Assisted Living and Retirement Community in Yakima, Washington

Built in 1976, 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 residents! Ponderosa offers an independent living experience with personal care and health services as needed.

Our community is situated in a very quiet neighborhood in the heart of Yakima, close to shopping, parks, and restaurants. Ponderosa is also in close proximity to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in case of emergencies.

Our residents come from throughout Central Washington communities and find living in Yakima convenient to friends and family.

Meet Our Team

We are a family of employees that surround our residents with an environment of love, respect, and dignity. We function as a team, which is unique in the workplace. The Ponderosa is not a facility, it is home.

Manuel “Manny” Deloza
Manuel “Manny” DelozaExecutive Director
Manny oversees the day-to-day operations at the Ponderosa. He has an extensive background in Operations Management, working for one employer for over 25 years. Manny has certifications in Business Management, Better Processing of Agriculture and Lean Management through WSC & UW. He has worked in assisted living since 2017 in various positions. Manny possesses a big heart and strong passion for working with seniors and building a strong team of leaders in the Ponderosa Community. He is married and has two sons one daughter and a wonderful wife. When not working, he loves to attend his grandkids’ sports events and family get togethers.
Diana Manzanares
Diana ManzanaresCommunity Relations Director
As Director of Community Relations & Marketing, Diana oversees all Resident Inquiry requests, Move In’s, and Community Outreach at The Ponderosa.
Diana has 16 years of professional experience in community relations, researching in-depth client’s needs, and building strong relationships, which has resulted in long term partnerships within the community.
Haley Boyer
Haley BoyerDietary Services Director
Tonya Ontiveros
Tonya OntiverosActivities Director
Tonya is a Yakima resident who has had over 8 years of experience with elder care. She has a passion for people and enjoys taking care of others. Tonya loves to plan activities and has a mission to encourage residents to join in on The Ponderosa’s daily activities that allows for socializing and creative fun which enriches their lives
Ray Cardenas
Ray CardenasMaintenance Director
Ray is the Maintenance Director and is responsible for overseeing the maintenance department at the Ponderosa. He has a vast understanding of the building and phenomenal problem-solving skills, which makes him a great benefit to our community. You will find Ray throughout the hallways jumping into whatever needs to be done with a smile on his face.
Shelby Waudby
Shelby WaudbyBusines Office Manager
As the Business Office Manager Shelby handles accounts payable, billing, and human resources. She is new to the healthcare field but has 8 years experience with office work. If you have any questions related to your family’s billing, please stop by and see Shelby. 


Employment Forms

We are always looking to add talented people to our Ponderosa team. Please come in and complete the application and background check forms.

Would you like to take a Tour?

Just contact us and we’ll be happy to schedule the virtual tour.