An amazing Assisted Living community; Walnut Creek has several, but this one has been fantastic for my mom! The staff is friendly, the managers attentive, and the community is very clean. It didn't take long after walking in that this was the right place for my mom. We struggled trying to locate something that was...
Just 16 miles directly east of Oakland and only 24 miles from San Francisco, the city of Walnut Creek has blossomed from a small train stop along the Southern Pacific Railroad into a flourishing suburb of just under 65,000 residents.
With hundreds of acres of parks, miles of well-maintained trails and a thriving performing arts scene, Walnut Creek assisted living is the perfect place for active senior citizens since it incorporates big city cultural attractions and amenities into small-town living.
Walnut Creek Recreation
The city of Walnut Creek owns more open spaces than any other community in California. This means that Walnut Creek senior living residents are able to enjoy over 1,800 acres of public land at their leisure. Favorite parks include the Gardens at Heather Farm with over 23 demonstration gardens, the Ruth Bancroft Garden with its hundreds of varieties of cacti, and over 177-acres of spectacular views and scenic trails at the Sugarloaf Open Space.
For indoor activities, Walnut Creek residents head to the Broadway Plaza Shopping Center, which was founded in 1951 and is one of the oldest shopping centers in Walnut Creek.
Walnut Creek Activities
Residents of Walnut Creek assisted living communities have numerous places where they can enjoy the city’s culture and arts. At the Lesher Center for the Arts, seniors can take in a musical performance by the Walnut Creek Concert Band, the latest dance from the Contra Costa Ballet, or attend a lecture at the popular Lesher Speaker Series at one of three theaters within the Center.
Active seniors will never be bored with the many activities, programs and events happening at the Walnut Creek Seniors’ Club. Based out of the Civic Park Community Center, this dynamic organization for those age 50 and older offers free or low cost services such as blood pressure screenings, investment counseling, manicures and pedicures, as well as special programs for the deaf.
Walnut Creek Medical Facilities
John Muir Medical Center is a top-notch medical facility that caters to the health needs of Walnut Creek senior living residents and the greater Bay Area. The Walnut Creek Campus is a 324-bed facility operating the primary trauma center for Contra Costa County and select areas of Solano County. The campus was ranked one the top 50 hospitals nationwide in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009-2010 Annual list of America’s Best Hospitals.
Walnut Creek Transportation
Members of the Walnut Creek Seniors’ Club are eligible for the Club’s Mini Bus Service. With as little as one-day’s notice, seniors can travel in style from a Walnut Creek assisted living community to almost anywhere within the city.
Walnut Creek assisted living offers seniors the opportunity to live in a scenic California paradise while still being close to the amenities that will keep them active and connected. Find local assisted living options on our Walnut Creek Assisted Living page.