Nominate a Local Senior for Valentine’s Day Friendship and Cheer

SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2013

Do you know a senior who will be home alone this Valentine’s Day? You are invited to nominate him or her to receive a free Valentine’s dinner at home with gifts and companionship. This contest is the brainchild of Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest assisted living and memory care provider. One local senior from every city where an Emeritus community is located (See below for list of cities within WA) will be chosen as the recipient from among those nominated by the public. 

“At the time of year, it’s important to extend caring and friendship to the senior generation,” said Jayne Sallerson, Executive Vice President at Emeritus. “For those who have lost spouses, Valentine’s Day can be a sad occasion that contributes to feelings of loneliness. Family and friends may live far away, and perhaps physical challenges limit their ability to get out into the greater community. We hope to brighten the day for one of these seniors through festivities and friendship.”

Bringing Valentine’s Day festivities to a local senior is part of the philosophy of Emeritus’ assurance that seniors are living “safely somewhere.”

“What that means is we believe it is crucial for seniors to live in environments that enhance their well-being, whether they reside with us or somewhere else. That is why we would like to offer this special occasion on Valentine’s Day,” explains Sallerson.

To suggest a senior, please email and provide:

  1. His or her name, contact information, and city and state.
  2. Your contact information.
  3. A brief explanation of why you are nominating this person.

Submissions are due by Thursday, Feb. 7.

For information on the location and services at each Emeritus community, visit


Emeritus community city locations 

Bellevue, Bellingham,

College place,

Ellensburg, Everett,

Federal way,

Kenmore, Kirkland,


Moses Lake,

Ocean shores,

Poulsbo, Puyallup,

Renton, Richland,

Silverdale, Snohomish, Spokane,


Walla Walla,