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28 Independent Living Communities in the Palo Alto Area

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Atria Sunnyvale

Searching for Senior Living Communities in Sunnyvale, CA?

  •  175 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 $$$
  • Restaurant with Table Service
  • Pet-Friendly Environment
  • Daily Educational, Social, Cultural, and Fitness Opportunities
  • On-Site Worship Services
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group
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Atria Willow Glen

Find Spectacular Senior and Assisted Living in San Jose, CA, at Atria Willow Glen!

  •  1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA 95125 $$$
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Salon/spa
  • Fitness center
  • Concierge service
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
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Baywood Court

Friendship, Community and Security

  •  21966 Dolores Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546 $$
  • Restaurant-style dining with gourmet and special diet menu selections
  • A variety of activities, programs, and meaningful volunteer opportunities
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Woodworking Shop
  • The Baywood Court Computer Lab enables residents to write their autobiography, trace their genealogy, research topics of interest, or simply surf the Internet.

Webster House

An engaging life. A close community.

  •  401 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 $$$$
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Regular maintenance
  • 24/7 security
  • Entrance fee and monthly fee
  • Certain services available for an additional fee, including cable TV, meal delivery, private transportation, parking, and more

BridgePoint at Los Altos

A Sense of Belonging...

  •  1174 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022 $$$
  • Independent Living and Assisted Living
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes
  • Three meals daily
  • Housekeeping
  • Full activities calendar

Brookdale Redwood City

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  485 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061 $$
  • Our full-service dining room offers an elegant setting, generous hours , open seating and a host to ensure a pleasurable dining experience.
  • Invite friends or family to enjoy our heated indoor pool.
  • Our well-appointed activity room is ideal for a friendly game of bridge, chess or other fun, challenging activities.
  • Green thumbs can tend to their favorite plants in our outdoor gardening areas.
  • Our emergency response system is monitored 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week by our well-trained staff in case of an emergency.

The Forum at Rancho San Antonio

Where every minute becomes a moment

  •  23500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014 $$$$
  • Daily flexible dining points program
  • Fitness center, heated pool and hot tub
  • Partnership with health and home care services
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Enhanced digital cable TV

Chateau Cupertino

Chateau Cupertino is independent retirement living at its best!

  •  10150 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014 $$
  • One-bedroom, two-bedroom and alcove apartments with bathroom and kitchenette including a full-size refrigerator
  • Multiple closets, patio, balcony or solarium
  • Beauty and barber services and the convenience of the General Store
  • Three conveniently-located elevators
  • Cozy living room with its fireplace and entertainment lounge where you can enjoy special entertainment or easy viewing of feature films on the big-screen TV

Villa Serena

Located in beautiful Santa Clara, California, Villa Serena offers the fun of a vibrant retirement community and the independent lifestyle you value.

  •  1340 Pomeroy Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051 $$$
  • Chef-Prepared Meals: Enjoy three home-cooked daily meals prepared by our chef, served at your table in our dining room.
  • Fun Social Activities and Outings: Access a full activity calendar including: games, exercise, movies and many more fun weekly events.
  • Transportation: We offer local transportation for shopping trips, doctor's appointments and other scheduled activities and events!
  • Weekly Housekeeping Service: Enjoy your own personal housekeeper who will clean, vacuum, do light dusting, change your linens and bring you toilet tissue weekly.
  • Caring Live-In Managers Available to You 24/7: You'll have peace of mind knowing that our mangers live here too.

Cogir of Fremont

Discover the rewards of a life well lived!

  •  2860 Country Drive, Fremont, CA 94536 $$
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Kitchenette in every apartment
  • Fitness area with indoor pool
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Vintage Court

We welcome you home to Vintage Court!

  •  2499 Decoto Road, Union City, CA 94587 $
  • Private patio entries/balconies
  • Furnished clubhouse with adjoining fully equipped kitchen, recreation room/lounge, and dance floor
  • Planned social activities
  • Sparkling pool and spa
  • Walking distance from market, post office, senior center, park, library, bank and more.

The Stratford by Sunrise

Our Personalized Approach to Care Helps Us Meet Your Changing Needs.

  •  601 Laurel Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 $$$$
  • Gracious accommodations with a variety of floor plans
  • Up to three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices with snacks available throughout the day
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse
  • Weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal
  • Daily physical fitness, creative, social, learning and spiritual activities, scheduled group trips and resident-sponsored clubs for a variety of interests

Saratoga Retirement Community

Welcome to Saratoga Retirement Community, Silicon Valley's finest destination for extraordinary senior living.

  •  14500 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 $$$$
  • Residents enjoy comfortable, carefree lifestyles in private, pet-friendly apartment or cottage homes, where they have the security of knowing a comprehensive continuum of care is available on campus, should their health care needs change.
  • Beautiful dining room with a cheerful waitstaff, a fitness center and indoor pool and spa, a club lounge, a library, a bocce ball court, a putting green, colorful gardens, surrounding residential neighborhoods to walk in and so much more.
  • We have apartment homes in one-, two-, and two-bedroom-plus-den styles. We also have several spacious two-bedroom cottages.
  • You'll also delight in the fine dining prepared each day by our executive chef and the culinary team.
  • You'll have the peace of mind that comes only from living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community.

Merrill Gardens at Campbell

Conveniently located senior living in downtown Campbell

  •  2115 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 95008 $$$
  • 146 senior living apartments. Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care services. Take advantage of personal care services if needed
  • Anytime Dining. Enjoy fresh, restaurant-style meals served on your schedule - 7 am to 7 pm - 7 days a week
  • Active Living. Pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests

Merrill Gardens at Willow Glen

San Jose Independent, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

  •  1420 Curci Drive, San Jose, CA 95126 $$$
  • Library, comfortable living areas and social meeting rooms
  • Private dining room available for special events
  • Garage parking for residents
  • Anytime Dining served restaurant style
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Landmark Villa

Enjoy the active retirement lifestyle of upscale independent living

  •  21000 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94541 $$
  • Set on six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard and two lovely garden areas with many large trees and birds
  • 97 apartments on three floors
  • Yard work, housekeeping, meal preparation, even transportation, are taken care of for you
  • With its warm, family-friendly atmosphere, Landmark Villa feels like home the moment you walk through the doors
  • Wide range of activities each month, including exercise classes and community outings to the Oakland Zoo

Brookdale San Jose

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  1009 Blossom River Way, San Jose, CA 95123 $$$
  • Enjoy a painting class in our art studio, relax on the patio or join in on a movie night with friends.
  • Pet-friendly apartments with a selection of one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans.
  • Most utilities and maintenance are included.
  • Rest assured knowing that our staff is available 24/7 to address emergencies.

Allen Temple Arms I

WELCOME TO ALLEN TEMPLE ARMS

  •  8135 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94621 $
  • Spacious one bedroom and studio apartments
  • A well-designed community room used during activities and events
  • A library that boasts of a selection of books and magazines, computer and copier machine for resident use
  • Tastefully landscaped grounds with mature trees and flowers
  • Gated and well-lighted resident and visitor parking

E.E. Cleveland Manor

54 apartments in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area

  •  2611 Alvingroom Ct., Oakland, CA 94605 $
  • Spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments
  • Full bathrooms and kitchens
  • A community garden that provides residents access to satisfying labor and a sense of community and connection to other residents
  • A computer lab for internet surfing or simply keeping in touch with business and family concerns
  • An outdoor patio with grilling equipment for fun barbeques and summer cook-outs

Serra Highlands Senior Living

SENIOR LIVING BEYOND YOUR EXPECTATIONS

  •  501 King Drive, Daly City, CA 94015 $$
  • Round-the-clock care and assistance with the activities of daily living
  • Full menu of life-enriching amenities
  • Personalized care plans
  • Restaurant-style dining room
  • In-home emergency call pendant

Peninsula Del Rey

Luxury senior living in Daly City

  •  165 Pierce Street, Daly City, CA 94015 $$$
  • Each spacious residence comes equipped with a variety of features and amenities that are suitable for any lifestyle
  • Dine Your Way® offers dining 12 hours/day
  • Pacifica multi-purpose/activities rooms
  • Full-service beauty salon/barbershop
  • Fully-equipped fitness center

Cardinal Point

We are the Luxury Retirement Community you have been searching for...

  •  2431 Mariner Square Dr, Alameda, CA 94501 $$
  • Cardinal Point brings waterfront views together with luxury living.
  • Our Executive Chef makes each meal a fine dining experience.
  • Complimentary Concierge Service makes daily tasks easier than ever.
  • Complimentary Chauffeur Service makes getting around town a breeze.
  • Professional and Courteous staff that is here to serve you 24/7.

Heritage Estates Senior Apartments

Discover how to retire in style!

  •  800 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore, CA 94550 $
  • Large one-bedroom apartments from 575 to 1114 square feet.
  • Spacious two-bedroom apartments from 961 to 1206 square feet.
  • Sun-drenched, Mediterranean architecture.
  • Large outdoor pool and patio.
  • Outdoor fireplace, fountains, and kitchen with BBQ.

Heritage Estates

Quite simply, at Heritage Estates, it's your life, on your terms.

  •  900 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore, CA 94550 $$$
  • Spacious one- and two-bedroom apartment homes
  • Two and three story buildings with elevators
  • Two full-service salons and relaxing spa services
  • True restaurant dining in our two elegant dining rooms
  • Patios and balconies in most apartment homes

Merrill Gardens at Rockridge

Concierge services, scheduled transportation, weekly housekeeping and much more!

  •  5238 Coronado Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 $$$
  • 127 senior living apartments. Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care services. Take advantage of personal care services if needed
  • Anytime Dining. Enjoy fresh, restaurant-style meals served on your schedule - 7 am to 7 pm - 7 days a week
  • Active Living. Pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.