Readers’ Choice 2018: Other Community Residence


San Francisco Towers

(415) 776-0500  •

San Francisco Towers, an Episcopal Senior Communities continuing care residence, is near the city’s many restaurants and cultural facilities, and some residents volunteer at the symphony, opera, ballet and the zoo. Wellness programs include aqua classes, tai chi, yoga, walking groups and lectures.



Lake Park

(510) 835-5511  •

Lake Park, a full-service, continuing care retirement community, is conveniently located in downtown Oakland near Lake Merritt, with views of the lake and the East Bay hills. It’s an easy stroll to the lake, the Oakland Library, Chinatown and public transportation, so residents can be car-free. Features include a fitness center, a computer and art center, and lectures from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

The Point at Rockridge

(510) 306-1037  •

The Point at Rockridge in Oakland offers weekly housekeeping, educational, social and recreational programs and personal grooming assistance, among other services. Levels of care include independent living, assisted living and memory care. Located a short distance from some of the Bay Area’s finest restaurants and shopping.



The Magnolia of Millbrae

(650) 697-7700  •

Offering independent living accommodations, the Magnolia of Millbrae is licensed throughout for assisted living so residents needing care can stay in their apartments. On the menu are restaurant-style breakfast and dinner, fitness activities, cultural activities and celebrations, including a Passover seder.

Vi at Palo Alto

(888) 984-2575  •

Vi at Palo Alto is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and close to world-class academic institutions — where culture and community intersect. Opportunities for engagement abound in this beautiful location and several levels of care, including memory support and skilled nursing, are provided.



Sunrise Villa Sonoma

(707) 939-1500  •

Assisted living and memory care are provided at Sunrise Villa Sonoma, just off Highway 12 in beautiful wine country, with daily transportation to Sonoma, Napa and Petaluma. Attentive care from compassionate staff in an intimate, boutique setting.

Located in Oakland, Homewatch CareGivers offers home-based care in much of Alameda County, including Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley and Kensington. They provide services for elder care, chronic conditions, hospital discharge followup, and respite care. The team of caregivers share more than 30 years’ experience.

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