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Housing for Active Seniors

Original post made by SarahM, Stanford, on Jan 5, 2012

My father-in-law is coming to visit and plans to stay about 8 weeks. We'd like to use this as an opportunity to help him decide if he'd like to move here permenantly, or at least spend winters here. He is 84 years spry, very physically and mentally active, loves people, walking, museums, music,his independence and his grand-children! (hence, the visit and possible re-lo). Any suggestions of apts/complexes where similar active older adults live in Palo Alto that we could check out for him? He is definately not interested in a "senior living" community but would thrive and love to be around other vibrant seniors. Thanks for all advice --

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

Nice idea to try to get word of mouth, but I doubt it will work or if it does that you can have any confidence of getting an objective informed reply. Go down to Avenidas and ask your questions there, it is their job.

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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm

SarahM - how wonderful for your family! Avenidas is VERY helpful, they have a whole booklet on "senior" housing. The one place I have seen that I really liked was Bridgepoint in Los Altos, great staff and wonderful residents. The local senior centers have lots of fun activities and classes - a great way for him to meet people if he chooses to live in "regular" house. Good luck!

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

In other words, "Where's the chicks!"

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