal promise. Having a care program specifically tailored to your particular needs, you are assured that the care you receive is of the highest quality. Our personnel in the activity department and dietary and housekeeping departments, work very hard to see to it that all your needs are met and you can live as independently as possible. Our resident council meetings, which are held regularly, insure that you have a voice in the happenings at the Ponderosa.
Hooray! Hooray for the month of May! I have lived in my new home for about a month and each day the trees and flowers on my street become more full and vibrant. My home has big east-facing windows; in the morning I open my shades and the whole cacophony of colors comes pouring in!
I have a sign in my office that says, "Each day comes bearing its own gifts." The gifts that I receive by living in this beautiful valley are immeasurable and are not just because of the foliage. The weather is darn good too! (Remember, I'm from Montana!)
The greatest gifts are through, and because of, the people who continue to come into my life. Residents and their families, my incredible staff, friends and acquaintances through other venues; each person brings laughter and smiles, tears and trials...all blending together to create a beautiful haven. I am so grateful for each and every one of my gifts... May all of our days be full of the beauty of MAY...