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Welcome to Paying Nothing in 2020. Free Rent in 2020.
205 Emerald Pond Ln
Durham, NC 27705
919-629-0373 919-629-0373

Set on a 100-acre nature preserve, Emerald Pond retirement community features a pond and walking trails. Sip morning coffee while enjoying the rising sun over this natural sanctuary. Stroll the beautiful grounds and spot great blue herons, turtles, and other wildlife. Our senior living community is embraced by towering trees and two large ponds, offering serene views year-round.

Rest assured, there’s no shortage of culture, fun, and events. For evenings out, you’re within 5 miles of just about any cuisine you’re craving as well as Westgate Shopping Center and Lakewood Shopping Center. Emerald Pond independent living community is also minutes from the Nasher Museum of Art, Carolina Theatre, Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Amphitheater, The Museum of Life and Science, and Duke University Hospital.

Emerald Pond is an award-winning, independent senior living community. Awards include the 2020 Great Place to Work certification and the 2019 Great Place to Work certification.

Welcome to Paying Nothing in 2020. Free Rent in 2020.

Keeping You Informed

Our commitment to helping older people live better means sharing important and timely information to help you make an informed decision to live in a Holiday community. Emerald Pond operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19.  If a resident tests positive for COVID-19, we notify residents and their designated contacts, our employees, and the local health department. In addition, the number of active cases is shared here. We are so proud of our team’s efforts and hard work to protect our community. See here for more information on our prevention and response measures.

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What are your interests?

Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site

The convenience of Emerald Pond's on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available. Outside visitors come for beauty appointments at Emerald Pond to see the very popular stylist onsite.

Fitness Right at Home

Emerald Pond residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes and a walking club to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment. We also offer physical therapy onsite.

Let Us Serve You

Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Emerald Pond's dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.

Our chef trained at Johnson & Wales culinary school and makes all cuisine from scratch. He hosts weekly meetings with the Emerald Pond resident food committee and includes their recipes in menus.


Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community

There’s so much to explore in the Durham area and Emerald Pond makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.

Complimentary transportation provides residents with easy access to a variety of local activities, events and attractions, including a monthly “Lunch Bunch” outing to resident-selected restaurants. Residents love to take field trips to small, locally owned restaurants and the gardens at Duke University.

Life is Never Boring

Emerald Pond's comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.

Residents especially enjoy planting vegetables in the garden and our monthly community volleyball game.

Pets Make Life Better

Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Emerald Pond. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.

Residents are fond of the ducks, ducklings, geese, goslings, turtles, and deer that make homes on or by our community pond.

Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi

Emerald Pond is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use community desktop computers to stay up to date, or you can connect your personal devices to the WiFi.

Residents have access to use the community Wii or the viewfinder to assist in reading small print. Emerald Pond hosts "Tech Tuesdays," where residents learn about technology from a teenage volunteer on a weekly basis. They also schedule one-on-one time with residents if needed. Staff are always happy to assist with devices and technology questions.

Travel and Adventure is Always Available

The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.

Lend a Helping Hand

Many residents find a sense of fulfillment in donating their time and skills to a cause close to their hearts. As a community, we support nonprofits like Toys for Tots. Students from Durham Academy school often volunteer at Emerald Pond, visiting with residents and helping out with activities and tasks.

We have empowered residents to become resident ambassadors. These individuals have often lived in the community for quite some time and enjoy helping new residents get acclimated to senior living. They encourage new residents to take their time settling in and them feel comfortable in their new home.

Join us for a Complimentary Meal

At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.

Need Help Moving ?

Holiday offers a complete solution to help you with downsizing and
moving into our senior living community. Our partner, Moves for Seniors,
specializes in managing all your move-related details and can be your
one-stop resource for stress-free transitions.

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