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The staff there is great!! All staff members there are very lovely and helpful. The moving in process was easy. Also, I've seen the meals. They are fine. I would recommend this facility to others. The only...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Re- Discover fresh air and sunny days in Santa Monica at The Holiday Villas. Family owned and operated means exceptional retirement living with personalized service. Since 1972, The Holiday Villas have been a leading provider of high-quality senior housing serving the Santa Monica and West Los...
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The staff are always ready with a genuine smile. The place is well known with a great reputation. My mom seems to enjoy a lot of the offerings. Mom met interesting people and made good friends quickly. She...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Are you looking for an assisted living community where you can redefine your independence?At our community in Santa Monica, California, we can assist you with the little things — like simple housekeeping and meals — and with bathing and getting dressed, too. With assisted living, we customize...
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I think the staff is great very friendly. I see the same people all the time and I like them so that's great. The room size is good very good and the amenities I believe were good ones. Minor thought was...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping....
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I am writing this review for my Cousin who has been at Studio Royale about 4 1/2 years now. My Cousin had been in intensive care at Cedars for about two weeks and when she was ready to be discharged, she...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Function and convenience meet to create a senior suite living experience unlike any other - welcome home to Studio Royale. Perfectly situated On The Westside, our community places residents in the midst of life's necessities. Enjoy the close proximity of shopping and dining options to Studio...
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I recently moved to Atria, and the love and attention I receive from my neighbors and staff is outstanding. Atria is a very pretty and cozy facility, the staff and management here are very professional and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Residential location in sought-after Pacific Palisades Village, five miles from the John Wayne Cancer Institute and Saint John’s Health Center. Rooftop terrace with ocean and mountain views, lovely outdoor gardens, beauty salon and spa with services available by appointment, Wi-Fi, scheduled,...
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The staff is friendly and caring. It's a very clean facility with good food and round the clock care. The activities were nice and varied even if mom didn't participate in many of them. The value for the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Encino Terrace Senior Living strives to ease the life of each resident, providing a worry-free environment. Taking care of a home with all of this responsibilities, can become tiring and quite overwhelming. The goal of Encino Terrace Senior Living is that you enjoy your home and all of the...
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What I like the most about Ivy Park at Studio City is how wonderful the staff members are to my mom. She has felt very at home there. They update me with any concerns. I know my mom is taken care of.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
You immediately feel right at home when you step into our charming and cozy community. There are several intimate indoor areas for visiting, relaxing or just reading. And, if you prefer the outdoors, we have patios and gardens with lovely landscaping throughout the community. Our Sunrise...
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My loved one recently moved into Ivy Park at Culver City (Memory Care) and my family and I couldn't be any happier with the communication, consistency and care that is provided. The food is great and we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
A Sunrise Senior Living "Villa" community specializing in Assisted Living and Memory care focusing on low to moderate Alzheimer' or dementia. Rated by THE GILBERT GUIDE as the premier Assisted Living facility in California.Our resident-driven programming, meals, and surroundings were designed to...
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Based on the experience we have had so far with Belmont Village, we would have to give everything a 5 except for the value for cost. What our family really likes about the Belmont Village is probably the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Belmont Village of Westwood, California is situated in a lushly landscaped residential neighborhood in the heart of Westwood. Our senior living facility is located along Wilshire Boulevard's 'Golden Mile.' Residents enjoy shopping at its best on Rodeo Drive, Century City and Westwood Village....
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It's a very nice place, Bentley Manor by Serenity Care Health. When I went to see a friend I'd met years earlier, I became aware of it. I was impressed by how well-kept it is and how welcoming the staff is....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Bentley Manor! We are a 27-bed assisted living facility located in Los Angeles, California. We accommodate seniors who require assistance with activities of daily living in a luxurious, safe and home-like setting which enables our residents to enjoy peaceful and comfortable living.We...
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Photo of The Watermark at Westwood Village
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My friend went ahead and took a room at Vintage Westwood and she's been there about two months or so now. The care has been slightly problematic but I think that's just due to one individual. There are a lot...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to Vintage Westwood Horizons Independent Senior Living in Los Angeles, California.Make yourself at home at Vintage Westwood Horizons in Los Angeles, California. It’s a friendly, flexible environment that celebrates your individuality and nurtures your soul. We recognize that each new...
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We liked the people and the community and the price . But we left because they closed the community so what else is there to say?We had a bad experience with the director at the end.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Our Community offers gracious residential living in a home-like setting with dedicated and knowledgeable staff available 24 hours a day to meet the personal needs and individual demands of each resident.Nestled in beautiful Cheviot Hills near Rancho Park Country Club, we serve Beverly Hills,...
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Clean, secure and friendly memory care facility. Staff seemed to genuinely care for residents and tried to develop lasting relationships with them. Staff were always available to answer questions and...
Provides: Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
For nearly 20 years Silverado has been a leader in memory care, focused on providing every resident the best quality of life possible through care that addresses mind, body and spirit. Our dedication to compassion and clinical excellence has made us a leader in the care of those with Alzheimer's,...
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My mom passed away last week. This facility was great. Professional, efficient, warm, kind, caring, great communication. And well....I just sent them over 300 Mrs. Field's cookies and brownies and I wish I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping....
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Terraza Court Senior Living, Executive Director, [name removed], is amazing; she’s compassionate, engaging and passionate about her duties. [name removed], is the perfect person to welcome new residents and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Terraza Court Senior Living is a newly renovated premiere senior living community located in the bustling town of Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, one of the many industry cities around Los Angeles. Residents who live here have access to a variety of ethnic restaurants and quaint...
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I've been very happy with our choice of community. My father seems to be doing very well under their care. The staff are very friendly. And the location is perfect for all of his follow up visits with...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping....
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Our love done moved in right before COVID, so we have not been able to visit for awhile, but we do know our loved one is happy there. Sometimes it is a little hard for us to get a hold of the staff. When we...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Bentley Suites by Specialized Community HealthcareBentley Suites offers highly trained professionals, including an RN, Medical Director, Pharmacy Consultant, Nutrition Director, and Activity Director 24/7. The facility also offers all of the amenities enjoyed in a modern Residential Care Facility...
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The community is sometimes short on staff. The Executive Director always has an open door to discuss things with anybody. They have activities available for the residents and some include: bridge,...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Brookdale Ocean House is an ocean-side assisted living community in Santa Monica. Many of our apartments have amazing ocean views. If food is important to you, you won’t be disappointed. Our Director of Dining Services, Joe Saldana, won best Chef de Cuisine in Southern California two years in a...
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I've lived at The Plaza at Westwood for almost 3 years now, and I must say it's nothing short of a luxurious oasis nestled in the heart of West Los Angeles. The architecture and interior decor of the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Located in the heart of renowned Westwood, Westwood Plaza offers life without the demands of cooking, cleaning, housekeeping and maintenance.  At Westwood Plaza we do the work so you can pursue life's leisure. The Community  Living at Westwood Plaza offers the opportunity to enjoy the...
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It was an extremely good price value for the care my mother received at Vista Del Sol. The place was always clean, she got good meds and medical care, and she was left alone which is what she prefers. ...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Vista Del Sol Health Services and its continuum of health services has been a vital part of the West Los Angeles Healthcare community since 1980, providing a full spectrum of care for geriatric clients and their families.·          Assisted Living
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My father is doing very well since his move into Nazareth House Los Angeles. The facility is just excellent, it's clean and they're taking good care of him. So far, the only problem is that they are not very...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nazareth House is an assisted living community that is situated in a park-like setting in Los Angeles, CA. Those who are looking for a peaceful place to call home in the midst of America's second largest city and the busyness that that city possesses will find that our location is an oasis all...
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So far it's going pretty good. She likes it, she is very happy there. The food is good, and everything seems to be working out so far. I don't really have any concerns or complaints.
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Palm Court is located in a quiet suburb on the West Side and just minutes from all the entertainment, fine dining and culture that Los Angles has to offer. Allow our professional chauffeurs to whisk you away to go shopping, to medical appointments, or to your favorite place of worship. Also...
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So far, things are going very well for my grandmother. The meals that they are very good. The community is clean and well maintained. The only thing we are disappointed in is the transportation. The...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Located on a tranquil residential street in Beverly Hills, The Watermark at Beverly Hills is an intimate and sophisticated community that caters to discerning tastes and refined retirement living. Watermark is dedicated to supporting the individuality and independence of each resident. Our...
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Everything that is provided for my sister-in-law has been working out. I would be nice if they would call me to give me updates. I have no complaints with how housekeeping maintains the apartment. The...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Country Terrace Assisted Living provides supportive individualized care and is conveniently located in the Museum Row area, 5 minutes away from Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Our Assisted Living has the benefit of being close to our highly ranked Terrace Skilled Nursing Healthcare Center. Our Full...
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Compared to the big, corporate assisted living facilities, Garden of Palms is much better. We've experienced both, and Garden Palms provides more attentive and focused care. Definitely the environment is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Every aspect of living at Garden of Palms has been planned to ensure maximum enjoyment and comfort...We provide an enriching lifestyle that enhances both the physical and emotional well-being of our residents. A warm attractive setting, marvelous meals, supportive programs, security and...
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Cost of independent living in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of senior living in Santa Monica is $4,787 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Florence-Graham, CA with an average of $4,279 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Santa Monica, CA vs. nearby cities

Santa Monica, CA
$4,787/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Santa Monica, CA vs. the state and national average

Santa Monica, CA
$4,787/mo
U.S. national average
$3,998/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Santa Monica vs. other types of senior living

$5,432/mo
Independent Living
$4,787/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Santa Monica, CA by room type

Semi-Private
$5,199/mo
Studio
$7,223/mo
1 Bedroom
$9,665/mo
2 Bedroom
$13,556/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$8,295/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Santa Monica over time

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What families are saying about independent living in Santa Monica

Recent reviews for independent living in Santa Monica

Foothill Retirement in Tujunga, CA

4.4
What our family likes the most about the Foothill Retirement community is all the team work between the staff members working there. Friendly and staff that will help care for my mom's needed especially having the understanding to care for dementia seniors. Staff also understands family's ...
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Garden of Palms in Los Angeles, CA

4.3
Garden of Palms community is absolutely lovely. The meals and dining service is excellent, and they activities they have for the residents are also excellent. We would absolutely recommend this community to others.

Vista Del Mar Senior Living in Long Beach, CA

4.8
My Brother has been a resident of Vista del Mar Senior Living for nearly 3 years, and we were very happy with our choice. We had problems finding another Assisted Living facility in Culver City, and Vista del Mar was perfect. It has met all of my Brother's needs and he has been very happy ...
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Santa Monica independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Santa Monica independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Santa Monica, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Santa Monica independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Santa Monica partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
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Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
39.3%
19.6%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
50.8%
32.7%
No sugar
No sugar
44.3%
30.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
41%
31.9%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
11.5%
7.4%
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Availability of select dining options in Santa Monica independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Santa Monica communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
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Professional chef
Professional chef
41%
34.8%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
45.9%
41.7%
Room service
Room service
47.5%
35.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
24.6%
16.5%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Santa Monica independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Santa Monica offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
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Activity director
Activity director
49.2%
43.5%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
26.2%
27.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
23%
31.4%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
50.8%
47.3%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
54.1%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
47.5%
53%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
37.7%
41.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
29.5%
36.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
45.9%
40%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
50.8%
45.8%
Live performances
Live performances
50.8%
45.4%
Dances
Dances
31.1%
30.9%
Fitness center
Fitness center
29.5%
38.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
49.2%
45.3%
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Frequently Asked Questions

Sunrise of Beverly Hills, Pacifica Senior Living Northridge and Sunrise of Westlake Village are the top-rated independent living facilities near Santa Monica, California. See full list of communities.

There are 61 independent living facilities near Santa Monica, California. See the full list.

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