San Francisco, California
is a major world tourist destination due to its unique
landmarks and cosmopolitan population. Its accepting
culture and liberal attitude make it a great retirement
destination for fun-loving seniors who are accepting
of all people and want a diverse culture in their retirement
San Francisco CA is the 2nd most densely
populated city in the United States after New York City.
This means that you'll be close to almost every service
you could ever imagine. With the subway and trolleys,
there are plenty of transit options for you to get around.
Due to the hilly geography that San
Francisco is built upon, there's a very good chance
that wherever you live, you'll have a view. This is
a nice little treat for retirees who want to overlook
the Pacific Ocean.
With San Francisco's rapidly growing
cruise industry, it's getting more and more common for
different cruise itineraries to be available for last
minute weekend cruises or longer cruises to exotic destinations
like Hawaii and Alaska.
Options: In the city there are unique housing
options which include condos, apartments for rent, hi-rises,
retirement communities, lofts, co-ops, luxury condominiums,
top end townhouses and other housing for over 55 boomers
Bay Area Active Adult Retirement Community – Brentwood
1988 Sacred Mountain Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513
Trilogy at The Vineyards is an active adult golf retirement
community located in the bay area of Northern California,
less than an hour from San Francisco in the quaint city
of Brentwood offering new homes with fabulous in-home
and on-site amenities.
California Active Adult Retirement Community –
1200 Clubhouse Drive, Rio Vista, CA 94571
Trilogy at Rio Vista is an active adult golf retirement
community located on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River
Delta in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of Northern
California offering new homes with fabulous in-home
and on-site amenities.
The Carlisle: Luxury Retirement Condominium
A distinctive senior living community and one of the
few in San Francisco, which offers the benefits of home
ownership to independent, active seniors. Live within
the heart of San Francisco, voted the most desirable
city in the world, while enjoying fine dining and an
array of lifestyle services, amenities, and activities.
The Carlisle combines the value of condominium ownership
with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that
Assisted Living support services are available right
within your own condominium, should you ever need them.
of Concord - Retirement Community - Life
at an Aegis Signature Living community is like living
in a five star hotel, with all the elegance, luxury
and security you expect. You'll enjoy spectacular surroundings,
trained staff ready to serve you, spacious floor plans
and beautiful architecture. As you enter this haven
of comfort and leisure you know you are in good hands.
Our concierge sees to your every request, the housekeeping
staff frees you from household demands and our care
team looks after your health and well-being. All of
this with the sophisticated amenities you find in the
world's finest resorts:
* Gourmet dining created by a world-class Executive
* Formal dining room with enchanting views and grand
* Private dining room for intimate soirees
* Heated swimming pool and day spa
* Ballroom for entertainment and dancing
* Private movie theater with plush seating and surround
* Fitness center and wellness services, with licensed
nurse for consultation
* Beauty salon and barber
* Social director to plan a vast array of activities
* Library and business center with high-speed Internet
* Town car service for shopping or excursions
Waterford type of "independent congregate living"
refers to a form of senior housing where
seniors live independently on their own usually in one
building, apartment style residences, share common areas,
social activities and amenities and eat most of their
meals in a common dining room.
* Do you like the facility's location and outward appearance?
* Is the facility convenient for frequent visits by
family and friends?
* Is the facility near a shopping and entertainment
* Can the resident access a medical complex easily?
* Is public transportation available/accessible?
* Are you welcomed with a warm greeting from the staff?
* Does the staff address residents by their names and
interact with them during your tour?
* Do you notice the residents socializing with each
other and do they appear content?
* Can you talk with residents about how they like living
there and about the staff?
* Is the staff appropriately dressed, friendly and outgoing?
* Do the staff members treat each other in a professional
* Are visits with the residents encouraged and welcome
at any time
* What percentage of the apartments has been rented
and is occupied?
* Is there a waiting list? If so, how long do they estimate
it will be for a unit to become available?
* Have the common areas and apartments been designed
to allow you to live as easily and independently as
you would like?
*Is the floor plan well designed and easy to follow?
What kind of person needs Congregate Housing?
Congregate Housing is for seniors who are no longer
able or willing to live completely independently. They
may still wish to live in a private senior apartment,
but welcome being free of the responsibilities of grocery
shopping, meal preparation and housework. They are capable
of getting to the communal dining area independently.
Congregate Housing usually provides the same basic services
as most senior retirement apartment complexes
Many consider San Francisco
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. There
are many reasons to choose retirement living in San
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
San Francisco offers many opportunities with civic groups
and hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues.
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so the public transportation of San Francisco
is quite beneficial. Even better is that most public
transit systems have senior rates that are much cheaper
than normal. Besides street cars there's BART, Bay Area
Access to Medical
Services: it's pretty obvious that if you live
near a hospital, you're more likely to survive a medical
emergency. Despite how your mind feels, the body starts
to break down and there's a good chance you'll need
a hospital visit during your retirement years. Living
in San Francisco is great since there are more specialists
and medical services available and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local
Businesses: city living offers walking distance
to most businesses that you'll ever use in your retirement
years. Even if you need to travel, there are a lot more
shopping centers and discount stores in urban areas.
exercise is critical to keeping healthy during your
retirement years. Cities have every type of fitness
facility from standard fitness centers to niche fitness
places like indoor rock climbing walls so there's something
for everyone. Even if you want to exercise on your own,
there's tons of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on.