When shopping Pasadena assisted living facilities, you have many options to choose from. Read on to discover why Villa Gardens offers a Pasadena senior care retirement experience that’s simply a cut above the rest.
You’ve worked hard to get here. Why not enjoy the best?
Pasadena Senior Assisted Living in the Heart of the City
Who wants to retire in a secluded location far away from the action? If you’re a city dweller at heart and would prefer to spend your golden years close to all the things and places you love, Villa Gardens Pasadena retirement community puts you right where you need to be.
The community is situated just off the Foothill Freeway near North Lake Avenue with shopping, dining, the Regency Academy Cinemas plus museums and points of interest nearby. A short drive and you’ll be browsing famous Art Deco boutiques and eateries in Old Pasadena or rooting on the home team at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium. Better yet, Villa Gardens is situated just one line from the Metro Gold Line station. Hop on the tram and head to downtown Los Angeles for theater, fine dining or fun on the town.
You’ve embraced the vibrance of Southern California your whole life, so why leave it behind during your retirement years? Choose a Pasadena retirement community that keeps you connected to the city you love.
True Neighborhood Living in a Park Like Setting
As much as you’ll adore living minutes from the urban flair of Pasadena, CA, the grounds at Villa Gardens feel worlds away from the hustle and the bustle of the city. With four lush acres of manicured gardens and flowering trees to discover and enjoy, it’s easy to find your own little slice of nature to breathe in and savor for yourself.
When you’re not exploring the gardens, take advantage of a wide range of onsite amenities that give our Pasadena senior assisted living community a true neighborhood feel:
- Solarium Gym: Stay fit, healthy and active with top-of-the-line fitness center equipment, free weights, guided classes, treadmills, interactive stationary bikes and more.
- The Bistro and Lounge: The perfect destination to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
- Putting Green: Break out your chipper and putter for some up and down action and maybe a friendly competition with your neighbors.
- Full-Service Salon: Enjoy salon services right there inside your Pasadena retirement community.
- Villamart: Stop by for sundries, gifts and treasures at this resident run store.
- Craft Room: Get in touch with your artistic side. Don’t be afraid to try something new!
- Game Room: The fun never stops. From cards to table games, there’s always something happening in the game room.
- Villa Vista: Gather with friends for live performances, movies and events.
A Place to Learn and Grow
Not all Pasadena senior care retirement communities are created with the same vision. Villa Gardens was originally established as a retirement home for educators and the community’s passion for learning has endured the test of time. It’s no surprise that you’ll find not one, but two libraries onsite.
Along with an impressive collection of engaging books to choose from, residents at our Pasadena senior assisted living facility are able to participate in a number of exciting educational endeavors. Through partnerships with local universities and cultural groups, lectures, seminars and classes are held at Villa Gardens year-round, covering an impressive array of subject matter.
Additional lifelong learning opportunities include cultural day trips, Villa Gardens’ Life Enrichment program, foreign language courses and cultural exchanges, astronomy lectures and a wide range of musical experiences.
Take Your Pick with Care Options that Match Your Lifestyle and Needs
Making the decision to move into a Pasadena senior assisted living community isn’t always easy. You might be worried that assisted living means losing your independence and your freedom. At Villa Gardens, we do our best to allow every resident to maintain their liberty and autonomy to the best of their abilities. We do this by crafting individualized care packages and offering a four-tier approach to care.
- Independent Living: A perfect fit for the active explorer who would prefer to be out on the town instead of pulling weeds and doing the laundry. All your basics are covered, from transportation and meals to yard care and housework, so that you can live your best life.
- Truly Yours Assisted Living Services: For those who need a little more help. Enjoy all the low-maintenance benefits of Independent Living while adding individualized specialty care in the comfort of your own home.
- Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing: Residents requiring physical therapy and advanced medical monitoring will find our individually tailored, around-the-clock professional care and Medicare-certified support is just the boost they need to get more out of life. The Villa Gardens Health Center is conveniently located on the campus.
- Summer House Memory Care: Innovative and forward-thinking memory care services for residents with Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
Best Friends are Welcome at Villa Gardens
Looking for pet friendly Pasadena senior care retirement? Your search is over.
At Villa Gardens, not only is your four-legged family member welcome to join you, they’ll find special pet friendly facilities and a community of pet lovers waiting to give them a scratch behind the ears. Take advantage of flat walking paths, an abundance of flowers to sniff, a dedicated fenced-in dog park with grass and the fun of community Yappy Hour.
Note: Please ask about our pet policy during your initial visit if you plan on bringing your best friend to Villa Gardens.
It’s the People
But really, the reason that Villa Gardens Pasadena senior assisted living is the best place to retire comes down to the people. Both your fun-loving neighbors and the compassionate caregivers.
Our staff love what they do and take pride in building relationships with residents that go beyond care and assistance. Our team is dedicated to taking a whole-person approach to caretaking, focusing on the body, mind and spirit.
See for yourself why Villa Gardens is consistently named ‘best retirement community in Pasadena’ year after year.
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A Holistic Attitude towards Wellness
At Villa Gardens, we believe all facets of wellness are equally important. Our whole-person care philosophy allows us to foster wellbeing not only of the body and mind but also of the spirit. When you live at our Pasadena senior assisted living community, wellbeing isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s a way of life.
Every resource you need to support your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual self is readily available. From a state-of-the-art fitness center to multiple libraries, endless prospects for lifelong learning, daily occasions to socialize and on and on. A shoulder to cry on and new friends to laugh with. Opportunities to learn and opportunities to share your knowledge with others.
To us, wellness means living your best life. Setting goals and achieving them. Realizing that moving into a Pasadena retirement community doesn’t have to mean you’re slowing down. On the contrary, with the help of Villa Gardens, your next chapter will be filled with as much growth and promise as the previous.
Let’s Get Physical
Physical activity is at the forefront of maintaining a high quality of life during your retirement years. A fit and healthy body promotes longevity, boosts energy, improves flexibility and dexterity and stimulates the mind. At our Pasadena senior assisted living community, residents can choose from so many ways to exercise that staying active becomes second nature.
Take water aerobics classes in the heated pool or practice Tai Chi, Yoga or balance. Hop on the treadmill or take a long walk along the beautiful pathways at nearby 30-acre Lacy Park. Practice your short game on the putting green or grab your clubs for a round at Brookside. And for those who love the gym, you’ll find free weights, NuStep® fitness equipment and a certified senior-fitness personal trainer to guide you along your fitness journey.
Let Loose Your Inner Artist
Whether you’re a creator or simply a patron of the arts, the possibilities for cultural engagement are endless. If you’re seeking a Pasadena senior assisted living community for artists and thinkers, this is it.
Cultural opportunities are available both onsite and off. Through partnerships with dozens of local schools and organizations, residents have the opportunity to attend expert talks and classes from a variety of prestigious positions right here in the community. Field trips to exciting places like the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Pasadena Playhouse and other museums and theaters throughout the Los Angeles area are available.
Express yourself though arts and crafts, painting and other mediums such as sketching, creative writing or even film critique. We can’t wait to see what you create.
It’s Good for Your Soul
Giving back is a fantastic way to support your community and care for your spiritual wellbeing. Many local schools, museums and organizations partner with Pasadena assisted living facilities to facilitate volunteer programs for retirees. Share your skills and love with local children, Habitat for Humanity or one of the many charities in our volunteer network.
For residents who prefer to volunteer at home, there are many ways to give back on campus. From volunteering at the community store to assisting at Summer House, our memory care neighborhood for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Spiritual residents can attend one-on-one visits or group classes geared towards all spiritual and religious backgrounds and beliefs.
Making Friends is Easy
We want your Pasadena senior care retirement experience to be as fun and social as you want it to be. From a dining room setup that encourages long meals filled with laughter and conversation to a nonstop social calendar, making friends at Villa Garden is as simple as going about your day.
Attend parties, events and holiday gatherings of all kinds. From sophisticated piano recitals to the tasty fun of Taco Tuesday complete with margaritas. Become a leader in the community by joining one of many committees, including the popular Mentor Committee who is charged with welcoming new residents into our beautiful Pasadena retirement community and showing them around.
Get Back to Nature
The serene natural setting at Villa Gardens provides the perfect complement to the community’s vibrant urban location. Enjoy four beautiful acres of gardens and pathways shaded by mature trees and lined with gorgeous flowers and plants. Breathe in the beauty. Life is good here.
Head Out and About
Many people fear that moving into a Pasadena senior care retirement community means they’ll be giving up their mobility and freedom. This couldn’t be further from the truth. At Villa Gardens, your Pasadena senior assisted living package includes complimentary transportation daily when scheduled 24 hours in advance with our driver.
Residents also enjoy the optional concierge Lyft program and easy access to public transportation as the community is situated just one block from a Metro Gold Line station. A total of six stops are available in Pasadena alone.
A Pasadena Senior Assisted Living Neighborhood for Foodies
Forget about boring cafeteria fare, at Villa Gardens you can enjoy your choice of restaurant-style dining with table service in a bright and beautiful setting or grab a quick bite in our casual bistro. Our executive chef uses locally sourced produce and ingredients to create 30 menu options and a full buffet with fresh fruit and cheese daily.
And when you’re not sharing a long meal with a glass of wine in the elegant dining room, you can order a meal to go. Enjoy it with family in your home or plan a picnic on the lawn to soak up the sunshine on a nice day.
Our meals are so healthy and delicious that you’ll be planning lunch as soon as you finish your last coffee at breakfast!