Readers’ Choice 2019: Other Community Residence


San Francisco Towers

(415) 776-0500  •

San Francisco Towers, a Covia Life Plan community, is located near many of the city’s restaurants and cultural facilities, and some residents volunteer at the symphony, opera, ballet and zoo. Wellness programs include aquatic classes, tai chi, yoga, walking groups and lectures.

The Broadmoor

(415) 771-9119  •

New to Readers’ Choice, The Broadmoor embodies its byline “Apartment living with hotel amenities.” The beautiful outdoor spaces, indoor living quarters and gourmet dining all speak to gracious retirement living. With the best in independent living, it also offers day trips and monthly activities in the rich urban setting of San Francisco, and should additional care and assistance be needed, accommodations can be made.



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) 658-9266  •

The Point at Rockridge, a vibrant, warm and welcoming home with 5 star rated full continuum of care. Farm to table all day dining, Golden Gate views, spacious exercise room, theater, & patio. Full amenities; daily transportation, housekeeping & laundry, personal assistance, robust daily programs. Monthly Shabbat & Jewish Holidays observed. Independent living, Assisted Living, Memory Care. Central to 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 holiday celebrations, including a Passover seder.



Drake Terrace

(415) 460-7997   •

A newly chosen Readers’ Choice senior facility, Drake Terrace is tucked in the hills of Marin County and offers a continuum of care with independent and assisted living as well as memory care. A vibrant, active feeling is evident throughout this lively community, whose offerings include independent living, assisted living and memory care, three meals daily, housekeeping and concierge driving seven days a week.

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