The Ponderosa Assisted Living and Retirement has everything you will need for a comfortable community living.

We have many large common areas for residents to enjoy and congregate in such as our dining room, activities room, and fireside room.

Inviting outdoor areas beckon residents to gather and enjoy the garden spaces during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Pendant Call System

Here at The Ponderosa your safety is our priority. Our upgraded pendant call system instantly alerts our care staff with the residents name and room number. It works anywhere in our building. The pendant is offered to all residents.

  • Dining Room at the Ponderosa in Yakima

Dining Room

Our dining room is located on the second floor.

Meals are served three times a day with snacks, coffee, and juices available in the dining room at all hours. Breakfast is served between 8:90 am and 10:00 am, lunch is 12:00pm to 2:00pm, and dinner is 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

The outdoor patio is just outside the dining room. Residents are always welcome to dine outside (weather permitting).

Activity Room

The activity room is located on the third floor and is full of things to do! Planned activities are posted daily in each of the main areas in the building. Monthly calendars are also dispersed to each resident. In our activities room we have a big screen television with access to cable, Netflix, and some radio stations. Board games, crafts, cooking, and regular music and entertainment are provided to ensure that there is something for every interest.

Like to read? The Yakima Valley Library comes right to The Ponderosa on The first Wednesday of each month with a Bookmobile which offers a good selection of books, audio books and movies to our residents. Special orders can be delivered by the library staff that day too.

Gathering Spaces and Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas, as well as all apartments, for all residents to use. Public gathering spaces include the:

Fireside Room – Guests enjoy a comfortable place to congregate and play games in the third floor Fireside Room. A mini-library as well as a television equipped with Netflix is available for residents’ enjoyment. We also have a piano where residents and guest pianists play for resident’s enjoyment.

Coffee Corner – on the Mezzanine level this space hosts a coffee setup and social area for residents and guests to chat.

Lobby – The lobby is located on the first floor. Our business office is located to the left and the administrative office is to the right as you enter. Comfortable seating allows residents to wait indoors when they are to be picked up for appointments and activities.

Patio & Grounds

We have a lovely patio located on the east side of our building, complete with a gazebo, plenty of sitting room, and water feature for your enjoyment. Residents enjoy strolling the lovely grounds or just sitting and visiting with friends on the patio.

Many residents love to be active and walk daily. We are fortunate to have the Powerhouse Canal Trail 0.2 miles away from the Ponderosa. We also have a small track around our covered parking available for residents to walk. We have recently started a walking club three times a week and participants are tracking how many miles combined they walk!

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  • Building Grounds - Red Bush
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Resident Parking & Transportation

We have covered and open spaces available for residents to park. Residents are given a parking spot under the covered parking area with no additional fee.

Ponderosa’s Activities Director organizes weekly outings to different stores or locations, such as Walmart, Fred Meyer, and Dollar Tree. Residents are transported to these outings free of charge on the Ponderosa Retirement bus.

Resident Laundry

Residents have full access to a complete laundry facility on each floor. Each laundry room has two washers and two dryers, a folding area, and an ironing board. You are welcome to use our soap or bring your own. Our care givers can also help with laundry chores, if needed, for an additional fee.

Residents are welcome to use the laundry at any time with the exception of the 2nd floor laundry room. From Monday thru Saturday the dining room uses the laundry room on the 2nd floor between the hours of 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM.