“I worked in the US Steel office. I guess you could say I was a Rosie the Riveter.” – Maxine Benkert, 89


“I discovered that I am related to naturalist John Muir, which makes sense — I’m just happy outdoors.” – Sam Muir, 85


“The man whose job it was to hire the flight attendants came out to meet me and he was carrying all my letters!” – Joannie Gaillard, 84


“It has been one of the greatest privileges of my life to be married to the same woman for 69 years, and to still love her.” – Ed (91) and (Dawn) Donna (90) Carr


“My mother taught me that if you want something, go ahead until you get it, no matter what.” – Sergio Schvartzberg, 84


“I rode in a sidecar on my 94th birthday.” – Ruth Hunter, 102


Luis Serrano | President & CEO

As President of Sunshine Retirement Living, Mr. Serrano is focused on corporate strategy and development, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and special projects. Mr. Serrano is also… Read More


Richard “Dick” Glaunert | Chief Community and Resident Advocate

Dick Glaunert is known as “Mr. Sunshine” to all of our Sunshine residents. As Chief Community and Resident Advocate, Mr. Glaunert makes resident satisfaction his… Read More


James Matthews | Chairman

Mr. Matthews has over 25 years experience in accounting, finance and taxation, including 10 years in the senior housing and property management fields. He has… Read More

May Sunshine Hasso

May Sunshine Hasso | Founder

Ms. Hasso had over 20 years experience in the senior housing industry through her years serving on the Board of Directors of Holiday Retirement Corp… Read More



slay food

Thanksgiving is not just for turkeys

By Nancy Miller When Thanksgiving rolls around, we typically go to the old standbys: turkey and stuffing. And speaking of “rolls,” when you start adding Read More

Members of the Wounded Warriors Battalion pose with certificates of recognition in front of the Waterford Veteran Wall of Honor

A meeting of patriots: Veterans Day at Waterford Terrace

By Nancy Miller “It makes me feel good that young people are taking over protecting our country. Us old guys can’t do it anymore,” said Read More

joannie-blog-grid (1)

Making Dreams Soar with Joanie Galliard

World Traveler | Ambitious Dreamer | Giving Spirit Joanie Galliard (1933-2015), was a resident of Creekside Oaks, Folsom, CA Q: Where you born and raised? A: Read More

sam-blog-grid (1)

Exploring Your Roots with Sam Muir, 85

  Veteran | Pilot | Outdoorsman Sam lives at Quail Lodge in Antioch, CA.   Q: Where were you born and raised? A: I was… Read More

louise-blog-grid (1)

Taking Risks with Louise Dennis, 91

Lives at Villa Serena  in Santa Clara, CA Entrepreneur | Teacher & Mentor |  Optimist Q: What’s the most interesting thing that’s happened to you? A: I… Read More


Holiday Tea Traditions at The Verandah at Graywood

As the weather grows colder and the holiday season approaches, china cups and ceramic mugs that sat unused during the long, hot summer months are… Read More

lorrie-blog-grid (1)

Living Courageously with Lorrie Henderson, 91

Lives at The Clairmont in Austin, TX Veteran | Trailblazer | Accomplished Scholar | Humanitarian Q: Tell us about serving in the WAVES. A: I joined… Read More

Laughing Group of People

Wise and Wonderful: Five Unique Ways for Seniors to Find Holistic Health and Happiness

When people talk about being healthy, they are usually just talking about being free of symptoms.  But, if you step back and look at a… Read More


How to Live Life How You Want it with Virginia Lawrence, 94

Lives at The Continental, Austin, TX Loving Matriarch | Southern Belle | Fashion Icon | World Traveler Q: Where were you born? A: I was… Read More


Pink Deviled Eggs

  These Pink Deviled Eggs are more angelic than devilish – serve them up today as a “Think Pink” conversation starter. National Mammography Day is… Read More


Looking Back at Butch Cassidy, Early Aviation and the First 747 with Larry Cheskaty, 90

Lives at Waterford Terrace, La Mesa Amatuer Historian | Proud Veteran | Aviator | Family Man Q: What was your childhood like? A: I grew up… Read More


Breast Cancer Awareness Recipe: Pink Creamy Roasted Beet Pasta

  In honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Sunshine chefs have whipped up some delicious and healthy recipes sure to satisfy your hunger… Read More


The Secret to Lifelong Love from Gerry, 87, and Raymond, 90, Powell

Live at The Continental, Austin Childhood Sweethearts | Dedicated Partners | Family Icons Q: Where did you grow up? A: Gerry: I grew up in Houston,… Read More

Senior man fishing with grandson

Graywood’s Best Kept Secret, The Verandah’s Fishing Pond

  If you have ever held a fishing rod in your hand, cast out your line and watched the lure skip across the water’s surface,… Read More


The Value of Laughter with Lillian Hoffman, 93

Lives at Waterford Terrace in La Mesa, California Born Adventurer | Loving Matriarch | Entertainer | Free Spirit Q: What do you like to do… Read More

Newsletter Signup