646 Canyon Road, Novato, CA 94947
(415) 483-4430

Deer Park Retirement Living in Novato, CA


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All-Inclusive Independent Retirement Community in Picturesque Northern California!

Choose Your Own Rent! Affordable Senior living Options That Work Within Your Budget.
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The warm and wonderful people who make up the retirement community at Deer Park would love to include you as part of the family. Join us in Novato, and make the most of our connection to this wonderful little town, enjoying the many shops and restaurants just minutes away. At Deer Park, you can choose from a variety of floor plans, all starting at just $3,095 a month, all with spacious decks and patios so you can enjoy the beautiful California weather. Our many services and amenities show we care about you like family:
Easy-Move Program
The transition to senior living can be difficult when faced with the normal physical and financial obstacles caused by aging and downsizing one’s home. To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, Deer Park offers a program that lessens the strain associated with moving. Caring and dedicated staff are available to assist in matters such as real estate, financial services, moving professionals, veteran assistance, and more.
24/7 Dining
It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining to so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as low gluten and sugar-free diets, and much more.
Extraordinary Location
Located in beautiful Novato, near Santa Rosa, CA, ranked 15th on the 2016 Best Places to Live in the United States by U.S. News and Wold Report.
Complimentary Transportation
We’re happy to drive you to doctor’s visits, shopping trips, cultural events, and more. Now, thanks to our innovative partnership with Lyft, we are able to offer on-call transportation and scheduled pickups for our residents at any time of day.
Worry-Free Extras
Our exceptional amenities include free common area WiFi, front desk concierge service, weekly housekeeping, and on-call apartment maintenance. Your monthly rent includes all utilities (except your personal telephone).
Engaging Wellness and Activity Calendar
Our daily activity calendar includes exercise classes, games, movies, and so much more!
Community Services
Take a walk around Deer Park, and stop into our beauty salon, library, gym, computer center, and other convenient centers.
Travel Program
The United States is a big, beautiful country, and now you can see so much of it with the Sunshine Travel Program! Our communities provide meals and guest accommodations free of charge to any Sunshine resident who would like to visit. Join us for community outings, or tour the local sights on your own schedule. Pack your bags today !
Cats and dogs are always welcome at Deer Park.
Smoke-Free Community
For your better health, Deer Park is always smoke-free.
Resident Referral Program
You and your friends should be neighbors! Refer your friends today, and receive a referral bonus with our thanks when they move in. Learn more here !
On-site Staff
We offer safe living with a caring and dedicated staff available to you 24/7, for complete peace of mind.
Month-to-Month Lease
Why lock yourself in? Sunshine Communities eliminated contracts and buy-ins, so you only have a simple month-to-month lease.
Consider yourself part of our family at Deer Park!

We offer studios, one and two bedroom apartments in a variety of floor plans. All apartments offer spacious living space and start as low as $3,095! You’re going to wish you moved sooner!

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Resident Activities at Deer Park

Every night

– 6:30pm | Movie Time

Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

– 10:30am | Fitness with Steven

Every Monday

– 10:00am and Saturday

– 11:00am | Wii Bowling

Every Monday

– 1:00pm and Tuesday

– 10:00am | Bridge

Every Monday and Friday

– 3:00pm | Ping Pong

Every Tuesday

– 2:00pm | Bible Study

Every Tuesday and Thursday

– 1:30pm | Bean Bag Baseball

Every Tuesday

– 4:00 pm and Friday

– 2:00pm | Chair Yoga

Every Wednesday and Thursday

– 9:00am | Beginning Balance Class

Every Wednesday

– | All-Day Resident Outing

Every Friday

– 3:00pm | Majority Rules

Every Friday

– 4:00pm | Resident Happy Hour

Every Saturday

– 10:00am | Donuts and Trivia

Every Saturday

– 3:30pm | Penny Poker

….. Performances by professional artists

….. And much more!


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Deer Park – Senior Living in Novato

The Benefits of Retirement Living

Retirement 55 is an exciting time of life and for those who can experience without boundaries, it is the most fulfilling moments of this phase. Aging adults make new friends, reconnect with old friends and engage with family on a level like never before when living in a community like Deer Park Retirement Community Novato, CA that caters to their specific needs. It is increasingly easy to find senior apartments for rent or other homes that appeal to the taste of almost every aging adult.

What Are Senior Apartments?

There are multiple options available for independent living as an aging adult. One of the most popular options are senior apartments, which are described as apartment spaces with aging or retired adults in mind. These homes are designed to specifically cater to the senior community. The apartment is equipped to ensure safety in the space by eliminating stairs to make it easier for the senior to move around the home. Most prefer carpeted floors to lessen the possibility of a fall or slipping, which could lead to broken bones or other injuries. Other amenities that are sometimes available by request if not included are seated showers, grab bars, extra lighting in some areas and more. Most importantly, emergency alert systems are available in many retirement apartments.

The best part about apartments for seniors is that there are several floor plans to accommodate the unique needs or preferences of the resident. There are one or two-bedroom options, laundry room within the living space and some offer a variety of color schemes with cabinets, floors and walls to make the space more home-like.

Retirement residences or senior communities offer many of the same benefits as independent communities. In many cases, some people consider both the same. However, in many ways, there are some distinct deviations between a senior apartment building and an independent living community.

The most valuable benefit of retirement living is that Novato, CA aging adults have the freedom to function independently without the stress that accompanies living in their own house. In cases where seniors choose to remain in their home, they have the burden of caring for and maintaining a bigger space, lawn maintenance, climbing stairs, and other tasks that may grow more difficult as they age. The availability of senior apartments 55 and older for rent that offer a staff to assist with these tasks is great. Realistically, it’s reassures the resident and their family that the safety and happiness of the senior is top priority.

In addition to offering a sensible living space, there is a social up-side to residing in senior apartments. Most options are only available to the age group of senior 55 plus. This ensures that the entire community is made up of those within the same age group. The benefit is that most residents of the area will have similar interests and hobbies. In some all-inclusive senior living spaces, there is a community room. This space is often utilized by the community to gather with other aging adults, play games or eat meals. Events such as game night or social gatherings are occasionally hosted in this space.

Putting it simple, retirement homes are typically priced less than other living spaces for seniors. 55 and older apartments are a simple option for older people who desire to have their own residence with less space to maintain. Quality senior care is the foundation for any living arrangement for retirees. Families want to know that their aging loved ones are safe, happy and leading fulfilled lives wherever they decided to reside. The options of villas, apartment homes, townhomes and more can be a bit overwhelming but understanding the needs and wants of the senior makes it easier to know which option will best accommodate their needs. The number of people aged 55 and older that are pursuing degrees and participating in social activities regularly is surprising. Therefore, many retirement communities offer computer spaces, fitness facilities, event rooms and more to engage the seniors in activities that encourage them to remain active.

Senior living communities like Deer Park Retirement Community offer an extensive array of services and are not to be compared or confused with the dynamics of a nursing home facility. Aging adults in assisted living communities are capable of functioning on their own, without the need for personal or private medical care. There is a tier of options for seniors who wish to relocate to more manageable senior living apartments without compromising their independence.

The decision for seniors of Novato, CA to reside in a community that is designed specifically for adults over 55 is one that most find an easy one to reach. Families that wish to relocate their seniors to these properties can do so with or without additional care for their family member. Some families or residents desire to enlist the services of other professionals to simplify the transition. For instance, there are meal services available that can assist the senior in the preparation or delivery of meals. Many residents enjoy the transportation service that helps them to meet appointments or other social engagements they may have outside the home. This brings reassurance of safety when the senior is traveling or out and about around town.

You may ask yourself, why choose a senior community such as Deer Park Retirement Community when you have the comfort of your own home. There are many reasons to do so and most aging adults report that they are extremely happier once they move to an assisted living or retirement community. The options vary from the home-feel to the luxury of a high-end hi-rise or hotel, and they surely don’t have an institutional setting or ambiance that many imagine. Most seniors who have relocated to these properties or similar living communities say that they enjoy life at their new home compared to living in a home alone.

Living alone, may prevent aging adults from participating in organized activities and games they enjoy. These activities are exciting and helps keep the mental focus of the senior in good condition. The opportunities of engagement with the residents of the areas are tremendous. The ability to call up a friend and meet in the community room for a game of chess, bridge or poker is invigorating. There are often classes available to teach or strengthen hobbies the resident may have, as some enjoy dance while others simply want to knit gifts for the grandkids. These are the rewards that most appreciate about all inclusive senior living.

Retirement communities like Deer Park Retirement Community are sometimes referred to as senior homes, are senior living options that make the transition between living at home and retirement living much easier. Very similar to senior health senior living communities, but with fewer amenities, available services and a break in costs, retirement homes could be the perfect option for seniors who no longer wish or desire to maintain a large space but are still healthy enough to live independently and while caring for their own personal affairs.

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