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Retirement Communities in California | 55+ California Senior Living

55+ Communities in California

Many seniors dream of retiring in California. The golden state boasts of majestic geography that stimulates the spirit, gorgeous beaches, and an array of activities that lift people’s spirits. Retirees thankfully can take advantage of numerous California retirement communities to live in the home of their dreams in their post-retirement years. The 55+ communities in California allow residents to enjoy a sense of community as they participate in endless activities that make them happy. It usually has a significant impact on the overall quality of life and well-being of the retirees as they enjoy numerous activities and perks of the retirement communities.

Opportunities to stay busy and abundant activities give inhabitants of over 55 communities a chance to learn new skills. They can also join clubs and organizations that interest them to spend a lot of their precious time on things they love like sightseeing and gardening.  Such residences come with a long list of amenities from community pools, clubhouses, on-site security, and exercise rooms that ensure the retirees always feel comfortable, safe and at home. Design of accommodation options in the plus 55 communities is set in place with senior citizens in mind. It gives them a choice of picking the one that they like best.

Independent Living Communities in California

California’s independent living communities are not synonymous with 55+ senior living or even an active adult retirement community. Some facilities provide services that occupants pay for on a monthly basis. Standard amenities consist of transportation, housekeeping, meal plans, and linen service.  Aging individuals who stay here are entirely independent and, unlike in assisted living communities in California, do not demand assistance with daily activities, whether it is with medication management, walking, or dressing. Many aged adults often decide to reside in independent living facilities before transitioning to assisted living. Among the perks of staying in these retirement communities in California is that retired adults can easily access amenities like fitness centers, beauty salons, movie theaters and many other amenities which many do not have at home.

California’s older than 55 communities typically have standard studios, one or two-bedroom floor plans. These may feature additions like balconies, dens or patios and often have walk-in closets and kitchens. Many also have dining rooms that offer restaurant style dining. Older Californians may have an option of reserving private dining for special occasions. They can even go out to eat or enjoy more casual experiences in lounges or bistros that may be on or off-site. Pets are also welcome in the majority of the communities.

List of Independent Living 55+ Communities in California:

Marguerite Gardens
700 North Stoneman Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91801
626-300-0539 

Redstone
1959-A Huntington Drive
Alhambra, CA 91801
800-762-1889 

Walnut Village
891 S. Walnut Street
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-507-7000 

Columbus Estates
3201 Columbus
Bakersfield, CA 93306
800-209-8955 

Belmont Village Cardiff By The Sea
3535 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
760-436-8900 

The Atrium of Carmichael
5757 Cypress Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
916-486-3533 

Westminster Gardens
1420 Santo Domingo Avenue
Duarte, CA 91010
626-358-2569 

Fairwinds — Woodward Park
9525 N. Fort Washington Road
Fresno, CA 93730
559-434-6444 

Regents Point
19191 Harvard Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
949-509-2205 

Freedom Village
23442 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949-472-4700 

Belmont Village of Westwood
10475 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-475-7501 

Salem Lutheran Home
2361 East 29th Street
Oakland, CA  94606
510-534-3637 

Emeritus at Oceanside
3523 Lake Boulevard
Oceanside, CA 92056
760-945-1811 

Inland Christian Home
1950 South Mountain Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762
909-983-0084 

Vi at Palo Alto
620 Sand Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
888-974-8944 

Seacrest Village at Rancho Bernardo
127 Monte Vista Road
Poway, CA 92064
858-485-0700 

The Canterbury
5801 Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
877-332-6661 

Altavita
17050 Arnold Drive
Riverside, CA 92518
800-729-2999 

Belmont Village at Sabre Springs
13075 Evening Creek Drive
San Diego, CA 92128
858-486-5020 

Casa de las Campanas
18655 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
800-554-6403

Vi at La Jolla Village
8515 Costa Verde Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92122
888-710-5917 

St. Paul’s Senior Homes & Services
328 Maple Street
San Diego, CA  92103
619-239-6900 

Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-345-5060 

Vista del Monte Retirement Community
3775 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-687-0793 

De Anza Santa Cruz
2395 Delaware Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-423-8660 

Caliente Springs Resort
70-200 Dillion Road
Sky Valley, CA 92241
760-329-8400 Ext: 3050 

Quaker Gardens Senior Living
12151 Dale Street
Stanton, CA 90680
714-530-9100 

Courtyards at Venetian Terrace
5020 Virture Arc Drive
Stockton, CA 95027
209-951-1545 

Acacia Creek
34400 Mission Boulevard
Union City, CA 94587
510-441-3739 

Ventura TowneHouse
4900 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-642-3263 

Viamonte at Walnut Creek
Preview Center
165 Lennon Lane, Suite 105
Walnut Creek, CA  94598
924-621-6600

Active Adult Communities in California

The 55 plus communities in California give members of the older generation a chance to stay in a place with fitness facilities, social activities, and spacious condos or apartments. These cater to active seniors who are above the age of fifty-five. They are ideal for retirees who believe that age is only a number and are young at heart. Regarding housing, the residences provide plenty of variations like single family homes, apartments, and condos. The best component is that residents have a chance to be active at tennis courts, golf course, swimming pools, exercise rooms, or maybe biking, hiking, and walking.

The active adult communities in California have shared rooms where occupants can meet to paint, play cards, watch movies, shoot pool, or enjoy grooming services like getting their beards, nails and hair done. Some host daily or weekly happy hours that also present mingling opportunities. Other popular activities may include educational presentations, book clubs, classes, day trips, and cooking demonstrations. The older than 55 retirement living centers appeal to a variety of people. These can be older adults who want to downsize, empty nesters, widowers, widows, or singles who find the idea of not having to do house or yard work enticing.  

List of Active Adult Communities in California:

Sun Lakes Country Club
300 S. Highland Springs Avenue, #2K
Banning, CA 92220
951-845-7378 

Rancho Mesa Mobile Home Community
450 E. Bradley Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92021
619-449-1837 

Hemetwest
5001 West Florida Hemet
Hemet, CA  92545
951-925-2575 

Rancho Palos Verdes
The Canterbury
5801 Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
877-332-6661 

Altavita
17050 Arnold Drive
Riverside, CA 92518
800-729-2999 

De Anza Santa Cruz
2395 Delaware Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-423-8660 

Casa de las Campanas
18655 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
800-554-6403

Caliente Springs Resort
70-200 Dillion Road
Sky Valley, CA 92241
760-329-8400 Ext: 3050 

Courtyards at Venetian Terrace
5020 Virture Arc Drive
Stockton, CA 95027
209-951-1545 

Continuing Care Retirement Communities in California

Many 55 and over communities in California offer continuing care that includes independent and assisted living, secured memory, and skilled nursing care. Elders receive different levels of care in separate areas or buildings. Initially, almost all occupants move in when they are entirely independent and live in the community all throughout their retirement. The continuing care retirement communities in California permit members of the older generation to pick the housing option that suits them best. These can include freestanding cottages or apartments. Inhabitants can come in and go as they choose and invite guests.

California’s Senior citizens get the same services that traditional retirement communities offer but with additional flexibility to move to different sections of the residences when their needs increase. They are perfect for couples who have different needs because they can live in the same community without the need of separation.

The older adults can utilize a variety of amenities like sports courts, spas, pools, coffee shops, and putting greens in the 55 and older communities in California.  Communities also include transportation services so that occupants can get to medical appointments, shopping malls, and run errands with ease. Some upscale senior living communities allow retirees to keep their cars and have drivers drive them around if they need to be somewhere and are not safe or confident on the road.

List of Continuing Care Retirement Communities in California:

Atherton
214 South Atlantic Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801
626-289-4178

Marguerite Gardens
700 North Stoneman Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91801
626-300-0539 

Redstone
1959-A Huntington Drive
Alhambra, CA 91801
800-762-1889 

Walnut Village
891 S. Walnut Street
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-507-7000 

La Costa Glen
1940 Levante St
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-704-1000

Carlsbad by the Sea
2855 Carlsbad Boulevard
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-720-4580

The Forum at Rancho San Antonio
23500 Cristo Rey Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
650-265-2637

Sunny View Bay Area Retirement Community
22445 Cupertino Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
408-454-5600

Westminster Gardens
1420 Santo Domingo Avenue
Duarte, CA 91010
626-358-2569 

Redwood Terrace
710 13th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
760-208-2520

Meadowbrook Village Christian Retirement Community
100 Holland Glen
Escondido, CA 92026
760-746-2500

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens
7077 N. West Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711
559-435-1999

Regents Point
19191 Harvard Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
949-509-2205 

White Sands of La Jolla
7450 Olivetas Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-450-5102 

Freedom Village
23442 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
949-472-4700 

Terraces of Los Gatos
800 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
408-357-1100

Los Gatos Meadows
110 Wood Road
Los Gatos, CA 95030
408-354-0211

Integrated Care Communities
14265-14345 Nason Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
909-243-3837 

Salem Lutheran Home
2361 East 29th Street
Oakland, CA 94606
510-534-3637 

Vi at Palo Alto
620 Sand Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
888-974-8944 

Monte Cedro
153 East Holly Street
Passadena, CA  91103
877-344-8153 

The Canterbury
5801 Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
877-332-6661 

Altavita
17050 Arnold Drive
Riverside, CA 92518
800-729-2999 

Vista del Monte Retirement Community
3775 Modoc Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-687-0793 

Casa de las Campanas
18655 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
800-554-6403

Vi at La Jolla Village
8515 Costa Verde Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92122
888-710-5917 

Quaker Gardens Senior Living
12151 Dale Street
Stanton, CA 90680
714-530-9100 

Acacia Creek
34400 Mission Boulevard
Union City, CA 94587
510-441-3739