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Local Ownership

Empress Senior Living is a true boutique senior living residence. This extra attention gives Empress Senior Living a special responsiveness that other senior living communities cannot match. We are not part of a big chain and our residents notice this by our quick, decisive response to their needs. This also allows us to customize the culinary experience of our residents.


  • Jeni Kuhnly

    Executive Director

    Jeni Kuhnly

    Executive Director

    Jeni has dedicated herself to the senior living industry for 27 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Empress Senior Living in her role as the Executive Director.  Jeni also has a background in Food Service Management and Event Planning. With this knowledge Jeni helps the team at Empress plan and implement food and activity programs. Jeni is a Certified Assisted Living Administrator through the Washington State Department of Health and Social Services and is a Certified Specialty Dementia Manager. Jeni has a singular focus to solve the big resident problems quickly and efficiently.  Forging relationships with residents, families and staff is the most enjoyable and meaningful aspect for Jeni as the director at Empress.

  • Joy Arnold

    Senior Living Advisor

    Joy Arnold

    Senior Living Advisor

    Joy has worked in senior living for 15 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to Empress. Joy's background with Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care lend great value to clients seeking the right fit for retirement living. Joy's passion for assisting families through transitions is evident in her personal commitment to each and every client, both before and after move-in day.