Palo Alto Assisted Living

Average Cost: $4,500

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Sunrise of Palo Alto

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The team at Sunrise Palo Alto has always gone above and beyond to make sure the families and their residents are satisfied, happy and well cared for. The staff is a wonderful group of caring professionals...

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Palo AltoPalo Alto derives its name from a tall tree that became a landmark for the city's earliest settlers. It is a small town located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, and is home to the world renowned Stanford University. This leading city of technology has a strong economical foundation, and is known for its tree-lined streets and aesthetically pleasing design. A temperate year-round climate is a bonus for Palo Alto assisted living seniors.

Palo Alto Recreation

With 162 neighborhood parks, there will always be a convenient patch of green available to residents of Palo Alto senior living communities. Baylands Nature Preserve is the place to go for bird watching from platforms built over the marsh. For those seeking sun and sand, the beaches of Half Moon Bay are less than an hour away. Seniorswill find plenty to buy in this shopper's paradise! The Stanford Shopping Center boasts high-class retail outlets such as Tiffany & Co., or try California Avenue with its extensive shopping and Sunday Farmer's Market. There are seven movie theater complexes in Palo Alto, including the elegant Stanford Theatre which plays only classic cinema. Silent films are accompanied by their "Mighty Wurlitzer" organ.

Palo Alto Activities

Palo Alto Senior LivingPalo Alto senior living residents can choose from many activities, such as looking out over the city from the top of Hoover Tower or meandering through the Sunset Magazine Gardens in Menlo Park. There are also many interesting attractions to be found on the campus of Stanford University. Elderly residents of Palo Alto will stay active and well-socialized by joining the many quality programs offered at Avenidas and the East Palo Alto Senior Center. The Palo Alto public library has five branches servicing the small city.

Palo Alto Medical Facilities

Healthcare in Palo Alto is headed by the extensive services of Stanford Hospital, including their excellent cancer and heart centers. In 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked this hospital as one of the top 20 in the nation. Palo Alto assisted living seniors may also utilize the services of the many specialized clinics maintained by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Palo Alto Transportation

Public transportation is plentiful in Palo Alto and throughout the Bay Area. Any trip within or outside the city can be easily planned using this website. There is a free shuttle which circulates frequently between the major points of Palo Alto, and Caltrain will take your loved one straight to San Francisco or San Jose. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) offers paratransit services through an organization called OUTREACH. The available programs are outlined in VTA's "Paratransit Rider's Guide". In addition, eligible Palo Alto senior living residents may use Redi-Wheels for trips that begin or end in San Mateo County. Palo Alto is a small city with a large reputation for intellectual and economical success, and it is an ideal retirement location for active senior living. You can find out more about assisted living facilities by visiting our Palo Alto Assisted Living page. Written by senior housing staff writer. Back to Top